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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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  • 5 killed when Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia; dozens injured

    5 killed when Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia; dozens injured
    At least five people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday night when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, with several cars tipping onto their sides, officials said. Fifty-three people were taken to hospitals, six of them in critical condition, a...
  • Woman hit by Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale

    A pedestrian was taken to the hospital Tuesday after she was hit by a Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale. A couple was walking on the tracks between Sistrunk Boulevard and Broward Boulevard around 5 p.m. when the woman was struck by a southbound train,...
  • Prosecutors: Passenger left train as woman yelled for help during sex assault

    Prosecutors: Passenger left train as woman yelled for help during sex assault
    A passenger entered a Red Line train as a woman was being sexually assaulted but walked back out as the woman screamed for help, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday at a hearing for a suspect charged in the Sunday attack. The attacker fled to the...
  • Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

    Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions
    The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in the recent years. The American Petroleum Institute petition...
  • Child hit, killed by light-rail train in San Francisco

    Child hit, killed by light-rail train in San Francisco
    A boy was killed Tuesday morning by a light rail train in San Francisco, police said. The boy was hit before 9 a.m. when he was in front of the San Francisco Municipal Railway train at San Jose and Lakeview avenues south of downtown, an agency spokesman...
  • Improvements To Metro-North Tied To Funding Levels

    Improvements To Metro-North Tied To Funding Levels
    HARTFORD – Three to four years. That's about how long it could take to rebuild the Metro-North Railroad and restore confidence in the commuter transit system, according to its president, Joseph J. Giulietti. "You don't immediately get to a state...
  • SunRail finishes first year $27.2 million in the red

    SunRail finishes first year $27.2 million in the red
    The SunRail commuter train finished its first year of operation $27.2 million in the red, bringing in $7.2 million while spending $34.4 million. The shortfall was covered by taxpayers through the state Department of Transportation, which oversees the...
  • Jack Black immediately derails 'The D Train'

    Jack Black immediately derails 'The D Train'
    Hidden in the nagging onslaught of suck that is “The D Train” is a really good scene: Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), the former high school stud who moved from Pittsburgh to L.A. to become an actor, approaches Dermot Mulroney (playing...
  • Five things for Monday, May 11, 2015

    Five things for Monday, May 11, 2015
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: SunRail's first year is big shortfall; grenades found in homes; Florida coast face rising seas; more on universal Nintendo deal; and "hurricane amnesia." 1. The SunRail commuter train finished its...
  • Unauthorized driver on Orlando International Airport tram killed when train makes sudden stop

    Unauthorized driver on Orlando International Airport tram killed when train makes sudden stop
    A man who was not supposed to be aboard an airport tram during a maintenance run Friday morning was put in control then killed when it made a sudden stop, sending him hurtling through the windshield to the ground 15 feet below, an airport executive said....
  • Bus nearly hits train after unbuckled SEPTA driver falls out of seat

    Bus nearly hits train after unbuckled SEPTA driver falls out of seat
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bus driver is facing disciplinary action because she was not buckled in when she fell out of her seat and nearly hit a freight train. The train was on tracks that run down the middle of a street near...