msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 10/24/2011 6:42:06 AM ET 2011-10-24T10:42:06

Two cars of a New York City subway train derailed in lower Manhattan, but no one was injured, authorities said early Monday.

The derailment occurred at 3:52 a.m. Monday on the northbound No. 6 train near the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the derailment.

An empty train backed up to the disabled train and 19 people were safely evacuated, spokeswoman Judie Glave said.

"Please expect extensive delays on the 4, 5 and 6 train service in both directions at this time," the MTA website said.

Those trains are running an express only service in both directions between Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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