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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Pedestrian Killed By Amtrak Train In Fairfield

    A woman was struck and killed Sunday evening by an eastbound Amtrak train in Fairfield. The accident occurred about 5:45 p.m. on track 4 near the Unquowa Road train station in Fairfield. Police said the unidentified woman was attempting to cross the...
  • Metro light rail crash near USC renews debate on rail safety

    Metro light rail crash near USC renews debate on rail safety
    On a Saturday morning trip to downtown Los Angeles, a Metro Expo Line train pulled out of a station in Exposition Park, its three cars filled with passengers. Traffic signals along Exposition Boulevard turned red, and lights flashed to signal the...
  • First Savings Bank of Hegewisch opens branch in Oak Forest

    First Savings Bank of Hegewisch has opened a new branch at 4920 W. 159th St. in Oak Forest. The 3,400-square-foot branch features two drive-up lanes and is adjacent to the Metra commuter train station. The building had been home to PNC Bank, which closed...
  • Train proposal is a logistic, safety nightmare in the making

    Train proposal is a logistic, safety nightmare in the making
    I do not believe that I (and other citizens that are troubled by the All Aboard Florida project) are in the minority. It is a disaster in the making on many levels. The tracks that are to be used pass through many peaceful, high-population residential...
  • Expo Line train hits car near USC; 12 injured, one critically

    Expo Line train hits car near USC; 12 injured, one critically
    At least 12 people were injured, one critically, when an Expo Line train collided with a car Saturday near USC, authorities said. Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene about 10:50 a.m., said a spokesman with the Los Angeles Fire...
  • Los Angeles light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

    Los Angeles light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt
    A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries. The Metro Expo Line train was...
  • Highwood approves 14-unit townhouse project

    The City of Highwood has granted a developer's request for a special use permit to construct a 14-unit townhouse development on two parcels stretching between Clay and Webster avenues in the city's downtown core. Developer Robert Katz of Northbrook-...
  • Driver struck by SunRail train cited for bypassing crossing gates

    Driver struck by SunRail train cited for bypassing crossing gates
    A 50-year-old woman was cited after police say she bypassed the crossing gates and was struck by a SunRail train. Julia K. Rodriguez, of Winter Park, was given a $164 ticket by Maitland police for driving around/under/through a rail road crossing...
  • Shout Out: Jennifer Winters, Wisconsin native

    Shout Out: Jennifer Winters, Wisconsin native
    Jennifer Winters of Hinsdale answered these questions while waiting for a train at the downtown Hinsdale Metra station March 25. Q: Where did you grow up? A: Wausau, Wis.. As an adult, it becomes a little boring, but it was a great place to grow up....
  • Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'

    Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'
    Federal officials released more than 1,600 pages of documents Thursday in their investigation of last year's CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport, including comments from the train's driver, who hasn't spoken publicly but told investigators...
  • Letters: SunRail crossing danger

    Letters: SunRail crossing danger
    I've always assumed that when motorists got hit by SunRail, they were trying to beat the train. That is, until Monday. I was on Lake Mary Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m. The gates came down, with six cars in front of me. A short time later, the gates came...