Emergency responders, including NYPD, FDNY and MTA rescuers, climbed over rails and maneuvered rocky terrain with heavy equipment to reach trapped and injured passengers in a derailed Metro-North train in the Bronx and then carry them out on stretchers, officials said.
Rescuers were seen carrying chain saws and a ladder had been propped against one train car that had flipped on its side.
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The deadly Metro-North derailment Sunday that put the Hudson line out of commission will mean a crowded and long commute as thousands of daily commuters find alternative ways to get into the city.
The MTA is urging riders to use the nearby Harlem line into Manhattan. Meanwhile, Hudson line riders will have limited service from Poughkeepsie to Yonkers.
At 5 a.m., the MTA will have a bus... » more
It began with a screech and some shaking, then an arc out toward the water, settling close to where the Hudson and Harlem rivers meet.
Passenger cars tumbled off the track. Some people were thrown from the train, others grabbed on to whatever they could until the crunch of glass and shriek of twisting metal came to stop on the 5:54 a.m. Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central... » more
Sunday's Metro-North train derailment - the third on the railroad's tracks this year and the fifth involving a Metropolitan Transportation Authority train - is raising concerns about MTA rail safety, including on the Long Island Rail Road.
The deadly derailment occurred in the same area of the Bronx where a CSX freight train came off the tracks in July. And in May, a Metro-North train derailed... » more
UPDATED 6:40 P.M.: Investigators are trying to determine what caused a Metro-North passenger train to jump off the rails on Sunday morning, killing four people, while on an area of track that New York’s governor called “dangerous.”
The National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation Sunday at the scene of the derailment, about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station on the... » more
The MTA will be making overnight repairs to the F line this week, rerouting the trains in Manhattan and Brooklyn on four nights.
From Monday to Friday, beginning each night at 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the F train will run on the A line in both directions between West Fourth Street and Jay Street-Metrotech. That means F train service will be suspended at stations at Broadway-Lafayette Street, Second... » more
UPDATED 4:40 P.M.: The Los Angeles coroner has requested the dental records of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, who died in a fiery crash involving Rodas's red Porsche Carrera GT Saturday afternoon in Valencia, Santa Clarita.
The two bodies recovered from the wreckage "are not visually identifiable," explained Los Angeles County Coroner... » more
When the Rangers take the ice Monday against the Winnipeg Jets, the team will have some big assists from children associated with MSG's non-profit charity Garden of Dreams Foundation.
Thirty children from city organizations including the Children's Aid Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation and more will be taking on duties at the Garden Monday night, ranging from singing the national anthem to dropping... » more
For Marissa Vicario, working in public relations didn’t satisfy her interest in nutrition and her desire to inspire others to be healthy. So, even after getting a master’s degree in a related field, she left her PR job at a Fortune 500 company to start a career as a holistic health coach. Vicario, 35, went back to school to study nutrition and holistic health, and founded Marissa’s Well-Being and... » more
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting a record $110.2 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen," and bringing its 10-day total to nearly $300 million.
Moviegoers flooded theaters in record-setting numbers, dropping $294 million at box offices,... » more