Many Amtrak services on East Coast canceled by Va. derailment; thousands of travelers affected

Amtrak says several major services along the east coast are canceled, affecting thousands of riders.

The railroad is still shut down south of Quantico, Va., on Friday after a CSX Corp. coal train derailed there a day earlier, blocking all tracks. Virginia Railway Express reports that five train cars fell and ripped up the tracks.

Service may be restored Saturday, but Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said he is unsure when CSX will complete the cleanup.

Major cancellations include Amtrak trains running between Washington and Newport News, Va., and from New York to Miami, Charlotte, N.C., and Savannah, Ga. Auto train service between Lorton, Va. and Sanford, Fla. is also affected.

Virginia Railway Express has canceled Fredericksburg line trains on Friday.