Metro-North train derailment strands hundreds
A Metro-North train headed for Croton-Harmon derailed shortly after leaving Grand Central Station yesterday evening..
The train left the station at 6:00 p.m. but only made it about 10 blocks when one of the cars jumped the tracks. Witnesses say one of the wheels of the second car came off causing the train to derail.
No one was hurt in the accident, but nearly 600 passengers were stuck on the train for two hours with no air conditioning.
New York City firefighters and police eventually boarded and evacuated the train. All the passengers had to walk back Grand Central.
Metro-North says service should be normal for Tuesday's commute.