Police responded to the Scarsdale train station at 9:20 a.m. on a report of a fatality on the Metro-North southbound track. All Harlem Line service was suspended between Crestwood and White Plains. Scarsdale fire, SVAC and MTA police also came to the scene. Inquirer reporters on the scene confirmed with an MTA worker that a person was killed. The Scarsdale Inquirer will provide updates here and on Twitter and Facebook.
UPDATED 12:50 PM: Train service resumed as of 12:30 p.m. MTA police investigation continues.
UPDATED 6:20 PM: According to information from Scarsdale and MTA police, a man was killed on the railroad tracks in Scarsdale June 12 by either falling or jumping in front of the 8:26 a.m. southbound train from North White Plains heading 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.
Service on the Harlem Line was halted on the southbound side during the investigation between 9:15 a.m. and noon. 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 affected train on Track 2 left Scarsdale and went north toward Hartsdale at 11:49 a.m. The public was 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 later.
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.