Stories tagged: Amtrak
Wed., June 26, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Amtrak’s chief executive urged the Trump administration to provide federal funding and complete a key environmental review needed to advance the Gateway program of rail infrastructure projects in New York …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for more than a day in a remote and snowed-in part of Oregon said the train was moving again Tuesday after it got stuck …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Officials will be testing a train-control system along the tracks in the South Sound this weekend.
Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:49 a.m.
National safety board calls out the “diffusion of responsibility” by four rail agencies that didn’t challenge an unsafe curve design of the track near DuPont where the derailment occurred.
UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 1:58 p.m.
Amtrak officials say a landslide between Portland and Seattle has suspended service between the cities.
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
In terms of causing fewer train delays, Amtrak’s host railroads in the Pacific Northwest performed pretty well last year, especially compared with other companies around the United States and Canada.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don’t have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad’s top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Federal investigators are still looking at how CSX railway crews routed an Amtrak train into a parked freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, last weekend. But even if CSX should …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
An Amtrak engineer was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia as a judge reinstated involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Sixteen-year-old Timmy Brodigan, who was critically injured in the Dec. 18 Amtrak derailment near DuPont, was flown to Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday morning, according to KOMO News.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
The engineer on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma in December, killing three people and injuring dozens, said he didn’t see or didn’t recognize the signposts and signals …
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
A conductor who was injured when a speeding Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a Washington state highway last month has filed a lawsuit against the passenger rail …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Although the NTSB investigation is just getting underway, some important questions must be answered by the public and private operators of passenger trains in Washington state and beyond.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Southbound Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia to be fully open by Thursday morning
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
The fight to reinstate criminal charges against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia will carry over into next year.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Speeding Amtrak train didn’t brake before fatal crash near DuPont, according to NTSB analysis of data recorders
The engineer of a train hurtling down a curving track at some 50 mph over the posted speed limit did not apply the brakes before the train began going off …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training in the …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Amtrak derailment underscores vulnerable nature of Interstate 5 as it connects Western Washington cities with other communities between the Canadian and Mexican borders.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Amtrak train was 50 mph over speed limit when it crashed near Olympia on inaugural run, killing at least 3
Three people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed between Tacoma and Olympia, spilling cars during the morning commute on busy Interstate 5.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
A federal investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers, already has found evidence of a lax …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
KELSO, Wash. – Officials say two people are dead after an Amtrak train struck a car in southwest Washington. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said it happened at a private railroad …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
Authorities say one person died after a vehicle and an Amtrak train with 48 passengers crashed southwest of Portland.