RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT--DERAILMENT OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (SEPTA) COMMUTER TRAIN 61, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, MARCH 7, 1990
This report explains the derailment of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) commuter train 61 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 7, 1990. The safety issues discussed in the report are mechanical inspection procedures and maintenance practice oversight, supervision and training of SEPTA employees responsible for transit equipment, failure of the motor support bolt assembly, Federal and State regulatory requirements for mass transit operating practices and mechanical equipment inspectors, effectiveness of SEPTA's drug and alcohol testing program, and emergency communication between operating crews, tower personnel, and emergency response personnel. Recommendations concerning these issues were made to SEPTA, the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Transport Workers Union, and the City of Philadelphia Fire Department.
National Transportation Safety BoardBureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1991-4-23
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 70 p.
- TRT Terms: Bolts; Communications; Crash reports; Derailments; Drug tests; Emergencies; Failure; Inspection; Maintenance; Oversight; Personnel management; Railroad commuter service; Regulations; Training
- Identifier Terms: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Education and Training; Law; Maintenance and Preservation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00610144
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/RAR-91/01
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM