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  • Man Killed When Struck By Train In Groton

    GROTON — A man was killed when he was struck by a train Wednesday night, police said. The Acela Express 2168 hit the 32-year-old man shortly after 7:30 p.m., Amtrak and police spokesmen said. There were no reported injuries to passengers or...
  • Leaders should never jump to conclusions

    Leaders should never jump to conclusions
    I try not to get irked by the careless and insensitive things that politicians do, but when Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter jumped to conclusions about the horrific Amtrak train 188 crash that killed eight and injured hundreds, it was beyond the pale....
  • Amtrak to install cameras in locomotives

    Amtrak to install cameras in locomotives
    Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions...
  • Let the private sector run Amtrak

    Let the private sector run Amtrak
    The Sun's coverage of the recent Amtrak train derailment highlights a major problem the system needs to address: The lack of security aboard its trains ("Death toll in Amtrak derailment rises to 8," May 15). It's true that outdated trains and...
  • Amtrak crash was about funding

    Amtrak crash was about funding
    The Amtrak crash is the first of many — at least until Amtrak is funded fully and not with band-aids ("Amtrak crash not about funding," May 20). The electronic engine speed control (available but not funded) would have prevented the crash. It...
  • Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority

    Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority
    The twisted, mangled wreckage of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia May 12 is a searing indictment of America's failure to invest in rail safety and reliability. Eight people lost their lives and more than 200 were hospitalized — yet...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Does Congress care about Amtrak safety?

    Does Congress care about Amtrak safety?
    Since the recent Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that resulted in death and injuries and highlighted the urgent need for upgraded equipment, one would rationally think that Congress would be concerned. Driven by small-government extremists, our...
  • Amtrak isn't about profits

    Amtrak isn't about profits
    What's good about being older is you lived the history of certain events. One that I witnessed was the reason Amtrak came to exist. Prior to 1971, passenger trains were operated by the private railroad companies. Over time, it was obvious the train...