U.S. Railroad Regulators Order Safety Upgrades for Amtrak Routes

Federal regulators ordered Amtrak, the U.S. passenger rail service, to immediately improve safety on its Northeast Corridor route from Washington to Boston.

The Federal Railroad Administration said in a statement Saturday that Amtrak must expand the use of technology to control train speeds, analyze curves on its tracks along the northeast route, and add speed limit signs for engineers and conductors. The order comes after an Amtrak train traveling at greater than twice the posted speed limit derailed in Philadelphia on May 12.

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