Amtrak Halts NYC-Albany Service After Derailment

Dec 2, 2013


Amtrak has halted service between New York City and Albany, New York, after a fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx.

Metro-North says service on its New Haven line in Connecticut is not affected on its Hudson line in New York City.

An Amtrak spokesman says the rail service is asking passengers to stand by for more information about when service will resume. Amtrak runs along the same rail line where several Metro-North cars derailed.

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

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

In the meantime, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says authorities will continue to investigate the crash.

“Let’s all say a prayer and remember those people who we lost,” said Cuomo.