Train derailment near Spuyten Duyvil train station creates commuting nightmare

Commuters have been forced to take buses to circumnavigate the closed tracks.

Commuters have been forced to take buses to circumnavigate the closed tracks. (7/19/13)

THE BRONX - The Metro-North's Hudson Line remains suspended following a freight train derailment Thursday.

There is limited train service running between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers. The line runs between midtown Manhattan and Poughkeepsie about 80 miles north.

Southbound passengers are being dropped off at the Yonkers train station where shuttle busses are taking them to Van Cortland Park-242nd street in the Bronx. From there, riders can take the southbound No. 1 subway into Manhattan.

For the evening commute, northbound commuters are advised to take the No. 1 subway to the Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street station. Bus service will connect them with the Yonkers Metro-North station.

Metro-North spokeswoman Margie Anders says that 10 cars of the 24-car CSX freight train derailed in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil, where there are only two tracks. The derailed cars were blocking both tracks. Anders says ridership was significantly down today indicating people made other plans such as taking a train on the Harlem line instead.

No one was injured in the accident. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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