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  • Let's Demand Safe Trains

    Let's Demand Safe Trains
    Why does this keep happening? Just when it seems as if the U.S. is about to join the rest of the industrialized world and embrace rail travel, there's another accident, another reason for people who might take the train to think twice. This one was...
  • 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 crash scrambles commutes across Northeast Corridor

    Amtrak crash scrambles commutes across Northeast Corridor
    WASHINGTON — Thousands of travelers were scrambling and commuters were re-thinking their work weeks Wednesday after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia shut down a critical section of the busiest railroad in North America. The crash...
  • Amtrak restoring Northeast Corridor service

    Amtrak restoring Northeast Corridor service
    Baltimore's Penn Station will be buzzing this morning and later tonight as Amtrak's Northeast Corridor reopens for full service — enabling travelers on the nation's busiest section of commuter rail to move from New York to Washington, D.C., for...
  • Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in every locomotive

    Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in every locomotive
    The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. "The public would...
  • Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train

    Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train
    A 61-year old woman was struck and killed by a train Monday night, May 18, in Morton Grove at Lehigh and Lincoln avenues, police said. A Metra spokesperson initially said it appeared to be an accident but the Cook County medical examiner's office...
  • Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure

    Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure
    The deadly Amtrak derailment on Tuesday is just another symptom of Congress' refusal to address the United States' decrepit infrastructure. Amtrak is notoriously underfunded, with a huge capital expenditure backlog. While the cause of the crash is not yet...
  • Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment

    Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment
    PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility. Investigators, however, said they are...
  • FBI rules out gunfire as cause of windshield damage in Amtrak derailment

    FBI rules out gunfire as cause of windshield damage in Amtrak derailment
    The FBI found no evidence that gunfire caused damage to an Amtrak train that derailed at high speed, killing eight passengers, but investigators said Monday they had not ruled out the possibility that something hit the windshield of the engineer’s...
  • Investigators unsure anything struck Amtrak train before derailment

    Investigators unsure anything struck Amtrak train before derailment
    Federal authorities said Monday they're unsure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train minutes before a deadly derailment in Philadelphia last week, adding another twist to the investigation the day trains started running to New York again....
  • Freight train derailment near Joliet Amtrak station causes delays

    A freight train derailment has caused delays lasting hours for Amtrak passengers traveling between St. Louis and Chicago. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says two cars from a freight train derailed south of the Joliet Amtrak station around 9 p.m....