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Recent deadly passenger train accidents in the US

The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is the latest passenger train crash involving fatalities in the United States. Other crashes that killed passengers include two involving commuter rail lines serving New York City, where Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was bound when it crashed Tuesday night.

FEB. 3, 2015 A Metro-North train slams into an SUV on the tracks at a railroad crossing about 20 miles north of New York City, killing the SUV’s driver and five people aboard the train.

DEC. 1, 2013A Metro-North train derails on a curved section of track in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring 63, and comes to rest just inches from the Harlem River.

SEPT. 12, 2008A Metrolink commuter train fails to stop at a red light near Chatsworth, California, and collides with an oncoming freight train. The crash kills 25 people and injures 135 others. Investigators say the train’s engineer had been texting while on duty.

JAN. 26, 2005

A pair of crowded commuter trains smash into each other in Glendale, California, when a suicidal man drives an SUV onto the tracks. One train strikes the SUV and derails into the other. Eleven people are killed and nearly 200 injured.

MARCH 15, 1999An Amtrak train hits a truck and derails near Bourbonnais, Illinois. Eleven people are killed and about 100 injured.

FEB. 16, 1996

An Amtrak train and a commuter train collide in Silver Spring, Maryland. Eleven people are killed.


SEPT. 22, 1993 A barge hits a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama. Minutes later, an Amtrak train hits the bent tracks and plunges into the bayou, killing 47 people.