Metro-North service restored after NYC blast

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Metro-North expects to have regular service on the New Haven, Hudson and Harlem lines this morning after a building explosion halted service Wednesday.

The explosion, which left at least six people dead, was next to the Metro-North tracks leading to Grand Central Terminal. Those tracks were closed until the late afternoon so debris could be cleared and the structure checked for any problems caused by the blast.

The MTA said:

Metro-North structural engineers have verified the integrity of the Park Avenue elevated structure. And all four tracks have been restored to service after being cleared of debris, inspected for track and third rail integrity 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 as rescue and recovery work continues. This will result in some delays and crowding through the rush hour.

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