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  • Amtrak liable for no more than $200 million in crash Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims— the limit set by Congress. An Associated Press review of past cases found that Amtrak never before has been liable for a $200 million payout for a single passenger rail incident. The train, which left Washington headed to New York, was moving at more than twice the speed...

  • Amtrak train possibly struck before it derailed Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    Men walk towards the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    An assistant conductor on the derailed Amtrak train believes she heard the engineer say it had been struck. NYT reports.

  • The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia has told investigators he has no recollection of the trip from the time the train went through a commuter rail station about 3 miles from the curve where it crashed. The derailment of the Washington- to- New York train killed eight people.

  • Repairs continue at site of Amtrak derailment Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:26 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Amtrak is working to restore Northeast Corridor rail service between New York City and Philadelphia. Service was suspended after a train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing eight passengers and injuring more than 200.. However, modified service continues between Washington and Philadelphia through Monday.

  • America's rails in focus

    Discussing investment in America's rail infrastructure, with Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads.

  • The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe

    1.5 million people commute into New York City daily, so what would happen if one of the two tunnels into Manhattan were to close, with Tom Wright, Regional Plan Association President.

  • 2 trains derail days after deadly Amtrak accident Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    An Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) train lays on its side after derailing on May 14, 2015 in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Two trains slipped off their routes Thursday, two days after a deadly Amtrak accident placed scrutiny on U.S. infrastructure.

  • Freight train derails near Pittsburgh   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Freight train derails near Pittsburgh

    The derailed cars are empty, according to a local NBC affiliate.

  • 13 empty cars on Pittsburgh freight train derail Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— About 10 cars have derailed on a freight train in Pittsburgh, but emergency dispatchers say there were no immediate reports of injuries or hazardous substances spilled. Video from Pittsburgh television stations was showing hopper cars toppled onto their sides or leaning over. The company's website shows the railroad operates 77 miles of track...

  • Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit

    Investigators said an Amtrak train was traveling at more than double the posted speed limit just before a fatal crash.

  • Amtrak train going twice the legal limit   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Amtrak train going twice the legal limit

    Chris Pollone, NBC News, reports the latest details on the Amtrak crash that left seven people dead and hundreds injured.

  • Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. On Thursday, Amtrak President Joseph Boardman said the nation's passenger railroad will begin operating the technology, called positive train control, throughout its busy Northeast Corridor by the end of the year.

  • The Republican-controlled House of Representatives Appropriations Committee rejected a Democratic bid to provide Amtrak the full $2.45 billion in funds for the upcoming fiscal year requested in President Barack Obama's budget. The cause of Tuesday's crash has only begun to be investigated, but federal investigators said preliminary data showed the...

  • Derailed train lacked latest safety controls Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    Officials meet at the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    The commuter rail route where an Amtrak train left the track on Tuesday was not governed by an advanced safety technology.

  • Philly Mayor: 7 dead from train crash   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Philly Mayor: 7 dead from train crash

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter briefs the public on the Amtrak train derailment that occurred Tuesday night.

  • Investigating the fatal derailment   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    Investigating the fatal derailment

    Insight to what could have happened to the derailed Amtrak train, with Rick Campbell, CTC President.

  • Day after crash, House committee votes to cut Amtrak funding

    A House committee voted to cut Amtrak funding by $251 million, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Was the train going 100mph?   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Was the train going 100mph?

    Authorities say the Philly train that derailed Tuesday night was going at least 100 mph, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Ray Lahood: Should consider seatbelts for trains

    Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, discusses state of the art rail infrastructure elsewhere in the world, and steps to increase safety on trains.

  • Security video of Philly train derailment   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Security video of Philly train derailment

    Watch security video footage of when the Amtrak train derailed.