Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, derailed south of Tacoma, Wash. There were 77 passengers, five crew members, and one Talgo technician that monitors the operation of the equipment enroute onboard.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries due to the derailment of Amtrak Cascades Train 501 south of Tacoma.
There is a thorough investigation underway to determine what happened. The investigation will be conducted by NTSB, and we will cooperate fully with all authorities. At this time, we will not speculate about the cause, and we encourage others not to speculate as well.
We want to extend our sincere appreciation to Washington State Patrol, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Pierce County EMA, American Red Cross, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and all responders and medical professionals for their assistance.