Amtrak to Resume Northeast Service Monday After Fatal Derailment

The Site Of Amtrak Crash
A Philadelphia police officer looks out onto the tracks during a memorial service at the site of the recent Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 17. Photographer: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

Amtrak will resume passenger service in the Northeast corridor on Monday, a day earlier than planned, after replacing track near Philadelphia damaged in a fatal derailment last week, the railroad said in an e-mailed statement.

Service will resume with an early-morning train leaving Philadelphia for New York City, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boardman said Sunday. The line was shut last week after a train traveling at twice the speed limit derailed, killing eight passengers and injuring more than 200 others.

“Amtrak staff and crew have been working around the clock to repair the infrastructure necessary to restore service for all the passengers who travel along the Northeast Corridor,” Boardman said in the statement.

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