Special Employee Advisory

SEA – Northeast Regional Train 188 Derailment – May 2015

Northeast Regional Train 188 Incident

AMTRAK is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

Dear Co-workers

On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, operating from Washington to New York, derailed in northeastern Philadelphia. There were approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board.

We are deeply saddened by the confirmed fatalities resulting from the derailment. Local emergency responders and senior Amtrak leadership are on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

During this difficult time, the Employee Assistance Program is available to support all employees and their families. EAP counselors are very familiar with the unique challenges employees may face on the railroad, and conversations with the counselors are strictly confidential.

If you, a family member or fellow employee might benefit from consulting with EAP, please call (844) 268-7251. More information on EAP can be found on the Amtrak Intranet, under “Employees” → “Employee Assistance Program.”

We will update you as the investigation progresses and further information becomes available.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our passengers, crew members and their loved ones.


DJ Stadtler

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

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