Metro-North Hudson line service restored after pedestrian fatality

Passengers disembark from a Metro-North Railroad car after

Passengers disembark from a Metro-North Railroad car after it pulled into Grand Central Terminal in New York. (Jan. 9, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Metro-North's Hudson Line resumed full service Saturday morning after experiencing delays due to a man who was killed by an Amtrak train in Poughkeepsie, officials said.

The man, who was between 25 and 30 years old, was trespassing on the southbound tracks about a mile south of Pirate Cove Road around 7:10 a.m. when he was hit by the Grand Central Station-bound train, said Majorie Anders, an MTA spokeswoman.

No injuries were reported on the train, which carried 111 passengers.

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Train service out of Poughkeepsie resumed around 10:20 a.m., Anders said.

But the incident caused numerous delays to the system. A Grand Central-bound train that was supposed to leave Poughkeepsie at 7:35 a.m. never left, as passengers instead took a bus to Beacon and boarded a train from there.

Likewise, a 6:20 a.m. train from Grand Central due in Poughkeepsie at 8:34 a.m. unloaded at Beacon as well.

It's unknown why the man was on the tracks, and the incident remains under investigation, Anders said.

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