Amtrak Train To Chicago Halted In Central Illinois

NEPONSET, Ill. (CBS) — An Amtrak train headed for Chicago was halted Tuesday morning when it hit a utility truck on the tracks in central Illinois.

Passengers on Train No. 380 on the Illinois Zephyr Line were delayed after the crash with a tree-trimming truck near Neponset, Ill. The accident disabled the train, and a freight locomotive must be brought in to tow the train so it can finish its run, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

As of 11 a.m., the train was still stranded as Amtrak awaited the replacement locomotive.

No one was injured in the crash, Magliari said.

The Illinois Zephyr Line runs between Chicago’s Union Station and the Mississippi River city of Quincy.

  • Rick

    Interesting How an Amtrak train must have gotten lost and ended up near Peoria seeing that Amtrak #380 does not go near Peoria.

  • Steven Beck

    Spent 4 hours and 19 minutes on the train… The Amtrak Crew was great in handling the situation. Thankfully no injuries… just a little delay in the day.

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