From The Royal Oak Daily Tribune:
Amtrak service has been restored but may be behind schedule slightly as investigators try to determine why the eastbound Wolverine No. 350 train derailed Sunday near Niles, hurting two crew and seven passengers.
The train service between Chicago and Pontiac was disrupted Sunday following the 10:10 a.m. derailment, which took the entire train off the track, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. There were 174 passengers and four crew aboard.
Amtrak cancelled service on the line Sunday and rerouted several hundred passengers who were booked on later trains to Michigan. Many who had visited Chicago for the weekend ended up taking trains to Toledo and then being moved to buses and driven to their rail destinations. Some passengers didn’t make it back to Dearborn, Royal Oak and Pontiac until early Monday.
Amtrak expected to run close to its normal timetable Monday, Magliari said, adding that trains will slow down for the half-mile stretch under investigation.
The train consisting of two locomotives and four railcars derailed about two miles east of Niles. It remained upright and in-line. Of the seven passengers and two crew members taken to area hospitals, one was hospitalized overnight. Magliari would comment on the extent of the injuries except to say all were non-life threatening.