THE BRONX - MTA crews are working to clear Hudson Line tracks of derailed cars.
Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says 10 cars of the 24-car freight train derailed Thursday night between the Marble Hill and Spuyten Duyvil stations. The train was moving garbage from New York City and had an engineer, a conductor and a brakeman onboard. All three crew members were unharmed.
A crane was brought in to individually lift the cars, but the oppressive heat and difficult terrain failed to ease the situation.
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MTA officials say this type of incident has never happened before, adding that it will take some time to clear the area.
The derailment created a commuting nightmare Friday evening. Travelers were forced to take subways and shuttles to get back home.
The line will remain partially shut down until further notice.