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Noella Fe Says,

AMTRAK UPDATE: HELLO UK & US  READERS, had to hop on real quick to update you on that SC accident. Amtrak says the incident could have been avoided. Once again it remains a mystery why this train was not updated or equipped with a PTC DEVISE. I thought after the major crash in 2011, all trains needed to have one. https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-cCarolinacrash/index.html If you aren't familiar with the term PTC; It's a set of monitors and computers that could aid in keeping crashes from happening. Officials are still wondering how the brake(switch) was turned to manually. CNN reports speed is also a factor in the collision that killed two and injured over a 100 people. Noella Fe says, leave your thoughts and comments below or engage on our page; Twitter/Facebo...


AMTRAK is making headlines yet again. In my last rant I said I was going to start a, "your turn" movement, but thanks to Amtrak I need to start a," I'm tired" movement. WHAT IS SAFE ANYMORE? I live in NYC, so by far, I'm already traumatized by public transportation so all of these incidents are making me feel like private transit is even worse. She might not die from rat encounters but ride Amtrak; Noella Fe says," She has to fear for her life. Two hours ago another Amtrak train crashed in South Carolina leaving two dead and over 90 people injured. CNN reports that the two people dead are in fact Amtrak employees. News outlets said that the Amtrak train had a collision with a freight train. These crashes are beyond absurd; the freight train was stationary(meaning the dam freight train ...
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Report: Amtrak driver in deadly Washington derailment knew he was going over speed limit

TACOMA, WASHINGTON --   The deadly Amtrak derailment that took place earlier this month in the city of Dupont, ehum, claimed a total of 6 reported lives.  Days after the derailment, now, more details about the derailment and the man behind the wheel of the train are now surfacing. In fact, we are issuing a correction on our own report from earlier this month. The National Transportation Authority in the United States released a preliminary report about their findings from the crash. In that report, authorities determined that three people died and upwards of 70 were injured in the fatal derailment. The report subsequently notes that the driver apparently knew that the train was going to fast for its own good, but, didn't know it until it was far too late. The Los Angeles Times not...
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