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Philly Judge Throws Out Criminal Case Against Amtrak Engineer

A Philadelphia Municipal Court judge on Tuesday formally dismissed criminal charges pending against Brandon Bostian, the 34-year-old train engineer who was driving when Amtrak Train […]

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Judge Orders Prosecutors to Charge Driver in Amtrak Derailment

A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to file charges against the driver in the 2015 Amtrak derailment – just days after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office […]

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DA’s Office Won’t Charge Driver in Amtrak Derailment

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will not charge Brandon Bostian, the engineer who was driving Amtrak Train 188 when it derailed in 2015, killing eight […]

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Deadline Nears for Endangerment Charges to Be Filed Against Amtrak Engineer

It’s been almost two years since Amtrak train 188 derailed, killing eight and injuring more than 200. Just before the crash, Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian had […]

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SEPTA Adjusts Regional Rail Schedules for Safety-Related Delays

SEPTA has issued several new Regional Rail schedules as part of an effort to fix and prevent what’s become a pattern of late trains and delayed […]

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Amtrak to Pay $265 Million to Settle Philadelphia Derailment Claims

A federal judge has ordered Amtrak to pay $265 million to settle claims arising from the May 2015 derailment of Amtrak Train 188 that killed eight […]

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Family of Amtrak Worker Killed in April Crash Files Suit

On April 3, 2016, Amtrak train an struck and killed 40-year Amtrak veteran Joseph Neal Carter, Jr., who was working on the tracks. In a press […]

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Lawyers for Amtrak Victims Don’t Buy NTSB’s Report

There had to have been some kind of explanation lurking under the twisted wreckage of Amtrak Train 188, something that went beyond simple human error. […]

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Report: Amtrak Engineer “Likely Distracted” Before Fatal Crash

A yearlong probe by the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian was “likely distracted” immediately before his train derailed last May, the […]

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First Car Passenger Robert Hewett Recounts Surviving Crash of Amtrak 188

The Amtrak 188 train derailment happened one year ago today. Survivor Robert Hewett has relived it every day since. “Every breath I take, I think about it, I have a […]

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How Frankford Remembers Amtrak 188

Christine Jerger’s plan to go for a quiet nighttime bike ride was interrupted by what seemed like the end of the world. A flash of […]

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Chester Officials: Amtrak Crash ‘Painful, Tragic’

A day after Amtrak Train 89 slammed into a backhoe on tracks in Chester, Delaware County, little new information has been released about the circumstances […]

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Amtrak’s Second Sunday Accident Injures One

One person reportedly lost a leg Sunday night after being struck by an Amtrak train in Bensalem. It was Amtrak’s second serious accident of the […]

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Bob Brady: Miscommunication May Be to Blame for Amtrak Crash

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady spent several hours touring the wreckage of Amtrak Train 89 with officials on Sunday in Chester, Delaware County. After eyeing the […]

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Amtrak Train Derails After Striking Backhoe in Chester [UPDATED]

This is a developing story. UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer told reporters in New York that an Amtrak backhoe operator and a supervisor were the […]