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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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  • Does SunRail make sense for DeLand?

    Does SunRail make sense for DeLand?
    The city of DeLand, the charming little college town north of Orlando, is beginning to sound as defensive about SunRail as the people who think the Tumblr dress is blue and black. The dress — the one that caused a national work stoppage as Taylor...
  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
  • 19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock

    19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock
    A 19-year-old woman was identified Thursday as the person who was killed after an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Line train struck a vehicle in Woodstock on Wednesday evening. Amanda L. Williams, of Woodstock, died after her vehicle was struck at a...
  • Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash

    Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash
    Police have identified the man found dead after a train accident in Maitland late Wednesday night. Timothy Maurer, 29, was killed in the crash involving a CSX train near Lake Avenue and U.S. 17-92. According to police, the incident appears to be a...
  • Allman bio film assistant gets own trial in deadly Georgia train crash

    JESUP, Ga. — An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. "Midnight Rider"...
  • The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance

    The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance
    Commuters who took Metra's Electric District Line trains to and from the south suburbs averaged only about one late train a month in 2014, while BNSF Line riders in the west suburbs experienced more than one late train a week. The lines were Metra's...
  • Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now

    Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now
    Prosecutors declined to file charges Thursday against the driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a Metrolink train in Oxnard this week, opting to wait for the completion of the investigation. Ventura County Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said the...
  • Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: Universal raises prices; SunRail expansion is delayed; report on high-schooler's death; court recommends a 30-day suspension for judge; and more. 1. Following Disney World's lead, Universal...
  • SunRail expansion pushed back to summer 2017

    SunRail expansion pushed back to summer 2017
    The planned SunRail commuter-train expansion south into Osceola County and north to DeLand in Volusia County will be delayed by at least six months, pushing back the projected start date to the summer of 2017. Difficulties in securing $126 million in...
  • Casino, South Shore bills approved by House

    The House approved the casino gaming and South Shore train extension bills by large margins this week, but they may face a tough road in the Senate. House members voted 76-19 to Wednesday to OK the gaming bill — HB1514 — which allows...
  • Police investigate train accident in Maitland

    Police investigate train accident in Maitland
    Police were investigating a train accident in Maitland late Wednesday night, officials said. According to TV news outlets, one man was killed in the crash. The accident involving a CSX train forced the closure of Lake Avenue near 17-92. Police on...