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Some Delays Expected As Crews Wrap Up Work On Damaged Hudson Line Track

Metro-North Will Provide Monday Morning Service On The Line
Freight train derailment on Metro-North Hudson line amid July 2013 heat wave. (credit: CBS 2)

Freight train derailment on Metro-North Hudson line amid July 2013 heat wave. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Metro-North will be providing regular Monday morning service on the Hudson Line, but some scattered delays are still expected.

Service on Hudson Line was disrupted after a freight train hauling garbage derailed between stations last week. The derailment affected service on the line that runs between Manhattan and Poughkeepsie, 80 miles north.

The freight train was hauling compacted garbage when it derailed in the vicinity of the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx last Thursday night. Ten of the train’s 24 cars derailed and needed to be removed one by one by crane.

The train had an engineer, a conductor and a brakeman on board at the time. All three crew members were unharmed.

Metro-North said Sunday that crews made significant progress this weekend in rebuilding 1,500 feet of damaged track. They said they expect to have the second track back in service following Monday’s AM peak service.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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