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4 weeks ago
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2 killed after train derails

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. […]
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5 months ago
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Money holds up connection between Asheville, Amtrak service

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.
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11 months ago
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NTSB says Amtrak engineer didn’t use cellphone before crash

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.
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1 year ago
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2 injured when Amtrak train hits car southeast of Raleigh

Authorities say two people were injured when the car they were in was struck by an Amtrak train at a grade crossing in North Carolina.
Truck driver in Amtrak crash in NC has history of violations
1 year ago
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Truck driver in Amtrak crash in NC has history of violations

Court records show the truck driver whose oversized rig derailed an Amtrak passenger train and injured 55 people is a convicted felon with a long history of traffic citations.
Investigators seek cause of Amtrak crash that injured 55
1 year ago
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Investigators seek cause of Amtrak crash that injured 55

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.
Witness: Truck on tracks for 8 minutes before Amtrak crash
1 year ago
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Witness: Truck on tracks for 8 minutes before Amtrak crash

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.
Officials: 55 passengers injured in truck-train collision
1 year ago
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Officials: 55 passengers injured in truck-train collision

Authorities say at least 55 people were injured after an Amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer that was stuck on the tracks. One of the injuries was serious.
Pedestrian hit, killed by Amtrak train in Burlington
1 year ago
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Pedestrian hit, killed by Amtrak train in Burlington

Burlington police say a pedestrian is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train. A statement from police says emergency personnel responded to a call on Tuesday and found the body of a man near the tracks.
Driver killed when Amtrak train hits van
1 year ago
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Driver killed when Amtrak train hits van

State transportation officials say a woman was killed when her van was hit by an Amtrak passenger train in Mebane. Multiple media outlets report a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Transportation said the Piedmont passenger train was traveling west when it hit the van at a railroad crossing around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.