Amtrak

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At least three killed in Amtrak train derailment in Montana
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear and federal safety authorities will investigate

Associated Press in Joplin, Montana

26, Sep, 2021 @3:04 PM

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Amtrak's $630m Trump budget cut could derail service in 220 US cities
Long-distance services could be devastated by budget cuts, and the blow will be especially painful in rural areas that bought the president’s infrastructure pitch

Tom Dart in Apline, Texas

30, Jul, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Three dead after Amtrak train hits truck in California
Three men were killed instantly when an Amtrak passenger train hit their truck as they tried to take a shortcut across the tracks

Nicky Woolf in San Francisco

13, May, 2016 @11:47 PM

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Mr Smith goes to Washington: election lessons on the path of the 'Acela primary'
As five north-east states prepare to vote in primaries on Tuesday, David Smith hopped on a train going from Rhode Island to Washington DC and picked people’s brains about ‘the most comical election’ some have ever seen

David Smith on board Acela Express 2159

24, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Amtrak crash: state-of-the art safety gear was operational at time of fatal collision
Positive train control system was ‘functioning’ at site of Sunday crash that killed two workers, but did not slow locomotive or alert engineer of maintenance ahead

Gregg Levine

06, Apr, 2016 @6:44 PM

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Seven injured as Amtrak train derails in Vermont after striking rock slide
Train was traveling to Washington DC when it derailed in the town of Northfield at about 10.30am, and there were no reports of life-threatening injuries

Ellen Brait and Mahita Gajanan in New York and agencies

05, Oct, 2015 @4:38 PM

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Paul Ryan says Amtrak spending cuts not to blame in Philadelphia crash
Congressman says question should not be part of conversation day after officials order train company to install new safety system

Martin Pengelly in New York

17, May, 2015 @9:28 PM

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Amtrak ordered to improve safety and increase speed limit signage
According to investigators, train was traveling at about 106mph as it approached a left-hand turn where it then derailed on Tuesday

Jana Kasperkevic in New York

16, May, 2015 @8:13 PM

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Families of eight Amtrak crash victims mourn loved ones
They were a ‘geek’s geek’, ‘wonderful’ mother, devoted to family and friends – and all died tragically Tuesday night in the nation’s deadliest train crash in years

Jessica Glenza and agencies

15, May, 2015 @10:09 PM

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Amtrak crash: safety mechanism to slow speeding trains was close to operational
Positive train control system was simply awaiting authorization to use private airwaves that would have made transponders along train’s route operational

Jessica Glenza in New York

15, May, 2015 @8:19 PM

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