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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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  • Public transit canceled, delayed in DC-Baltimore region

    People who decide to venture out in the Baltimore-Washington region can expect headaches if they want to use public transportation. The Virginia Railway Express commuter trains in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. canceled service Tuesday because of...
  • Funding stalls for west side train station underpass

    Funding stalls for west side train station underpass
    Lake Forest's effort to make its west side train station safer is still on hold as financial issues continue to bog down the proposal. Adding to the uncertainty, the city is now awaiting word from the Rauner administration on where the project fits into...
  • 2 West Virginia towns evacuated as another oil train derails, catches fire

    WASHINGTON A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Monday in West Virginia, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a package of new rail safety regulations to the White House for review. The CSX train was...
  • Oil train heading to Yorktown derails in West Virginia, 2 towns evacuated

    WASHINGTON — A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Monday in West Virginia, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a package of new rail safety regulations to the White House for review. The CSX train was...
  • Family: Man killed by light rail train had trouble walking

    The family of a man killed by a light rail train in Denver says a disability may have prevented him from moving out of the way. Naythan Cordova died after his body was dragged under the train near the Colorado Convention Center on Thursday. It's...
  • Man struck, killed by California light-rail train

    Authorities say they're investigating the death of a man struck and killed by a light-rail train in San Jose. Valley Transportation Authority spokeswoman Brandi Childress told KTVU-TV on Friday (http://bit.ly/1zeHRxA ) that the train was entering a gated...
  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by train Tucson area

    Tucson police say a bicyclist riding along railroad tracks has been struck and killed by an oncoming train. Sgt. Pete Dugan says the collision occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday. According to investigators, 20-year-old Jorge A. Villalobos was riding a...
  • Police kill suspect after two fatal shootings in Copenhagen

    COPENHAGEN Three people were killed in Copenhagen including a suspect in terrorist attacks that shook the Danish capital early Sunday. Police said they shot and killed a man near Noerrebro train station who had fired at them first. They were...
  • Blumenthal Calls For Spending To Make Rail Crossings Safer

    NEW YORK— The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday. Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., spoke at New York's Grand...
  • Official: At least 16 dead in Mexico bus-train crash

    Official: At least 16 dead in Mexico bus-train crash
    A passenger bus and a freight train collided at a grade crossing in northern Mexico on Friday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 22, an official in Nuevo Leon state said. The official said the accident occurred in the town of Anahuac, which is...
  • Bus-train crash leaves 16 dead, 22 injured in Mexico

    MONTERREY, Mexico At least 16 people died and 22 were injured when a bus collided with a freight train in northeastern Mexico, civil defense officials said Friday. The bus driver reportedly ignored a warning light and tried to beat the train across the...