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Fire on the Metro North Halts Commuting

Liz Bowen, editor-in-chief with additional reporting by Christina Frasca, news editor

Attention commuters! As of 11:40 a.m. a fire under a rail bridge on the Harlem River has prevented all Metro-North service in and out of Grand Central. As a result, service has been halted for the Harlem and New Haven lines through the Fordham Station in the Bronx. Although firefighters are on the scene, there is no official word as to when Metro-North service will be restored. According to the New York Daily News, shuttle services are likely to replace the Metro-North for evening commuters.

At this point, the cause of the fire has not been determined, and no injuries were reported. For updates, check back here at observerblog.wordpress.com or on the Metro North’s website, http://www.mta.info/mnr/.

[Update] To get out of the city, get to the new Metro North stop at Yankee Stadium via the Subway, and then you can get all three major lines from there to get home. -C.F.

[Update, 2:51 p.m.] Two of four tracks are back in service. Regular off-peak serive has resumed on all three lines (Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven) as well. -C.F.

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