Amtrak

Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Amtrak Service Set To Resume, Conflicting Reports On Object Striking Derailed Train Probed

National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he wanted to “downplay” the idea that damage to the windshield might have come from someone firing a shot at the train.

05/17/2015

An Amtrak train in Philadelphia is seen with a broken windshield. The NTSB is investigating whether a projectile hit the train. (Credit: CBS2)

FRA Orders Safety Improvements For Amtrak As Derailment Investigation Continues

Amtrak said Saturday that it will cooperate, after the Federal Railroad Administration announced a crackdown following the fatal derailment in Philadelphia this week.

05/16/2015

Members of the NTSB on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2015 (Credit: NTSB)

FBI To Join Amtrak Wreck Probe After Reports That Projectiles May Have Hit Train

An assistant conductor said she thought she heard an Amtrak train engineer say his train had been hit by projectiles before the derailment this week, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

05/15/2015

Amtrak derailment

Amtrak Employee Injured In Philadelphia Wreck Files Lawsuit

An injured Amtrak employee filed a Thursday in connection with the derailment that left eight people dead in Philadelphia this week.

05/14/2015

Brandon Bostian of Queens was the engineer on the train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, leaving at least seven people dead. (Credit: CBS2)

Amtrak Engineer Was Working Dream Job, Safety Conscious

Friends say Brandon Bostian, the engineer at the center of the Amtrak train derailment investigation, has been a “train geek” most of his life.

05/14/2015

Theresa Imperato and her daughter, Maggie, survived the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. (Credit: CBS2)

Amtrak Derailment Survivor Describes Crash As ‘The Worst Tragedy Of My Life’

A mother and daughter from Long Island survived Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak derailment and described a terrifying chain of events to CBS2’s Valerie Castro.

05/14/2015

Members of the NTSB on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2015 (Credit: NTSB)

Amtrak Victims: College Dean, Tech CEO, Navy Midshipman, AP Software Architect, Wells Fargo VP

Five of the seven people killed in the Amtrak derailment in northeast Philadelphia have been identified, and their families have been left in shock and mourning.

05/13/2015

Amtrak Train (credit: Randy Yagi)

N.J. Lawmaker Wants Feds To Supply Funds For New N.Y.-N.J. Amtrak Tunnel

The chairman of the New Jersey state Assembly Transportation Committee wants to know where the money will come from for a new rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York.

05/08/2015

An Amtrak derailed in North Carolina on March 9, 2015. (credit: Image via CBS2)

Federal Officials Release More Details On NC Crash Of NYC-Bound Amtrak Train

The state highway patrol, which had at least one trooper accompanying the oversized load, had said it spent about five minutes trying to negotiate the railroad crossing.

03/10/2015

An Amtrak derailed in North Carolina on March 9, 2015. (credit: Image via CBS2)

Amtrak Train Headed For NYC Strikes Truck, Derails In North Carolina

An Amtrak train headed for New York City slammed into a tractor-trailer that stalled on railroad tracks in North Carolina on Monday, toppling the engine onto its side and injuring dozens of people, officials said.

03/09/2015

A woman waits in snow on 115th Street & Broadway on March 5, 2015. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

More Snow Settles In As Another Winter Storm Sweeps Into Tri-State Area

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New York City, Long Island and parts of New Jersey until 7 p.m. Thursday.

03/05/2015

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Officials: Dutchess County Measles Patient Took Amtrak Train

A case of the measles has been confirmed in in Dutchess County, and the sick person was on an Amtrak train, the New York State Department of Health announced Friday.

01/30/2015

Morning Snow

States Of Emergency Declared As Tri-State Area Braces For Massive Snowstorm

The Tri-State area is bracing for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities in up to 2 or more feet of snow.

01/26/2015

Parishioners and clergy are worried that a pending rail project could spell the end for the Church of St. John. (Credit: CBS2)

‘Penn South’ Rail Project Could Offer Relief To Commuters At Cost Of Historic Church

A church could be standing in the way of New Jersey commuters’ hopes for a faster trip to the city.

01/20/2015

Commuters wait for a train in Stamford, Conn. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Rail Officials Weighing Plans To Upgrade Aging Northeast Corridor

The Federal Railroad Administration outlined four levels of proposals in a report last month at NECFuture.com.

12/03/2014

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