Amtrak train lacked latest speed system controls

EPA/JIM LO SCALZO ALTERNATIVE CROP

The remains of an Amtrak train that derailed on its way from Washington, DC to New York City are seen from a helicopter just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 13 May 2015.

The death toll from the fatal accident is expected to rise


The derailment of the Amtrak train in Philadelphia, USA which caused the death of at least seven people could have been prevented if a train-control system was installed, investigators said.

According to Philly news, investigators said that the Amtrak Train 188 was traveling at more than 100 m.p.h., more than double the speed limit, when it crashed at Frankford Junction. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt told the Philadelphia based website that the deadly derai...


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