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MTA to honor subway operator who died saving riders from tunnel fire

MTA to honor subway operator who died saving riders from tunnel fire
The MTA will work with Goble’s family and officials from Transport Workers Union Local 100 to design the plaque and art installation at the station, which is at the end of the Nos. 2 and 5 lines and was used by the late transit worker daily when he was a child.

(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News) The MTA will work with Goble’s family and officials from Transport Workers Union Local 100 to design the plaque and art installation at the station, which is at the end of the Nos.Front page of the New York Daily News on March 28, 2020: “MTA worker dies helping riders off burning subway car” and “Beloved train operator Garrett Goble was found dead on tracks in Harlem after suspicious early morning fire Friday.[More New York] FDNY truck racing to fire crashes into Brooklyn boutique, demolishing storefront p MTA officials said Goble heroically helped passengers off his train as smoke filled the uptown tunnel.(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News) Local 100 President Tony Utano said the union would establish a scholarship fund in Goble’s name, adding that he hopes the plaque and art installation at the Brooklyn station will tell the late worker’s story for generations to come.

MTA officials on Monday announced plans to dedicate a Brooklyn subway station to honor Garrett Goble, a motorman who lost his life in March while saving straphangers from a train fire sparked by a crazed arsonist.” Delilah Goble (center), wife of Garrett Goble, and his mother, Vicki Goble, address the media outside the Flatbush Avenue/Nostrand Avenue station in Brooklyn on Monday, December 21.

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