Amtrak Train Kills Two Teens Near Philly

Amtrak's Acela Express arrives in this Aug. 20, 2001, file photo at the the Route 128 Amtrak station in Westwood, Mass. Amtrak's high-speed train service between Washington and Boston is expected to pass the million-passenger mark sometime this month after a year of operation. Acela Express, billed as America's first high-speed train, capable of speeds up to 150 mph, experienced a surge in ridership after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks discouraged many from traveling by airplane AP

All tracks have reopened outside Philadelphia after an Amtrak train struck and killed two teenagers.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Norwood, Pa., about 10 miles south of Philadelphia.

Amtrak officials say an Acela train running from Boston to Washington, D.C., hit two people.

Authorities say they were teenagers.

Interboro School District Superintendent Nancy Hacker says the two girls were sophomores in the district. A third girl was with them at the time and reported the accident.

Their names have not been released.

Four tracks had to be shut down after the accident and train line service was delayed.

Amtrak spokeswoman Tracy Connell says all tracks were reopened by 1 p.m. and service has returned to normal.
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