Friday, March 28, 2008


2 Town Hall Meetings Set for Northern Virginia

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will hold town hall meetings in Loudoun County and Falls Church as part of a series of such meetings statewide.

On Monday, Kaine (D) is scheduled to visit Ashburn to discuss transportation, the state budget and other issues raised by residents. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Farmwell Station Middle School, 44281 Gloucester Pkwy.

On April 12, Kaine plans to be in Falls Church, but a time and place for the meeting have not been determined.

-- Sandhya Somashekhar


Freight Derailment Disrupts Amtrak Schedules

A freight train derailed yesterday in suburban Richmond, blocking some Amtrak traffic along the East Coast, including the auto train from Lorton to Florida. The service disruption might continue through today, Amtrak said.

Fourteen cars of an 81-car freight train being pulled by a CSX locomotive derailed in Henrico County just after midnight. The train was en route to Rocky Mount, N.C., from Cumberland, Md. No one was injured.

Amtrak officials said service from Washington to Richmond and Newport News resumed about 2:45 p.m. yesterday, but significant delays were expected because only one track was open.

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