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Vermont Route Of Derailed Amtrak Train Exempt From Safety Mandate

190 miles of the route from yesterday’s train derailment will not be protected by a new system, set to go into effect by the end of the year, which can prevent trains from passing stop signals or approaching curves too fast.

October 6, 2015
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Amtrak Train Derails In Vermont, Seven People Hospitalized

An Amtrak passenger train hit debris from a rockslide and derailed in central Vermont on Monday, sending at least seven people to the hospital, officials said on Monday.

October 5, 2015

Amtrak At Risk Of Disruption In Railroad Showdown With Congress

Amtrak passenger service that runs on tracks owned by freight rail companies may be curtailed unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline to implement a safety system that was mandated seven years ago.

September 9, 2015

NTSB: Engineer Was Not Talking, Texting When Amtrak Train Derailed

The NTSB’s determination heightened the mystery surrounding the cause of the accident.

June 10, 2015
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Amtrak’s Spectrum Gap

While Amtrak officials may have been devastated by the tragedy in Philadelphia, they could not have been surprise

May 22, 2015

Investigators Studying Cellphone Of Engineer In Fatal Amtrak Crash

Investigators trying to determine why an Amtrak train barreled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit are studying the engineer’s cellphone to see if he was distracted before the fatal crash, officials said Wednesday.

May 20, 2015

Full Rail Service Resumes At Site Of Fatal Amtrak Crash

Full Amtrak service has resumed in the nation’s busy Northeast rail corridor, almost a week after a derailment in Philadelphia killed eight passengers and injured more than 200.

May 18, 2015

Precise Data About Train’s Speed At Time Of Crash Will Come From Onboard Recorder

The section of track where the train derailed had a 50 mph speed limit.

May 14, 2015

Derailed Train Was Speeding, Officials Say

Seven deaths were confirmed Wednesday and the toll was almost certain to go higher.

May 13, 2015

Investigators Recover ‘Black Box’ In Deadly Philadelphia Derailment

“We are heartbroken. We have not experienced anything like this in modern times.”

May 13, 2015

Biden ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Amtrak Accident

“The victims could have been any one of our parents, children, or someone from one of our communities. Amtrak is like a second family to me, as it is for so many other passengers.”

May 13, 2015

Amtrak Derailment: Death Toll Rises To 7; Investigators Head To Scene

There reportedly were about 230 passengers and five crew members on the train.

May 13, 2015