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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 18:   The 5:53am first train of Amtrak's northbound service from 30th Street Station arrives to the platform, after last week's derailment, on May 18, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Eight people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the train crash, carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York, on May 12, 2015 in north Philadelphia.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Demand More Money For Amtrak Repair Backlog

Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.

05/21/2015

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Feds Trying To Determine If Amtrak Engineer Was Using Phone

Federal investigators say they’re still trying to determine whether an Amtrak engineer used his cellphone at the controls of the train in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

05/20/2015

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Lawsuits Filed After Fatal Amtrak Train Derailment

Lawsuits from the Amtrak train derailment continue to pour into state and federal courts. Those suits aim to hold the company liable for the damages and injuries that occurred when the train flew off the tracks just north of the Philadelphia train station.

05/19/2015

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Amtrak Service Restored Along Busy Northeast Corridor

Now the focus turns to the investigation into what caused train 188 to barrel off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing eight people–including three with ties to Maryland.

05/18/2015

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NTSB Official Expresses Doubts That Someone Fired At Amtrak 188

Lawmakers raise questions on whether last week’s deadly train derailment, could have been prevented. This as one of the victims with ties to Maryland is laid to rest.

05/17/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  In this handout image supplied by NTSB, NTSB Recorder Specialist Cassandra Johnson (2nd R) works with officials on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 derailment on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Service has been interrupted after Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia last night, killing at least seven people and injured more than 200. (Photo by NTSBgov via Getty Images)

Amtrak To Restore Full Northeast Corridor Service Monday

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains will resume service Monday in “complete compliance” with federal safety orders following last week’s deadly derailment, officials announced Sunday.

05/17/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York that derailed late last night May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Amtrak Could Pay No More Than $200 Million To Crash Victims

For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week’s derailment in Philadelphia.

05/17/2015

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NTSB Investigating Whether Amtrak 188 Was Hit By Flying Object

A surprising twist in the investigation into Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak crash. The FBI is now looking into reports that something hit the train’s windshield before it derailed.

05/15/2015

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Those First On Scene Of Amtrak Derailment Share Their Experience

All public safety resources in Philadelphia–police fire, medical and civilian–were called to action.

05/15/2015

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES - MAY 13: Rescue crews and investigators inspect the site of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 13, 2015. At least five people have been killed and about 50 others injured Tuesday night when a passenger train derailed in the U.S. city of Philadelphia. The train was heading from Washington to New York when it went off the track in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Amtrak CEO: Railroad Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For Crash

As federal investigators try to find out why an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia sped up in the last minute before it derailed, Amtrak’s top official said the railroad takes full responsibility for the deadly wreck.

05/15/2015

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Death Toll Reaches 8 In Amtrak Crash; Engineer Agrees To Interview

Eight lives lost when a train that had just stopped in Baltimore flew off the tracks in Philadelphia. WJZ has learned the train sped up before taking its fatal turn.

05/14/2015

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Former CEO: Amtrak ‘Almost A Third World Operation’

Amtrak now says full service in the Northeast Corridor will not resume until Monday or Tuesday.

05/14/2015

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