Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 09:37

A major train derailment in The Bronx caused four deaths and 63 injuries, along with a serious commuter alert for thousands of commuters during the coming work week.

Regular Hudson Line service remains suspended until further notice due to the train derailment in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil station. Customers are strongly recommended to make alternate service plans including travel on the Harlem Line. For details and further information, visit

Expect extensive AMTRAK delays. For more information, visit or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Some passengers were treated for trauma. All evacuated in The Bronx after this derailment involving 5 passenger cars along the Hudson line, where the Hudson and Bronx Rivers meet.

According to FDNY, the derailment happened shortly before 7 a.m. and numerous injuries have been reported. There are serious injuries and could include deaths. The power has been cut off and the service may be suspended for some time.

FDNY says five cars have come off the track north of the Spuyten Duyvel (Spitting Devil) train station in the Bronx. This derailment occurred between Harlem and Grand Central Station in New York as commuters were returning home for the holidays.