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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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An aerial view of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia
An aerial view of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Death toll now 7 in Philadelphia Amtrak crash – more than 200 injured

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rescue crews searched the mangled wreckage for victims Wednesday as investigators tried to determine why an Amtrak train jumped the tracks in a crash that killed at least six people, injured more than 200 and plunged screaming passengers into darkness and chaos.

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(Jeremy Edwards, ThinkStock)
(Jeremy Edwards, ThinkStock)
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Amtrak cuts proposed by House committee on day of derailment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A powerful House committee is weighing legislation that would slash funds for Amtrak by 18 percent just hours after a deadly train crash in Philadelphia.

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
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One person fatally struck by train in Hamilton Township

One person has died after being struck by an Amtrak train in Hamilton Township, ABC news has reported.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal
Port Authority Bus Terminal (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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Senate Democrats call on Port Authority to sell real estate

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- State Senate Democrats on Tuesday urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to sell the World Trade Center and put the money toward a train tunnel connecting the two states.

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