Amtrak: Derailment track Id'd as potential problem

New York • A portion of track that caused a derailment at Penn Station, creating major delays for commuters at the nation’s busiest rail hub, was identified as a potential problem in an earlier inspection but wasn’t thought to pose an imminent risk, Amtrak’s CEO said Thursday. Speaking to reporters at Penn Station, Wick Moorman said Monday’s derailment of an inbound New Jersey Transit train occurred when the train passed over wooden cross ties that had been weakened, causing the track to separat...

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