Amtrak Derailment in DuPont, Washington

Amtrak Derailment in DuPont, Washington

On Oct. 18, 2017, at 7:45 a.m., an Amtrak train left Seattle on its first run to Portland, Oregon, when 13 of the 14 cars derailed over Interstate 5 in DuPont, Washington. The train had reached 80 mph in a 30-mph area. Only the rear train car remained on the tracks. Multiple train cars fell […]

Amtrak Derailed Outside Tacoma, Washington [Video] [Update]

Amtrak Derailed Outside Tacoma, Washington [Video] [Update]

It was the first day Amtrak traveled the new route outside Tacoma, Washington with 78 passengers and five crew members. The southbound Amtrak Train 501 of Amtrak‚Äôs Cascades service from Seattle to Portland was traveling 70 mph passed the city of Dupont when it derailed at 7:40 a.m. PT. Passenger Chris Karnes, who is also […]

Amtrak Expands Bike Service

Amtrak Expands Bike Service

In the Fall of 2015, Amtrak took steps to expand its bike service via partnering with organizations within the biking community to accommodate more eco-friendly and fitness-oriented riders on some of their routes. This move was aimed at not only recruiting more customers but enhancing the overall appeal of public transportation. In an effort to […]

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