The derailment of a freight train pulling empty oil cars in upstate New York has raised concerns with environmental groups voicing opposition to the hauling of shale oil along the Hudson River.
A freight train and a car carrier exploded into flames following a violent collision in West Nyack.
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 railroad says all trains are running with scattered delays of up to 15 minutes until 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., bus service will connect commuters to shuttle train service.
Service is expected to resume on Metro-North’s Hudson line in time for the Monday morning commute, following a suspension triggered by a freight train derailment Thursday night. The transit agency said delays were possible for the morning rush hour.
Riders who use Metro-North’s Hudson Line had a tough Friday commute and traveling on the rails over the weekend was expected to be rough as well.
A freight train derailment in the Bronx has forced service on Metro-North’s Hudson line to be suspended indefinitely, the transit agency announced Thursday night.
The LIRR said it is canceling seven trains during the evening rush hour. It will also end one of the trains at Jamaica.
Service was emporarily suspended for most of the day Sunday due to an early morning freight train derailment near New Haven, Connecticut.
A man who was struck and killed by a freight train in Hawthorne, N.J., has been identified, but investigators Sunday still did not know why he was on the tracks.
A man was struck and killed by a freight train in Hawthorne, N.J., early Saturday.
Experts said the air was safe to breathe again Monday afternoon at the site of a train derailment in South Jersey.
Officials said Saturday that there may have been a problem with a signal at a South Jersey bridge just before a trail derailed there, spewing a hazardous chemical into the air that sickened dozens of people.
Several tanker cars derailed in the accident around 7 a.m. on a rail bridge in Paulsboro and toppled into Mantua Creek.
The MTA suspended service in both directions along the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Rail Road as crews worked throughout the night to clear the train in time for the morning rush.