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Train Schedules Should Return To Normal Friday After Derailment

Posted December 18, 2003 6:23 a.m. EST

— North Carolina transportation officials say that most passenger train services running through the state should return to their normal schedules Friday after a CSX freight train derailment near Alexandria, Va., on Thursday.

The Carolinian ( #79, 80), which operates between Charlotte and New York City, the Silver Star (#91, 92) and Palmetto (#89,90), which operate between Florida and New York, all will resume normal schedules Friday. However, passengers may encounter some delays.

The northbound Silver Meteor (#98) will be delayed for three hours at Richmond.

The Crescent (#19, 20), which operates between New Orleans and New York, will operate as scheduled between New Orleans and Manassas, Virginia and between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Passengers will be bused between Manassas and Washington.

The Raleigh to Charlotte Piedmont (trains 73, 74) will operate on a normal schedule.

Customers with questions regarding train schedules and tickets should call


reservations at (800) USA-RAIL or (800) 872-7245 or their local Amtrak station.