Deadly Amtrak Accident Highlights Political Divide Over Rail

(Bloomberg) -- At least six people were killed and dozens of others were injured when an Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, shutting down part of the busiest passenger rail corridor in the U.S. Northeast Regional Train 188, which originated in Washington, went off the tracks about 9:30 p.m., according to the city’s fire department. The cause wasn’t immediately known. (Source: Bloomberg)

Hours after the fatal derailment of an Amtrak train outside Philadelphia, Republicans voted in a congressional committee to cut more than $200 million from the rail system’s budget.

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