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FRA Statement Regarding Amtrak Accident near Halifax, N.C.

Document Series
Press Releases
Press Release Number
FRA 03-15
Contact Name
FRA Public Affairs
Contact Phone Number
202-493-6024
Subject Amtrak, Passenger Rail
Keywords
Halifax; north carolina; NC; Amtrak; collision
Abstract/Summary
FRA statement regarding the March 9, 2015 highway-rail grade crossing accident involving an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer near Halifax, N.C.

According to an FRA Spokesperson:

 “The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is aware of the Amtrak derailment that occurred this afternoon near Halifax, N.C..  We have a team of investigators en route to the scene. Once the scene is cleared of emergency response personnel, the FRA will begin conducting a thorough investigation to determine the probable cause of how and why this highway-rail grade crossing was fouled. Recent accidents like this one are stark reminders of our shared challenge to both educate the public about grade crossing safety, and to enforce appropriate behavior around railroad operations.”

Last updated: Monday, March 9, 2015
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