Amtrak train derailment News

Amtrak Rail Cars in Fatal Washington Crash Didn’t Meet Current Standards

The passenger rail cars on an Amtrak train that derailed near Seattle last December while traveling more than twice the posted speed, killing three people, didn’t meet current crash-protection standards, federal investigators said Tuesday. The Talgo Inc. cars had to …

NTSB: Speed Control System Could Have Prevented Amtrak Crash

The derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Washington state last month that killed three people may have been prevented if a railway crash-avoidance technology mandated by Congress had been activated, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Positive Train …

Amtrak Train Derailed on New, Faster Route That Drew Concern

A Washington community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians and motorists. The city of Lakewood, several miles north …

Speeding Locomotive Is Focus in Philadelphia Amtrak Crash Probe

The National Transportation Safety Board is focused on why an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last year sped to 106 miles per hour entering a sharp curve, according to about 2,000 pages of documents released Monday. While not pinpointing …

Last Month’s Amtrak Train Crash Costs Estimated at $9.2M Amid News of PTC Issues

A new hurdle to Amtrak‚Äôs automated solution to prevent high-speed train derailments like the fatal accident in Philadelphia emerged at a hearing Wednesday. The system that commands trains to slow down to avert emergencies may not work properly in some …

NTSB: Derailed Michigan Train Was on Wrong Track

Federal officials say an Amtrak train that derailed in southwestern Michigan was on the wrong track due to a reversed switch. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a statement Tuesday saying the switch sent the passenger train into a rail …