Rock slide damages NY train tracks, halts service

GARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides.

The Metro-North Railroad says repairs to the tracks between the Garrison and Peekskill stations on the Hudson Line could take hours but some service should be back by midnight Saturday. It says it's bringing in shuttle buses.

Some stranded passengers say they've been waiting for hours.

Rocks rained down on the tracks Saturday afternoon as crews were fixing a retaining wall. No trains were damaged. No people were hurt. But both tracks were left impassible.

Amtrak service also is affected.

Metro-North says crews are fixing the less-damaged track to restore service before shifting to the second track, which could require more extensive repairs.

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