Amtrak was forced to temporarily shut down service between New York City and New Haven, CT on Tuesday evening following a freight train derailment.
Shortly after 5pm on Tuesday, three CSX freight cars derailed in the railroad’s Oakpoint Yard in the Bronx.
CSX said one of the derailed cars struck a utility pole that caused an outage for Amtrak and Acela trains. Amtrak said in a statement that the derailment “impacted the Amtrak overhead catenary system” — which are the wires running above the tracks providing electrical power to the trains.
There were no injuries reported and no hazardous materials were involved in the derailment.
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