MTA honors 5 employees for rescuing toddler on train tracks in Tarrytown

Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi says this team embodied the qualities they want their employees to show while on duty - being alert, responsive and helpful.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2023, 10:59 AM

Updated 400 days ago

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The MTA is honoring five employees for the rescue of a toddler who found himself on the train tracks in Tarrytown!
The is the dramatic rescue happened on April 6.
Locomotive Engineer William Kennedy was operating a southbound Hudson Line train north of Tarrytown when he noticed an object and soon realized a young child was on the track, making his way near an electrified third rail.
The assistant conductor, Marcus Higgins jumped down to the track, ran 40 yards in front of the train, picked up the child and brought him to safety.
The mother and the 3-year-old were later reunited.
Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi says this team embodied the qualities they want their employees to show while on duty - being alert, responsive and helpful.


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