Amtrak

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Union Wants 2-Person Cab Crews On Amtrak

Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia.

05/19/2015

SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel III. (credit: CBS)

SEPTA Engineer Saw ‘Trespasser’ On Tracks Moments Before Train Was Hit By Object

A transit train driver says he saw a “trespasser” on the tracks moments before an unknown object struck a window on the train.

05/19/2015

(A Septa Regional Rail express train crosses a road near a station.  File photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Police Chief: Trains Hit By Projectiles Are A Common Occurrence

Nestel says people along the tracks, usually kids, throw rocks at trains so often that engineers don’t always report it.

05/19/2015

Train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Feds Not Sure If Derailed Amtrak Train’s Windshield Was Hit

Federal investigators say they aren’t sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

05/18/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Federal Investigators Say They’re Months Away From Knowing Cause Of Amtrak Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board says any other reports on the crash that killed 8 people and injured dozens are “pure speculation.”

05/18/2015

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President Obama Thanks Rescue Workers Who Responded To Amtrak Derailment

President Barack Obama has paused in Philadelphia to thank the city and its rescue workers for their response to the Amtrak derailment.

05/18/2015

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First Lawsuits Filed Against Amtrak In Deadly Crash

Attorney Bob Mongeluzzi puts the blame on the man at the helm of Amtrak 188 and on the railroad company itself.

05/18/2015

An Amtrak train heads through Frankford Junction on May 18th, for the first time since the deadly derailment on May 12th. (credit: CBS)

Amtrak Service Resumes Between Philadelphia And NYC For First Time Since Derailment

About three dozen passengers boarded the New York City-bound train in Philadelphia, and Mayor Michael Nutter was on hard to see the passengers and train off.

05/18/2015

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Amtrak To Restore Service Between Philadelphia And New York City Monday

Service along the corridor will resume with departures from New York City at 5:30 a.m. Monday and Philadelphia at 5:53 a.m. Monday.

05/17/2015

Monica Williams  (Credit: CBS 3)

Woman On SEPTA Train Struck By Object Before Amtrak 188 Derailed Speaks Out

It was a scary moment for Monica Williams as she sat a few rows behind the front of the SEPTA train going home.

05/16/2015

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Amtrak Derailment Victim Remembered At Memorial

A memorial service was held Saturday for one of the eight victims in the Amtrak derailment earlier this week.

05/16/2015

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Local Hospitals Continue To Treat Those Wounded In Amtrak Derailment

Several area hospitals have released updates on the status of the injured Amtrak passengers.

05/15/2015

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Economist Chris Butler: In A Free Market, Amtrak Would Not Be Here

“Clearly, in a free market, Amtrak would not be here at all, because they couldn’t make it on their own. So, what that would do is spark innovation, and someone would either figure out a way to make this work efficiently — the transport of people by train or rail — or it would fall by the wayside, because people prefer other modes of transportation.”

05/15/2015

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Mass Transit Still Impacted By Train Derailment

Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment is still affecting mass transit throughout the region.

05/15/2015

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Amtrak CEO: Railroad Corporation Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For The Derailment

Joseph Boardman, Amtrak president and CEO, said in a letter on Amtrak’s official blog Thursday that it is cooperating fully in an investigation into the accident that killed eight people and injured more than 200 this week.

05/15/2015

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