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Service restored after Amtrak train from Chicago derails in MI

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Amtrak service between Chicago and Michigan has been restored Sunday night after a train carrying 178 people derailed earlier in the day and caused nine people to be hospitalized.

In a statement, Amtrak said it expects trains to run normally on Monday between the two states.

About 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, an Amtrak Wolverine Service Train heading to Pontiac, Mich. from Chicago derailed about two miles east of Niles, Mich., the statement said. Niles is about 10 miles north of South Bend, Ind.

The train carried 174 passengers and four crew members, the statement said. Seven passengers and two crew members required medical attention, the statement said, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. One person remained hospitalized Sunday night, the statement said.

Service between Michigan and Chicago had been disrupted after the accident, and Amtrak said it would help arrange for alternative transportation for passengers affected by the derailment.

Officials from Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the derailment.

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