BREAKING: A travel nightmare is unfolding right now on Amtrak. Passengers on the Auto Train have been stuck on board for 29+ hours, currently sitting in the woods in rural South Carolina. Passengers called the local police saying they’re being held hostage.— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) January 11, 2023
The southbound Amtrak Auto Train was detoured off its normal route due to the derailment of a CSX freight Monday night
"The train was detoured off its normal route in order to continue operating south," Amtrak told ABC News late Tuesday, confirming that the train was moving again.
"We have been providing regular updates to customers, along with meals, snack packs and beverages," it said.
The Amtrak crew has timed out and is not legally able to operate the train
The train is only stocked with 1.5 meals per passenger.