Amtrak train breaks apart while traveling at high speed towards Boston


A source told the newspaper the train was traveling at about 125 miles per hour at the time of the incident.

The train "experienced a mechanical issue", Abrams said.

A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Boston had two of its cars separate early Tuesday while traveling through Maryland, the latest in a series of accidents affecting the passenger rail carrier.

The 52 passengers aboard were transferred to Northeast Regional Train 180.

Amtrak is investigating the cause of the vehicle separation.

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There were no reported injuries to customers or crew.

A high-speed Amtrak train broke apart en route to Boston's South Station Tuesday.

Amtrak officials are investigating what caused the train cars to separate and are inspecting other Acela trains to prevent it from happening again. The incident that left train cars dangling from an overpass over Interstate 5 killed three passengers and injured 62 people.

The incident comes amid heightened scrutiny over train safety following several Amtrak crashes in recent months.

On Sunday, an Amtrak train carrying 139 passengers struck a freight train parked on the tracks in SC, killing two. Those continuing to Boston were given tickets for the Acela Train 2100.