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Railway Disasters

Railway Disasters
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • America must show the will to do the job

    The dictionary defines infrastructure as basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, etc. Even the dictionary does not provide...
  • MTA bus, MARC train fares to increase next month

    MTA bus, MARC train fares to increase next month
    State-mandated fare increases on local buses, MARC trains and other Maryland Transit Administration services will go into effect on June 25, the MTA announced Tuesday. The base fare on local buses, light rail and Metro trains will increase from $1.60...
  • Amtrak to install cameras in locomotives

    Amtrak to install cameras in locomotives
    Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions...
  • Amtrak crash was about funding

    Amtrak crash was about funding
    The Amtrak crash is the first of many — at least until Amtrak is funded fully and not with band-aids ("Amtrak crash not about funding," May 20). The electronic engine speed control (available but not funded) would have prevented the crash. It...
  • Let the private sector run Amtrak

    Let the private sector run Amtrak
    The Sun's coverage of the recent Amtrak train derailment highlights a major problem the system needs to address: The lack of security aboard its trains ("Death toll in Amtrak derailment rises to 8," May 15). It's true that outdated trains and...
  • Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority

    Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority
    The twisted, mangled wreckage of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia May 12 is a searing indictment of America's failure to invest in rail safety and reliability. Eight people lost their lives and more than 200 were hospitalized — yet...
  • Passenger tries to jump from moving Amtrak train, stops service

    Passenger tries to jump from moving Amtrak train, stops service
    A passenger attempting to jump from a moving Amtrak train in Odenton stopped train service Saturday morning, according to Amtrak officials. The train stopped for 40 minutes between stations in Odenton. No one was injured, county police said. The 35-...
  • 5 things to know about the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

    5 things to know about the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed eight people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the...
  • Woman on motorized scooter killed by freight train

    Authorities say an elderly woman on a motorized scooter was struck and killed by a freight train in western Pennsylvania Friday morning. Investigators in Allegheny County said the woman was trying to cross the tracks in Coraopolis when she was hit by...
  • Amtrak crash not about funding

    Amtrak crash not about funding
    After the horrible accident with the Amtrak train, both Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger want to turn it into a political issue ("Amtrak derailment victims recall harrowing moments following crash," May 13). They want to blame it on...
  • No SunRail on Memorial Day, buses running reduced schedule

    The SunRail commuter train will not operate on Memorial Day and the Lynx bus service will run a limited schedule similar to what it conducts on Sundays, officials with the agencies said. Both the train and the buses will return to normal schedules on...