Train was traveling at twice the speed limit when it entered a curve
May 13, 2015
Crews pulled an eighth body from the mangled wreckage of the Amtrack train that derailed and crashed Tuesday in Philadelphia, bringing the death toll to eight. A search dog helped locate what authorities say is the final victim of the crash. Many of the more than 200 people who were injured remain hospitalized.
Six fatalities, 126 injuries within 11-month period
October 29, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says it identified several recurring safety issues in its investigation of recent five Metro-North accidents. Among them: inadequate and ineffective track inspection and maintenance, extensive deferred maintenance issues, inadequate safety oversight, and deficiencies in passenger car crashworthiness, roadway worker protection procedures and organizational safety culture.
In the wake of a recent train derailment in NJ released toxins and forced widespread evacuations, environmental groups are urging the Obama administration to use its power under the Clean Air Act to reduce chemical disaster risks.