Safety Impact #3: Amtrak Incident

Two Reported Dead After Amtrak Train Derails Near Philadelphia

Update

Further information is provided by Reuters. The two persons killed were trackside workers. 35 passengers suffered injuries.

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Today (April 3rd 2016) there was yet another Amtrak derailment in the Philadelphia area. Initial reports are of two fatalities and many injuries.

This incident further points to the irresponsibility of running an additional track through the town of Ashland and placing trains even closer to homes and businesses than they are now. (See our post Safety Impact #1: Two Car Lengths for a formal analysis of the dangers that this proposed project presents.)

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