Washington Amtrak derailment will not impact North Dakota routes

TACOMA, Wash. – The fatal Amtrak train derailment in Washington state will not impact Amtrak’s routes through North Dakota, according to a spokesperson.

An Amtrak passenger train went off the rails in Pierce County, Wash., Monday morning, leaving several dead and sending nearly 80 people to the hospital.

A spokesperson for Amtrak released the following statement:

“The incident involving the Amtrak Cascades Train 501 travels from Seattle to Portland. The incident won’t impact Amtrak service in North Dakota.”