Three People Died in an Amtrak Derailment Caused by Faulty Freight Rail Tracks Overworked Track Inspector Missed, Report Finds
The damaged track was inspected just two days prior to the derailment, but the inspector had worked more than 42 hours the previous three days and had to inspect 126.8 miles of track that day alone.
Southern California Train Tracks Keep Eroding, Emergency Repairs Will Take Months, Authorities Announce
Perhaps 100-foot steel anchors in the bedrock will help.
“Until we have confirmation from the experts the slope movement has stopped, we will not resume Metrolink service,” the commuter rail line that runs on the same tracks said.
Amtrak has a bold vision for the future: slower trains than the days before color television.
Lawsuits Galore Filed in Deadly Amtrak Crash as Locals Say They’ve Been Warning About Risk for Years
The steep grade, blocked views, and lack of warning lights and gates made the deadly crash tragically predictable, locals say.
The two crashes, in California and Missouri, both occurred at track crossings without gates or other alert systems.
Meanwhile, France built a brand new 210-mile high speed rail line with a max speed of 200 mph in six years.
Amtrak wants to run two round-trip trains a day between Mobile and New Orleans. Freight companies are fighting it. So Amtrak is taking it to Twitch.
"A slow-rolling erosion shitstorm is coming to coastal SoCal. In fact, it already started."
Outside the northeast, Amtrak uses privately-owned freight tracks, and getting stuck behind freight trains is the biggest cause of delays.
The call for increased security comes after flight attendants wanted pro-Trump rioters banned from planes.
The new public space in midtown Manhattan is supposed to atone for tearing down the original Penn Station. It does nothing of the sort.