BNSF Statement on Amtrak Incident in Montana
10 p.m. CST, Sept. 25, 2021
BNSF has confirmed that an Amtrak train derailed on BNSF tracks near Joplin, Montana at approximately 4 p.m. local time on Sept. 25, 2021. BNSF is working closely with Amtrak and local authorities and already have personnel on-site. BNSF appreciates the efforts of local first responders who are assisting with this incident. The cause of the incident is under investigation and BNSF will coordinate with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team.
Our deepest sympathies are with the families of those who lost their lives, as well as the injured. BNSF will provide additional details as they become available.