Metro-North Restores All Service To Grand Central After Explosion

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Passengers at the Metro-North train station in White Plains on Wednesday afternoon.
Passengers at the Metro-North train station in White Plains on Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Metro-North has restored all service to and from Grand Central Terminal following the explosion Wednesday morning in Harlem.

Service had been suspended after the explosion collapsed a building right next to Metro-North tracks running above Park Avenue. Limited service was restored to the New Haven and Harlem Lines earlier Wednesday afternoon, and now service has been restored to the Hudson Line as additional tracks have been reopened.

Metro-North engineers have verified the integrity of the Park Avenue elevated structure, and debris has been cleared from all four tracks. The tracks were inspected and approved for operations by Metro-North and the New York City Fire Department.

Trains will run at reduced speeds through the collapse zone to protect nearby employees and reduce vibrations on the tracks as rescue and recovery work continues, Metro-North said. This will result in some delays and crowding through rush hour.

Three deaths and 60 injuries have been confirmed as a result of the explosion.

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