FREMONT -- No one was injured after an Amtrak train derailed Saturday night, leaving over 100 passengers stranded and their journey delayed as crews worked to separate train cars, an Amtrak spokesperson confirmed.
According to Christina Leeds, a spokesperson for Amtrak, around 9 p.m. the train's front set of wheels disconnected from the track, causing the front of the train to come off the track.
The derailment, which happened about two miles north of Fremont, did not injure any of the 100-plus passengers or 14 crew members on board because the train was moving at an extremely slow speed, Leeds said.
Traveling from Los Angeles to Vancouver, the train's next stop was set to be Oakland, but Leeds added because of the derailment, the journey is estimated to be delayed between two to three hours.
Crews are on scene to cut away the lead engine from the rest of the train at which time another engine will be brought in an the train will continue onto Oakland and eventually Canada.
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