U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak to place over 2,000 workers on leave

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak will furlough more than 2,000 workers as a result of the steep decline in travel demand from the coronavirus pandemic. House Transportation Committee chairman Peter DeFazio said the workers were notified this week they would lose their jobs. In May, Amtrak said it needed a new $1.475 billion bailout and disclosed… Read More U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak to place over 2,000 workers on leave

Two dead, dozens injured as Amtrak train collides with CSX freight train in South Carolina

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 50, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter. The train with 139 passengers and eight crew members aboard was traveling between New York and Miami when it collided with the… Read More Two dead, dozens injured as Amtrak train collides with CSX freight train in South Carolina

Several injured as Amtrak passenger train derails in Washington

An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, leaving at least one train car dangling onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 and injuring several people, according to authorities. The derailment occurred on the first day that Amtrak trains began using a new track between… Read More Several injured as Amtrak passenger train derails in Washington

Two dead, dozens injured as Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia

An Amtrak passenger train crashed into a backhoe on the track near Philadelphia, killing two construction workers for the railroad service, a source close to the investigation said. The crash which occurred on Sunday morning also left 35 people injured, the Chester Fire Department said. It’s unclear why the backhoe was on the track near… Read More Two dead, dozens injured as Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia