The Spuyten Duyvil curve where the deadly Metro-North derailment happened Sunday was the site of another tragic derailment nearly 132 years ago, which took the life of a New York State senator who is sometimes credited with inventing the sleeping car.
The deadly crash in the Bronx Sunday was the second train derailment in just six months for the Metro-North Railroad, and prevents the rail service with another problem in a year already plagued by safety issues.
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.
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 smell of wet ash was overpowering on Friday morning. The living room is black. There’s a charred bed frame and a telephone on the wall looks like it’s made of Silly Putty.
The agency also said that Long Island Rail Road would restore near-normal service for Monday morning’s commute. Meanwhile, Metro-North train service will remain suspended on Monday.
There’s something incredibly satisfying about sitting outside among friends and throwing back a few beers on a warm, gorgeous day.
Almost every New Yorker knows someone who’s moved there in the past 5 years, and Williamsburg’s early adopters may have known they were on to a good thing, but only now is the rest of the city waking up to that fact.