| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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A blind man who fell off the edge of a subway platform Thursday afternoon and into the path of an oncoming Metro train survived the accident mostly unharmed, officials said.
"It really is a miracle," Los Angeles County...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:11 PM
A man drove through a railroad crossing gate and was hit by a Metra train in Round Lake Park, killing him and his 7-year-old daughter Wednesday, officials said.
The gate had been fixed just hours earlier, but there was no indication the gate was...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A petition to include Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed on a film set in Georgia last week, in the Oscars "in memoriam" tribute has so far failed to sway the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Two sources close to the academy said Jones...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Officials of the Metrolink commuter railroad on Friday hired a new company to provide a key component for the line’s $211-million state-of-the-art collision avoidance system.
The railroad’s board of directors unanimously awarded a $6.8-...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:09 AM
A single-vehicle crash on MD 175 in Fort Meade at MD 32 (Savage Road) has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound shoulder at 8:56 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
A disabled vehicle on Interstate...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia.
Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:22 PM
A 27-year-old member of a crew filming a biopic about Southern rock musician Gregg Allman was struck and killed by freight train this week in southeast Georgia.
Investigators Friday were collecting video, emails and statements to figure out who might be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein.
Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:16 PM
A man in Vista was arrested Thursday night after leaving his truck on the railroad tracks, where it was hit by a train and sustained "major damage," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
The man, whose name was not released, was arrested on...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Updated 1:15 p.m. PST:
Investigators in Georgia are trying to determine the circumstances that led to a fatal train accident that killed a crew member on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" near Savannah, Ga., on Thursday.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:02 PM
In a ceremony that remembered victims of the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, the Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday launched a state-of-the-art safety system along sections of its 512-mile network in Southern California.
The rollout of "positive...