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From USA TODAY:
NEW YORK – Four people were killed and more than 60 were injured Sunday when a Metro-North commuter train derailed in the Bronx.
The Fire Department of New York also said about 50 units and 135 firefighters were at the derailment location just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station working to get passengers and crew out of the train.
Five of the southbound train’s seven cars derailed in an area along the Hudson Riverand Sputen Duyvil just north of Manhattan, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
MTA Metro-North Train Derails into Water in New York, Injuries Reported – December 1, 2013
Published on Dec 1, 2013
MTA Metro-North Train Derails into Water in New York, Injuries Reported – December 1, 2013. A Metro-North train derailed Sunday morning at Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, the New York Fire Department said.
The seven-car train originated at 5:54 a.m. in Poughkeepsie, one of New York City’s northern suburbs, according to the MTA. The derailment forced a suspension of all service on the MTA’s Hudson line between Grand Central Station in Manhattan and the Croton Harmon station in Westchester County, a northern suburb.
The New York City Police Department declared a “level-three mobilization” — a somewhat-common alert for a serious incident — sending officers from across the Bronx to the derailment scene.
The Associated Press, quoting a woman at the scene, initially said that some cars of the Metro-North passenger train toppled into water. Edwin Valero told AP he was in an apartment building above the accident scene when the train derailed. He said none of the cars went into the water where the Harlem River meets the Hudson, but at least one ended up a few feet from the edge.
Spuyten Duyvil is a neighborhood in the Bronx. Metro-North’s Hudson line serves New York City and Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, ending in Poughkeepsie.
The Metro-North noted the incident on its website with a note that “Hudson Line Customers will experience indefinite delays south of Croton Harmon. More information will be provided as it is obtained.”
Service on the line was initially suspended from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station. Later Sunday morning the commuter rail service said rail service was restored from Poughkeepsie to Tarrytown. Passengers would then take buses to the White Plains station on the Harlem line, where they would catch trains to and from Grand Central Station.
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Metro-North Train Derails in the Bronx
Published on Dec 1, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Police confirm that a Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx.
A woman at the scene says numerous emergency vehicles have responded.
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According to the MTA, 5 of the 7 cars on the train derailed. Though early witnesses to the scene said that some of the cars were submerged in water, police later said that wasn’t true.
From The NY Times:
At least four people were killed after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx along the Hudson River, officials said.
A total of 67 people were injured — 11 critically — a New York Fire Department spokesman, Jim Long, said.
The derailment occurred when several cars of a train headed south from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., left the tracks about 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station under the Henry Hudson Bridge on the Hudson Line, according to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman, Aaron Donovan.
Councilman G. Oliver Koppell, who represents the area and was at the scene, said the accident was “certainly the worst one on this line.”
Rescue workers from the Police and Fire Departments converged on the scene and lowered stretchers into the train cars, which were lying nearly on their sides; one car was just above the water.
The train was the 5:54 a.m. out of Poughkeepsie, and was due at Grand Central Terminal at 7:43 a.m., Mr. Donovan said.
“We are just not sure” what caused the derailment, he said. “That will be the subject of a detailed investigation.”
A freight train derailed near the same station in July.
All service between the Croton-Harmon station and Grand Central Terminal was suspended, Mr. Donovan said.
At the press briefing Sunday morning, city officials asked anyone concerned that they may have had a loved on the train to call 311.
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