Amtrak Train “Vermonter” Derails in Woods Near Northfield, Vermont — 4 Injured

Montpelier Fire Department responded Monday morning to an Amtrak train derailment, and reports four people injured. None of the injuries initially appeared to be life-threatening.

The initial assessment indicates that five train cars derailed and two cars tumbled down an embankment. The train was enroute from Saint Albans, Vermont to Washington D.C. when it apparently hit a rock slide covering the railroad tracks. The incident occurred near Northfield, which is about 10 miles south of the State Capital of Vermont, Montpelier.

The Amtrak train that derailed is the “Vermonter,” which runs daily service between St. Albans, Vermont and Washington, D.C. — the only Amtrak service that runs on the track. The train is also popular for taking in the sights of Fall foliage. Freight trains also run on the track.

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