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(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Person struck, killed by Amtrak train in NJ

A trespasser was struck by an Amtrak train and killed Wednesday along the Northeast Corridor in New Brunswick.

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Amtrak Crash Repair Backlog
FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline

The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month.

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A conductor signals to a fellow conductor before departure as Amtrak resumes northbound service from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia
A conductor signals to a fellow conductor before departure as Amtrak resumes northbound service from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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House GOP measure would cut Amtrak by $242M

The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record engineers and help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

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Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee .
Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee . (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation

Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing Tuesday on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in place before last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

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Amtrak Crash Repair Backlog
FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.

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(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Seatbelts on Amtrak – Should they be installed? – Polls

Seatbelt laws are strictly enforced on New Jersey roads, but the rules don't apply to rail traffic. Now the question of whether Amtrak should install seatbelts is being raised after last week's train derailment in Philadelphia.

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Workers lay down new rail tracks at the site where a deadly train derailment happened earlier in the week in Philadelphia
Workers lay down new rail tracks at the site where a deadly train derailment happened earlier in the week in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Amtrak expects Northeast Corridor service to return Tuesday

Amtrak remains confident its Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia will be restored on Tuesday with full service available on Tuesday, a week after a derailment in Philadelphia injured 200 and killed eight.

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Investigator says Amtrak train sped up for full minute before derailing

The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board says the Amtrak train sped up for a full minute before it derailed at a sharp curve.

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The engine of the Amtrak train involved in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
The engine of the Amtrak train involved in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Amtrak crash – All eight victims identified

Associated Press is posting developments in the Amtrak train derailment and its aftermath as new details become available:

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A woman rushes to catch a NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton
A woman rushes to catch a NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia suspended on Thursday

Amtrak's suspension of its Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia following Tuesday night's fatal derailment and will continue on Thursday but other modes of transportation are offering extra service.

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