UTAH COUNTY (ABC4 News) – According to Amtrak Alerts, an amtrak train carrying nearly 40 passengers with a destination of Emeryville, California will terminate it’s route. Passengers will transfer to another train traveling to Helper where an alternate bus transportation will be provided.
A representative from Amtrak tells ABC4 that train 5 was traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif. just before 10 p.m. MT on Saturday, June 6, with 39 customers on board, when the engine was struck and damaged by a large boulder impeding the tracks in a remote location about 35 miles east of Provo, Utah.
An earlier attempt to attach a freight engine to resolve the issue so the train could continue on it’s way was unsuccessful. The train was terminated Sunday afternoon and customers were transferred to train 6 to be taken to the Helper station where there will be alternate bus transportation available.
Amtrak apologizes for any inconvenience due to the extended delay and we will work directly with each customer to issue refunds after the trip.
UPDATE: Due to ongoing mechanical issues, Train 5 which departed Chicago (CHI) on 6/5 will terminate east of Provo (PRO). Passengers will transfer to Train 6 traveling to Helper (HER) where alternate bus transportation will be provided. We apologize for the inconvenience.— Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) June 7, 2020
The Train departed from Chicago on Friday, June 5th heading to towards it’s final destination.