Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak Cascades Service Washington State derailment

By Associated Press staff and Seattle Times Staff; September 13, 2019 TACOMA — Three people who sued Amtrak over the deadly…

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National Transportation Safety Board ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; May 21, 2019 Washington state’s lightweight Talgo trains that carried 800,000 Amtrak Cascades…

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Amtrak says new focus on safety will make rail travel safer for all

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post; July 11, 2018 Amtrak officials told federal ­investigators Wednesday that two recent fatal crashes…

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Amtrak CEO to Testify Before U.S. House in Wake of Accidents

By David Shepardson, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report; February 8, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Richard…

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What’s going on with Amtrak? Few passengers killed on trains, but high-profile crashes spark concerns

By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY; February 6, 2018 A spate of fatal Amtrak accidents in recent months is focusing renewed…

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Virginia Rail Crash Highlights Media, Government’s Lopsided Approach to Rail Safety

An Opinion From Christian Britschgi, Reason.com; February 1, 2018 An iron law of safety hysteria is that it is drawn…

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Former train conductor says safety is virtually non-existent at Amtrak

By Tatevik Aprikyan and Q13 News Staff, Q13 Fox; January 28, 2018 SEATTLE – Just over a month after Amtrak Train…

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NTSB: Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly Washington State derailment

By Stephen Cohen, SeattlePI.com; January 25, 2018 Federal investigators say the engineer at the controls of the Amtrak passenger train…

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Oregon: Subsidized passenger train ridership declines after derailment

By Paris Achen, Capital Bureau, Portland Tribune; January 19, 2018 State-subsidized ridership of Amtrak passenger trains has plummeted in the…

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Fixing Curve at Site of Train Derailment in DuPont, Washington Had Not Been State Priority

By Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times; January 2, 2018 The curve where Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed Dec. 18, killing three…

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Four factors that led to the deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington State

By Jeff Davis, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; January 4, 2018 The fatal Amtrak Cascades derailment in Washington State between Tacoma…

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Conductor, Passenger From Derailed Amtrak Washington State Train Allege Inadequate Training In Lawsuits

By Tom Banse, Spokane Public Radio; January 3, 2018 A conductor who was at the front of the Amtrak train…

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U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

By David Shepardson, Reuters; January 4, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington…

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The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets

By Russell G. Quimby, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; December 31, 2017 As a retired National Transportation Safety Board railroad and…

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California: Could Amtrak catastrophe happen here in Sacramento? It almost did, leaving some riders scared and angry

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; December 26, 2017 Could last Monday’s Amtrak train crash in Washington happen here? It…

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Vancouver, Washington trooper tackles derailment fallout

By Jerzy Shedlock, Staff Writer, The Columbian; December 22, 2017 When Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn started his workday…

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Railroad investigator says its wrong to point a finger at train engineer

By Amy Clancy, KIRO 7; December 23, 2017 Since Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501 careened off the tracks south of…

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6 Seconds Before Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Made Comment About ‘Over Speed Condition’

By Conrad Wilson and Ericka Cruz Guevarra, Oregon Public Broadcasting; December 22, 2017 The engineer of the Amtrak train that…

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Amtrak Safety — Or Danger — Needs a Hearing, Cantwell Says

By Griffin Connolly, Roll Call; December 22, 2017 Sen. Maria Cantwell has sent a letter requesting a congressional inquiry into…

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What We Know: Amtrak Safety Culture In Question After Crash

By Conrad Wilson, Molly Solomon, and Lauren Dake, Oregon Public Broadcasting; December 21, 2017 Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson said this…

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