BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Amtrak said limited train service between Philadelphia and New York should resume on Monday, with full service by Tuesday, following Tuesday night’s deadly derailment.
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The death toll from the wreck in Philadelphia rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday.
Officials believe they have now accounted for all 243 passengers and crew members who were thought to have been aboard the train, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said.
Federal investigators have determined that the train was barreling through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a big curve where the speed limit drops to 50 mph. But they don’t know why it was going so fast.
It was the nation’s deadliest train accident in nearly six years.
The tragedy has led to new demands for the installation of technology known as positive train control, which uses GPS, wireless radio and computers to prevent trains from going over the speed limit.
Amtrak has equipped most of its heavily used Northeast Corridor with positive train control, but not the section where the accident happened.
Amtrak carries 11.6 million passengers a year along the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington and Boston.
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