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"Evening rush hour commuters in New York City are still grappling with limited service and delays following a fire that broke out beneath elevated Metro-North train tracks. New York City fire officials say a fire that broke out beneath elevated train tracks in New York City and disrupted train service for more than 150,000 commuters has been ruled an accident. The Fire Department of New York says Wednesday that the fire at a garden center underneath Metro-North tracks in East Harlem was caused by fuel that spilled on a hot generator. New York's The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says crews are installing six temporary steel columns following a Manhattan fire that caused structural damage and disrupted train service for some 150,000 commuters. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says Metro-North trains will operate on an abbreviated schedule for a second straight day Thursday following a major track fire in East Harlem. Metro-North commuters are packed into the", www.chron.com
"Delays drag on amid repairs to train tracks damaged by fire NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of rail passengers will have to deal with another day of slow commutes as crews repair elevated train tracks in New York City that were damaged by a fire. The blaze broke out Tuesday night at a garden center underneath Metro-North tracks in Manhattan's East Harlem section, north of Grand Central Terminal, halting train service for hours and damaging a center column beneath a viaduct holding the elevated tracks.", www.seattlepi.com
"Commuter train service in and out of New York City's Grand Central Terminal was restored on a limited basis on Wednesday, a day after a fire under a section of elevated track in Manhattan interrupted the evening rush hour, officials said.", www.foxbusiness.com
"Metro-North commuters are packed into the aisles of trains that have been reduced to running on a Saturday schedule after a major track fire. Officials say limited train service has been restored on Metro-North lines into and out of New York City's Grand Central Station hours after a raging fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks. New York City commuters should expect long delays and limited service Wednesday after a raging fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks in the city. Officials say the blaze ignited Tuesday evening at a garden center business underneath Metro-North tracks in East Harlem, halting train service and stranding thousands of commuters. The railroad says it will run a Saturday schedule for the Wednesday morning rush hour with trains stopping in the Bronx so passengers can connect to subway service into Manhattan.", www.chron.com
"NEW YORK (AP) — A massive fire underneath elevated train tracks in New York City has halted service and stranded thousands of commuters. More than 150 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out Tuesday evening at a garden nursery center beneath Metro-North tracks in East Harlem, fire officials said. The fire also involved construction debris, several trailers and vehicles and may have blown off bolts from the tracks, fire officials said.", www.seattlepi.com
"NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of commuters into and out of New York's famed Grand Central Terminal faced crippling delays Wednesday, one day after a raging fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks in the city, officials said. The blaze Tuesday night at a garden center underneath Metro-North tracks north of the station in Manhattan's East Harlem section halted train service and left thousands of commuters stranded on their way home. Commuters were warned to expect long delays and extremely crowded conditions, and officials encouraged customers to work from home or find alternate travel plans. 'Crews inspected all elements, including the supports, track, power and signal, and ran test trains to ensure safety' before reopening the tracks, according to a statement released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority early Wednesday.", www.seattlepi.com
"Rail services in and out of New York City's Grand Central Terminal will be suspended for the morning commute on Wednesday, a day after a fire under a section of elevated track in Manhattan interrupted the evening rush hour, officials said.", www.reuters.com
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