According to investigators, the deadly Amtrak train accident last year that killed eight people and left 159 injured could have been prevented if safety hardware installed on the train had been turned on. Instead, seven months after the accident, Amtrak… Read More
After a series of missteps by Metro in response to an insulator explosion and a second fire that occurred at the same station last Thursday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a series of urgent safety steps for the transit agency.
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Nine months after the deadly accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released hundreds of pages of reports from its investigation into the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train on May 12, 2015. The accident killed eight people and… Read More
Several of the most recent train accidents around Washington, D.C. and throughout the country were preventable. Most recently, investigators determined that the May 12 train derailment in Philadelphia could have been avoided had the railroads installed… Read More
Despite the fact that Amtrak train operator Brandon Bostian was operating the train at double the speed limit, Amtrak failed to provide its passengers with seatbelts, and Amtrak failed to implement available safety technology that would have prevented… Read More
According to The Washington Post, Amtrak trains have been derailing with increased frequency in recent years, and there have been about 9 derailments already in 2015 (compared with under five in 2012 and 2013, and six in 2014). If this is accurate, it… Read More
UPDATE: January 16, 2015
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Officials say several passengers were reportedly still asking if help was on the way, nearly 30 minutes after a metro train filled with smoke and stopped in a tunnel just south of L'Enfant Plaza on… Read More
On June 22, 2009 the deadliest crash in the 33 year history of the Metro Transit system occurred between Fort Totten and Takoma Park Stations on the Red Line. 9 people were killed and approximately 80 people were injured.
The trains involved in the crash… Read More
Victims of the Metro train crash still want to know what the root cause of the June 22, 2009 Metro train crash was. Those injured in the train accident and families of those killed anxiously await the NTSB report and conclusions on this matter.
What… Read More