Crews working to clear stalled train cars from Hudson Line after derailment

A crane was brought in to individually lift the cars of the tracks.

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THE BRONX - MTA crews are working to clear Hudson Line tracks of derailed cars.

Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says 10 cars of the 24-car freight train derailed Thursday night between the Marble Hill and Spuyten Duyvil stations. The train was moving garbage from New York City and had an engineer, a conductor and a brakeman onboard. All three crew members were unharmed.

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A crane was brought in to individually lift the cars, but the oppressive heat and difficult terrain failed to ease the situation.

MTA officials say this type of incident has never happened before, adding that it will take some time to clear the area.

The derailment created a commuting nightmare Friday evening. Travelers were forced to take subways and shuttles to get back home.

The line will remain partially shut down until further notice.
 

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