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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 …

Three People Killed in Train-Vehicle Collision on Long Island

Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury in Long Island, N.Y., killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday …

Three Struck by Train, One Killed in Delaware

A woman has been killed and two men have been critically injured after being struck by a train in Delaware. Police in Georgetown say the three were hit by a Carload Express train early Sunday morning as they walked on …

Amtrak Rail Cars in Fatal Washington Crash Had Safety Waiver

The passenger rail cars on an Amtrak train that derailed near Seattle, Wash. last December, killing three people, were allowed by federal regulators to stay in service even though they didn’t meet current crash-protection standards, federal investigators said Tuesday. The …

Amtrak Engineer Ordered to Stand Trial in Philadelphia Crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian sat stunned Tuesday as a judge reinstated twice-rejected criminal charges and ordered him to stand trial for a deadly 2015 train wreck in Philadelphia. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis ruled that another judge erred in dismissing the …

Virginia Train Crash: Railroad Crossing Safety Arms Face Scrutiny

The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it’s too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing …

Woman’s SUV Struck by Long Island Railroad Train

An off-duty firefighter is being commended after officials say he pulled a woman from her SUV just before the vehicle was struck by an oncoming Long Island Railroad train. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the collision occurred Tuesday night in …

New York Rail Design Cited for Boosting Death Toll in 2015 Crash

The design of the New York region’s Metro-North Railroad power supply is among the reasons a 2015 accident between a train and a vehicle was so deadly, U.S. investigators are poised to conclude. The National Transportation Safety Board is preparing …

NTSB to Investigate After Train Strikes, Kills Worker in New York City

Authorities say a Long Island Rail Road worker has been struck and killed by a train. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted Saturday that it was sending a team to investigate the death. The worker was hit by a westbound …

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 …