Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Train Derailment in Elkhart Pushes Some Amtrak Riders to Buses

Amtrak riders between Chicago and Springfield will have to take the bus for a few more days. Union Pacific officials yesterday said it could take a few days to clear the wreckage from a train derailment north of Springfield. Police say 18 cars from a freight train jumped the tracks near the tiny town of Elkhart Monday night. No one was hurt, but the wreck is disrupting both Amtrak and freight trains service between Chicago and St. Louis.

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