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Published: Sunday, 4/14/2013

Amtrak derails near Oakland, delay but no injuries

Train carrying nearly 200 people derails near Oakland, but Amtrak says no injuries

ASSOCIATED PRESS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Amtrak says a passenger train carrying nearly 200 people has derailed near Oakland, but there were no injuries.

Spokeswoman Christina Leeds says the train was en route from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada, when the front wheels of an engine went off the track about 9 p.m. PDT just north of Fremont, about 20 miles southeast of San Francisco.

Leeds tells The Associated Press that the train was traveling very slowly and none of the 11 passenger cars derailed.

She says there was “very minimal impact” to the train’s 164 passengers. There are also 14 crew members.

Leeds says that the lead engine was removed and the train got under way again about 12:30 a.m. PDT today, under power of the second engine.



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