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Thrown Objects Smash Amtrak Train Window in Philadelphia

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | February 01, 2016

Thrown Objects Smash Amtrak Train Window in Philadelphia

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An Amtrak train en route from Washington D.C. to New York City suffered damage when it was struck Sunday by several objects that were reportedly thrown at it as it passed through Philadelphia.

According to Dan Stamm of NBC Philadelphia, Amtrak Acela Express train 2222 was reportedly struck by objects as it made its way through the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia shortly before 7 p.m. local time.

The most severe damage was a smashed window with a hole in the center. Following the incident, the Acela Express train made a stop at Metropark in New Jersey so Amtrak inspectors could investigate the damage.

After the train was cleared to continue, it departed New Jersey and arrived in New York Monday morning at 8 a.m. local time. There were no reported injuries from the incident, and local police and Amtrak officials are investigating the ordeal.

People Magazine’s Taylor Lorenz shared an image of the damage on Twitter:

The incident occurred along the Northeast Corridor near where Amtrak Train 188 derailed in May. The incident killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.


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