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Metro-North Runs on Saturday Schedule After Massive Track Fire, MTA Says

By Ben Fractenberg | May 17, 2016 7:13pm | Updated on May 18, 2016 7:32am

MANHATTAN — Metro-North service was running on a limited schedule to and from Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday the morning after a fire broke out under the tracks in East Harlem, according to officials.

The blaze started at West 119th Street and Park Avenue at about 6:42 p.m. after construction debris and a trailer caught fire beneath the elevated tracks on the Park Avenue Viaduct, an FDNY spokesman said. 


No trains in or out of. Grand Central due to a fire at 118th street. Indefinite delays.

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MTA crews worked through the night to mend two of the four damaged tracks on the viaduct, officials said.

As of Wednesday morning, crews were still making repairs to two tracks, but trains could pass on either side of the damaged areas at a reduced maximum speed of 30 miles per hour, the MTA said.

Expect delays and crowding, MTA officials said before urging commuters work from home or find alternative travel plans.

The MTA advised riders to listen to announcements at their stations for further updates. 

Metro-North Fire

There were no injuries reported in the fire, the FDNY added. 

Commuters can also check the MTA's website for service updates


At the scene of the 118th St. fire tonight in NYC affecting the @mtametronorth. Please check www.mta.info for notices of delays.

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