Metro-North service restored after East Harlem explosion

Tim Fleischer reports from Woodlawn
March 12, 2014 3:04:31 PM PDT
Metro-North has restored all service to and from Grand Central Terminal after the explosion and building collapse next to Metro-North's tracks running above Park Avenue in East Harlem.

New Haven and Harlem line service was restored earlier in the afternoon, and Hudson Line service was restored as additional tracks reopened.

Metro-North structural engineers have verified the integrity of the Park Avenue elevated structure. And all four tracks have been restored to service after being cleared of debris, inspected for track and third rail integrity and approved for operations by Metro-North and the New York City Fire Department.

Trains will run at reduced speeds through the collapse zone to protect nearby employees and reduce vibrations as rescue and recovery work continues. This will result in some delays and crowding through the rush hour.

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