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Upgrades Completed At 'Vital' Northern Westchester Railroad Yard After 23 Years Upgrades Completed At 'Vital' Northern Westchester Railroad Yard After 23 Years
Upgrades Completed At 'Vital' Northern Westchester Railroad Yard After 23 Years After more than two decades, upgrades at a Northern Westchester railroad yard that serves as an important hub of operations for Metro-North have finally been completed. The MTA announced the completion of modernization efforts at the Croton-Harmon Yard in Croton-On-Hudson meant to improve train reliability and performance on Friday, May 10. According to MTA officials, the project, which included state and federal funding, was started in 2001 after the site was determined to be inadequate at meeting the needs of crews who maintain the railroad's fleet of trains.  The project's final ph…
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Northern Westchester Station Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Northern Westchester Station
Father Jumps To Help Son Who Fell Onto Tracks At Northern Westchester Station Thanks to quick-thinking Metro-North officials and first responders, a person who fell on electrified tracks at a Northern Westchester train station and his father, who leaped in to help him, were rescued from the perilous situation.  The incident happened on Friday, April 12 around 10:30 a.m., when a person fell from the platform at Croton-Harmon Station onto electrified tracks, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  After the fall, the person's father immediately jumped to help his son and put himself in harm's way in the process, according to the department.  …
Train Station In Northern Westchester Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Upgrades Train Station In Northern Westchester Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Upgrades
Train Station In Northern Westchester Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Upgrades A Metro-North station in Northern Westchester is the latest to receive accessibility improvements, including an all-new elevator.  The improvements, which were made to the Purdys Metro-North Station in North Salem, were announced by the MTA on Thursday, Feb. 22.  The upgrades include a new elevator that travels between the station's parking lot and the Purdys Road (Route 116) overpass, as well as a new sidewalk compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act that leads from the elevator to the existing station entrance.  The station is the third in Westchester to receive …
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station
Person Lying On Tracks Rescued At Northern Westchester Train Station Rail traffic at a Northern Westchester train station was temporarily halted when an unconscious person was found lying on the tracks, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:45 p.m., when Croton-on-Hudson firefighters and police as well as MTA Police found an unconscious person on the tracks, the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department announced on Friday night, Feb. 16.  Metro-North officials then stopped rail traffic and disconnected power to the high-voltage third rail, allowing rescuers to reach the person. Soon, the patient was placed in a bask…
Officials In Westchester Call For Direct Access To Penn Station Via Hudson Line Officials In Westchester Call For Direct Access To Penn Station Via Hudson Line
Officials In Westchester Call For Direct Access To Penn Station Via Hudson Line Officials in the Hudson Valley are calling on the MTA to undertake a study on the feasibility of providing direct access to Penn Station from the Hudson Line.  In a letter addressed to MTA Chief Executive Officer Janno Lieber, Westchester County Executive George Latimer called on the transportation agency to conduct a study on having direct one-seat access to Manhattan's Penn Station from the Hudson Line, Latimer announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  "The advantages of such a connection are abundant," Latimer wrote in the latter, adding, "Improved transportation links would …
Another Westchester Train Station Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Improvements Another Westchester Train Station Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Improvements
Another Westchester Train Station Gets New Elevator, Accessibility Improvements A Metro-North station in Westchester has received a new elevator in addition to several other upgrades intended to improve access, parking, and amenities, officials announced.  In an announcement on Thursday, Jan. 11, MTA officials announced the opening of a second elevator at the Scarsdale Metro-North Train Station.  The new elevator is located in an enclosed tower that serves the Grand Central Station-bound platform.  Additionally, the overpass at the station was raised seven inches to give more vertical clearance for Metro-North trains. Other enhancements added to the sta…
Update: Man Killed By Train In Northern Westchester Was Beloved Author Of 2 Novels Update: Man Killed By Train In Northern Westchester Was Beloved Author Of 2 Novels
Update: Man Killed By Train In Northern Westchester Was Beloved Author Of 2 Novels A beloved author of two novels who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Northern Westchester is being remembered for his talent and passion for his craft.  Chappaqua resident David Burr Gerrard died on Friday, Dec. 8 at the age of 42 after being struck by a Harlem Line train at Chappaqua station at around 9 a.m., according to an MTA spokesperson.  Earlier Report - ID Released For Chappaqua Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Gerrard had been a successful author who wrote two novels, "Short Century" and "The Epiphany Machine," according to his website.  Born in Queens in 1…
ID Released For Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train ID Released For Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train
ID Released For Westchester Resident Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train The identity has been released of a person who was killed after being struck by a train at a station in New York. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Westchester County when the man trespassing on tracks at the Port Chester station was struck by the Stamford-bound Metro-North  train on Track 3, according to an MTA spokesperson.  The man struck was later declared dead.  Early Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, the MTA identified the man as 59-year-old Mamaroneck resident Gabriel Rocael Barrios. Original report: Person Fatally Struck By Train In West…
Structural Issues In Building Above Tracks Cause Amtrak Service Suspensions In Westchester Structural Issues In Building Above Tracks Cause Amtrak Service Suspensions In Westchester
Structural Issues In Building Above Tracks Cause Amtrak Service Suspensions In Westchester Those looking to travel between Westchester and New York City by Amtrak will be faced with service suspensions for the time being.  New, updated report - Update: Amtrack Service Resumes To Croton-Harmon After Structural Issues Cause Suspension Amtrak service between Croton-Harmon station in Croton-on-Hudson and New York City has been temporarily suspended as a result of safety concerns resulting from "structure issues" of a privately-owned building above Empire Line tracks, Amtrak officials announced on Sunday, Nov. 12.  The structural issues were found in a New York City pa…
New Update: Woman Killed After Being Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester New Update: Woman Killed After Being Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester
New Update: Woman Killed After Being Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester This story has been updated. A woman was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train near a station in Westchester, officials said. The incident happened on Friday, Nov. 3 just before 9 a.m., when a woman was hit by a southbound Hudson Line train near Yonkers station, according to an MTA spokesperson.  The woman's identity has not yet been released by authorities, and the investigation into her death is ongoing. The incident caused at least two trains traveling from Grand Central Station to Croton-Harmon to bypass the Riverdale station in the Bronx, as well as delays of up to 10 to …
Woman Hospitalized After Falling On Tracks At Northern Westchester Train Station Woman Hospitalized After Falling On Tracks At Northern Westchester Train Station
Woman Hospitalized After Falling On Tracks At Northern Westchester Train Station A woman was taken to a hospital after she fell on the tracks at a Northern Westchester train station, causing brief Metro-North service delays.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Oct. 24 around 8:30 p.m., when a woman accidentally fell on tracks at the Bedford Hills train station, according to an MTA spokesperson.  The woman was later assisted and treated by EMS personnel at the scene. She was later taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. The incident caused temporary delays of up to 25 minutes for Metro-North trains, officials added. 
New Look: Rail-Cleaning 'Laser Train' To Clean NY Metro-North Routes Of Fallen Leaves New Look: Rail-Cleaning 'Laser Train' To Clean NY Metro-North Routes Of Fallen Leaves
New Look: Rail-Cleaning 'Laser Train' To Clean NY Metro-North Routes Of Fallen Leaves In order to clean its New York rail routes of slimy sludge left behind by fallen autumn leaves, Metro-North will be employing its "Laser Train," which has been given an all-new retro-inspired look.  This year will mark the first time that the "Laser Train" has been marked any differently than regular maintenance trains, Metro-North announced on Tuesday, Oct. 17.  The futuristic trains were developed in order to clear rails of wet, slimy leaf sludge caused by a chemical in fallen leaves called pectin. This substance can cause trains to slip along the rails as they brake, resulting …
Hungry? Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off At Westchester Eatery Hungry? Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off At Westchester Eatery
Hungry? Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off At Westchester Eatery It's official: Fall 2023's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has officially started with a kickoff event held at a Westchester eatery.  The fall kickoff was held at Red Horse by David Burke located in White Plains inside the Opus Westchester in White Plains at 221 Main St. (Route 119), Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Earlier Report - Fall Lineup: Dates, Participating Eateries Revealed For Hudson Valley Restaurant Week The modern American steakhouse, which features prime beef dry-aged to celebrity chef David Burke's patented Himalay…
'Leaf Peeper' Metro-North Trains Available For Autumn Lovers In Hudson Valley: Here's When 'Leaf Peeper' Metro-North Trains Available For Autumn Lovers In Hudson Valley: Here's When
'Leaf Peeper' Metro-North Trains Available For Autumn Lovers In Hudson Valley: Here's When Metro-North has good news for those who have waited all year for the leaves to change colors in the Hudson Valley.  Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 7, Metro-North will be adding extra "leaf peeper" trains to the Hudson Line that will take autumn-loving riders to the "incomparably scenic" Hudson River Valley for views of fall foliage, MTA officials announced.  Five of these extra trains will be added on Saturdays, while four extra trains will be added on Sundays, officials added.  "Fall is the best season to experience all that the Hudson Valley has to offer," said Metro-Nor…
New Update: Missing 21-Year-Old Found Dead After Being Hit By Train In Westchester, Police Say New Update: Missing 21-Year-Old Found Dead After Being Hit By Train In Westchester, Police Say
New Update: Missing 21-Year-Old Found Dead After Being Hit By Train In Westchester, Police Say A family is mourning the loss of a 21-year-old man who was killed by a Metro-North train in Westchester after being reported missing for several days, police said. Yonkers resident Justin Calcano, age 21, was killed on Thursday, Sept. 14 after being struck by a Metro-North train near the Yonkers train station, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Calcano had been reported missing to Yonkers Police on Thursday, Sept. 7 after being last seen in the Bronx. The department then continued to look for him until the day of his death, when Yonkers officers and d…
Duo Rescued From Capsized Boat In Westchester Thanks To Observant Train Passenger Duo Rescued From Capsized Boat In Westchester Thanks To Observant Train Passenger
Duo Rescued From Capsized Boat In Westchester Thanks To Observant Train Passenger Two people were rescued from a capsized vessel in the Hudson River when an observant train passenger spotted them in the water while traveling in Westchester near the new Tappan Zee Bridge.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 16 around 6 p.m. when Irvington Police received a call from a passenger on a Metro-North train who told authorities that a small boat had capsized in the Hudson River.  The department then sent officers to the riverfront to canvass for it from the shore and soon requested help from a Westchester County Police Marine Unit.  With help from both Irvi…
Debris Removed From Under Bridge In Westchester To Stop Flooding Debris Removed From Under Bridge In Westchester To Stop Flooding
Debris Removed From Under Bridge In Westchester To Stop Flooding A build-up of debris underneath a Metro-North bridge in Westchester had to be removed to prevent possible flooding, county officials said.  As a result of storms bringing heavy downpours, a build-up of branches and other flotsam began appearing underneath the Metro-North bridge in Bronxville near Parkway Road which soon became noticed by residents.  According to County Legislator James Nolan, several residents then reached out to him with concerns that the blockage could result in flooding in the area. Nolan then reached out to the county's Parks Department, which sent staff …
Flash Flood Causes Over 200 People To Become Stranded On Train In Hudson Valley Flash Flood Causes Over 200 People To Become Stranded On Train In Hudson Valley
Flash Flood Causes Over 200 People To Become Stranded On Train In Hudson Valley In the midst of a severe storm that dumped a deluge of rainfall on the Hudson Valley, over 200 people became stuck on a train that could not proceed because of flash flooding.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Sunday night, July 9, when first responders were sent to the Manitou Train Station in Philipstown during a severe storm system to provide help to passengers who had become stuck on a train there.  According to the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 225 people had become stranded on the train because of flash flooding that had covered the tracks.  …
New Update: Drenching Downpours Wash Away Parts Of Busy Roadways In Hudson Valley New Update: Drenching Downpours Wash Away Parts Of Busy Roadways In Hudson Valley
New Update: Drenching Downpours Wash Away Parts Of Busy Roadways In Hudson Valley Multiple roads in the Hudson Valley remain closed Monday, July 10, and Metro-North service was reduced after torrents of rain sent vehicles floating, created sinkholes, and flooded homes. A state of emergency was issued In Orange County by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus issued an executive order banning all vehicles and pedestrians from roads in the Town of Highland until 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 10. Neuhaus also reported a woman, reportedly in her 30s, drowned near West Point. In Westchester County, Yorktown Supervisor Tom Diana issued a state of emergency on M…
Flooding From Storm Causing Road Closures, Water Rescues, Train Delays, Cancellations In Region Flooding From Storm Causing Road Closures, Water Rescues, Train Delays, Cancellations In Region
Flooding From Storm Causing Road Closures, Water Rescues, Train Delays, Cancellations In Region New Update: At Least 1 Dead After Severe Storms With Flash Flooding Pound Hudson Valley Flooding is causing road closures and train disruptions as a powerful storm system with heavy downpours moves through the region. Water rescues have been reported in some parts of the region. In a new update Monday morning, July 10, state police said troopers have assisted dozens of motorists and are currently doing a check of all remaining vehicles still stranded in the area to ensure that there is no one left behind. In the Hudson Valley, the New York State Police is asking the pu…
Injured Worker Rescued From Roof Of Metro-North Facility In Northern Westchester Injured Worker Rescued From Roof Of Metro-North Facility In Northern Westchester
Injured Worker Rescued From Roof Of Metro-North Facility In Northern Westchester Emergency responders were called to a Metro-North yard in Northern Westchester to rescue an injured worker from a roof.  The incident happened on Tuesday, June 13 just before noon, when firefighters and first responders were sent to the Metro-North Croton-Harmon Yard in Croton-on-Hudson on a report of an injured worker on top of a building.  According to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, the worker, who suffered a shoulder injury, was evaluated on the roof before they were lowered to the ground by a ladder.  The quick rescue was completed within a half-hour, fire officia…
Suspect At Large After Shooting At Train Station In Westchester Suspect At Large After Shooting At Train Station In Westchester
Suspect At Large After Shooting At Train Station In Westchester Authorities are searching for a suspect who shot a man in the parking lot of a train station in Westchester, leaving him hospitalized.  The incident happened on Saturday, May 20 around 11:45 p.m., when MTA Police responded to the south parking lot at the Metro-North Mount Vernon East Station after they received a report of shots fired, according to MTA Police Department spokesperson Aaron Donovan.  Once at the scene, an investigation revealed that a man with multiple gunshot wounds had been taken to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital. No weapons were found at the scene, b…
New Update: 'Suspicious' Multi-Building Fire Under Investigation In Westchester New Update: 'Suspicious' Multi-Building Fire Under Investigation In Westchester
New Update: 'Suspicious' Multi-Building Fire Under Investigation In Westchester A multi-building blaze in Westchester that took the majority of a day to extinguish and had firefighters operating throughout the night is now under investigation by authorities.  The fire, which started late Monday morning, April 17, in Port Chester at 16 to 18 South Main Street (US Route 1) and lasted throughout the day left numerous buildings damaged, according to Port Chester village officials.  Earlier Report - New Update: Massive Blaze Breaks Out In Port Chester On Route 1, Affects Train Service Now that the fire has been knocked down, Port Chester police have deemed the fire to be …
43-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train On Easter Sunday 43-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train On Easter Sunday
43-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train On Easter Sunday A woman was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train on Easter. The incident happened early Sunday afternoon, April 9 in Fairfield County near the station in the town of Fairfield, according to MTA officials. The woman has now been identified as Jamie Ann Lynn, age 43, of Fairfield. Earlier report: Person Struck By Train In Fairfield No criminality is suspected during the incident, officials said. An investigation is ongoing.
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester The identity of a man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester has been released.  The man, who was hit by the train on Thursday, April 6 around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Station, is identified as 57-year-old Saratoga County resident John Styczynski of Clifton Park, according to MTA officials.  Earlier Report - Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Harrison, Causing Delays Styczynski had been on the tracks without authorization when he was struck by a train heading from New Haven to Grand Central Station.  As a result of the incident, …
Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester, Causing Delays Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester, Causing Delays
Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester, Causing Delays Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester Metro-North officials are investigating the death of a person who was fatally struck by a train in Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, April 6 around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Station, when an unauthorized person on the tracks was hit and killed by a train that had been heading to Grand Central Station from New Haven, according to MTA spokesperson Meghan Keegan.  As a result of the incident, the New Haven Line is now experiencing delays of 10 to 15 minutes.&n…
19-Year-Old Killed By Train Was 'Wonderful Kid' From Northern Westchester 19-Year-Old Killed By Train Was 'Wonderful Kid' From Northern Westchester
19-Year-Old Killed By Train Was 'Wonderful Kid' From Northern Westchester A 19-year-old who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in Northern Westchester is being remembered as a hard-working son who loved helping his family.  Earlier Report - ID Released For 19-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Peekskill Peekskill resident Wilmer Cango was fatally struck by Train No. 830 on Monday, Feb. 6 around 7:10 a.m. at the Peekskill Metro-North station at the Hudson Avenue Crossing, Metro-North officials said.  Now, his family is dealing with the unexpected loss of a son. However, they will not have to do it alone, as a GoF…
Distraught Man Stopped From Jumping Off Bridge In Northern Westchester Distraught Man Stopped From Jumping Off Bridge In Northern Westchester
Distraught Man Stopped From Jumping Off Bridge In Northern Westchester A life was saved when police were able to talk a man down from jumping off a bridge in Northern Westchester.  In the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 3, around 1:12 a.m., police responded to a residence in Mount Kisco on Maple Avenue after receiving a report from a caller that their roommate had fallen and injured his hand before becoming upset and leaving the apartment, according to the Westchester County Police Department. Officers were then able to locate the man at a bridge on Lieto Drive, where he had climbed over a railing and was threatening to jump onto the Metro-North railr…
ID Released For 19-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Northern Westchester ID Released For 19-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Northern Westchester
ID Released For 19-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Northern Westchester The name of the 19-year-old who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Northern Westchester has been released.  Earlier Report - New Update: Person Killed By Train In Peekskill, Metro-North Service Still Delayed Peekskill resident Wilmer Cango was hit by train number 830 on Monday, Feb. 6 around 7:10 a.m. at the Peekskill Metro-North station at the Hudson Avenue Crossing, Metro-North spokesman Mike Cortez said.  Cango had been trespassing on the tracks when he was hit. He later died from his injuries. More details about how Cango was hit have not yet be…
New Update: Person Killed By Train In Northern Westchester, Metro-North Service Still Delayed New Update: Person Killed By Train In Northern Westchester, Metro-North Service Still Delayed
New Update: Person Killed By Train In Northern Westchester, Metro-North Service Still Delayed Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 19-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Northern Westchester A person was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Northern Westchester, delaying service and prompting an investigation.  Earlier Report - Person Reportedly Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Delayed In Peekskill The person was hit by train number 830 on Monday, Feb. 6 around 7:10 a.m. at the Peekskill Metro-North station at the Hudson Avenue Crossing, and died as a result of their injuries, Metro-North spokesman Mike Cortez said.  The pers…
Person Reportedly Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Delayed In Northern Westchester Person Reportedly Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Delayed In Northern Westchester
Person Reportedly Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Delayed In Northern Westchester Click here for a new, updated story: Person Killed By Train In Northern Westchester, Metro-North Service Still Delayed Service is delayed after a person was reportedly struck by a Metro-North train in Northern Westchester. The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. in Peekskill. Hudson Line service is temporarily delayed between the stations in Manitou (in Putnam County) and Peekskill "while we investigate reports of a person struck by a train near Peekskill," Metro-North said in a statement. Information on the person who was struck has not yet been released.  This is a dev…