Metro-East News

Amtrak train derails in Chicago

An Amtrak carrying passengers derailed Monday near Union Station in Chicago, according to an ABC 7 report.

The train, carrying 197 passengers and nine crew members, derailed when 11 cars jumped the tracks in the 1400 block of South Lumber Street at an Amtrak Rail Yard.

The Chicago Tribune stated no injuries had been reported in the accident.

An Amtrak spokesman said the train was moving at a slow pace when the derailment happened.

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