Normal Metro-North Hudson Line Commute Resumes

Jul 22, 2013

NEW YORK – Normal morning peak service on the Metro-North Hudson line is expected on Monday, four days after a CSX freight train derailed, ripping up tracks in the Bronx and disrupting commuter service.

About 100 Metro-North workers, including crews from New York City Transit and CSX, continued efforts Sunday evening to remove the CSX cars and rebuild the tracks in the Spuyten Duyvil area of the West Bronx.

Metro-North officials said the damage was so substantial that one of the two tracks in the area will be returned to service for the Monday morning rush, but they said there was sufficient capacity to operate 40 inbound and 12 outbound trains during the morning peak.

Overnight Sunday, when the track was cleared of all work equipment, crews installed about 160 feet of third rail on one of the two tracks. The remaining track will be out of service this week and work will continue at night to rebuild 1,500 feet of track before it can be returned to passenger service.