Hudson Line Service Alert: Limited Hudson Line service will remain in effect on Tuesday, December 3 due to Sunday’s train derailment in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil station. See full service details.
Customers should expect crowded conditions. For southbound service, limited train service will operate between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers stations only and connect with shuttle bus service to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street for No. 1 Subway service into Manhattan. For northbound service between Yonkers and Poughkeepsie stations only, customers should take the S Shuttle from Grand Central to Times Square for No. 1 Subway Service to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street. Bus service will operate to Yonkers Station .
Customers are encouraged to take the Harlem or New Haven Lines if possible. Hudson Line tickets will be cross honored on these lines.
Officials Say 63 Injured in Commuter Train Cars off Tracks Near Spuyten Duyvil Station on Hudson Line
Updated Dec. 2, 2013 12:10 a.m. ET
:………..The fatalities were the first passenger deaths in the 30-year history of the railroad, one of the nation’s busiest commuter-rail operations and a critical link between New York City and its northern suburbs. Metro-North was formed in 1983 when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority—which operates the Long Island Rail Road, the New York subway, and a system of bridges and tunnels—took over the failing passenger operations of Conrail.
Metro-North moves an average of 286,000 daily passengers across its entire system, and the Hudson Line involved in the derailment carries about 18,000 people into the city during an average morning rush hour.
The derailment occurred just as the train was negotiating a sharp curve, a stretch of track where the speed limit drops from 70 mph to 30 mph. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday investigators would focus on the train’s speed, whether the train had any equipment failures and whether its operator did anything wrong………”
4 Dead in Metro-North Train Derailment in the Bronx
By J. DAVID GOODMAN and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Published: December 1, 2013″………….A total of 67 people were injured — 11 critically — a New York Fire Department spokesman, Jim Long, said.
The derailment occurred when several cars of a train headed south from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., left the tracks about 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station under the Henry Hudson Bridge on the Hudson Line………..”
HONG KONG, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — “…………A hydrofoil carrying over 100 passengers and 10 crew members left Hong Kong to China’s Macao at 1 a.m., and around 20 minutes later, the vessel hit an unidentified object and then was towed back to the Hong Kong-Macao Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan. The injured were sent to hospitals by the medical staff waiting there, according to the TurboJet ferry company……….”
At least 8 dead after bus overturns in Tennessee, authorities say
“………[T]he bus was traveling in northeast Tennessee when it crossed the median and struck the other two vehicles. The tractor-trailer caught fire and the bus overturned………… 18 people were on the bus and six of them were killed. One person among the three in the SUV was killed and the tractor-trailer driver also died.
Fourteen other people were injured and all but two of them had been taken to hospitals. According to WBIR.com, four were transported by air to hospitals and eight were transported by ground to hospitals………..”
Analysis of Criminal and Terrorist Related Episodes in Railway Infrastructure Scenarios
Francesca De Cillis / Maria Carla De Maggio / Concetta Pragliola / Roberto Setola
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, ISSN (Print) 2194-6361, DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2013-0003, August 2013
“………Specifically, this research focuses on railway assets in order to identify those environmental, architectonic and infrastructural aspects that make such targets more “attractive” from a criminal point of view…….”