NEW YORK (PIX11) — After a fiery collision left six people dead and several others injured in Westchester Tuesday night, Metro-North trains were back on track and restored to full service on the Harlem Line in time for the Thursday morning commute.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said passengers should expect delays as trains must slow down moving through the accident site.
“The MTA is working non-stop through the night to rebuild the damaged section of track and restore service in time for the morning commute,” Cuomo said. “My thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of the victims of Tuesday night’s tragedy during this painful time.”
The first train to operate over the Valhalla crossing where the accident occurred was the 4:26 a.m. departure from Southeast, due into Grand Central Terminal at 5:30 a.m.
The deadly crash forced Metro-North to suspend service between Pleasantville and North White Plains.
Commuters had to use alternate lines and shuttle buses to get to their destinations.
The Metro-North says workers began rebuilding 500 feet of electrified rail, as well as circuits and signals.
Commerce Street, where the SUV stopped on the tracks, will remain closed until the National Transportation Safety Board completes their investigation.