“Damage is estimated by Amtrak in excess of $9.2 million,” the report said.
On May 12, Amtrak train en route from Washington, DC to New York City sped up to 106 mph through a curve with a 50 mph speed limit and derailed. According to investigators, the engineer hit the train's emergency brake just seconds before it hit the curve.
The NTSB said that of the 250 passengers and eight Amtrak employees on board, eight passengers were killed and more than 200 others were taken to area hospitals.
Amtrak is a US government funded railroad service, operated and managed as a for-profit corporation that provides intercity passenger train service within the United States. Solely in its Northeast Corridor, Amtrak operates more than 2,200 trains daily.