Thousands of Metro-North passengers faced delays Friday after frozen rails brought trains to a standstill.
Trains are beginning to run closer to schedule again after weather-related problems caused delays for commuters Thursday morning.
The Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.
Service on the Metro-North Railroad was disrupted Wednesday evening after a derailment at Grand Central Terminal.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.
Metro-North says the new schedules are “designed to provide substantially improved performance and reliability while accommodating new safety measures.”
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Around 7:45 p.m., the computers that run the railroad’s signal system lost power when one of two main power supply units was taken out of service for replacement.
According to Metro-North, a signal issue caused the service outage.
A published report said Monday night that the president of the Metro-North Railroad has decided to step down.
The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train’s emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.
Crews from Metro-North Railroad finished reconstructing a second track near the Spuyten Duyvil station, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning, the MTA said.
Commuters are advised to expect some possible delays
The Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.
The Metro-North Rail Road will continue to provide shuttle buses and direct Hudson Line commuters to subway trains Tuesday, following the derailment in the Bronx that left four people dead.