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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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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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Amtrak 188 Survivor Finally Meets His “Guardian Angels”

Bob Hewett had a small request when the one-year anniversary of the catastrophic Amtrak crash rolled around earlier this month: He wanted to meet the men […]

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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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NTSB: A Simple Signal Change Could Have Prevented Amtrak 188 Crash

Railroad engineers on Amtrak have three things that determine how fast their trains can go. One is the speed governor on the locomotive, which determines the […]

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What We Know About the Amtrak 188 Crash, Based on the Interviews

“‘I don’t know if someone is shooting at us or throwing rocks, but I see it.’ After that, the horn started to go.” That’s how […]

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At Least Five Deaths in Amtrak Derailment, Says Mayor

[UPDATE: 1:13 A.M.] Mayor Nutter has updated the injury toll: 65 people have been confirmed injured, 6 of whom are considered critical. The number of […]