Amtrak forced to reroute after train derailment

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A freight train derailment in Connecticut has suspended Amtrak service along the busy New York-to-Boston corridor, and the railroad is providing transportation on alternate routes.

Trains north from New York's Penn Station will run to New Haven, Conn., then detour to Springfield, Mass., before traveling to Boston's South Station. Passengers should allow several hours of extra time.

For those traveling to New York, Amtrak will pick up passengers at Kingston, R.I, Providence, R.I., and Route 128 and return to Boston to board a special train to New York.

The rail service says crews were working Sunday to clear the tracks.

Amtrak service between New York and Washington is not affected and the Springfield, Mass., shuttle will operate as scheduled.

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