Train Derailment on Metro-North Disrupts Bronx Service

By Aidan Gardiner on July 19, 2013 7:10am 

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 Metro North's Hudson line was suspended for Friday's rush-hour commute.
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NEW YORK CITY — A major portion of Metro-North's Hudson line remained suspended for Friday morning's rush-hour commute after a freight train hauling garbage derailed in The Bronx the night before, the MTA said.

While crews worked to fix the derailment, the MTA outlined alternate service on other lines and offered free subway transfers for the approximately 18,000 riders who depend on the line every morning, according to the Authority's website.

Ten cars of a northbound 24-car freight train tumbled off the tracks about 8:40 p.m. Thursday between the Spuyten Duyvil and Marble Hill stations, an area which an MTA spokeswoman characterized as "very difficult for a re-railing operation."

Trains were running on a reduced schedule between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers, where riders can hop on a shuttle bus that will connect them to the subway at Van Cortland Park—242 Street, the MTA said. 

Commuters were advised to check the MTA's website for updates.

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