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Modified service into Penn Station to continue for 'forseeable future' after derailment

Rail| April 5, 2017

Amtrak officials said the derailment of the NJ Transit train damaged a switching machine, leaving just 13 out of 21 tracks in service. Service won't be fully restored until the repairs are completed.

NJ Transit derailment injures 5

Security and Safety | April 4, 2017

The slow-speed derailment of the three middle cars happened as train 3926 from Trenton rolled onto Track Nine in the station at about 9 a.m. The impact was hard enough to break a wheel off of one of the cars.

Rail| January 4, 2017

More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The LIRR is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 301,000 customers each weekday.

Rail| October 10, 2016

LIRR train derails, injures 29

Official details were not available on the precise circumstances of the incident, which occurred when a passenger train struck a work train about 20 miles east of Manhattan. It was not immediately clear if the work train was stationary at the time.

Rail| October 5, 2016

Metrolink files suit against its railcar manufacturer

The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in the wake of a Metrolink train that derailed in Oxnard last year, alleges breach of contract and breach of warranty and seeks unspecified damages from Hyundai Rotem Co.

Rail| October 5, 2016

New Orleans streetcar derails 2 days after launch

There were no injuries from the minor incident, and the driver was the sole occupant during the incident. Preliminary results have shown no defects of the switch or the streetcar.

Rail| August 8, 2016

NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

Rail| May 18, 2016

NTSB: Amtrak engineer’s loss of situational awareness led to derailment

The Washington-to-New York City passenger train, Amtrak 188, was traveling at 106 mph around a curve in Philadelphia when it derailed May 12, 2015. Eight passengers were killed and more than 180 others were sent to area hospitals, some with critical injuries.

Security and Safety | April 5, 2016

Amtrak investigation turns to why equipment on tracks

NTSB investigators do not know why a backhoe was on a track the train was using. Scheduling, the track structure and the work being performed at the time of the accident would be part of the investigation.

Rail| April 4, 2016

NEC service back up after Amtrak train strikes backhoe

In a press briefing held Sunday afternoon, NTSB officials said they were looking at speed, mechanical operations and signaling on the tracks to determine what went wrong. The crash killed two and injured dozens more.

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