Amtrak restores service between Philadelphia and New York after deadly derailment

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (PIX11/AP) -- Amtrak trains are rolling through the entire Northeast Corridor again on Monday while regional commuter trains are moving, too, after being stalled last week because of a derailment that killed eight people.

Regional commuter officials are reporting some delays and changes to scheduled stops. Northbound tracks where the derailment occurred now have automatic train control in place. The system can slow a train without input from the engineer.

Resumed service was marked with departures from Philadelphia at 5:53 a.m. (Train 110) and New York City at 5:30 a.m. (Train 111).

“The safety of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority. Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on infrastructure integrity including complete compliance with Federal Railroad Administration directives,” Amtrak president and CEO Joe Boardman said.

“Amtrak staff and crew have been working around the clock to repair the infrastructure necessary to restore service for all the passengers who travel along the Northeast Corridor.”

Passengers are encouraged to use Amtrak.com and its mobile apps for schedules, reservations and eTicketing, or call 800-USA-RAIL with questions.