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Trains running again in NY after rock slide

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 20, 2014 at 12:17 am •  Published: July 20, 2014

GARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — Full service has resumed on the nation's second-largest commuter rail system after tumbling rocks damaged a stretch of tracks and halted trains north of New York City.

The Metro-North Railroad says trains started rolling again around midnight Saturday after repairs to the tracks between the Garrison and Peekskill stations on the Hudson Line.

The railroad brought in shuttle buses during the delay, but some of the hundreds of stranded passengers say they waited for hours without going anywhere.

Rocks rained down on the tracks as crews were fixing a retaining wall. No trains were damaged and no one was hurt, but both tracks were left impassible.

Amtrak service was also affected.

The rock slide is the latest headache for a railroad recovering from two major accidents and myriad service disruptions.