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Amtrak Northeast Regional Train Out of DC heading to NY Derails outside Philadelphia around 9:30pm

by Prince Of Petworth May 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm 12 Comments

Update from Amtrak:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening. We ask the news media to be respectful of our customers, our employees, and their families.

There were approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Individuals with questions about their friends and family on this train should call the Amtrak Incident Hotline 800-523-9101. Amtrak has also established a Family Assistance Center to work closely with family and friends of individuals on the train. Local emergency responders are on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

On Wednesday, May 13, modified Amtrak service will be provided between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be no Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia, but New Jersey Transit will honor Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton.

Other Amtrak Service between New York and Albany-Rensselaer; New Haven and Springfield, Mass., and other points will operate.”

Update from @Amtrak:

“Injuries reported in train 188 incident, all service canceled this evening btwn NY/Philly.”

@Amtrak tweets:

“We are aware of the derailment of Northeast Regional train 188 north of Philadelphia and will provide updates as they become available.”

A local Philadelphia News Station ABC6 reports:

“Action News is being told 8 to 10 cars derailed. Approximately 200 people were on board when the train derailed around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.”

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