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Amtrak told to improve safety after fatal crash

It is required to put in a speed-control system on all northbound trains

The National Transportation Safety Board, the agency conducting the federal probe, says that positive train control would have prevented the accident if it was in operation along that stretch of track.


AMTRAK must take immediate steps to improve the safety of its busiest route after a derailment in Philadelphia last week that killed eight passengers and sent more than 200 to local hospitals, US federal regulators said.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ordered...

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