A Metro-North train derailed in The Bronx just north of Manhattan, with early reports of cars submerged in the Hudson River. Official reports no confirm that no passenger cars were in the river. The train derailment occurred about 7:20 a.m. about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station, as five of seven cars derailed, according to the MTA.
At least four people were killed and 63 injured — eleven were critically injured. Three of the passengers that were killed were ejected from their train car. Some of the victims required extrication with rescue extrication and cutting tools and stabilizing air bags and jacks.
The passenger train is one of Metro-North’s Hudson line, with stops in northern suburbs and neighborhoods in New York and Connecticut including Poughkeepsie, Peekskill, Croton-Harmon, Ossining, Dobbs Ferry, Spring Valley and Yonkers. All train cars and the engine of the seven-car Hudson Line commuter train were derailed. One train cars stopped only a few feet from the river bank of the Harlem River, at a location where the river is close to meeting the Hudson River. Early reports stated a train car was submerged in the river, a mistake that may have been caused by the view from across the Harlem River. The train’s diesel engine was pushing the train from behind the passenger cars. The train operator survived the crash.
Hudson Line Service Alert: Hudson Line service is temporarily suspended due to a derailed train in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil. Please continue to check this website for updates.
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) December 1, 2013
Hudson Line Srvc is currently suspnded south of Crotonharmon due to train incident at Spuyten Duyvil More info will be provided as we get it
— Metro-North Railroad (@MetroNorth) December 1, 2013
Metro-North tweeted: “Hudson Line Srvc is currently suspnded south of Crotonharmon due to train incident at Spuyten Duyvil.”
BX 2-ALARM PALISADE AVE, (SPUYTEN DUYVIL RR STATION) 5 PASSENGER TRAIN CARS DERAILED ONTO THEIR SIDE,
— FDNY (@FDNY) December 1, 2013
BX 2-ALARM PALISADE AVE, (SPUYTEN DUYVIL RR STATION) 5 PASSENGER TRAIN CARS DERAILED ONTO THEIR SIDE
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Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx and the Harlem River.