NEW YORK — An Amtrak train from Albany to Penn Station was stopped in The Bronx and sent back to Yonkers Thursday morning because of a signal malfunction on the same track where four people died recently in a train derailment, officials said.
Empire Service train 232 was headed to the city on the Hudson Line when the problems occurred sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., according to Amtrak. The train was halted between Yonkers and Spuyten Duyvil, where a Metro-North train derailed last Sunday. The Amtrak train went back to Yonkers and riders were moved onto a later train.
A spokeswoman for Metro-North, which controls the Hudson Line tracks and signals, said there was a "momentary signal issue" which caused half hour delays on the commuter line from 8:30 a.m. to 11:03 a.m. It has been fixed, the spokeswoman said, regular service has resumed.
New York City-bound trains from Albany were leaving on time by Thursday afternoon, according to Amtrak's website.