SunRail delayed after freight train derails in Orlando
SunRail to experience delays after train derails near Michigan Street crossing
ORLANDO, Fla. – Several streets near Downtown Orlando were blocked after a freight train derailed early Wednesday, sending train cars off the tracks.
The derailment was reported near Michigan Street and shut down Michigan Street, Grant Street and Pineloch Avenue. Michigan Street and Grant Street were blocked by the train, but the crossings later reopened.
Orlando police said the railroad crossings Pineloch Avenue remain closed.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
Police were on the scene to direct traffic around the blocked crossing. Officers said Kaley Avenue can be used as an alternate.
The SunRail was running Wednesday morning, but drivers may see some delays.
ATT: #SunRail Rider. Train P302 is delayed by 15 minutes due to track conditions. We apologize.— SunRail (@RideSunRail) June 8, 2016
SunRail officials said the first SunRail train left Sanford on time at 5:06 a.m. and the second left DeBary at 5:30 a.m. on time and are both southbound.
"The CSX derailment last night in Orlando will affect our service this morning. We will be able to run trains around it, however there will be delays," transportation officials said in an email to News 6. "We expect to experience delays when trains reach south Orlando on the way to to the Sand Lake station, and we expect northbound trains will experience delays."
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