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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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  • New contractor hired for Metrolink crash-avoidance safety system

    New contractor hired for Metrolink crash-avoidance safety system
    Officials of the Metrolink commuter railroad on Friday hired a new company to provide a key component for the line’s $211-million state-of-the-art collision avoidance system. The railroad’s board of directors unanimously awarded a $6.8-...
  • Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday

    Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday
    Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein. Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena

    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena
    A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said. About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian...
  • Troopers identify man killed by derailed train car near Sanford SunRail station

    Troopers identify man killed by derailed train car near Sanford SunRail station
    A train conductor was killed when several freight cars derailed on tracks near the SunRail station in Sanford on Thursday morning, authorities said. The derailment happened on a track near SunRail construction off State Road 46, according to the Florida...
  • BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months

    BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months
    The investigation into the deaths of two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train during a routine track inspection could take a year or longer, a federal investigator told reporters Sunday. “We will be...
  • Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line

    Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line
    A truck cab crashed into a barrier on the Dan Ryan Expressway and struck a section of the newly minted third rail of the Red Line overnight, but the damage was repaired and trains were running this morning. The accident happened in the southbound...
  • BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident

    BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident
    Walnut Creek, Calif.--On Sunday evening, more than 100 Bay Area Rapid Transit employees gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember two workers who were struck and killed over the weekend by a commuter train while conducting a track inspection.  ...
  • 2 maintenance workers struck and killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train Saturday, two days into a labor strike that officials warned could cripple the area's transportation system starting Monday. The workers were investigating a...
  • Two maintenance workers hit, killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were killed Saturday when they were hit by a BART train while conducting a track inspection, officials said. “The BART police received a call...that two people had been struck and killed by a train on the track between...
  • Trainee was operating BART train that struck workers, NTSB says

    Trainee was operating BART train that struck workers, NTSB says
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- A  federal investigator in charge of probing Saturday’s fatal BART accident said a trainee was operating a  train when it struck and killed two workers who were inspecting the tracks. James Southworth, who is in charge of...
  • Metra trains running on Milwaukee West Line after crash

    Metra trains running on Milwaukee West Line after crash
    Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett. At least one train car was derailed, but the crossing was...