Metro-North Train With Passengers Derails in Bronx, AP ReportsAngela Greiling Keane
A Metro-North Railroad train carrying passengers derailed in New York’s Bronx borough today, the Associated Press reported.
Pictures of the wreck posted on Twitter show cars in or near the Hudson River and a locomotive tipped on its side.
The train was heading south from Poughkeepsie, New York, and derailed about 7:20 a.m. on Metro-North’s Hudson Line near the Spuyten Duyvil station, the New York Times reported, citing a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the state agency that operates the commuter line.
Two Metro-North trains collided in Connecticut on May 17, injuring dozens of passengers and leading to a National Transportation Safety Board investigation. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, has said the accident shows rail safety needs more money and attention.