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Amtrak Service Disrupted South Of DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (AP) -- Amtrak says several major services along the east coast will resume normally on Saturday.

The railroad south of Quantico, Va. reopened Friday afternoon after a CSX coal train derailed there a day earlier, blocking all tracks. Virginia Railway Express reports that seven train cars fell and ripped up the tracks. Canceled trains on Thursday and Friday have affected thousands of riders.

Trains running between Washington and Newport News, Va., and from New York to Miami, Charlotte, N.C., and Savannah, Ga. have been affected by the track closure. Amtrak's Silver Star Train No. 92 from Miami to New York remains canceled for Saturday.

VRE will resume service on Monday. The derailment affected 4500 of its passengers, Thursday. And it canceled all service Friday. VRE has an average of 9000 passengers daily.

Amtrak will resume service, on Saturday, after canceling trips south of Washington, DC.  Thousands on top of the 23 hundred passengers have been impacted.

Although, CSX workers opened up the tracks, they need to make sure the tracks are stable.

CSX is still investigating what caused the derailment.

Amtrak provided charter buses for people trying to get to their destination.



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