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MTA: Subway went wrong way

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The MTA is investigating how a subway train headed the wrong direction for several minutes before stopping in Manhattan.

Back on August 11, an A train operator drove an express train uptown on a downtown track. The train was carrying passengers.

"The incident did occur, and the crew is out of service pending the completion of the investigation, but there was never any danger of a collision - all other trains on the line were held in their stations, and the incident train was moving under restricted speed with extreme caution," the agency said in the statement.

The operator stopped the train when she apparently saw the lights of another train in the West 4th Street station.

The incident happened when signal problems prompted dispatch to tell the A train operator to head back uptown, but the train went back in the same direction rather than unload passengers and then roll onto a spur track.

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