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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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  • Pierson woman hit, killed by Amtrak train

    Pierson woman hit, killed by Amtrak train
    Laura Ann Bennett usually went home during her lunch breaks so she could spend time with her 4-month-old daughter. Bennett, 40, was driving back just after 1 p.m. Friday to her job as a dispatcher at the Seville office of JRC Transportation, a...
  • Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train

    Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train
    Gov. Jerry Brown played down concerns Thursday about Republicans killing the state’s $68-billion bullet train, saying that “they’re going to join the chorus” in support of high-speed rail once construction around Fresno and...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-695 outer loop

    Traffic: Collision on I-695 outer loop
    A two-vehicle collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 at Old Court Road in Lochearn has closed the outer loop left traffic lane and outer loop left shoulder at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The inner loop...
  • West Chicago road re-opens after train-vehicle crash; Metra delayed

    West Chicago road re-opens after train-vehicle crash; Metra delayed
    High Lake Road from Sunset Avenue to Main Street just outside of West Chicago is open again after a freight train and vehicle crash closed the road Thursday afternoon. DuPage County sheriff's police said there were no injuries reported, police said....
  • Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi

    Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi
    A Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck a semitruck Thursday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, causing temporary delays, officials said. While no injuries were reported, Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene...
  • Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues

     Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues
    The nation's top railroad official is stepping down and will return to his Chicago-area roots to join the metropolitan region's planning agency to work on local transportation issues, officials said Thursday. Joseph Szabo, who has headed the Federal...
  • SunRail ridership up in October, ending 3-month skid for train

    SunRail ridership up in October, ending 3-month skid for train
    SunRail ridership rose a bit in October, reversing a three-month slide that had seen the average number of daily riders dip to just above 3,000. Spokesman Steve Olson said SunRail officials recently increased marketing efforts to attract more passengers...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Rail strike threatens fete for 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall

    Rail strike threatens fete for 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall
    In Germany, no tradition trumps the annual celebration marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, whose 25th anniversary the government plans to mark this weekend with apt pomp. No tradition, that is, except for train strikes. A walkout by Deutsche Bahn...
  • Add ticket machines to list of Metrolink problems

    Add ticket machines to list of Metrolink problems
    It's struggling to build ridership. Service has been cut on the San Bernardino line. Its passenger cars don't have WiFi, and there have been recurring reports of late trains. Now, Metrolink, the region's commuter railroad, has another customer relations...
  • SunRail ambassadors back on platforms starting Wednesday

    SunRail ambassadors back on platforms starting Wednesday
    SunRail's platform attendants, known as "ambassadors," will be back on the job starting  Wednesday. The attendants provided advice and assistance to commuter rail passengers when train service started on May 1, but their jobs were eliminated in August....