Train derails in Richmond near Hollywood Cemetery


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A train has derailed in Richmond near Hollywood Cemetery.

An official with CSX said the 13 coal cars derailed at about 1:30 p.m. on July 23, in Richmond near Tredegar Street and the Lee Bridge. They said a few of those cars spilled some of the coal onto the ground, but there was no impact to the nearby waterways.

None of the crew on the train was injured.

CSX said it is working to recover the coal, remove the derailed cars and restore the area.

Officials said the cause of this incident is still under investigation.

The Richmond Fire Department said crews responded to the scene at 12:26 p.m. for the report of a train derailment. They said the incident was marked under control by 1:59 p.m. and turned over to CSX.

Amtrak said service has not been impacted by this derailment so far.

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