Six killed in Metro-North crash with SUV


VALHALLA –Six people were killed Tuesday
evening when a Harlem Line Metro-North train struck an SUV on tracks near
White Plains. Fifteen people were injured and were being treated at local
Five people on the train and the female driver of the SUV died in the crash when the vehicle caught fire, resulting in the first car of the train also burning up.
Several hundred people were onboard at the time of the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to the site
to investigate the accident.

Image from WNBC 4 New York

For people who had loved ones who may have been affected by the accident,  Metro-North has established a family assistance center at the Mount Pleasant Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Plaza in Valhalla. Information also is available at 1-800-METRO-INFO. (800-638-7646)
Metro-North is providing alternate service today (Wednesday) for Harlem Line customers. Customers should expect delays and crowding conditions.
Trains will operate from Wassaic to Southeast, where customers will be able to board a bus to Beacon on the Hudson Line.
Electric train service will operate from Brewster to Goldens Bridge. Then customers will board a bus shuttle to North White Plains where they will get back on a train.
From Goldens Bridge to Pleasantville, customers will board buses for the trip to North White Plains. 
Train service will operate normally from North White Plains and all points south.
There will not be service at Valhalla or Hawthorne.  Customers should go to an alternate station.
Metro-North will cross honor tickets on the Hudson and New Haven lines.  There will be free parking at Cortlandt.
It was a little over a year ago when a Metro-North Hudson Line train derailed in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring over 60 others. 

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