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 Investigative Hearing Agenda for 2 Amtrak Accidents

​WASHINGTON (July 3, 2018) — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday released the agenda for the two-day investigative hearing on recent Amtrak accidents scheduled for July 10 and 11.

The public hearing, to be held at the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center here, will explore issues involved with the Dec. 18, 2017, derailment in DuPont, Washington, and the Feb. 4, 2018, collision with a freight train near Cayce, South Carolina. The full agenda for the investigative hearing is available at

Day 1

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Cayce, South Carolina, derailment

  • Legislative Mandates for Operations and Amtrak Host Railroad Agreements
  • CSX Signal Project
  • FRA Regulations and Requirements for Safe Operations during Signal Suspensions
  • Amtrak Operations on Host Railroads 

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. DuPont, Washington, collision

  • Washington DOT’s Point Defiance Bypass Project
  • Sound Transit’s Process for Pre-revenue Safety Certification
  • FRA Project Safety Support
  • Amtrak Operational Readiness for Revenue Service


Day 2

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Managing Safety on Passenger Railroads

1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. - International Approach to Passenger Train Operations

The hearing will be in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 420 10th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20594.

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast of the investigative hearing will be available on the following page shortly before the hearing begins:

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
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