Amtrak train derails after hitting tree in East Bay; no injuries to passengers: Fire officials

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Amtrak train derails after hitting tree in East Bay: Fire officials
An Amtrak train derailed after hitting a tree near Port Costa, Calif. Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say none of the 55 passengers were injured.

PORT COSTA, Calif. (KGO) -- An Amtrak train derailed Tuesday afternoon after striking a downed tree near Martinez, according to fire officials.

Emergency crews responded to the scene around 3 p.m. about a half mile east of Port Costa.

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Amtrak officials say there are no immediate reports of injuries among the 55 passengers and crew that were on the train when it hit the tree.

They say the train did remain upright and that all systems were operating after the incident.

Officials say there is an adjacent track that is open and service will single track through this area.

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