WPVI-TV, 6-ABC in Philadelphia, PA, 5/12/15:
Rescue crews responding to Amtrak train derailment in Frankford
Rescue crews have been called to an Amtrak train derailment in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:18 PM
Chestnut Hill West, Trenton: Service is suspended until further notice due to police activity.
Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:20 PM
NJ TRANSIT website:
May 12, 2015 09:57:11 PM
ACRL service is suspended between Philadelphia, 30th Street and Pennsauken due to an Amtrak train derailment. Buses have been ordered for psgr travel but not confirmed. An update will follow.
Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:36 PM
WJLA-TV, ABC-7 in Washington, DC, 5/12/15:
Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'
An Amtrak train headed to New York City crashed and derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and several people appeared to be injured.
Train 188, a Northeast Regional, had left Washington, D.C., earlier Tuesday. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook.
Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:37 PM
According to TV news reports on 11 pm news, Amtrak is suspended between New York and Philly. NJ TRANSIT is cross-honoring Amtrak tickets to NJ stations as far as Trenton.
Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:51 PM
I'm listening to a live interview with Philadelphia Mayor and emergency management officials.
Fire Dept is on scene command
Reporting 5 deceased
238 passengers; 5 crew (subj to update)
Philadephia Fire Dept responded as a 4-alarm - level 3 mass casualty incident (approx 120 firefighters; 18 medic units)
Philadelphia Police Department recalled off duty officers to maintain police coverage due large response to scene
NTSB is launching a team
Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:54 PM
Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:25 PM
Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:22 AM
Mayor Nutter speaking again around 1:15 AM, nothing much new other than the above. He said that all tracks are "wiped out" and he doesn't foresee anything running through Philadelphia for the rest of the week. He will not update the press anymore until 11 AM Wednesday morning. He did not rule out that there may still be people trapped in the wreckage. He said that most people on the train were from out of town, from the Washington or New York areas, and as such he has reached out to Mayors Bowser of Washington and DeBlasio of New York. At this time, 5 fatalities, 49 hospitalized (6 critical).
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