Amtrak’s Texas Eagle Derails En Route To San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (August 25, 2013)—None of the 46 passengers aboard Amtrak’s Texas Eagle were hurt when the train derailed Friday night en route from Chicago to San Antonio, Amtrak officials said.

Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said the lead engine of the Texas Eagle train lost contact with the track about two miles from the train’s scheduled stop at Sunset Station near downtown San Antonio.

Passengers were provided with bus transportation to continue their trip, he said.

The exit to South Alamo Street in San Antonio was blocked off so crews could work on the train.

Union Pacific, the host railroad, will evaluate the track for damages.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.


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