Amtrak trains experience delays

March 10, 2008 5:59:28 PM PDT
Amtrak train service in the Bay Area has resumed today, following a brief interruption caused by a Union Pacific freight train derailment in Crockett Sunday evening.

Sunday afternoon's freight train derailment west of the Martinez station occurred on tracks owned and operated by Union Pacific, prompting officials to temporarily close the railroad in the area. The closure meant that all Capital Corridor service had to be suspended in Martinez and Richmond, according to officials.

For much of the morning commute, passengers were bused between stops that had to be missed due to the track closure.

As of 11:30 a.m., all trains were being single-tracked through the affected area, according to Luna Salaver, Capital Corridor Joint Powers Authority pubic information officer. Passengers should expect system-wide delays of up to 30 minutes until both tracks are open, Salaver said.