Security and Safety

Amtrak to install inward-facing cameras in locomotives

Posted on May 27, 2015

Taking an additional measure to improve safety, Amtrak will install inward-facing video cameras in the fleet of ACS-64 locomotives in service on the Northeast Corridor by the end of 2015, and all subsequently delivered locomotives will have the equipment
installed before they go into service.

These systems will be another tool for Amtrak and industry regulators to monitor locomotive and engineer performance.

“Inward-facing video cameras will help improve safety and serve as a valuable investigative tool,” said Amtrak President/CEO Joe Boardman. “We have tested these cameras and will begin installation as an additional measure to enhance safety.”

Installation will first occur in the 70 ACS-64 locomotives that will power all Northeast
Regional and long-distance trains between Washington, New York and Boston, as well as
Keystone Service between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.

Amtrak is developing a plan for installation of inward-facing cameras in the rest of its locomotive fleet, including Acela Express power cars and diesel locomotives.
Amtrak has outward-facing cameras on locomotives, along with advanced systems that
monitor locomotive and engineer actions.

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