Several cars derailed from CSX train in Jacksonville; train back on track

A CSX train derailment is causing delays for numerous people who are on an Amtrak train behind the derailed cars in Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- About nine empty rail cars derailed from a CSX train Saturday traveling through Jacksonville to Waycross, Georgia, according to the railroad company.

The derailment occurred in Mixon Town near the intersection of Dennis Street and Margaret Street, where no injuries have been reported.

CSX personnel and contractors are at the scene working to re-rail the cars. The train has two locomotives and 151 cars total.

"CSX appreciates the quick response of Jacksonville emergency personnel to the scene of this incident and we apologize for any inconvenience it may cause," a spokesperson said Saturday.

The cause of derailment is under investigation, according to CSX. "We apologize to Amtrak customers who were delayed by this event, and will apply any lessons we learn from the investigation to out operations going forward in order to avoid incidents like this in the future," said CSX spokesperson Rob Doolittle.

As of 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the train was no longer derailed.

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