4 days; 2 Amtrak station derailments – Amtrak puts Lake Shore Limited on the ground coming into Chicago Union Station

March 27, 2017

This follows Friday morning’s Acela Express derailment at New York City’s Pennsylvania Station where the southbound Acela train departing the station derailed and bumped into an incoming New Jersey Transit commuter train.

From NBC Chicago 5, March 27, 2017

An Amtrak train derailed outside Union Station in Chicago Monday morning.

Three cars of a longer train appeared to have lost contact with the rail just before 11:30 a.m., according to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari.

Officials were moving passengers from those cars to another part of the train, Magliari said.

“We felt a slight bump and the train came to an immediate halt,” said passenger Neil Gregory. “And we were informed the train derailed.”

Gregory said the train was traveling from Boston to Chicago.

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