Amtrak train derailed in busiest U.S. rail corridor

May 13, 2015 3:08 PM

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Amtrak train derailed in busiest U.S. rail corridor

The derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia occurred in the busiest passenger rail corridor in North America, an artery that officials have long said is in critical need of new infrastructure to accommodate the region's commuting needs.

Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 between Washington and New York had 238 riders and five crew members on board when it went off the tracks after 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, leading to six deaths, and dozens of injuries.

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