Speed May be Cause for Metro North Train Derailment in Westchester County

A Metro North train derailed in Rye N.Y

A Metro North train derailed in Rye N.Y

The west bound train on the New Haven line was traveling in a slow-speed zone at the time, just east of the Rye station.

Metro-North riders should expect some delays and platform changes Friday on the New Haven line following a train derailment Thursday in Rye.

Thirteen people were injured Thursday evening when another train derailed outside of New York City during rush hour. All of the affected cars were still upright after the derailment. Metro-North said customers should also expect delays between 10 and 15 minutes.

MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim said because the oppressive heat had caused a slight kink in the rail, a 10 miles per hour speed restriction was imposed at the curve.

Transportation officials are investigating the cause of the accident. She said an investigation would determine whether the train was negotiating the curve at a faster speed.

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The train was scheduled to get into Grand Central at 5.42pm, officials said.

"Smoke started rising, and you felt like you were riding on rocks", Rosenberg said.

Passengers were transferred to another train by 6:30 p.m., and crews were working to remove the derailed train Thursday night.

The MTA is cautiously optimistic that service will be near normal in Friday.

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