Charleston-bound train hauling BMWs derails in Upstate
Automaker BMW is temporarily transporting export vehicles to the Port of Charleston by truck after a train derailment at its Upstate manufacturing plant this morning, a spokeswoman said.
A part of a train transporting BMW X5 and X6 sport utility vehicles jumped the tracks at BMW’s facility in Greer just before 6 a.m. today, according to BMW spokeswoman Sky Foster.
She added that nobody was injured in the incident and none of the vehicles were damaged.
She said distribution was not halted, but the company has turned to alternative transportation, such as trucks, to send the vehicles to Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston for shipping overseas.
Foster said it was not immediately known what caused the derailment, but Norfolk Southern is in the process of repairing the damage to the rail line.