Official: Amtrak train damaged by debris, stopped in Providence Forge

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — An Amtrak train headed for Newport News came into contact with debris and has suspended service in Providence Forge.

Kimberly Woods, of Amtrak Media Relations, Northeast Regional Train 67 has been stopped due to mechanical issues.

Woods says the train was damaged after it came into contact with debris at 11:20 a.m. across Roxbury Road, which is near New Kent County.

The train left from Boston and was headed to Newport News. Woods says there were 84 passengers on board. There have been no reports to injuries to passengers or crew members.

Screenshot from Amtrak website.

Amtrak is in the process of busing the passengers to the Williamsburg train station, according to a representative for the company. From there, passengers will stay on a bus to Newport News or be transferred to another train.

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