Freight train derailment in the Bronx impacts Amtrak service; delays up to 90 minutes expected

HUNTS POINT, Bronx — Amtrak service between Penn Station and New Rochelle resumed Wednesday afternoon following a freight train derailment in the Bronx.

Eight rail cars are off the track due to a freight train derailment in the Bronx on Oct. 5, 2016. (James Ford/ PIX11)

Eight rail cars are off the track due to a freight train derailment in the Bronx on Oct. 5, 2016. (James Ford/ PIX11)

No one was injured in the 10:05 a.m. incident at Garrison and Longwood avenues, FDNY says.

Eight rail cars were off the track due to the incident, images of the scene showed.

This was the second derailment along the area’s tracks on Wednesday, sources on scene said. The first derailment was considered minor.

Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela Express service was suspended Wednesday morning between New York and New Rochelle due to the derailment near the Hell Gate Line, according to a news release from Amtrak.

Service has since been “partially restored,” but passengers traveling through the area should expect delays up to 90 minutes while trains move at restricted speeds, Amtrak said.

Passengers can confirm a train’s status, change plans or review refund information by visiting Amtrak.com, using Amtrak’s smartphone app, or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service alerts, passenger notices and other announcements are also posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

The area’s freight tracks are expected to remain closed for most of the day while an investigation is underway.

PIX11 digital producer Paige Leskin contributed to this report.