Westchester Closes Free Commuter Parking Lot As Train Service Resumes

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The free parking lot the county opened at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla following Sunday's Metro-North train derailment will close Wednesday night.

The county said it will close the parking lot since Hudson Line service is beginning to return to normal.

County Executive Robert P. Astorino had opened the lot on county property to facilitate the commute of Hudson Line passengers. The Kensico lot offers easy access to the Valhalla train station on the Harlem Line, which was not affected by the accident.

Approximately 820 cars have used the lot, the county said, but the number leveled off to 20 Wednesday.

“I thank the county departments of Public Safety and Parks for their quick response to come to the assistance of our commuters,” Astorino said. “I also once again want to express my sympathies to the families and friends of those killed in this accident, as well as to the many others who were injured.”

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