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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All public safety resources in Philadelphia–police fire, medical and civilian–were called to action.
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.
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.
Amtrak now says full service in the Northeast Corridor will not resume until Monday or Tuesday.