Freight train derailment interrupts Amtrak

February 11, 2011 7:20:07 PM PST
Amtrak is changing some of its routes Friday night because of a coal train derailment in Chicago's far west suburbs.

Twelve of the freight train's cars came off the track and dumped coal on the ground around 1:20 p.m.

The train, which was headed to Illinois from Wyoming, had two locomotives and 129 cars total.

No one was injured.

A spokesperson for Amtrak said they are not able to run trains through the area. Four Amtrak trains that travel to the West Coast, Macomb and Quincy were immediately impacted. Six trains could be impacted Saturday if it's not clear.

Amtrak is working on buses and detours for its passengers.

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