Amtrak Re Service Between NYC and New Haven After Earlier Freight Derailment

Amtrak said that all service between New York and New Haven was canceled until further notice after the freight train derailed in the Bronx

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Amtrak resumed all service between New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, Tuesday evening after an earlier freight train derailment, the railroad service announced.

The derailment occurred around 5:15 p.m., Amtrak said on Twitter as it announced initial delays. The CSX freight train derailed in the Bronx at the railroad's Oakpoint Yard, with one car seen tipped over on its side, lying between tracks.

Amtrak said that three of the rail cars were empty, with no injuries reported or hazardous materials involved. The railroad said one of the cars struck a utility pole, causing an outage on one of the rail lines.

Service in both directions was temporarily halted for Amtrak and Acela trains throughout the evening, Amtrak saying in a statement that customers should expect delays due to the derailment "impacting the Amtrak overhead catenary system" — which are the wires running above the tracks providing electrical power to the trains.

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