How to stop Amtrak train derailments
Amtrak trains derailed near Philadelphia on Thursday, the first in a series of derailments that have rocked the rail system.
Here are the details from Amtrak, which reported the incidents to the Federal Railroad Administration.
Here’s the full list of derailment incidents, according to Amtrak: Amtrak trains, the majority of which have been blamed on defective equipment, derailed near Pittsburgh in the morning of March 4.
Two trains derailed just before 7 a.m. on Thursday near Philadelphia, injuring 10 people, according the railroad.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were involved in these accidents,” said Amtrak President and CEO Jeff Littner in a statement.
The first derailment occurred just before 6:45 a.mi. near the city of Newburgh, N.Y., near the Pennsylvania-New York state border.
Four passengers were on board.
There were no injuries and no trains derailed, Amtrak said.
A second derailment was reported at 3:45 p.m., in a tunnel near Pittsburgh, injuring seven people.
Amtrak said it had no information about the source of the derailment.
And a third incident occurred at 5:30 p.t., near Philadelphia.
There were five passengers on board, according Amtrak.
Amtrak has not reported the cause of the first derailments.
More derailments are expected this week as train operators work on the tracks.
Amtrak says it expects to see more than 400 derailments a day in the first six months of this year.
The company says it is working with federal officials to ensure safety.