NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


January 5, 2006

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are at the scene of a derailment earlier this morning involving a Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter train.

VRE train number 304 was northbound to Washington, DC, when it derailed shortly before 7:00 a.m., EST, near Quantico, VA. A locomotive and three passenger cars left the tracks but remained in an upright position; the three other passenger cars remained on the tracks.

The NTSB Investigator-In-Charge is Richard Hipskind.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.