Metro North Commuter Train Hits Car, Kills 6

Six people died this evening when a crowded Metro North Harlem Line train hit a Jeep Cherokee north of White Plains, New York.
More than 750 Passengers were estimated to be inside the train and they were evacuated to the back, MTA says.
The head car of the train set on fire immediately after the crash.
It’s not clear what led to the crash at this hour.

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Metro North stated on their Twitter account that the Harlem Service is temporary suspended between North White Plains and Pleasantville.

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Derailment on Long Island Causes LIRR Delays

A non-passenger train has derailed in Long Island City, blocking the rail yard where diesel trains are stored.

Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay branches customers are the most affected as more cancellations and delays are expected. They should travel to Penn Station, Woodside or Jamaica for eastbound service.

New York City Transit is cross-honoring fares for customers to take the 7 train to Woodside, where LIRR service is available. Some eastbound trains will make added stops at Woodside to accommodate customers.

Check the LIRR status here.

Buenos Aires: Two more Mitre line trains derail, no passengers injured

Two trains in the Mitre line derailed on Tuesday afternoon in the areas of Palermo and Los Cardales. No passengers were injured in the incident.

The two accidents took place only one day after a train in the same line derailed and hit a sign as it approached the Retiro train station, injuring 30.

On Tuesday, a train that was carrying no passengers derailed in Palermo, while another derailed in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Los Cardales.

The service had to be interrupted after the accidents and was not resumed until both trains were removed from the tracks.

Both accidents made commuting even more complicated for people in the City, who already had to deal with a subway strike that has been in place for four days now and the interruption of the Sarmiento train line at night due to reform works.

Also on BAH: Mitre Line train derails in Retiro station; 6 hospitalized

Buenos Aires Herald Reports.

Buenos Aires: Gov’t announces Roca train line service to join La Plata-Constitución

Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo announced the creation of an express Ferrocarril General Roca railway line that will allegedly connect the La Plata and Constitución stations in less than an hour.

Randazzo made the announcement as he toured the renovation works of the railways connecting Villa Elisa and City Bell, in the Greater Buenos Aires locality of La Plata.

“Roca railway line will launch a new express service that will connect La Plata and Constitución in 55 minutes,” the Interior Minister explained and added that the first service will depart at 7.03 and the second one at 9.33”

“This is an important railway renovation and an example of the commitment we assumed to improve the public transport system, particularly the train lines,” Randazzo concluded.

Buenos Aires Herald Reports.

 

Poland To Mourn 16 Killed In Head-On Train Crash

 

Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski announced a two-day national mourning period on Sunday for the 16 people killed in a head-on collision of two trains in the country’s worst rail accident in more than two decades.

The trains collided at an average speed of 100 km (60 miles) near the town of Szczekociny in southern Poland on Saturday night after one of them switched to the wrong track minutes before the crash, said Transport Minister Slawomir Nowak.

Read the full story on the Buenos Aires Herald Newspaper Website.