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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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  • Durbin asks Metra to 'clarify' position on safety system

    Durbin asks Metra to 'clarify' position on safety system
    Sen. Dick Durbin today is calling on Metra to clarify its position on implementing a safety system that experts say would have prevented two serious Metra derailments in 2003 and 2005 and possibly the fatal crash Sunday on a commuter rail line in New York...
  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
  • New York train crash could have been prevented, Feinstein says

    The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread. As the...
  • Feds order tougher safety measures after New York train derailment

    Responding to the deadly crash of a commuter train that was speeding through a difficult turn in the Bronx, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the rail line to modify its signal system to ensure that speed limits are obeyed. The...
  • Letters: Rail safety? Simple.

    Re "Train crash 'preventable,' senator says," Dec. 6 Reporting on last week's train derailment in New York, the article says, "Officials have said that [engineer] William Rockefeller apparently went into a daze shortly before the train sped into a 30-...
  • NTSB: Fatal N.Y. train crash avoidable with recommended technology

    NEW YORK -- A train derailment that killed four passengers could have been averted if the train had been equipped with recommended technology to automatically slow speeding trains, federal investigators said in the latest push to pressure railroads to...
  • Fatal crash raises questions about safety of Maryland railroad crossings

    Fatal crash raises questions about safety of Maryland railroad crossings
    Months after a CSX train collided with a truck in Rosedale, triggering an explosion felt around the region, a crash that killed two in Baltimore last week again raised questions about the safety of the state's railroad crossings. Nationally, Maryland...
  • Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety

    Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety
    After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
  • Train derails north of New York City; deaths reported

    NEW YORK -- A passenger train derailed in New York City early Sunday, and initial reports said there were four deaths and dozens of injuries. The derailment occurred north of the Spuyten Duyvil station of the Bronx, and it was the third major accident...
  • New York train derailment: Survivors recount ordeal; 4 confirmed dead

    NEW YORK -- At least four people died and 63 were injured, some of them critically, after seven cars of a passenger train flew off the tracks in New York City on its way into Grand Central Terminal, authorities said. Police boats were scouring the...
  • Derailed New York train was traveling in area with 30 mph speed limit

    NEW YORK -- The speed limit on the tracks where a New York City passenger train derailed Sunday is 30 mph, officials said as they began investigating whether speed was a factor in the early morning crash that killed four people on the busiest travel day...