County Officials To Approve Legal Settlement Over Weinland Park Train Derailment

Oct 4, 2016

2012 trail derailment in Weinland Park area
Credit WCBE files

Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to accept a 171 thousand dollar legal settlement with Norfolk Southern Railroad for the train derailment in Weinland Park in July of 2012.

The train exploded after the ethanol it was carrying ignited. The money will go to the various government agencies that responded to the derailment, which forced 100 evacuations and injured three people.