Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1052 (Finalized)

  • 12
  • May
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
RAILROAD: Amtrak
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On May 12, 2015, at 9:20 p.m., EST, eastbound Amtrak Regional Train Number 188, consisting of 1 head-end locomotive and 7 passenger cars with 258 persons onboard, traveling on the New York to Philadelphia Main Track Number 2, derailed in a 4-degree, left hand curve at Milepost 81.62. This derailment occurred in a populated area in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 8 miles northeast of Amtrakā€™s 30th Street Station.

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