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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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  • Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace

    Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace
    CTA, 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...
  • Traffic: SB Amtrak train from Perryville canceled

    Traffic: SB Amtrak train from Perryville canceled
    Southbound Amtrak train 181, scheduled to arrive in Aberdeen at 8:35 a.m., has been canceled by Amtrak due to a service disruption, the Maryland Department of Transportation said. The next southbound Amtrak train will be train 183, which will make an...
  • Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters

    Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters
    With the owners of Wilmette's Rock House cafe stepping up as the new concession vendor for the village's Metra train station, officials say the popular local venue's offerings might jazz up the daily morning commute. "I think the Rock House at the Metra...
  • Gregg Allman Files New Claim Against 'Midnight Rider' Producers

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider" contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the...
  • SunRail ambassadors will staff all stations

    SunRail ambassadors will staff all stations
    When SunRail attendants return next month they'll be at all 12 of the commuter train systems stations. SunRail officials said this week that one platform attendant will be on duty at each station during peak travel hours in the morning and late...
  • 'Spark of life' seen in Tinley economy

    'Spark of life' seen in Tinley economy
    The chairman of Tinley Park's finance and economic development committee says he "sees some spark of life in the economy" around the village. Trustee Dave Seaman told an advisory group that developers are showing increasing interest in available...
  • Hazmat crews respond to Penn Station

    Hazmat crews respond to Penn Station
    Police, fire and hazardous materials crews responded to Baltimore's Penn Station Monday evening after a white powdery substance was found on a train inbound from Washington. Baltimore Fire Capt. Roman Clark said the powder found on the 5:05 p.m. MARC...
  • Wyoming man accused of stealing train in work dispute

    (Reuters) - A Wyoming rail worker could face felony charges for protesting working conditions by stealing a train and taking it on a 13-mile joy ride before crashing it into another locomotive, local media and law enforcement said Sunday. Derek Skyler...
  • One killed, two hurt when train hits them on California trestle

    (Reuters) - One woman was killed and two other people were badly hurt when they were struck by a train while taking photographs of the sunset from a California railroad trestle, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said on Sunday. A group of four...
  • Couples taking sunset picture hit by train; one dead, two injured

    Couples taking sunset picture hit by train; one dead, two injured
    One person was killed and two others injured Saturday night when they were struck by a train near Santa Barbara. The accident took place at Vista Point on the Gaviota coast northwest of Santa Barbara. According to the Santa Barbara County Fire...
  • SunRail officials scramble to get insurance

    SunRail officials scramble to get insurance
    A team of SunRail managers has gone to London and Bermuda four times during the past 15 months, trying to buy insurance for the commuter train serving Central Florida. SunRail spokesman Steve Olson said the system is largely unknown to the insurance...