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Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester
Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Train service was briefly delayed at a station in Westchester while a man was detained after being caught with a weapon in his backpack, authorities said. The arrest happened on Thursday, April 4 just before 1:15 p.m., when the MTA Police learned of a possibly armed man on Train No. 858 at Yonkers Station, according to an MTA spokesperson.  Officers met the 11:45 Hudson Line train, which had departed from Poughkeepsie, at Yonkers Station after it made an unscheduled stop and identified the 52-year-old suspect. Police then removed the man from the train and detained him, soon discoverin…
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 …
New Update: Woman Killed After Being Struck By Metro-North Train In Yonkers New Update: Woman Killed After Being Struck By Metro-North Train In Yonkers
New Update: Woman Killed After Being Struck By Metro-North Train In Yonkers 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 …
Metro-North Service Restored After Mudslide In Scarborough Metro-North Service Restored After Mudslide In Scarborough
Metro-North Service Restored After Mudslide In Scarborough MTA Metro-North Railroad will operate on a near-normal weekday schedule on Monday, Oct. 23 following a mudslide in Scarborough on Saturday morning, Oct. 21 that prevented trains from operating between Tarrytown and Croton-Harmon. To reduce the potential for congestion-related delays, the railroad is adjusting Hudson Line schedules and canceling four of the 158 trains the railroad operates on the line daily, and during peak hours, trains that operate in the reverse-peak direction will operate express between Tarrytown and Croton-Harmon. “In the face of dangerous weather and a looming deadlin…
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Ossining Person Struck, Killed By Train In Ossining
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Ossining One person was killed after "coming in contact" with a train in Northern Westchester. The incident occurred in Ossining, around 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, according to Jen Flanagan, spokesperson for Amtrak. Flanagan said the person, who has not yet been identified, was trespassing on the track in the area of Metro North MP 31 on the Hudson Line. There were no reported injuries to the 97 passengers or crew members onboard the train. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department is the lead agency.  The train was delayed for approximately three and a half hours. This is …
'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: Buses To Replace Suspended Metro-North Trains After Storms In Northern Westchester New Update: Buses To Replace Suspended Metro-North Trains After Storms In Northern Westchester
New Update: Buses To Replace Suspended Metro-North Trains After Storms In Northern Westchester In the aftermath of severe storms that left Hudson Line tracks covered in water and debris, Metro-North officials have announced that a limited bus service will replace suspended trains in the Hudson Valley.  The limited bus service will begin serving the Hudson Line at around 1 p.m. on Monday, July 10, and will make stops between the Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie stations, MTA officials announced.  Earlier Report - Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Changes Due To Storm Damage These stops will include the Cortlandt and Beacon stations as well.  The buses wil…
Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Changes Due To Storm Damage Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Changes Due To Storm Damage
Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Changes Due To Storm Damage New Updates:  Buses to Replace Suspended Metro-North Trains After Severe Storms In Hudson Valley At Least 1 Dead After Severe Storms With Flash Flooding Pound Hudson Valley Due to the impact of severe storms in the Hudson Valley leaving behind high water, trees, boulders, and other debris, sections of Metro-North's Hudson Line tracks north of Croton-Harmon have become impassable.  As a result, Metro-North Railroad service between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie has been suspended, and is expected to remain unavailable at least through the day Monday. Crews will be working to eval…
Support Swells For Family Of Peekskill Man Killed By Train: Leaves Behind 2 Kids Support Swells For Family Of Peekskill Man Killed By Train: Leaves Behind 2 Kids
Support Swells For Family Of Peekskill Man Killed By Train: Leaves Behind 2 Kids A community is coming together to help the family of a man killed by a train in Northern Westchester, who leaves behind two children and a third on the way. According to MTA officials, Peekskill resident Marcos Preciado, age 37, was killed on Monday night, May 8 after he was struck by an Amtrak train around 8:40 p.m. on the Hudson Line near Cortlandt station. Earlier Report - ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By Train In Cortlandt In the days after his death, his sister, Vanessa, created a fundraiser to help raise money for his funeral expenses.  On the GoFundMe page,&nbs…
ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By Train In Cortlandt ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By Train In Cortlandt
ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By Train In Cortlandt New, updated story: Support Swells For Peekskill Man Killed By Train: Leaves Behind 2 Children The identity of a man who was killed after being struck by an Amtrak train in Northern Westchester has been released by authorities.  Peekskill resident Marcos Preciado, age 37, was killed on Monday night, May 8 after he was struck by an Amtrak train around 8:40 p.m. on the Hudson Line near Cortlandt station, according to MTA officials. Earlier Report - Person Dies After Being Struck By Train In Cortlandt Following the incident, Preciado was taken to an area hospital an…
Person Dies After Being Struck By Train In Cortlandt Person Dies After Being Struck By Train In Cortlandt
Person Dies After Being Struck By Train In Cortlandt New, updated story: ID Released For Person Struck, Killed By Train In Cortlandt A person was killed when they were struck by an Amtrak train near a station in Northern Westchester, officials said.  The incident happened on Monday night, May 8 around 8:40 p.m., when a person was struck by an Amtrak train on the Hudson Line near Cortlandt station, according to MTA officials.  The person was then taken to an area hospital, and later died from injuries sustained in the incident.  An investigation into the death is now ongoing. No criminality is currently suspected, officia…
Dump Truck Bursts Into Flames Near Metro-North Tracks In Tarrytown, Causing Delays Dump Truck Bursts Into Flames Near Metro-North Tracks In Tarrytown, Causing Delays
Dump Truck Bursts Into Flames Near Metro-North Tracks In Tarrytown, Causing Delays Metro-North commuters on the Hudson Line are experiencing slight delays due to a dump truck fire on the tracks in Westchester. The incident took place in Tarrytown at about 1:50 a.m., Wednesday, April 12 when a track equipment train caught on fire south of the Tarrytown station, said MTA officials. MTA officials said the fire department and maintenance personnel responded to the scene and the fire was extinguished. Maintenance personnel inspected the tracks/signals and track equipment. Crews are working to repair the tracks, causing a 10-minute delay for Hudson Line commuters in Tarrytown,…
Person Reportedly Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Delayed In Peekskill Person Reportedly Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Delayed In Peekskill
Person Reportedly Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Delayed In Peekskill 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…
ID Released For Peekskill Woman Struck, Killed By Train ID Released For Peekskill Woman Struck, Killed By Train
ID Released For Peekskill Woman Struck, Killed By Train The identity of a woman killed after being hit by a Metro-North train in Northern Westchester has been released. Earlier Report - Update: Person Killed By Train In Peekskill, Metro-North Service Resumes The woman is identified as 59-year-old Anna Hongach of Peekskill, who was hit by a Metro-North train on Monday, Jan. 30 around 6 a.m. in Peekskill at the Hudson Avenue crossing, Metro-North officials said.  Officials have not yet revealed why she was on the tracks, or how she got there. An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.  The incident caused delays of …
Update: Person Killed By Train In Peekskill, Metro-North Service Resumes Update: Person Killed By Train In Peekskill, Metro-North Service Resumes
Update: Person Killed By Train In Peekskill, Metro-North Service Resumes A person was killed after being hit by a Metro-North train in Northern Westchester.  Earlier Report - Person Struck By Train: Metro-North Service Resumes With Delays In Peekskill The incident happened on Monday, Jan. 30 around 6 a.m. in Peekskill at the Hudson Avenue crossing, Metro-North officials said.  The person's identity has not yet been released pending notification of their family.  The incident caused delays of up to 15 to 20 minutes on the Hudson Line until around 10 a.m.  This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.&n…
Person On Tracks Hit By Train In Hudson Valley, Officials Say Person On Tracks Hit By Train In Hudson Valley, Officials Say
Person On Tracks Hit By Train In Hudson Valley, Officials Say An MTA train hit a person on the tracks, causing a serious leg wound. According to the MTA, the incident took place around 11:35 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, when the southbound Croton-Harmon-bound train struck the person at the Breakneck Ridge station in Fishkill in Dutchess County. The person struck was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center with a reported leg injury.  Hudson Line service was initially suspended between Cold Spring and Beacon.  Service was delayed for a short time but resumed to full service by 2:11 a.m. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for u…
Metro-North Service Suspended As Snow Becomes Heavier During Nor'easter Metro-North Service Suspended As Snow Becomes Heavier During Nor'easter
Metro-North Service Suspended As Snow Becomes Heavier During Nor'easter Metro-North trains will be temporarily suspending service as the rate of snowfall during the Nor'easter has become heavier, creating potential travel hazards. MTA officials announced that with major snow accumulation and high winds creating increasingly hazardous travel conditions, Metro-North will shut down service with the last trains departing Grand Central Terminal at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1. The last scheduled arrivals into Grand Central will be at approximately 4 p.m. According to the MTA, the last departures on Monday will be:  Hudson Line
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Tropical Storm Isaias: Metro-North Suspends Service Due To High Winds, Hazardous Conditions Tropical Storm Isaias: Metro-North Suspends Service Due To High Winds, Hazardous Conditions
Tropical Storm Isaias: Metro-North Suspends Service Due To High Winds, Hazardous Conditions The gusty winds, falling trees, and wild weather brought to the region by Tropical Storm Isaias has forced Metro-North to suspend service due to the hazardous conditions. The MTA announced that Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines is currently suspended as of 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 due to high winds and the conditions caused by the storm. According to MTA, service will resume “as soon as conditions safely allow.” Earlier in the day, the MTA had cautioned that travel plans should be arranged by the early afternoon in the event Tropical Storm Isaias struck soo…
COVID-19: Here's When Latest Metro-North Schedule Change Starts COVID-19: Here's When Latest Metro-North Schedule Change Starts
Covid-19: Here's When Latest Metro-North Schedule Change Starts As ridership continues to plummet to historic lows amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the MTA announced it will once again be altering the schedule for Metro-North trains. Beginning on Monday, April 13, Metro-North will operate on an hourly schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines during both the weekdays and weekends. The Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will remain on Saturday schedules, with hourly service at some points of the day. Changes also include Harlem Line trains to operate every two hours on weekdays between Southeast and Wassaic. There is no service …
Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Being Hit By Metro-North Train Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Being Hit By Metro-North Train
Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Being Hit By Metro-North Train A man received serious injuries to his leg after being struck by a work train heading north to Poughkeepsie. The incident took place around 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, near the Metro-North Breakneck Ridge Station, said Meredith Daniels, a spokeswoman for the MTA.  When police and first responders arrived on the scene they found the man had sustained leg injuries and he was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center, Daniels said. Trains on the Hudson Line were delayed 15 to 20 minutes as a result of the incident. The MTA police are investigating the incident.
Here's When New Metro-North Harlem, Hudson, New Haven Schedules Take Effect Here's When New Metro-North Harlem, Hudson, New Haven Schedules Take Effect
Here's When New Metro-North Harlem, Hudson, New Haven Schedules Take Effect MTA Metro-North Railroad officials have announced that new schedules will soon begin on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. The new schedules, which are intended to increase the frequency of trains and provide customers with more travel options, will take effect on Sunday, Sept. 29. Metro-North work crews have also completed a series of improvements to the section of track between Mott Haven and Woodlawn on the Harlem Line in the Bronx. This includes the installation of more than 1,400 ties, the creation of drainage improvements, the vacuuming of debris- covered ties, the installation o…
MTA Will Increase Service For July 4th Holiday MTA Will Increase Service For July 4th Holiday
MTA Will Increase Service For July 4th Holiday Still trying to figure out your travel plans for the Fourth of July? You may be able to take advantage of these additional services offered by the MTA. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials have announced a plan to offer extra rail services on Wednesday, July 3 in order to to help customers travel to Fourth of July holiday activities. On Thursday, July 4, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules. The eight additional Long Island Rail Road early afternoon services will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m. This service includes three extra…
12 Families Displaced In Two-Alarm Westchester Blaze That Causes Metro-North Delays 12 Families Displaced In Two-Alarm Westchester Blaze That Causes Metro-North Delays
12 Families Displaced In Two-Alarm Westchester Blaze That Causes Metro-North Delays Ten firefighters were injured and a dozen families displaced when a fire broke out that left two houses in Westchester destroyed and caused Metro-North delays. Crews were dispatched to 781 Warburton Ave. in Yonkers at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, when flames broke out in the first building affected, Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Flynn said. In total, 55 firefighters responded to the scene, with additional relief crews called in for assistance. Flynn said that upon arrival, crews found that the fire had spread throughout the building, and the rear walls of the building collapsed…
Metro-North Experiences Hours-Long Delays Metro-North Experiences Hours-Long Delays
Metro-North Experiences Hours-Long Delays This story has been updated. Metro-North experienced delays into and out of Grand Central Terminal due to a speed restriction resulting from track work starting at the tail end of the morning commute and continuing into the early afternoon. In a statement issued just before 8:30 a.m., Metro-North advised customers on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines to listen for announcements at local stations. Delays were as long as 20 minutes at times.
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Police have identified the Westchester man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train near the Beacon station late last week. A Metro-North spokesperson identified 29-year-old Yonkers resident Joseph Lanza as the unauthorized man who was struck and killed by a train at approximately 12:24 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 on the tracks just south of the Beacon station. According to the Metro-North spokesperson, Lanza was struck by the 10:43 a.m. train from Grand Central that was due into Poughkeepsie at 12:33 p.m. on the day he was hit. The incident was investigated by the MTAPD. The strike led …
Metro-North Delays, Cancellations After Person Struck, Killed Metro-North Delays, Cancellations After Person Struck, Killed
Metro-North Delays, Cancellations After Person Struck, Killed Some Metro-North trains are being canceled and others delayed as MTA police investigate a fatal strike near the Beacon station. Metro-North announced that the Hudson Line is experiencing service delays after an unauthorized person was struck and killed by a train at approximately 12:24 p.m. on the tracks south of the Beacon station, according to a spokesperson. According to Metro-North, the person - whose name has not been released - was struck by the 10:43 a.m. train from Grand Central that was due into Poughkeepsie at 12:33 p.m. The incident is currently under investigation by the MTAPD. …
Metro-North Issues St. Patrick’s Day Booze Ban Metro-North Issues St. Patrick’s Day Booze Ban
Metro-North Issues St. Patrick’s Day Booze Ban Irish eyes will be smiling throughout the area during St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, though not as much on any Metro-North Railroad lines, where booze is banned on one of the busiest drinking days of the year. Alcohol will be banned on St. Patrick’s Day, Metro-North announced this week, marking one of the few days of the year where they prohibit consumption of alcohol, including New Year’s Eve and SantaCon in December. “Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on trains, platforms, or stations,” according to Metro-North. “Any alcoholic beverage observed or found will be confiscated by MTA …
Update: Metro-North Lines Now Operating On, Close To Schedule Update: Metro-North Lines Now Operating On, Close To Schedule
Update: Metro-North Lines Now Operating On, Close To Schedule Update, 4 p.m. The Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines are now operating on or close to schedule, Metro-North reports. Update, 3:30 p.m. Residual delays remain across all Metro-North lines after the 138th Street Bridge was opened to let a ship pass through. Delays are now as follows: Hudson Line delays up to 25 minutes. Harlem Line delays up 30 minutes. New Haven Line up to 40 minutes. Danbury Branch up to 40 minutes. Original report, 3 p.m.: The opening of the 138th Street Bridge to allow a ship to go through is resulting in delays of up to an hour on all three Metro-North lines Wednes…
Metro-North Adds Extra Trains For Women's March In NYC Saturday Metro-North Adds Extra Trains For Women's March In NYC Saturday
Metro-North Adds Extra Trains For Women's March In NYC Saturday Metro-North will provide additional trains on the Hudson and New Haven lines on Saturday, Jan. 20 to accommodate people traveling to and from the Women's March being held in New York City. The march, which is being held on the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, is scheduled to begin with a pre-march rally at 11:30 a.m., followed by the march at 12:30 p.m. Four additional trains will be added to the morning inbound service to New York City on Saturday. Additional trains will be added to the afternoon outbound service on an as-needed basis. For more informati…
Cuomo: State Of Emergency Order Includes Westchester Cuomo: State Of Emergency Order Includes Westchester
Cuomo: State Of Emergency Order Includes Westchester With winds whipping up and snow continuing to fall, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a State of Emergency for downstate New York, which includes Westchester County. With the “bomb cyclone” battering the Hudson Valley, Cuomo was forced to declare the State of Emergency in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, noting that “this is not a normal storm.” Metro-North is reporting delays on all three Hudson Valley lines flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport have been temporarily suspended due to high winds. Cuomo - and local governments - have asked that area residents keep …