Derailment News

Three Suffer Minor Injuries When New York City Subway Hits Debris and Derails

Three passengers suffered minor injuries Sunday when a New York City subway train derailed after hitting construction debris that had been thrown onto the tracks, authorities said. The derailment happened at about 8:15 a.m. at the 14th Street and Eighth …

Complacency Cited in Fatal 2017 Washington Train Crash

The vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board in the final report on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington in 2017 blasted what he described as a “Titanic-like complacency” among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe. The …

Long Island Rail Road Says Train Service to Hamptons Has Resumed After Derailment

The Long Island Rail Road says train service to the Hamptons has resumed after a derailment halted service for two days. The railroad said on Twitter Monday that the 7:04 train from Montauk would be the first westbound train to …

Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by Amtrak Train in Vermont

Police in Northfield, Vermont, are investigating the death of a man who was hit by the passing Amtrak Vermonter passenger train. WCAX-TV reports a resident in the Vermont town was at a pedestrian crossing in downtown Northfield when he stumbled …

Speed, Lack of Awareness Blamed for Three-Train SEPTA Crash in Pennsylvania

Federal investigators say speed and a lack of awareness were likely to blame for an accident last year near Philadelphia, Penn., involving three out-of-service SEPTA trains. A train rear-ended a stopped train near the 69th Street Station, causing several cars …

Prosecutors Can Try to Reinstate Charges in 2015 Amtrak Wreck in Pennsylvania

The fight to reinstate criminal charges against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia will carry over into next year. A judge on Wednesday told prosecutors she will review Brandon Bostian’s case, and she set a hearing …

New Jersey Transit Train Stuck in Tunnel Three Hours, Stun Gun Sparks Stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a …

Amtrak Engineer Sues Railroad Over Deadly Pennsylvania Train Crash

The Amtrak engineer involved in a deadly 2015 crash in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has sued the railroad, saying it failed to address reports that people were throwing projectiles at trains. Brandon Bostian, 33, said he was left disoriented or unconscious when …

Judge Approves $265M Settlement in 2015 Pennsylvania Amtrak Derailment

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday approved a $265 million settlement over an Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia in 2015 that killed eight people and injured about 200 others, court records showed. The settlement ordered by U.S. District Court …

Canada Lays New Charges Against Railway in Lac-Megantic Derailment

The Canadian government has hit Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. with fresh charges over a 2013 derailment that killed 47 people. The charges were laid Monday against the company and its president, Robert Grindrod, according to Zach Segal, a …