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Metro-North Announces Track Changes In Greenwich In Wake Of Derailment

MTA chief Veronique 'Ronnie' Hakim checks out the Metro-North train that derailed in Rye, N.Y., late Thursday afternoon.
MTA chief Veronique 'Ronnie' Hakim checks out the Metro-North train that derailed in Rye, N.Y., late Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: MTA/Twitter

GREENWICH/STAMFORD, Conn. — Metro-North passengers who travel from the stations in Greenwich and Stamford need to be on the lookout for track changes on Monday morning.

New Haven Line trains will operate on a regular schedule, Metro-North said, but changes were announced because of continuing track repairs in the vicinity of Rye, N.Y.

Customers traveling between Stamford and Rye toward Grand Central will need to use the outbound (to New Haven) platform; while customers traveling toward New Haven will need to use the inbound (to Grand Central) platform during the AM peak through 10 a.m. Monday.

Customers should anticipate delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

At least a dozen passengers were injured when a commuter train derailed last Thursday afternoon near the station in Rye — and four people were sent four to the hospital, an MTA spokesman said Friday.

The New Haven Line train, which was headed toward Connecticut, was traveling in a slow-speed zone when it derailed just east of the Rye station, the MTA said. Five cars of the 12-car train went off the tracks.

The train cars remained upright but the wheels, came off the tracks, the MTA said.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the train was traveling too quickly in the zone at the time of the derailment. The MTA did not comment on his statement.

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