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Amtrak To Add Inward-Facing Cameras After Derailment Kills 8

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Amtrak will install inward-facing cameras on trains in order to improve safety following a deadly derailment in Philadelphia earlier this month.

The cameras will be installed to a fleet of ACS-64 locomotives in service on the Northeast Corridor by the end of 2015. 84 more words


How lack of wireless spectrum delayed implementation of Amtrak's PTC system

It’s still not clear what caused the crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia on May 13th. But it’s possible that a Positive Train Control (PTC) system could have prevented the crash—a system which was months away from being implemented when the train, heading into a curve at more than twice the posted speed limit, derailed, killing 8 passengers and injuring more than 200. 716 more words


Metro Transit Simulates Train Derailment At Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A crashed train, dozens of screaming people and smoke was the catastrophic scene that played out Wednesday morning at Target Field.

Fortunately, it was just a drill. 231 more words


Investigators unsure anything struck train before derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they’re unsure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train minutes before a deadly derailment in Philadelphia last week, adding another twist to the investigation the day trains started running to New York again. 870 more words


Focus On 18 Year Old Lawsuit Cap After Joint Federal Lawsuits Filed In Amtrak Derailment

By Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been one week since Amtrak Train 188 derailed, killing 8 people and injuring more than 200.

Joint federal lawsuits against Amtrak were filed yesterday in Philadelphia, but there could be a cap on how much victims and their families could get. 123 more words


Hundreds Gather To Remember Michigan Native Killed In Train Derailment

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Hundreds of mourners attending the funeral for Rachel Jacobs, the 39-year-old educational software startup chief executive and daughter of ex-Democratic state Sen. Gilda Jacob, who died in Tuesday’s Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. 160 more words


Funeral Today For Michigan Native Killed In Amtrak Train Derailment

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ/AP) – A funeral is scheduled Monday in Southfield for Rachel Jacobs, a 39-year-old educational software startup chief executive and Michigan native who died in Tuesday’s Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. 238 more words