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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 […]


Driver of Amtrak Train That Derailed Sues Amtrak

The driver of the Amtrak train that derailed in Port Richmond in 2015 has sued his former employer. Brandon Bostian was the engineer of Amtrak […]

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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, Alstom Sign Contracts for New High-Speed Trains

Amtrak has signed a set of contracts totaling $1.8 billion with manufacturing company Alstom for the design and building process of 28 new high-speed trains.

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Joe Biden to Visit Amtrak’s Wilmington Station Today

Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Wilmington, Delaware train station that bears his name today at 3 p.m. to announce new funding for […]

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Amtrak Is Removing the Departures Flipboard Inside 30th Street Station

The giant flipboard that’s sat in the center of 30th Street Station for three decades and faithfully alerted passengers of train departures is being phased out […]

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Our Odds on the 30th Street Station Area Development Plan

$6.5 billion. The figure was tossed out rather casually in the course of yesterday’s formal unveiling of the two-years-in-the-making master development plan for the area […]


30th Street Station Development Plans Announced

  This morning, Amtrak, SEPTA and Drexel University officials unveiled plans for a massive transformation of the area around 30th Street Station. The massive, multi-decade […]

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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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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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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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A Year After the Amtrak Crash, Casey Calls for More Money for Train Safety

Flanked by officials from Amtrak and SEPTA, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey today called for more money for safety measures on train lines across the country. […]

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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 […]