| May 27, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Trains have rumbled through the heart of Hampstead for nearly all of the Carroll County town's 125-year history. Horn blasts from passing trains are a part of everyday life in the community.
So are headphones, earbuds and all manner of modern digital...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Two people were killed Tuesday night when their vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Oxnard, disrupting transit service in Ventura County.
The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Rice Avenue, the Oxnard Police...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:32 PM
A Metrolink train fatally struck a person in Santa Ana about 5:45 p.m., leading to the temporary closure of both tracks at the Grand Avenue crossing and affecting service of several trains in the area, a transit agency spokesman said.
The victim was...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:55 AM
"Midnight Rider" star William Hurt has pulled out of the Gregg Allman biopic, which suspended production in February after a train accident killed a camera assistant.
"I can confirm he's out of the movie," said a spokeswoman for ICM Partners, the talent...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful bomb ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing at least 17 people and wounding 46 others, police said. Five children were believed to be among the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:18 AM
One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said.
The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Officials said a Forest Park bound Blue Line CTA train derailed slightly after the train hit an automobile tire that somehow ended up on the tracks.
The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. when the train had just left the Cicero station on the West...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:05 PM
An eastbound Metrolink train struck and killed a man a mile before the Van Nuys station late Friday afternoon, an agency official said.
The incident, reported by the train crew at 4:43 p.m., occurred in an area where pedestrians are prohibited,...