Broward Sheriffs Office

1 Injured in Tri-Rail Derailment in Pompano Beach

Normal Tri-Rail service has resumed Friday after a derailment on Thursday that left one person injured.

A Tri-Rail train carrying 40 passengers derailed in Pompano Beach Thursday morning.

Tri-Rail officials said the train struck debris on the tracks in the area of McNab Road and Andrews Avenue. One male who was on board was injured. Officials were busing travelers back to train stations so that they could continue their routes.

The train had originated at Miami International Airport and was on its way to Magnolia Park. 

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said eastbound and westbound traffic on Cypress Creek Road, McNab Road and 3rd Street was closed from Powerline Road to Dixie Highway due to the derailment. Motorists were advised to seek alternate routes.

Thursday's rain hampered efforts to re-rail the cars and delays were expected to continue into Friday.

Tri-Rail officials said they expect to be back on the track by Friday, but there will only be one track operational. They're notifying passengers to expect delays for the commute. They also recommend seeking alternate transportation, if possible.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

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