Partial service restored after Bronx train derailment suspends Amtrak service between N.Y., Conn.

Freight Train (Image: Shutterstock)
Freight Train (Image: Shutterstock)

BRONX, N.Y. (WTNH) — A derailed freight train in The Bronx forced a suspension of Amtrak service between New York and Connecticut Wednesday.

WABC-TV reports the derailment happened around 9:30 Wednesday morning in the CSX Oak Point Yard. The derailed cars blocked one of Amtrak’s tracks.

An Amtrak official tells News 8 Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela Express was suspended between New York and New Rochelle.

Partial service has since been restored to trains that travel in the area. Those trains are only allowed to travel at restricted speeds. Delays for up to 90 minutes can be expected.

No injuries have been reported in the incident. The train cars were reportedly empty.

Amtrak customers were advised to switch to a Metro-North train.

There is no word on when service will be completely restored.

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