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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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  • NJ Transit honoring Amtrak tickets after derailment

    New Jersey Transit is adjusting some service in the wake of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. New Jersey's commuter rail line is honoring Amtrak tickets between Trenton and New York City. NJ Transit spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson says Atlantic...
  • Latest on Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment: Cars 'ripped apart'

    Latest on Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment: Cars 'ripped apart'
    At least 130 people have been taken to hospitals to get checked out after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. The train was carrying 243 people from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed. A spokesman for Temple...
  • Amtrak train derails in Pennsylvania; about 50 hurt

    PHILADELPHIA A northbound Amtrak train derailed in Port Richmond Tuesday night, with at least 50 people injured. Emergency crews swarmed over more than half a dozen toppled train cars, trying to reach the injured and dazed passengers. Some people were...
  • Nutter: At least 5 dead as Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond, Pa.

    PHILADELPHIA At least five people were killed and 50 were injured when a northbound Amtrak train derailed Tuesday night in Port Richmond, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said. Scores of emergency personnel swarmed over more than half a dozen toppled...
  • 5 killed when Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia; dozens injured

    5 killed when Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia; dozens injured
    At least five people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday night when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, with several cars tipping onto their sides, officials said. Fifty-three people were taken to hospitals, six of them in critical condition, a...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Amtrak train from Washington crashes in Philadelphia; several people appear to be injured An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday...
  • Delray Beach sounds off concerns about All Aboard Florida

    Delray Beach sounds off concerns about All Aboard Florida
    Delray Beach's city leaders say they are not hopping on board with All Aboard Florida. The new proposed train line plans to provide passenger service from Miami to Orlando with 32 trains running daily, 16 trains in each direction. The timeline shows...
  • Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

    The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in recent years. The American Petroleum Institute's petition to the...
  • Prosecutors: Passenger left train as woman yelled for help during sex assault

    Prosecutors: Passenger left train as woman yelled for help during sex assault
    A passenger entered a Red Line train as a woman was being sexually assaulted but walked back out as the woman screamed for help, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday at a hearing for a suspect charged in the Sunday attack. The attacker fled to the...
  • Boy struck, killed by San Francisco light-rail train

    San Francisco police say a middle school student was struck and killed by a light-rail train as he ran across a street. The boy — identified as 12-year-old Andrew Wu — was killed Tuesday in the city's Oceanview neighborhood. Police...
  • Child hit, killed by light-rail train in San Francisco

    Child hit, killed by light-rail train in San Francisco
    A boy was killed Tuesday morning by a light rail train in San Francisco, police said. The boy was hit before 9 a.m. when he was in front of the San Francisco Municipal Railway train at San Jose and Lakeview avenues south of downtown, an agency spokesman...