NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on efforts to restore service to three Metro-North rail lines into and out of New York City after a fire halted service and stranded commuters (all times local):
Officials say limited train service has been restored on Metro-North lines into and out of New York City’s Grand Central Station hours after a raging fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks.
A Saturday schedule is in effect Wednesday on all three Metro-North lines as trains operate on two outside tracks with speeds reduced from 60 mph to 30 mph.
Officials are warning commuters to expect delays and extremely crowded conditions. They are encouraging customers to work from home or find other ways to travel.
Metro-North service into and out of Grand Central had been suspended on all three Metro-North lines after the Tuesday night blaze at a garden center business underneath tracks in East Harlem halted train service and stranded thousands of commuters.
New York City commuters should expect long delays and limited service Wednesday after a raging fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks in the city.
Officials say the blaze ignited Tuesday evening at a garden center business underneath Metro-North tracks in East Harlem, halting train service and stranding thousands of commuters.
Metro-North says service into and out of Grand Central Terminal will remain suspended on all three Metro-North lines until further notice.
The railroad says it will run a Saturday schedule for the Wednesday morning rush hour with trains stopping in the Bronx so passengers can connect to subway service into Manhattan.
More than 150 firefighters responded to the blaze, which remains under investigation.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury when he slipped, but no civilians were hurt.