Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia.
A transit train driver says he saw a “trespasser” on the tracks moments before an unknown object struck a window on the train.
Nestel says people along the tracks, usually kids, throw rocks at trains so often that engineers don’t always report it.
Federal investigators say they aren’t sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
The National Transportation Safety Board says any other reports on the crash that killed 8 people and injured dozens are “pure speculation.”
President Barack Obama has paused in Philadelphia to thank the city and its rescue workers for their response to the Amtrak derailment.
Attorney Bob Mongeluzzi puts the blame on the man at the helm of Amtrak 188 and on the railroad company itself.
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.
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.
It was a scary moment for Monica Williams as she sat a few rows behind the front of the SEPTA train going home.
A memorial service was held Saturday for one of the eight victims in the Amtrak derailment earlier this week.
Several area hospitals have released updates on the status of the injured Amtrak passengers.
“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.”
Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment is still affecting mass transit throughout the region.
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.