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  • Safety system needed before Illinois line operational

    A safety feature that slows trains traveling dangerously fast is one of the last components that must be installed before a Chicago-St. Louis high-speed line becomes operational, officials said. Springfield's State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/...
  • Seeing disasters through consumers' eyes

    PHILADELPHIA �� After a major accident or disaster, rescue operations have always focused on the nuts and bolts saving the survivors, searching for those who didn't make it, securing the evidence. Now an added dimension the consumer...
  • What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment

    Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit. The...
  • Passenger tries to jump from moving Amtrak train, stops service

    Passenger tries to jump from moving Amtrak train, stops service
    A passenger attempting to jump from a moving Amtrak train in Odenton stopped train service Saturday morning, according to Amtrak officials. The train stopped for 40 minutes between stations in Odenton. No one was injured, county police said. The 35-...
  • 5 things to know about the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

    5 things to know about the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed eight people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the...
  • Man who tried to jump from moving train halts train service

    Amtrak officials say train service was halted for more than a half hour after a passenger attempted to jump from a moving train in Anne Arundel County. County police and Amtrak police were called to the scene around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. County police...
  • B&P Tunnel replacement new focus of Baltimore's push for double-stacked trains

    B&P Tunnel replacement new focus of Baltimore's push for double-stacked trains
    Nearly 20 years ago, Gov. Parris N. Glendening had lunch with the chief executive of CSX to pitch the railroad chief on investing $40 million to expand the Howard Street Tunnel and another one in Harper's Ferry, W.Va., to make the port of Baltimore more...
  • Hundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crash

    Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Derrick Griffith was one of eight passengers killed when the train derailed on May 12. The Daily News...
  • Amtrak resumes service; funerals held for derailment victims

    Amtrak resumes service; funerals held for derailment victims
    Amtrak resumed its Northeast Corridor service Monday after last week's fatal derailment in Philadelphia, as funerals for victims, including Towson businessman Robert Gildersleeve, were held. Eight people were killed and more than 200 injured when an...
  • Amtrak tells Ohio city to continue plans for train stop

    A southwest Ohio city and university have moved forward with plans for a passenger train stop, according to officials. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News (http://bit.ly/1K8uPrN ) that it may make business sense to...
  • 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. Democrats at a news conference cited last...