Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Amtrak conductor tells passengers, "For those of you that are calling the police, we are not holding you hostage"


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.

From earlier today:

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.