Amtrak service to and from Norfolk canceled Wednesday after Norfolk Southern train derailment in Chesapeake

Posted at 7:17 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 16:50:37-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Norfolk Southern train that was transporting coal in Chesapeake derailed near the Portlock area of the city Tuesday.

Officials with Norfolk Southern say personnel responded to the scene to re-rail the cars and clean up the spilled material. They added there were no reported injuries, and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The coal train was en route from Stric, Virginia, to Norfolk when the incident occurred.

The derailment caused Amtrak service to and from Norfolk to be canceled for Wednesday, June 26. Amtrak will continue to operate service north of Richmond.

Scheduled service will be restored pending clean-up.

Modified service includes:

• Northeast Regional 94 will operate from Richmond, Va., to Boston.
• Northeast Regional 95 will operate from Boston to Washington, D.C.
• Northeast Regional 93 will operate from Boston to Richmond, Va.
• Northeast Regional 84 will operate from Washington, D.C., to Boston.

Customers may call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 for assistance modifying reservations. Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington, D.C., will continue to operate as scheduled.

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