Car struck by Amtrak train in Berlin

Rail road tracks (file).

BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH)– An Amtrak train struck an unoccupied car in Berlin, last night.

Amtrak says train #146 struck an unoccupied car one mile north of Berlin Street around 10:40 AM.

The train was heading north from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Massachusetts.

There were 58 passengers on board and no one was injured.

Amtrak says the train’s speed was 40 MPH.

Passengers were transported to a shuttle that departed at 2:09 AM, making for about a 3 hour and a half delay.

A tow truck removed the car from under the train and the train departed just before 4 AM.

There was only minimal damage to the train and tracks.

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