Amtrak to run as scheduled Monday after deadly derailment

Emergency personnel stand by debris from a deadly train crash in Chester, Pa., Sunday, April 3 2016. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – 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.

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