Last month’s CSX derailment, which sent freight cars plunging off a bridge in Alexandria onto another track, appears to have been caused by heavy rains washing out the rocks supporting the track, a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report suggests.
As crews continue to clean up the scene of a derailed CSX train in Alexandria, Virginia, VRE told WTOP it will operate full, regular service Monday morning on both Fredericksburg and Manassas lines. Amtrak will also run scheduled operations as normal.
More than two weeks after a CSX train derailed near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station and spilled a hazardous chemical, the railroad and numerous other agencies held an emergency response drill for a similar, but even more serious, event.
Trains are “very unlikely” to operate past Silver Spring, MARC officials said in an email.
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