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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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  • California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right

    California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right
    No one likes mass transit more than me, and trains are my favorite form of it. They're good for the environment, they are fun to ride, and you zip right past all the planet-killing motorists sitting in traffic. But urban planners often fall short when...
  • Deputies identify Lake Worth teen killed by train

    A Lake Worth teen who was hit and killed by a train was identified Wednesday, according to a Palm Beach County sheriff's news release. Jamal Pender, 17, was killed at 9:30 a.m. Monday when a train hit him at Fourth Avenue North and G Street in Lake...
  • Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury

    Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury
    HARTFORD — The embattled Metro-North Railroad has been slammed with the largest fine of its kind in U.S. history for retaliating against a worker who had reported an on-the-job injury in 2011, federal authorities announced Tuesday. In fining the...
  • Metro-North Engineer Sues Over Bridgeport Crash; 8 Passengers Settle

    Metro-North Engineer Sues Over Bridgeport Crash; 8 Passengers Settle
    Eight passengers injured when two Metro-North trains collided last year in Bridgeport have settled lawsuits through mediation with a federal judge. The settlement come as the engineer on the train struck by an on-coming train that derailed filed a...
  • Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers

    Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers
    Metro-North is on the verge of hiring a company to provide at-home sleep apnea tests for some of its 410 train engineers. As a new precaution in 2015, the railroad plans to have its health services staff along with New Jersey-based Persante Health...
  • SunRail adding night train for Magic fans, arts center patrons

    SunRail adding night train for Magic fans, arts center patrons
    The SunRail commuter train is adding another evening run starting next Monday in an effort to pick up holiday revelers, Orlando Magic fans and patrons of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The new trips will leave about an hour later than the last...
  • Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Lake Worth

    Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Lake Worth
    A pedestrian died after being hit by a train in Lake Worth, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's news release. Investigators said the person was hit on the tracks near G Street at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The person, who has not been identified, was...
  • NBC's Brian Williams stays true to news, with a new contract expected

     NBC's Brian Williams stays true to news, with a new contract expected
    Riding an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C., to New York last week, Brian Williams gets the greetings and nods of recognition from passengers expected for someone who has spent 10 years in the anchor chair at "NBC Nightly News." Yet half of those...
  • Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale

    Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale
    A 17-year-old girl was critically injured after being struck by a Metra train near Hinsdale Saturday evening, officials said. Just after 7 p.m., Hinsdale’s police and fire officials responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train on...
  • Bullet train's eventual link to L.A. rail system far from clear-cut

    Bullet train's eventual link to L.A. rail system far from clear-cut
    As California's bullet train officials begin to lay plans for the system's Los Angeles segment, a major technical issue is coming under close scrutiny: incompatibility between the sleek, high-speed electric trains and the region's older, diesel-powered...
  • Metrolink chief Michael P. DePallo quits after two years

    Metrolink chief Michael P. DePallo quits after two years
    Metrolink's chief executive officer resigned Friday amid ongoing scrutiny of the six-county commuter railroad's operations, governance and financial controls. Michael P. DePallo, a former transit leader from New York, stepped down two years after he...