RI Commuters say They Feel Safe on Amtrak

May 22, 2013

Five days after the train derailment accident in Connecticut, Amtrak travelers at the Providence train station say they remain confident about train travel through Amtrak.  One traveler named Paul Murphy, who was headed to Washington DC, says he’s a veteran of train travel.

“I think it’s pretty good.  I’ve been riding this road before it became Amtrak in the 70’s, in fact I’ve been riding it since I was two weeks old, and there hasn’t been bombing or anything like that," said Murphy. " The road bed in many places is in tough shape, and you know some bridges may be repaired, but all in all it’s pretty good service.” 

Other travelers echoed Murphy's confidence in Amtrak.

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