Amtrak derailment News

Amtrak Engineer Won’t be Charged in Deadly Pennsylvania Crash

The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said. Prosecutors said they can’t prove engineer Brandon Bostian acted with “conscious …

Family of Worker Killed in Pennsylvania Amtrak Crash Files Suit

A lawyer filing suit over a fatal Amtrak crash near Philadelphia blamed a “colossal miscommunication” for the deaths of two rail workers killed when a train traveling 106 mph struck a backhoe on the same track. Lawyers filed a negligence …

Investigators Say Amtrak Engineer Was Distracted Before 2015 Philly Crash

The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a speeding train that derailed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted in the moments before the accident, U.S. investigators are preparing to conclude at a meeting Tuesday. The National Transportation …

Rail Union Blames Corporate Changes at Amtrak for Worker Deaths

Railroad union leaders say a “perfect storm” of corporate changes at Amtrak is largely to blame for two workers being killed on tracks near Philadelphia. In a letter sent on April 13 to Amtrak President Joe Boardman, maintenance-of-way and other …

Amtrak Ordered to Retrain Workers Following Deadly Crash Outside Philly

Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the same track just south of Philadelphia. The mandate from the …

2 Killed After Amtrak Train Hits Backhoe Near Philadelphia

An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday causing a derailment, killing two people and sending more than 30 others to hospitals, authorities said. Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, …