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Final report on Wash. Amtrak derailment urges 'System Safety' plan

Rail| June 25, 2019

In all, the NTSB issued 26 new safety recommendations and reiterated three existing safety recommendations in the report.

MBTA accelerates rail signal repairs after derailment

Security and Safety | June 24, 2019

Red Line recovery work is expected to continue through the summer to gradually restore impacted portions of the Red Line to full service.

Rail| July 24, 2018

OLI awards $206K for rail safety public awareness campaigns

Will fund a variety of rail crossing safety and trespass prevention public education projects in conjunction with OLI's Rail Safety Week.

Security and Safety | January 30, 2018

Wash. Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly derailment

Investigators interviewed the engineer and the qualifying conductor, who were in the lead locomotive during the accident trip.

Security and Safety | January 16, 2018

WMATA train derails in downtown D.C.

Multiple cars of a train on the Red Line crashed off the tracks near the Farragut North station. No one was hurt, but the accident startled dozens of passengers.

Security and Safety | January 5, 2018

NTSB officials have not yet spoken to engineer involved in Wash. Amtrak crash

Officials have been unable to interview the engineer, or the other crew member who was in the lead locomotive, because of their injuries sustained in the crash, according to a preliminary report that was released.

Security and Safety | December 22, 2017

NTSB conducts initial review of Amtrak train recorders

Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations.

Rail| December 20, 2017

Cracks discovered on Japan's iconic 'bullet' train

The Shinkansen rail network labeled it as the “first serious incident” in 40 years.

Rail| December 19, 2017

Washington Amtrak train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

At least three people were killed and about 100 were injured. Officials also report that PTC was not activated on the train.

Rail| December 18, 2017

Injuries, casualties reported after Amtrak train crashes onto I-5 in Washington

The Amtrak train, which operates between Seattle and Portland, had just begun using a new high-speed route Monday morning.

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