Metro-North Railroad in New York adding trains after fire

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NEW YORK — Metro-North trains will run on their regular weekday schedule Friday morning, days after a fire under the tracks in New York City disrupted service.

Metro-North Railroad said it is adding extra trains during peak travel periods, two days after a fire damaged elevated train tracks .

Trains on Thursday operated on an enhanced Saturday schedule on all three lines. That means more trains were running during rush hour.

The fire Tuesday evening erupted at a garden center underneath the tracks in East Harlem. It damaged a center column beneath a viaduct holding the elevated tracks. Crews are installing six temporary steel columns.

Fire marshals on Wednesday ruled the blaze an accident. They said it was caused by fuel that was spilled on a hot generator as it was being refilled.

An estimated 150,000 passengers endured overcrowded, slow commutes on Wednesday.