A CSX garbage train was heading north out of the Bronx when 10 of its 24 cars derailed at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, The New York Times reported.
Marjorie Anders, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said that the incident caused four Metro-North trains to be halted. Buses were dispatched to get passengers on their way Thursday night.
The cause of the derailment was not immediately clear, Anders said, adding that a crane will be used to put the derailed cars back on the tracks.
Passengers told WNBC-TV (New York) that the whole ordeal was frustrating.
"We just stood there for a couple of minutes. Then they backed us up to Yankee Stadium and said that was it," said Fred Rothenberg. "They dumped us like a piece of garbage. No options, no buses, nothing."
"An announcement came in that there was a derailment up ahead and they would provide more information as soon as they had it," said another woman. "Shortly thereafter, we saw people just kind of getting off the train."
A notice on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority website said service was still disrupted Friday morning.
"Hudson Line AM-peaks service remains suspended until further notice due to last night's freight train derailment in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil station," the special service notice said. "Customers are strongly recommended to make alternate service plans."