How the Metro-North Derailment Impacts Commuters

By Aidan Gardiner on December 2, 2013 7:22am 

 A train jumped the tracks Dec. 1 on the Hudson Line, the MTA said, killing four passengers and injuring dozens.
A train jumped the tracks Dec. 1 on the Hudson Line, the MTA said, killing four passengers and injuring dozens.
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NEW YORK CITY — Commuters faced a harried transit system during Monday morning's rush-hour trip after a Metro-North train derailed just north of Spuyten Duyvil, killing four people and injuring dozens more Sunday morning.

Metro-North's Hudson Line ran with limited service Monday morning and was expected to remain that way until further notice as crews worked to right derailed train cars and mend damaged tracks, MTA spokeswoman Marisa Baldeo said.

The MTA had anticipated crowding and delays during Monday's commute, but Baldeo said that as of 8:15 a.m. they had seen few problems.

The Hudson Line was operating with reduced service in both directions between Yonkers, north of the crash site, and Poughkeepsie.

Travelers coming towards the city were directed to a shuttle bus in Yonkers, which brought them to Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street, with connections to the 1 train.

In addition to the Yonkers to 242nd Street shuttles — which were slated to run until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday — there were also shuttle bus connections between Yonkers and the 231st Street subway station, according to the MTA.

To accommodate the influx of passengers, additional subway trains were running along the 1 line as of 5 a.m. Monday, MTA officials said.

Heading north, Hudson Line commuters can take the shuttle from Grand Central to Times Square to transfer to the 1 train, which will take them to Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street. From there, a shuttle bus will take them to Yonkers, north of the crash site, where they can catch a train, the MTA said.

The MTA was also cross-honoring fares on the Port Jervis, Harlem and New Haven lines.

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