2 Amtrak workers killed in train derailment

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 05:17:00-04

CHESTER, Pa. - Amtrak says it is operating trains Monday as regularly scheduled although there may be some delays on Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other services between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.

Federal officials say two Amtrak workers were killed Sunday and more than 30 passengers injured when a train hit heavy equipment on tracks outside Philadelphia and the lead engine derailed.

Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, Georgia, at the time. Service was disrupted for a while on the Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia and was limited between Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia.

An Amtrak spokeswoman would not release other details about the derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why the train and the equipment were on the same tracks.