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42 Injured in SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line Crash

A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied train Tuesday morning at the 69th St. Transportation Center, injuring 42 people. There were 41 passengers on board, plus the operator, when the crash occurred just after midnight. Injured passengers were taken to eight area hospitals by Upper Darby, PA emergency responders. SEPTA officials reported this morning that none …

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Amtrak Will Pay $265 Million to Victims of 2015 Port Richmond Derailment

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In May 2015, an Amtrak commuter train traveling North on the Northeast Corridor from Washington, D.C. to New York City derailed at the Frankford Junction curve in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, killing eight and injuring hundreds. On Thursday, only 17 months after the incident took place, federal district Judge Legrome Davis signed off on a $265 million dollar …

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Federal Agency Advised Amtrak to Install Backup Safety Features BEFORE Last Sunday

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On Sunday, April 3, 2016, two people were killed and at least 35 others injured after an Amtrak train traveling the Northeast Corridor en route to Savannah, GA crashed into a backhoe on the train tracks. Up until recently, it was unknown how the train operator didn’t know there were construction workers on the track or how the backhoe operator …

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Questions Continue to Pile Up Regarding Sunday’s Delaware and Bucks County Amtrak Incidents

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Sunday, an Amtrak train traveling from New York City, NY to Savannah, GA derailed just south of Philadelphia after crashing into a backhoe, killing two and injuring 35. Since then, an investigation into the cause of the crash has raised more questions than it’s answered. It is confirmed that the fatalities were two long-time employees of Amtrak, both working construction …

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Amtrak Crash Kills Two, Injures Dozens on Northeast Corridor

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In May 2015, an Amtrak train traveling the Northeast Corridor from Washington D.C. to New York City derailed in Port Richmond, killing eight and injuring hundreds. In October 2015, an Amtrak train traveling southbound on the Northeast Corridor from Vermont to Washington D.C. derailed after hitting falling debris, injuring seven. This morning, April 3, 2016, an Amtrak train traveling from …

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