It’s not yet clear why the man, who was in his 30’s, was stumbling on the train tracks before he fell – there have been no reports made yet. The incident occurred around 6:55 pm last night – Friday, January 9th.
He was struck by an oncoming Q train, and died immediately.
Outbound N and Q trains were being turned inbound at 57th Street-Seventh Avenue in Midtown or at Queensboro Plaza, and all N and Q service was suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard, the MTA said.
Customers were advised to use the Q102 or Q69 buses as alternatives.