Afternoon Tri-Rail Riders Can Expect Delays

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Tri-Rail riders can expect continued delays Wednesday due to a CSX train derailment in Fort Lauderdale.

According to Tri-Rail officials, the CSX freight train derailment took place between the Fort Lauderdale station and Fort Lauderdale Airport station.  CSX spokesman Gary Sease said a single locomotive derailed near the New River Bridge.  He said it was a relatively minor derailment which had a significant impact on the commuter Tri-Tail train.

Tri-Rail officials said trains will run on an hourly schedule during the Wednesday afternoon and evening rush hour. Trains cannot operate as regularly scheduled due to the on-going delays due to repairs being made which were caused by the derailment.

Six trains have been cancelled to mitigate delays. They are southbound P633, P637, and P641 and northbound trains P634, P638, and P642.

Morning commuters experienced delays of up to two hours due to the closing of the train tracks.

Passengers are strongly advised to find alternative transportation, if at all possible.

For more updates, log onto or call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245).

  • Billy

    Investigate Tri Rail and the possible waste of taxpayers’ dollars. Was the Executive Director given free medical insurance for himself and his family even after he leaves for the rest of their lives? Was there a confidential agreement to get rid of the previous Director of Procurement Richard A Wolfe? Did it cost the taxpayers any money? Investigate the waste.

  • Tisha

    Actually, make that closer to 3 hours. I was on one of the trains going southbound. We were on-time (relatively) until Pompano. After Pompano they stopped us before we got to Cyprus Creek. I was scheduled to get to my office around 8:30, instead I got there at almost 11:30. NOT a 2 hour delay as TriRail would like you to think, it was much longer.

  • Annie

    Same going North – my usual 1 hour trip took 3 HOURS AND 40 MINUTES.

    Ridiculous. TRI-RAIL IS SO UNRELIABLE. At the train station it said to expect 25-60 minutes delay — try 2 1/2 hours. Their website has more accurate information — even suggests you seek alternative transportation — but not at the stations. Fact is, TRI-RAIL SHOULD NOT HAVE RUN TODAY AT ALL UNTIL TRACKS CLEARED. This must be govt-run or pseudo-private – like Amtrak and the PO — they just can’t get it right.

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