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Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site

Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site

The federal government has ordered Amtrak to install automatic braking systems on the stretch of track where a train moving at twice the speed limit derailed at a curve in Philadelphia, killing eight people. The Federal Railroad Administration also ordered Amtrak on Saturday to assess all lines in its busy Northeast corridor to find curves where trains must significantly slow down. “These are just initial steps, but we believe they will immediately improve safety for passengers on the Northeast corridor,” said Sarah Feinberg, acting federal railroad administrator. Speed is at the center of still-unanswered questions about the derailment: Why did Amtrak 188 accelerate...

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