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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right

    California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right
    No one likes mass transit more than me, and trains are my favorite form of it. They're good for the environment, they are fun to ride, and you zip right past all the planet-killing motorists sitting in traffic. But urban planners often fall short when...
  • Deputies identify Lake Worth teen killed by train

    A Lake Worth teen who was hit and killed by a train was identified Wednesday, according to a Palm Beach County sheriff's news release. Jamal Pender, 17, was killed at 9:30 a.m. Monday when a train hit him at Fourth Avenue North and G Street in Lake...
  • Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury

    Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury
    HARTFORD — The embattled Metro-North Railroad has been slammed with the largest fine of its kind in U.S. history for retaliating against a worker who had reported an on-the-job injury in 2011, federal authorities announced Tuesday. In fining the...
  • Metro-North Engineer Sues Over Bridgeport Crash; 8 Passengers Settle

    Metro-North Engineer Sues Over Bridgeport Crash; 8 Passengers Settle
    Eight passengers injured when two Metro-North trains collided last year in Bridgeport have settled lawsuits through mediation with a federal judge. The settlement come as the engineer on the train struck by an on-coming train that derailed filed a...
  • Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers

    Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers
    Metro-North is on the verge of hiring a company to provide at-home sleep apnea tests for some of its 410 train engineers. As a new precaution in 2015, the railroad plans to have its health services staff along with New Jersey-based Persante Health...