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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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  • Plantation cyclist, 53, killed after he's struck by Tri-Rail train

    Plantation cyclist, 53, killed after he's struck by Tri-Rail train
    The Broward Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified Jerry Smith, 53, of the 1400 block of Northwest 72nd Avenue in Plantation as the man who was fatally struck by a Tri-Rail train in Dania Beach. The crash happened at Stirling Road near Ravenswood Road...
  • Traffic: Beltway outer loop near Dulaney Valley Road reopened, delays remain

    Traffic: Beltway outer loop near Dulaney Valley Road reopened, delays remain
    All lanes of the outer loop of Interstate 695 are reopened at 8:30 a.m. near Exit 27 for MD 146/ Dulaney Valley Road after a three-vehicle crash, though some delays remain at 8:45 a.m., according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. East Joppa...
  • German train strike leaves millions stranded

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Millions of passengers were left stranded across Germany on Saturday after train drivers began a 50-hour strike that halted two thirds of long-distance trains in a dispute over pay and negotiation rights. The GDL drivers' union started...
  • No injuries reported after Amtrak train hits vehicle in Seminole

    No injuries reported after Amtrak train hits vehicle in Seminole
    An Amtrak train struck a vehicle in Seminole County just before 8 p.m. Friday on General Hutchinson Parkway and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, authorities said. There were no injuries reported. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the driver was...
  • Man held on $100K bail after sex abuse, battery charges on the CTA

    Man held on $100K bail after sex abuse, battery charges on the CTA
    A Belmont Cragin man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail after prosecutors charged him with sexually abusing two women on the CTA's Red Line in separate incidents earlier this year, officials said. Juan L. Juarez, 47, is facing two felony counts...
  • Investigation raises safety issues at Metra

    Investigation raises safety issues at Metra
    While acknowledging that Metra is "generally compliant" with U.S. regulations, a federal investigation into three incidents this summer concluded there are "many issues that negatively impact safety." The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report...
  • Damen Blue Line stop to close Monday for 2 months of renovations

    Damen Blue Line stop to close Monday for 2 months of renovations
    Step aside, Shia LaBeouf and Lindsay Lohan. The CTA Blue Line has been stealing the spotlight for some odd incidents lately. The line has generated some eyebrow-raising headlines, from a man charged with opening fire – with an assault rifle...
  • More than 30 hurt in Arkansas train crash

    More than 30 people were hurt, five of them critically, when a freight train and a passenger train collided in northwest Arkansas on Thursday, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said. There have been no fatalities in the crash that took...
  • Feds say Metra safety 'an area of concern'

    Feds say Metra safety 'an area of concern'
    The Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced findings from a review of Metra, which called the commuter rail line "generally compliant" with U.S. safety regulations, but also directed the railroad to take immediate steps to "enhance its...
  • Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park

    Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park
    A woman was killed after being struck by a Metra Rock Island District train Wednesday evening in Tinley Park, officials said. The pedestrian was hit somewhere north of 183rd Street about 5 p.m., west of the Tinley Park station on the Rock Island line,...
  • Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February

    Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February
    Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in February on...