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Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, PA

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  • Accident No: DCA15MR010
  • Accident Type: Office of Railroad
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date: 5/12/2015

​​The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, Pa.

NTSB investigator Ted Turpin is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt acompanied the team and served as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Peter Knudson was also on-scene in Philadelphia to coordinate media-related activities. He can be reached at or by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

Follow NTSB on Twitter: @NTSB #Amtrak



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Related Testimony

2/15/2018 - Testimony of  The Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt, III, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board Before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives on Oversight of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States in Washington, DC.

06/02/2015 - Christopher A. Hart, Chairman - Testimony Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure United States House of Representatives on Oversight of the Amtrak Accident in Philadelphia

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Peter Knudson
(202) 314-6100