Derailed Amtrak Train was not Fitted With Latest U.S. Safety Controls

Commuter rail officials familiar with the investigation said on Wednesday, The commuter rail route where an Amtrak train left the track on Tuesday was not governed by an advanced safety technology meant to prevent high-speed derailments. Positive train control automatically slows or even halts trains that are moving too fast or heading into a danger zone. Under current law, the rail industry must adopt the technology by year end. The cause of Tuesday's crash, in which seven people were killed, has only begun to be investigated. Officials familiar with the investigation said, Regulators are examining whether excessive speed led to the derailment on an Amtrak line in Philadelphia. Federal officials said, Amtrak has begun installing components of a PTC system but the network is not yet functioning.



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