It was the train's inaugural run between Seattle and Portland.
"These are new, upgraded tracks - that's what is so surprising about this", said John Niles with the Coalition for Effective Transportation Alternatives, which joined local elected officials in opposing the project.
At a Monday night press briefing, Capt. Dan Hall with the Washington State Patrol said 19 people - including motorists and people aboard the train - were transported from the scene uninjured and 72 people were transported and evaluated.
Amtrak president and co-chief executive Richard Anderson said: "On behalf of everyone at Amtrak, we are deeply saddened by all that has happened today".
"All of a sudden, we felt this rocking and creaking noise, and it felt like we were heading down a hill", passenger Chris Karnes said, as cited by Reuters. The previous coastal route often encountered single-track tunnels that freight trains also shared, slowing down service. Of those 72, 10 are in serious condition, four suffered moderate injuries and 9 had minor injuries.
A train crew member told an emergency dispatcher the train came around a corner before the bridge and then "we went on the ground", according to an audio recording posted by Broadcastify.com.
- March 14, 2016: An Amtrak train travelling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in southwest Kansas, sending five cars off the tracks and injuring at least 32 people. "We got off after shooting the video".
Local officials had warned only weeks ago that the track still might not be safe enough to handle trains at higher speeds.
Photojournalist Terry Griffin for Seattle's KIRO 7 said in a tweet that first responders are "treating this as a mass casualty incident". Trudi and I are holding in our hearts everyone on board, and are praying for the many injured.
"We will do everything in our power to support these passengers, our employees and their families".
On Sunday, Sports Illustrated released a report highlighting allegations of workplace misconduct against Richardson. Kaepernick retweeted Combs' post from Sunday about his desire to purchase the team and added his own interest.
Putin, who said he was on first name terms with Trump, also praised the U.S. president for what he said were his achievements. Trump's North Korea strategy to trigger starvation ? "North Korea must earn its way back to the table".
General Jack Keane said as it stands the world is "heading to a military solution" to end the tension on the Korean peninsula. North Korea is also the only country in the world to have violated a voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing.
He did not name the transition officials who used the devices. "I was at dinner last night with the President and Vice President". Jay Sekulow, an attorney on Trump's personal legal team, referred questions to the transition group.
The White House did not disclose details about the plot itself, but said the attack "could have killed large numbers of people". Returning militants from Syria pose a real threat to Russian Federation , the head of the FSB was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
Radiohead were the only act eligible for the first time on this year's ballot but unfortunately did not make it in. The Moody Blues lineup to be inducted are Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas.
He did not respond to claims that he made inappropriate advances towards her, nor her claims about his threatening behaviour. And every time she would reject him, Hayek was met with what she describes as "Harvey's Machiavellian rage".
Hardik Patel takes dig at BJP over exit polls for Gujarat
The total voter turnout this time has seen a dip of 2.91%, as compared to the 2012 polls when 71.32% polling was registered. Since BJP was ruling the nation, adequate funds would flow to the state for the development and other related fields.
Woman mauled to death by her own pit bull dogs
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AMSTERDAM: 29-year-old knife-wielding man shot at airport
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear and police have not revealed whether the incident was terror related. The tweet from Dutch police stated that the "Situation is under control". "He was injured and has been taken into custody".
Gundogan: City Are Yet To Win Anything
The undefeated Manchester City will try to keep their streak alive when they take on the Tottenham at 12:30 PM ET. And the City players were partying in the dressing room again after knocking four goals in at Swansea.
Sonia Gandhi retires as Congress president
But in recent years, Rahul Gandhi has been taking an increasingly active role in the affairs of the Congress party. Although Sonia assumed the primary membership of Congress in 1997 and she was elected Congress President in 1998.
Children's remains found in backyard shed
According to police in Missoula, Montana, human bones and teeth were found in a box in a shed in September. Authorities are awaiting additional testing to determine if the remains belong to the missing brothers.
Video Shows Arrest of 93-Year-Old Florida Woman
A 94-year-old Florida woman was arrested after she refused to leave her care home after being evicted, according to WFTV . The facility accused Fitzgerald of avoiding paying her rent because she thought she was going to die in the near future.
Pandora on-demand now available for 'free'
This trial of Pandora Premium , if you'd like to call it that, is available to free and Plus users. To get access, users will watch a short video ad (Pandora is testing varying lengths of time ).