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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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  • Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

    Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel
    Bob Hope Airport officials stopped traffic on Empire Avenue Monday — literally. But it was brief, about as long as it takes to cross the street. The group was inaugurating a signalized crosswalk that provides better pedestrian access from the...
  • SunRail train spotted in Lake

    SunRail train spotted in Lake
    TAVARES— A white shiny train donning a bright yellow sun with orange and blue stripes made a brief appearance in Lake on Monday. Some may have been surprised to spot the SunRail train near the city's fire department. But the state Department of...
  • Blotter: Man crawls under train in Wilmette

    Blotter: Man crawls under train in Wilmette
    The following items were taken from Wilmette police reports: A men's black Trek bicycle valued at $2,000 was stolen from a detached garage in the 700 block of 10th Street on Sept. 28. A resident of the 800 block of 15th Street reported on Sept. 27...
  • Woman fatally struck by train in Maywood

    Woman fatally struck by train in Maywood
    A Melrose Park woman died Thurday night after she was struck by a freight train in Maywood, officials said. The 50-year-old woman was hit near the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street. She was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:30 p.m....
  • SunRail loses more riders in September, to rehire ambassadors

    SunRail loses more riders in September, to rehire ambassadors
    Ridership on the SunRail commuter train fell for a third straight month in September, dropping to a weekday average of just over 3,000 passengers. That represents a decline of 15 percent from August, which decreased 13 percent from July's average of 4,...
  • Connecticut To Cobble Together Rest Of Money For Walk Bridge

    Connecticut To Cobble Together Rest Of Money For Walk Bridge
    The state will come up with the extra $188 million needed to replace the decrepit Norwalk River railroad bridge, but the new span won't be in place until 2020, officials announced Thursday. Leaving the 118-year-old bridge to continue deteriorating isn't...
  • Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules

    Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules
    Warning that a crude-oil train derailment in the densely populated Chicago area could result in "unthinkable" devastation, city and suburban officials are calling for stricter rules on hazardous material shipments than the federal government has proposed....
  • Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed

     Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed
    Platforms at Downers Grove's downtown commuter train station reopen Wednesday morning but a large chunk of the project will sit unfinished into next year. Metra officials said construction on the western ends of the Main Street station platforms is...
  • SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months

    SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months
    Since it started carrying passengers in May, SunRail commuter trains have collided with four vehicles and run over a man lying on the tracks. That leaves SunRail three accidents short of the A-train in Denton County, Texas, for the most first-year...
  • Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth

    Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth
    SunRail backers have long said that the commuter train will do more than simply transport riders between Volusia and Osceola counties. It also is expected to spur economic development near stations along the route. Now Longwood — which has...
  • 'Midnight Rider' First A.D. Indicted on Involuntary Manslaughter Charge

    Hillary Schwartz, first assistant director on "Midnight Rider," is expected to be booked on Tuesday in Wayne County, Ga. on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass related to the Feb. 20 train accident on the set that killed camera...