Havre train derailment delays Amtrack passenger trains

A train heading eastbound from Spokane to Minneapolis derailed around 2 p.m. on Sunday. The BNSF train car derailment happened four miles east of Havre, Montana.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that two BNSF employees were sent to the hospital. The route was shut down for the night while crews could clear the tracks.

Amtrak passengers heading the opposite direction from Minneapolis to Spokane on Empire Builder 7 and 27 were stopped twenty miles east of Havre.

Amtrak reports that the passenger trains was delayed 20 hours. Some passengers were placed on buses to their destinations, others chose to stay with the train.

Amtrak media relations manager, Vernae Graham says that as of 10:15 a.m. the track is open and train traffic is continuing.