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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)
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  • 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...
  • Death of teen on western Berks railroad is under investigation

    State police said Thursday they are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Reading girl hit by a train Wednesday night in western Berks County. The death at 8:50 p.m. near Brick Plant Road in Heidelberg Township, west of Reading, was the second death...
  • $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North

    $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North
    A nearly $1 billion federal loan is aiming to make Metro-North and its sister operation on Long Island models for a new high-tech railroad safety system. Passengers on the nation's busiest railroad could be more confident about safe trips if the new...
  • Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in small North Dakota town

    Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in small North Dakota town
    A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient. The six...
  • North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion

    North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion
    When the Obama administration imposed new safety rules on oil trains last week, the railroad industry said its goal was to have zero accidents in the future. It took only a few days to miss that difficult target. A BNSF train hauling 109 tank cars...
  • Delray Beach sounds off concerns about All Aboard Florida

    Delray Beach sounds off concerns about All Aboard Florida
    Delray Beach's city leaders say they are not hopping on board with All Aboard Florida. The new proposed train line plans to provide passenger service from Miami to Orlando with 32 trains running daily, 16 trains in each direction. The timeline shows...
  • More Than 30 Lawsuits Filed Against Metro-North In Crash

    More Than 30 Lawsuits Filed Against Metro-North In Crash
    As the two-year anniversary of the Metro-North train derailment in Bridgeport approaches – and with it the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit – more claims are being added to the already formidable number of lawsuits filed against...
  • Five things for Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    Five things for Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: three died in car collision in Casselberry; SunRail gets $93 million grant; Lake does away with end-of-course exams this year; and tips for photographing the Orlando Eye. 1. Three people died this...
  • Falcons blast way to county baseball title

    Although the rails haven't run through Severna Park in nearly 50 years, Arundel was run over by a 16-run freight train Monday afternoon. The Wildcats' hopes for a county title turned into a train wreck as Severna Park roared to a 16-1 win in the final...
  • SunRail gets $93 million to expand into Osceola

    SunRail gets $93 million to expand into Osceola
    SunRail officially has won a $93 million grant from the federal government to expand the commuter train system 17 miles south into Osceola County. Managers had been confident of getting the money from the Federal Transit Administration because the...
  • South Shore expansion, RDA win support from Indiana lawmakers

    South Shore expansion, RDA win support from Indiana lawmakers
    The Regional Development Authority and the proposed South Shore commuter rail extension emerged from the 2015 Indiana legislative session with a clear message: full steam ahead. House Bill 1398 streamlines some of the RDA's duties as well as how its...