Am­trak train de­rails south of Seat­tle

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

STEILACOOM, Wash. — Sev­eral peo­ple suf­fered in­juries af­ter parts of an Am­trak pas­sen­ger train de­railed Sun­day near a town in Wash­ing­ton state’s Pierce County about 45 miles south of Seat­tle, au­thor­i­ties said.

The lo­co­mo­tive and the bag­gage car of the Am­trak Cas­cades train de­railed around 2:30 p.m. near the town of Steilacoom, Am­trak and the Pierce County sher­iff’s of­fice said. The train runs be­tween Van­cou­ver, Canada, and Eugene-Spring­field, Ore.

The train, which was car­ry­ing 267 pas­sen­gers, de­railed near the Cham­bers Bay golf course, which was the site of the 2015 U.S. Open.

All pas­sen­gers were evac­u­ated and pro­vided with al­ter­nate trans­porta­tion, the com­pany said. The cause of the de­rail­ment is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Am­trak said.

The railroad tracks on which the lo­co­mo­tive de­railed was re­opened shortly be­fore 6 p.m. for ser­vice at lim­ited speeds, Am­trak said.

AP/The Rochester Post-Bul­letin/ANDREW LINK

Jacob Scott (left) of Car­bon­dale, Ill., and Byrce Lund of Des Moines, Iowa, fill a cooler with ice and beer af­ter pur­chas­ing it at Andy’s Liquor on Sun­day in Rochester, Minn. Sun­day was the first day for le­gal Sun­day liquor sales in Min­nesota.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.