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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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  • Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him

    Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him
    A Metrolink commuter train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Covina on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The westbound train, which started its journey in San Bernardino and was heading to downtown Los Angeles, was between the Pomona and Covina...
  • Woman dead after being hit by train in Delray

    Woman dead after being hit by train in Delray
    A woman was killed when she was hit by a Tri-Rail train in Delray Beach on Monday. The crash happened on the tracks near Southwest 10th Street, just east of Congress Avenue. Police said the woman was a pedestrian and that no Tri-Rail passengers were...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-95 North in White Marsh

    A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 North in White Marsh past the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the northbound right shoulder as of 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transit...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-395 South in Baltimore City

    A four-vehicle collision on Interstate 395 South in Baltimore City at Exit 53 has closed the southbound left traffic lane and southbound left shoulder at 9:06 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash...
  • Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute

    Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute
    A crash near southwest suburban Western Springs at a grade-crossing on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caused delays up to 90 minutes Monday evening, said officials. According to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, the incident happened shortly...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-95 South in Baltimore City

    Traffic: Collision on I-95 South in Baltimore City
    A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City past the Eastern Avenue exit closed the southbound right traffic lane and both southbound shoulders as of 9:07 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-...
  • Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it

    Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it
    Minutes before a Metra train struck a car in Western Springs on Monday afternoon, residents Ed Suarez and Monica DeNaut pulled an 80-year-old woman from it. Suarez said he watched as the woman turned onto the tracks in her Buick sedan. He could see...
  • SunRail doubles ridership numbers on Orlando Magic game night

     SunRail doubles ridership numbers on Orlando Magic game night
    SunRail ridership Tuesday, the second night of the experimental night train, was double that of the inaugural run Monday. Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said 200 people rode the train, up from the 100 the previous night. "We...
  • Why high-speed rail might be a target for terrorists

    To the editor: George Skelton's and Jeff Morales' fanciful musings about the security advantages of high-speed trains trivialize a substantial risk. Trains cannot be flown into buildings, but they are attractive targets for terrorists. ("An upside of...
  • Metra train fatally strikes pedestrian in northwest suburban Cary

    Metra train fatally strikes pedestrian in northwest suburban Cary
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train in far northwest suburban Cary early Friday morning, authorities said. Train No. 608 on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line hit a pedestrian shortly after 6 a.m. near Three Oaks Road north of...
  • Instructor to travel from Palm Beach County to Middle East to push child safety

    Instructor to travel from Palm Beach County to Middle East to push child safety
    It doesn't matter if she's in the Gulf of Mexico or in the Persian Gulf, child safety is one thing that really matters to Kelly Powell, she says. Powell is the program director of Safe Kids Palm Beach County, a chapter of a global organization that...