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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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  • Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute

    Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute
    A crash near southwest suburban Western Springs at a grade-crossing on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caused delays up to 90 minutes Monday evening, said officials. According to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, the incident happened shortly...
  • Woman dead after being hit by train in Delray

    Woman dead after being hit by train in Delray
    A woman was killed when she was hit by a Tri-Rail train in Delray Beach on Monday. The crash happened on the tracks near Southwest 10th Street, just east of Congress Avenue. Police said the woman was a pedestrian and that no Tri-Rail passengers were...
  • Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him

    Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him
    A Metrolink commuter train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Covina on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The westbound train, which started its journey in San Bernardino and was heading to downtown Los Angeles, was between the Pomona and Covina...
  • A train strikes a pedestrian in Suffolk

    A train strikes a pedestrian in Suffolk
    SUFFOLK - A train struck a pedestrian who was walking on the train tracks in the 900 block of Portsmouth Blvd. on Sunday, according to a press release from the Suffolk Police Department. The 21-year-old male victim appears to have non-life threatening...
  • Amtrak train hits man near Pico Rivera, causing delays

    An Amtrak train en route to San Diego hit a man on the train tracks Friday evening, briefly halting rail service for several hundred Southern California commuters. Amtrak's 784 train struck the 25-year-old man about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of...
  • Milford Woman Killed By Metro-North Train At Grand Central Station

    Milford Woman Killed By Metro-North Train At Grand Central Station
    NEW YORK - A 62-year old Milford woman died from her injuries after she was caught between the cars of a Metro-North train Wednesday evening as it was departing Grand Central Station, according to a Metro-North spokesman. The woman, identified as Joan...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 22 North

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 22 North
    Emergency roadwork on MD 22 North in Aberdeen at MD 132 has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder at 5:33 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes are open on Interstate 95 South...
  • Detours, traffic woes to end with Sinclair Lane Bridge reopening Monday, city says

    Detours, traffic woes to end with Sinclair Lane Bridge reopening Monday, city says
    A bridge replacement project that has forced nearly 30,000 drivers a day to take detours through East Baltimore will end next week after two years of cost run-ups and delays. Both Edison Highway and Sinclair Lane will reopen to traffic Monday with the...
  • Metra train fatally hits pedestrian in Oak Forest

    Metra train fatally hits pedestrian in Oak Forest
    A woman was fatally struck by a Metra train in southwest suburban Oak Forest early Friday, authorities said. The accident happened around 12:10 a.m. shortly after a train on Metra’s Rock Island District line left the Oak Forest station near Cicero...
  • Later SunRail hours seen as a boon to Park Avenue merchants

    Later SunRail hours seen as a boon to Park Avenue merchants
    The news caught Patrick Chapin by surprise – and he couldn’t have been happier. “I was sort of surprised at hearing they were expanding,” he said. “We all sort of thought that expanded service would be financially...
  • Traffic: Roadwork on U.S. 1

    Traffic: Roadwork on U.S. 1
    The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork on U.S. 1 North in the Nottingham area that began on Wednesday continued into Thursday morning. The roadwork between Putty Hill Avenue and Dunfield Road has closed all northbound...