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20 cars off the tracks after train derails in Capital Region; Amtrak makes adjustments to service

A train derailed in New York’s Capital Region on Thursday morning, sending 20 cars off the tracks in Montgomery County.
Updated: 2:10 p.m. Thursday, June 20

Fonda (WSYR-TV) – A train derailed in New York’s Capital Region on Thursday morning, sending 20 cars off the tracks in Montgomery County.

According to ABC affiliate News 10 in Albany, rice and soil spilled into an adjacent road.

Two people were injured. The extent of their injuries was not disclosed.

Two trains were involved in the accident, but officials had not indicated whether they collided or sideswiped one another.

Amtrak has made adjustments to service. Full details are below.

CSX does not have an estimate for track restoration, according to Amtrak.

For a complete report, visit the News 10 website.

Amtrak Service Changes

Amtrak has announced the following service adjustments for Thursday as a result of the incident.

Empire Line Service:

Empire Service- (New York City – Niagara Falls, NY) Trains 281 and 283 are cancelled west of Albany with no alternate transportation provided. All eastbound travel will be represented by bus service between Niagara Falls and Albany and train service beginning at Albany to New York City.

Trains 63 and 64 (Maple Leaf Service- Toronto- New York City) is cancelled west of Albany with alternate transportation being provided

Train 48/448 (Lake Shore Limited –Chicago- New York City/Boston) is cancelled at Buffalo with alternate transportation being provided between Buffalo and Albany and through to Boston. Buses will be making all intermediate stops to represent Lake Shore Limited travel.

Train 49/449 (Lake Shore Limited- New York City- Chicago) will operate normally between New York and Albany). Alternate transportation provided west of Albany

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