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Amtrak Vermonter Service Fully Restored



    Amtrak Vermonter Service Fully Restored
    First responders assess the scene of an Amtrak passenger train derailment Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Northfield, Vt. The train, the Vermonter, was headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., when it apparently struck rocks that were on the tracks. No life-threatening injuries were reported. (John Quinn via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Amtrak says the Vermonter service is now fully restored following the train derailment in Northfield.

    The company says the service between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans will operate normally on Friday. Amtrak had been providing passengers traveling south with bus service to Springfield, Massachusetts, or New Haven, Connecticut, where they could board other trains.

    A passenger train headed from Vermont to Washington derailed Monday when it hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge. Seven people were injured. Amtrak says everyone who was injured was released from the hospital the following day.

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