Last Thursday, a freight train carrying trash out of New York City derailed in the Bronx. Metro-North was left with no choice but to suspend service to its Hudson Line while the mess was cleaned and the rail was repaired. According to the MTA, service has been restored:
"For Monday, July 22, Metro-North will operate a regular Hudson Line schedule, with scattered delays up to 15 minutes due to our limited operational capacity in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil station."
The MTA explained the derailment, but still advised commuters to expect delays:
"The damage to the infrastructure is so substantial that only one of the two tracks in the area will be returned to service for the Monday morning rush, but railroad officials say there is sufficient capacity to operate 40 inbound and 12 outbound scheduled trains during the AM peak. Customers are advised to anticipate scattered delays."
Marjorie Anders, spokeswoman for the agency, called it "by far the worst derailment I'd ever seen on Metro-North’s history." The NTSB is still investigating the derailment, but for now, let's just be happy the Hudson Line is operational again.