Amtrak announces plan to install cameras in cabs

The move follows the deadly derailment in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Rescuers on May 13 combed through the mangled wreckage of a derailed train in Philadelphia after an accident that left at least six dead, as the difficult search for possible survivors continued. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Rescuers on May 13 combed through the mangled wreckage of a derailed train in Philadelphia after an accident that left at least six dead, as the difficult search for possible survivors continued. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images (5/27/15)

WOODBURY - Amtrak announced yesterday that cameras are going to be installed inside its train cabs.

The move follows the deadly derailment in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Safety experts say the devices could give more insight into the moments before a crash. Metro-North has also agreed to install the cameras.

Sen. Charles Schumer wants the LIRR to follow suit and install the cameras.    

Amtrak operates 300 trains nationwide.

So far, there is no timetable on when the cameras will be installed. 

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