NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Full service will resume on the Harlem Line of the Metro-North Railroad Thursday morning, for the first time since an accident with a sport-utility vehicle set a train car on fire and left six people dead.
The first train to operate over the Commerce Street crossing where the accident happened will be the 4:26 a.m. departure from Southeast, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The train will arrive at Grand Central Terminal at 5:30 a.m.
Cuomo warned that Metro-North customers should expect delays Thursday morning, as there is still an active work zone at the site of the accident in Valhalla.
“The (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is working non-stop through the night to rebuild the damaged section of track and restore service in time for the morning commute. I want to thank everyone for their tireless efforts in the wake of this devastating accident,” Cuomo said in a news release. “My thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of the victims of Tuesday night’s tragedy during this painful time.”
Since the accident around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Harlem Line service had been shut down between Pleasantville and North White Plains.
Metro-North trains had been operating from Wassaic to Southeast, where customers were able to board a bus to Beacon on the Hudson Line.Comments