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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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  • Winter storm disrupts mid-Atlantic transit service

    Transit agencies are canceling and modifying service as a winter storm moves into the mid-Atlantic region. Maryland officials canceled MARC train and commuter bus service Thursday and modified light rail and subway schedules. Virginia Railway Express...
  • Crashes at railroad crossings prompt new safety effort

    WASHINGTON Recent deadly railroad-crossing crashes have sparked interest among lawmakers and regulators in improving safety conditions where highways and rail lines intersect. Since the beginning of February, seven people have died and scores more have...
  • Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather

    Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather
    The Maryland Transit Administration on Thursday said that due to a winter storm that is expected to produce up to 10 inches of snow in the area, MARC train and commuter bus services have been canceled. MTA said that the decision to cancel commuter bus...
  • Vehicle hits light rail in city, MTA officials say

    Vehicle hits light rail in city, MTA officials say
    A vehicle struck a light rail train in Baltimore Thursday afternoon, Maryland Transit Administration officials said. The crash occurred at 11:39 a.m. at W. Madison and N. Howard streets in Mount Vernon, an agency spokesman said. The vehicle was towed...
  • Tri-Rail train hits car in Pompano Beach

    Tri-Rail train hits car in Pompano Beach
    No injuries were reported after a train struck a car Wednesday evening in Pompano Beach. The southbound Tri-Rail train hit the car at about 5:50 p.m. at West Copans Road just west of Interstate 95, Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold said. There were...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 25, 2015

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, a fire damages a single-story commercial building in Hollywood leaving a woman in “grave condition,” authorities said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Oxnard: A Metrolink train that...
  • Police: Calif. commuter train engineer has died of injuries from crash

    Police: Calif. commuter train engineer has died of injuries from crash
    One week after being gravely injured in a collision between a Metrolink train and a pickup truck in Oxnard, the train's engineer has died. Glenn Steele, 62, died early Tuesday of injuries at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suffered in the Feb. 24 crash in...
  • West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines

     West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines
    West Glenview residents want to block a proposed project to build a freight train holding yard in their neighborhood. The tracks would be added to existing Union Pacific rail lines from about West Lake Avenue to past Willow Road near Shermer Road to...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 24, 2015

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, a Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard after slamming into a truck. At least 28 people were injured, four of them critically. The driver of the truck fled the scene but was taken into custody later, officials said....
  • War crimes prosecutors indict 5 in Bosnia 1993 train killing

    Serbia's war crimes prosecutors have charged five people with abducting 20 people from a train in eastern Bosnia in 1993 and brutally killing them — a wartime massacre that traumatized the Balkans. The War Crimes Prosecutor's office said in a...
  • Regulators to police: Issue more tickets at rail crossings

    National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at crossings. The Federal Railroad Administration says it's the first step in a safety campaign. The campaign was spurred by accidents...