Amtrak Train Speeding at Time of Crash

May 13, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

The Amtrak train involved in yesterday’s deadly wreck in Philadelphia was traveling at more than 100 mph at the time of the crash, the NTSB said today. Seven people were killed and dozens injured after the Washington-to- New York train derailed north of Philadelphia at about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The engineer has apparently declined to speak with investigators, according to news reports. Photos and videos from the crash site showed mangled train cars. One of Amtrak’s new ACS-64 locomotives was pulling the train. “No words can console those who lost loved ones in this terrible derailment,” U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi,

Metro-North Train Speeding at Time of Crash, NTSB Says

December 2, 2013 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

The Metro-North train that crashed Sunday in the Bronx and left four people dead was traveling 82 m.p.h. as it took a curve with a speed limit of 30 m.p.h., various media reported today. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating whether human error or brake failure is to blame, The Associated Press reported. But, the NTSB said on Twitter there “were 9 station stops prior to the derailment. We are not aware of any prior issues with the brakes.” “The zone leading up to that curve is 70 miles per hour and yes, there was an excess of speed,”

NTSB Unveils New ‘Most Wanted List’

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced its new list of the most critical transportation issues that need to be addressed to improve safety and save lives. The new “Most Wanted List” highlights 10 safety issues that impact transportation nationwide.

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