Man killed by train in Scarsdale

A train is stopped in Scarsdale during the investigation of a fatality on the southbound Metro North tracks. 

A man was killed by a train on the Metro-North railroad tracks in Scarsdale June 12, according to information from Scarsdale and MTA police, after either falling or jumping in front of an 8:26 a.m. train heading southbound from North White Plains to Grand Central Terminal on the Metro-North Harlem Line.

The identity of the man, who was not authorized to be on the tracks, is not yet known.

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A Scarsdale police officer interviews a Metro North employee.

Police responded to the Scarsdale train station at 9:20 a.m. and all Harlem Line service was suspended in both directions between Crestwood and White Plains. At 10:58 a.m. a northbound express train from Grand Central was allowed to run northbound on Track 1. Trains were allowed to run only on Track 1 while the police investigation continued on Track 2. The southbound train involved in the incident left Scarsdale and was sent north toward Hartsdale at 11:49 a.m. The public was finally allowed onto the southbound platform as of 12:09 p.m. and train service resumed with 80-minute delays. Regular on-time service resumed three hours after the incident occurred.

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A Westchester County medical examiner vehicle arrives at the scene at Depot Place.

In addition to multiple MTA workers and trucks and a medical examiner, at least seven Scarsdale and MTA police cars and one officer on a bicycle, several fire trucks and vans and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the incident.

Scarsdale police controlled the area off site and off the tracks, assisting with traffic and directing people elsewhere.

Officials from the MTA and SVAC declined to comment on the number and condition of passengers who were on the affected train.

The MTA will continue its investigation.

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Onlookers peer over the edge of the Popham Road bridge June 12.


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