CarFax Expands Service To Include Accident Reports For Amtrak Trains
February 7th - CarFax, the company which provides car buyers with a detailed history of used vehicles, has announced that they will be expanding their services to include Amtrak trains. Currently, CarFax offers users the ability to view all of the previous owners of used vehicles, as well as a comprehensive accident report. Starting March 1st, the same information will be available for all Amtrak trains, prompting the modified slogan “Show me the TrainFax.”
“We don’t want anyone getting on an Amtrak train without the ability to see how many accidents that train has been involved in,” said CarFax president Richard Raines. “Before you board, make sure somebody has shown you the TrainFax.”
The new ‘TrainFax’ feature will provide people with a detailed accident report that includes all crashes and derailments, as well as a full list of each train’s prior operators. While the primary purpose of TrainFax is to provide users with information about their train, Raines hopes that Amtrak employees also take advantage of the service.
“If you’re about to drive an Amtrak train, but you aren’t completely sure whether or not your train has been in any accidents lately, that’s where TrainFax comes in,” said Raines. “No one should ever have to travel by train without knowing exactly how likely it is that they’re about to die.”