The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed near Philadelphia last May was likely distracted by radio traffic about an emergency situation on a nearby regional SEPTA train, federal safety regulators said today.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – The Latest on an Amtrak derailment in Chester, Pennsylvania. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Officials say Amtrak has restored limited service between Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia following a morning crash that killed two Amtrak workers and injured dozens of passengers. Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg has not been affected. […]
An official with the N.C. Department of Transportation says the need for a funding source appears to be the key obstacle to providing bus service between Asheville and the Amtrak passenger station in Salisbury.
Accident investigators said Wednesday that the engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident.
State and federal investigators are piecing together how an oversized tractor-trailer came to be stopped on the tracks where an Amtrak passenger train derailed this week in North Carolina and why there was apparently no warning given to the engineer.
A huge truck with a state trooper escort was stuck in a railroad crossing with time enough to alert approaching trains, but there's no indication that Amtrak was warned before a passenger train crashed into the truck and injured 55 people.