Cuomo: Four dead, 63 injured in Bronx train derailment
NEW YORK -- Amtrak train service has been restored between New York City and Albany. It was shut down today for hours following the train derailment in the Bronx. Officials say it killed four and injured at least 63.
Eleven of the injuries are reported as critical and several people had to be extricated from the train.
Governor Cuomo and City officials say the NTSB is headed to the scene to try and determine the cause of the derailment.
The derailment happened shortly after 7 a.m. on the Hudson line near where the Hudson and Harlem rivers run adjacent to each other.
Several cars of the Metro North train derailed, killing four and injuring dozens.
Viewers who are seeking the status of family members who may have been on the train can call #718-817-7444 or 311 in NYC, or #212-639-9675. JFK High School at 99 Terrace View Ave. in the Bronx has been established as a family center.
Amtrak says that passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to the earlier service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher.
Officials say Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington is not affected.
UPDATE: The NTSB is holding a briefing on the investigation at 4:30pm ET.
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