Amtrak train derails in Vermont

At least two cars went off the track and over an embankment, Montpelier Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Huoppi told CNN.


Train 55 – the Vermonter – was traveling from Saint Albans, Vermont, to Washington, D.C., when it derailed after reportedly striking a rock slide on the tracks, Amtrak said. Only minor injuries were reported among the passengers on the southbound train. Amtrak says there doesn’t appear to be any life-threatening injuries.

Vermont State Police and local fire and rescue agencies are responding.

Only minor injuries were reported after a dramatic Amtrak train derailment near the Northfield-Roxbury town line Monday morning.

One Twitter user, who identified himself as Brian Bell, posted photographs of a train pressed up against a pile of rocks. She said she doesn’t expect any more patients.

Federal investigators are en route to the site. Regular freight service also runs on the track.

Check back for more information on this developing story.

Redmond says he looked out the window and saw the auto that had been ahead of his was now alongside him.


Bay City resident Tracy Zaplitny says she and other passengers broke a window to get out. Images from others showed train cars that had slid down an embankment.

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