Amtrak 'Lake Shore Limited' involved in minor derailment in Chicago

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CHICAGO — Amtrak and other officials are working to determine what caused Amtrak's Lakeshore Limited, train No. 49/449, to derail as it was arriving in Chicago Union Station on Monday morning.

Three cars of the 11-car train derailed near Roosevelt Road at around 11:50 a.m. on Monday morning. The train was carrying 197 passengers and nine crew members when it derailed while operating through a switch. No injuries were reported in the low-speed derailment and damage to rail equipment was minimal.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari tells Trains News Wire that the passengers who were in the derailed cars were helped into other cars before being delivered to Union Station a short time later.

Magliari says there were no delays to Amtrak or Metra trains, except for a couple of trains that were held so passengers could transfer their luggage.

The train was arriving in Chicago from Boston and New York City. The train, which was combined into a single Lake Shore Limited in Rensselaer, N.Y., was about one hour behind schedule when the incident occurred.

Amtrak and its regulatory partners are investigating the derailment.

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