- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) - Amtrak says 299 passengers headed for Boston were stuck on a cold, dark train for more than three hours after it lost power in Connecticut.

Spokesman Craig Schulz said the Acela train from Washington, D.C., became disabled at 6:25 p.m. Thursday near Mystic, Connecticut.

No passengers or crew members were injured.

Schulz said the problem was likely due to ice and snow on the overhead power system.

Passengers were transferred to a train on adjacent tracks at 9:30 p.m.

Another train from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Boston was sent within an hour to pick up the stranded passengers, but it also lost power when it neared the Acela train.

Schulz said that train was carrying 400 passengers and regained power at about 9:45 p.m.

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