Tri-Rail train derails in Deerfield Beach, BSO says no injuries

Posted at 4:07 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 04:14:54-04

UPDATE: Tri-Rail said Tuesday evening that everything will be on or close to schedule for Wednesday morning rush hour. 


No injuries have been reported after a Tri-Rail train derailed Tuesday afternoon in Deerfield Beach, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

BSO said the train was heading southbound and 200 passengers were on board.

A Tri-Rail spokesperson told the Sun Sentinel that the train was only going about 5 mph when the locomotive left the tracks.

That same spokesperson later told WPTV that the front wheels of the engine came off the rails when it was pulling out of the station. She said no other cars came off the tracks.

Other trains can slowly pass the derailment site but significant delays are possible.