Amtrak train with 220 passengers no longer stuck in Lynchburg

Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 10:53 AM EST
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: According to the City of Lynchburg, the train is no longer stuck and has started to move and continue its journey north.

EARLIER STORY: There is no estimated time of departure for an Amtrak passenger train to leave from Lynchburg after being stuck because of Monday’s weather.

The train, leaving from Lynchburg Monday, was headed north, according to a Lynchburg spokesperson, when another train encountered downed power lines and trees on the tracks north of Nelson County. That train was forced to stop, which led the passenger train to reverse course and return to Lynchburg around 5 p.m., according to the city.

The train has about 220 passengers and six crew members, “who are all warm, fed, and safe,” according to the spokesperson. Amtrak is providing food and beverages for everyone on the train.

Amtrak is set to restart the trip as soon as the tracks are clear, according to the city.

Amtrak’s website indicates no trains are scheduled to leave Lynchburg until Wednesday morning.

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