THE BRONX — Metro-North commuter trains running north along the Harlem line were skipping several Bronx stops on Monday after a rail broke around 4 p.m., a MTA spokesman said.
The Melrose, Tremont, Williams Bridge, Fordham, Botanical Garden and Woodlawn stations were all being skipped by northbound trains following the incident, but the Harlem line was still stopping at Wakefield and all stops north, said spokesman Salvatore Arena.
The skipped stations could be accessed by taking the Harlem line up to the Mount Vernon station and then taking a southbound train, Arena said.
Delays were expected of roughly 10 to 15 minutes, he said, and the rail would not be repaired before the end of rush hour.
"They’re fixing that broken rail and it will take a couple of hours to repair, so that will be the situation through rush hour," he said.
Commuters can follow the MTA's website for updates.