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Shuttle Bus Plan In Place For Morning Rush After Deadly Metro-North Accident

VALHALLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Because of an accident that caused a Metro-North Harlem Line train to erupt in flames and left seven people dead, the railroad has set up an alternate service plan for the Wednesday morning rush.

Harlem Line Trains will operate from Wassaic to Southeast, where customers will be able to board a bus to Beacon on the Hudson Line, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

Electric train service will operate from Brewster to Goldens Bridge. Customers may then board a shuttle bus to North White Plains, at which point they may get back on a train.

Between Goldens Bridge and Pleasantville, customers will board buses for the trip to North White Plains, the MTA said.

Train service will operate normally from North White Plains and all points south, the MTA said.

There will be no service at Valhalla or Hawthorne, and customers should go to an alternate station, the MTA said.

Metro-North will cross-honor tickets on the Hudson and New Haven lines, and there will be free parking at Cortlandt.

It was not clear when service would be fully restored.

"When things will get back to normal on the Harlem line, you can't say. That's certainly a question for the MTA. But clearly, things will be disrupted through the night, and probably at least the rush hour tomorrow," Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said at a news conference late Tuesday night.

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