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Metro-North Harlem Line Service Resumes Following Deadly Crash

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Metro-North Railroad service on the Harlem Line has resumed following the fiery collision that killed six people.

Passengers are advised to expect delays as trains will have to slow down through the crash site area.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority worked non-stop to rebuild the damaged section of track.

Metro-North Harlem Line Service Resumes

Since the accident around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Harlem Line service had been shut down between Pleasantville and North White Plains.

The wreckage from the crash was removed from the tracks around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The damaged train was hauled to the Metro-North yard in North White Plains.

Workers had to rebuild about 500 feet of electrified third rail, inspect the running rail and test signals damaged in the crash. The third rail broke apart and pierced the floor of the train car during the accident.

Many rail riders were happy to see the trains running again.

Metro-North Harlem Line Service Resumes

"I'm just delighted the service is back," Chappaqua commuter Dave Johnson told CBS2's Janelle Burrell.

"Very happy to have train service back," another Chappaqua commuter told 1010 WINS' Roger Stern. "It's actually amazing that it's taken such a short period of time given the circumstances."

But others Thursday morning said the ride to work would be a time for reflection.

"One of my co-workers was in the head car," a Valhalla commuter told WCBS 880's Paul Murnane. "He got out safely, he helped people, he put fires out on people. Thinking about the lives that were lost needlessly -- yeah it will be a quiet ride."

Commerce Street in Valhalla will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the NTSB completes its investigation sometime Thursday.

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