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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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  • Bus nearly hits train after unbuckled SEPTA driver falls out of seat

    Bus nearly hits train after unbuckled SEPTA driver falls out of seat
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bus driver is facing disciplinary action because she was not buckled in when she fell out of her seat and nearly hit a freight train. The train was on tracks that run down the middle of a street near...
  • Driver of bus that nearly hit train in Pennsylvania wasn't wearing seat belt

    Driver of bus that nearly hit train in Pennsylvania wasn't wearing seat belt
    The woman behind the wheel of a bus that nearly hit a freight train in Philadelphia on Tuesday lost control when she fell out of her seat, as seen in footage released by the transit authority. The unidentified driver was not wearing her seat belt, a...
  • Death of teen on western Berks railroad is under investigation

    State police said Thursday they are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Reading girl hit by a train Wednesday night in western Berks County. The death at 8:50 p.m. near Brick Plant Road in Heidelberg Township, west of Reading, was the second death...
  • Oil in North Dakota derailment was treated to cut volatility

    A shipment of oil involved in an explosive train derailment in North Dakota had been treated to reduce its volatility — a move that state officials suggested could have reduced the severity of the accident but won't prevent others from occurring....
  • $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North

    $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North
    A nearly $1 billion federal loan is aiming to make Metro-North and its sister operation on Long Island models for a new high-tech railroad safety system. Passengers on the nation's busiest railroad could be more confident about safe trips if the new...
  • More than 30 lawsuits filed over Connecticut rail accident

    More than 30 lawsuits have been filed against Metro-North Railroad over the May 2013 derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, than left more than 70 people injured when two commuter trains going in opposite directions collided. Passengers and crew have...
  • 65-year-old man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Mebane

    Police say a 65-year-old man has died after being hit by an Amtrak train while crossing the railroad tracks on his daily walk. Multiple news outlets report 65-year-old Charlie Andrew Johnson died Wednesday afternoon in Mebane after being struck by the...
  • Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire

    A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient. The six tank...
  • US officials, Metro-North agree on safety equipment loan

    Federal transportation officials and the Metropolitan Transportation Agency have agreed on a nearly $1 billion federal loan to install technology that could slow trains when necessary on the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad. Connecticut U.S....
  • More Than 30 Lawsuits Filed Against Metro-North In Crash

    More Than 30 Lawsuits Filed Against Metro-North In Crash
    As the two-year anniversary of the Metro-North train derailment in Bridgeport approaches – and with it the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit – more claims are being added to the already formidable number of lawsuits filed against...
  • North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion

    North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion
    When the Obama administration imposed new safety rules on oil trains last week, the railroad industry said its goal was to have zero accidents in the future. It took only a few days to miss that difficult target. A BNSF train hauling 109 tank cars...