NORTH WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Despite Tuesday night's deadly train accident, commuters at the North White Plains and Pleasantville train stations said they remain confident in Metro-North.
Between national media and extra commuters, the North White Plains train station was busier than normal.
Molly Friedrich, a Bedford Hills resident, said the accident was a terrible tragedy and she was sorry for the people who lost their lives but she was not concerned about riding the train.
"Absolutely not," Friedrich said. "Metro-North is the safest form of transportation next to hiking."
Brian Lao was traveling this morning from New York City.
"I'm not nervous at all," Lao said. "It is safe. You can't control accidents. It happens."
Ramesh Ramkan, an Ossining resident, said accidents happen when machines are used.
"We have to be cautious," Ramkan said. "We can't make any judgments. Metro-North will still run and it is still safe. I will continue to take the train."
Raj Karnati, a North White Plains resident, said service was still good, despite the 15 minute delay he experienced.
"Sometimes these things happen," Karnati said.
Jim Martinago, a Danbury, Conn., resident, was waiting for the train after working an overnight shift in Southeast.
"I've been doing this for 10 years," Martinago said. "You learn to deal with train delays."
Pleasantville Police Chief Richard Love was out with Metro-North employees making sure everything was going smoothly with the shuttle buses. He said he expected there to be a minimal traffic impact on Pleasantville residents.
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