Last night an accident between a train and a car in New York left 7 people dead, 12 more were injured with 11 of them in a serious condition.
The Metro-North Railroad train was on the Harlem Line after it left at 5.44pm local time from Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan, which was on route to Wassaic in southeast New York State.
Authorities are investigating the accident after a train collided with an SUV, where the train exploded and caught fire. The train accident occurred in Valhalla, NY after passing through Westchester County during the rush hour. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the area leaving train and bus services limited.
This is one of the most shocking crashes in railroad’s history; firefighters were at the scene soon after the train hit a black Jeep Cherokee S.U.V.
Twitter updates are coming in fast, if you visit Andrew Cuomo’s Twitter account @NYGovCuomo you will see regular updates. One of his tweets said this below, he also said family assistance is there for those with lost ones affected by @MetroNorth accident – Please contact Mount Pleasant Town Hall, Valhalla. 1-800-METRO-INFO. JB @anabolicapple is also updating with photos and videos of the accident.
The Metro-North services are limited, they recommend people should work from home if they can or try and sort out an alternate service. There will be free parking at Cortlandt Station on the Hudson Line; Harlem Line tickets will be cross-honored on the Hudson and New Haven Lines. The Harlem Line train service has been suspended until further notice – For more updates on services please visit MTA.info.
Earlier on Harlem Line passengers traveling through the vicinity of Scarsdale experienced delays of up to 10 minutes after signal problems.
Has the Metro-North services affected you?