Metro-North Line Resumes at Grand Central After "Minor" Derailment - NBC New York

Metro-North Line Resumes at Grand Central After "Minor" Derailment

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    Derailment Disrupts Commute for Metro-North Riders

    The Metro-North New Haven line is back on schedule after a "minor" derailment inside Grand Central Terminal earlier snarled the evening rush with delays and cancellations. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015)

    The Metro-North New Haven line is back on schedule after a "minor" derailment inside Grand Central Terminal earlier snarled the evening rush with delays and cancellations. 

    The MTA says a Harlem-bound train was pulling out of track 18 just before 5:30 p.m. when it derailed.

    A Metro-North spokeswoman said 750 to 800 passengers were able to walk off the train because the rear cars were still on the platform. No injuries were reported. 

    The derailment blocked train equipment and forced some trains to be canceled or combined on the New Haven line during the evening rush.

    Trains were initially delayed by 15 to 20 minutes, but the delays got shorter as the evening went on.

    A cause of the derailment wasn't immediately clear. 

    Another Metro-North train derailed as it was pulling into a trainyard in White Plains early Thursday morning due to snow, but MTA officials say the empty train had already terminated service.

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