Amtrak launches Michigan Service Restoration Plan

Amtrak will operate a full schedule of Michigan trains starting Sunday, November 19.

Following a derailment in New Buffalo on Thursday, November 16, train routes between New Buffalo and Chicago were cancelled. 

11 out of 218 passengers were injured as the train, Wolverine 355, hit a car on the tracks, causing the derailment. 

Marc Magliari, Amtrak's Senior Public Relations Manager, said the incident occurred at a public crossing equipped with lights, gates, bells and emergency notification signs. 

"These signs are common to roadway and pedestrian crossings on railroads, both freight and passenger, nationwide," said Magliari in a press release. 

This incident is currently under investigation by the Berrien County Sherrif along with Amtrak police. 

The first service, following the incident, started with Saturday's afternoon/evening trains Wolverine 354 and 355.

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