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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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  • Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter

    Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter
    Rachel Brusstar, 24, has only been riding the CTA for two years but she already knows how to sniff out a winter commuting phenomenon: The poop train car. Brusstar thought she hit the jackpot last year when she caught a Red Line train during rush hour...
  • Man, 23, killed by train in Lemont

    Man, 23, killed by train in Lemont
    A 23-year-old man has been identified after he was fatally struck by a train in suburban Lemont early Saturday morning. Nicholas Cialoni, of the 21500 block of Eich Drive in Chrest Hill, was killed early Saturday morning, according to the Cook County...
  • China opens first leg of high-speed railway in Xinjiang

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China opened the first stretch of a new high-speed railway in the western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, a milestone in the central government's efforts to promote economic development in restive hinterlands and bind them closer to...
  • Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard

    Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard
    Potentially harmful diesel emissions from Metrolink's maintenance facility near downtown Los Angeles are in decline and lower than other air pollution sources in the area, according to a study released Friday. The health risk assessment, which was...
  • Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train

    Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train
    A collision between a Tri-Rail train and an automobile Friday morning left one man dead. It happened shortly before 7 a.m. on the train tracks approaching the Cypress Creek Station, Detective DeAnna Greenlaw said. "A southbound Tri-Rail train collided...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East

    Traffic: Disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East
    Two disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East in Rosedale at 68th Street have blocked the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 7:20 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported an incident on...
  • Metra adds equipment in effort to deal with coming winter

     Metra adds equipment in effort to deal with coming winter
    After an extremely cold and snowy winter that led to numerous train breakdowns and delays, Metra officials said Thursday they expect to be better prepared to battle the elements this season with new equipment and procedures. Metra is adding three high-...
  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport increases parking for holiday travelers

    Burbank Bob Hope Airport increases parking for holiday travelers
    Burbank Bob Hope Airport has a gift for holiday travelers: more parking spaces. The airport will open two extra parking lots on Monday in anticipation of the holiday crowds, an airport statement said. These aren't new lots, but ones that had been...
  • Freight Train Derails, Disrupting Amtrak Service

    Freight Train Derails, Disrupting Amtrak Service
    HARTFORD — A freight train derailment just north of Hartford's Union Station disrupted Amtrak service on the Hartford to Springfield segment of the line on Wednesday morning. Amtrak used buses to transport passengers between Hartford and...
  • Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year

    Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year
    The technology behind SunRail's ticketing system continues to vex the commuter train, and the planned fixes may not take hold until year's end. The tap-on, tap-off machines at each of SunRail's 12 stations tend to freeze when would-be passengers use...
  • CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users

    CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users
    Mohammad Ouyoun, 21, was trying to get to Union Station to take a Metra train home to Northbrook last year when he came across a problem. Ouyoun said he was at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop in River North and asked the CTA customer service...