Stories tagged: Amtrak
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Amtrak derailment on Washington coast caused by human error
Human error caused an Amtrak passenger train to derail as it headed north along the Washington state coast.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Amtrak train derailed on special section of track
The Amtrak train that derailed Sunday was traveling through a section of track that contains a switch that will nudge a train off-course if the draw-span on the approaching bridge …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Train cars derail in Washington; minor injuries reported
Portions of an Amtrak passenger train derailed Sunday near a town in Washington state’s Pierce County.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Two railroad workers struck, killed on tracks in D.C.
Two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of its wheels were struck and …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
One dead after crash involving vehicle and Amtrak train
Authorities say one person died after a vehicle and an Amtrak train with 48 passengers crashed southwest of Portland.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Amtrak engineer surrenders on charges in fatal 2015 crash
An Amtrak engineer involved in a train derailment that killed eight passengers turned himself in to police Thursday on charges including causing a catastrophe and involuntary manslaughter, in a case …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Pizza delivery man takes pie to stalled Amtrak train
A pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Amtrak engineer won’t be charged in deadly crash
The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Passengers on Amtrak’s Empire Builder have a message for Congress: Don’t cut long-distance rail travel
Passengers on Amtrak’s Empire Builder have a message for Congress: Don’t cut long-distance rail travel.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Landslide stops Amtrak service between Seattle and Portland
Officials say Amtrak service has been temporarily disrupted between Seattle and Portland because of a landslide.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Landslide stops Amtrak traffic between Seattle and Everett
Amtrak services between Seattle and Everett were shut down due to a landslide west of Everett.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Landslide blocks train tracks near Vancouver, halting Amtrak service
A landslide has blocked train tracks near Vancouver, Washington, stopping Amtrak service between Portland and Seattle until Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Trump budget could end Amtrak service to Spokane, other NW cities, says rail group
Amtrak service to Spokane and smaller cities such as Wenatchee, Leavenworth and Ephrata could be axed under the Trump administration’s latest budget proposals, a rail passenger advocacy group says.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Landslide halts rail traffic between Seattle and Portland
Amtrak service between Seattle and Portland was suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver, Washington.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
Amtrak passengers held up by avalanche transported to Spokane by bus
Amtrak passengers stuck behind an avalanche that covered the BNSF Railway track in the Marias Pass in northwestern Montana have been returned to their city of origin or bused to …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Two Amtrak trains stranded in Montana due to avalanche on Marias Pass
Two Amtrak passenger trains – one headed to Seattle, the other to Chicago – are stranded in Montana after an avalanche apparently wiped out or covered sections of railway on …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Amtrak train hits back of semi-truck in Oregon
Authorities say the back of a semi-truck was hit by an Amtrak train in Oregon.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
WiFi on Amtrak’s Acela Express trains shifts into faster gear
Amtrak officials say a recent upgrade will mean faster WiFi for passengers on its popular Acela Express trains.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Amtrak settles claims for 2015 fatal derailment for $265 million
Federal district Judge Legrome Davis on Thursday signed off on a $265 million settlement of claims against Amtrak for the derailment in Philadelphia of a commuter train on May 12, …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Amtrak bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7
For anyone still carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, add all Amtrak trains and property to the list of places where your device is no longer welcome.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Man in custody after armed standoff aboard Amtrak train in Los Angeles
An hourslong standoff with an armed man who barricaded himself aboard an Amtrak train ended early Saturday after police used tear gas.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Amtrak taps former freight railroad head to be new CEO
The former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, Charles “Wick” Moorman, has been tapped to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation’s passenger railroad, Amtrak officials said Friday.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
Kent police investigate train, pedestrian collision
KENT, Wash. – Kent police said a 69-year-old woman from Kent was operating her motorized wheelchair heading east when an Amtrak train passed through the intersection, striking her legs.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
In deadly 2015 Amtrak wreck, NTSB blames distracted engineer
The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to immediately retrain track workers on basic safety rules after a passenger train struck and killed two Amtrak employees near Philadelphia.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Amtrak train hits equipment on track; 2 workers die
An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday causing a derailment, killing two Amtrak workers and sending more than 30 passengers to hospitals, …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:29 a.m.
Dozens hospitalized after Kansas train derailment
At least 29 people have been taken to hospitals after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in rural southwest Kansas early Monday, authorities said.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train near Tenino
Law enforcement is investigating the death of a man who was struck by an Amtrak train near Tenino, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 12:14 p.m.
House bill delays train safety technology mandate 3 to 5 years
The House passed a bill Tuesday that delays for three to five years the mandate for railroads to put long-sought safety technology in place. Federal accident investigators say the technology, …