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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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  • Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., said Lt. Mike Mendoza. There...
  • Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured

    Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured
    A car hit a northbound SunRail train near Sanford around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said. The car's 19-year-old driver was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Sanford police said. None of the SunRail crew...
  • Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

    A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation's largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose members voted on it this week. The pact would have eliminated on-board conductors on 60 percent of BNSF Railway,...
  • Lisle OKs sale contract for old village hall site

    Lisle OKs sale contract for old village hall site
    Lisle has entered a $1 million agreement to sell its old village hall site despite concerns from residents over plans to create apartments and retail space. Officials say the step was necessary to begin the process that includes studies and hearings....
  • U.S. proposes rule to prevent runaway trains of dangerous goods

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration on Tuesday proposed measures to prevent unattended freight trains from causing accidents, a step meant to improve oil train safety after a string of serious mishaps. The FRA, part of the...
  • Blue, Expo lines delayed after car collides with downtown L.A. train

    Blue, Expo lines delayed after car collides with downtown L.A. train
    Metro officials are warning Blue and Expo Line riders to expect delays up to 20 minutes after a vehicle clipped the side of a train near the Pico stop in downtown Los Angeles, leaving two people with minor injuries. The incident occurred around 8 a.m....
  • Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Lake Forest

    Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Lake Forest
    A man was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak train in Lake Forest last night, according to Lake Forest police. At about 6 p.m., a man walked onto the pedestrian crossing at the north end of the train platform of the station, located at 911 South...
  • 818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues

    818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues
    Greetings, readers. Today is Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 86 and a low of 66, with a 20 percent chance of rain. Headlines from the area: - Anglers young and old tried their hand in fishing...on the Los...
  • Man killed by train in northern San Diego County

    A 49-year-old man was hit and killed Sunday by an Amtrak train near Del Mar, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The man was walking in the middle of the tracks shortly before noon between Del Mar and San Diego. The train engineer used the...
  • SunRail communication with passengers still a work in progress

    SunRail communication with passengers still a work in progress
    Talk to an Interstate 4 commuter and they'll tell you one of the most frustrating things about using the highway is not knowing what's going on ahead. You crawl along in slow-moving traffic for 15 or 20 minutes, but when the herd starts moving again...
  • Morton Grove to beef up patrols at railroad crossings

    Morton Grove to beef up patrols at railroad crossings
    Morton Grove police plan to step up enforcement at some railroad crossings and commuter stations as part of Illinois Rail Safety Week. State agencies have declared Sept. 14 through Sept. 20 as a week to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around...