Amtrak Trains from NYC to Albany Back in Service After Deadly Crash

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Amtrak has restored service between New York City and Albany, N.Y., after a fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx but says delays can be expected.

Four people were killed and 63 were injured in the crash on Metro-North's Hudson line in New York City.

Amtrak service had been halted because its trains run along the same rail line. Amtrak said its Empire line trains would be going through the affected area at reduced speeds, so delays are likely.

Amtrak says service on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor line between Boston and Washington was unaffected.

Metro-North says service on its New Haven line in Connecticut also wasn't affected.

The Connecticut rail service runs on a line separate from the Hudson line. It extends from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a Metro-North passenger train derailment in New York City has left four people dead and 63 injured.

Cuomo spoke Sunday morning at the scene of the crash in the Bronx. He says authorities believe everyone at the site has been accounted for and that the National Transportation Safety Board is en route.

Cuomo says the train operator is among the injured.

The crash was reported at 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The southbound Hudson Line train from Poughkeepsie was headed to Grand Central Terminal.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says four or five cars on the seven-car train derailed about 100 yards north of the station on a curved section of the track. None of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers, which are adjacent to the tracks.


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