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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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  • Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February

    Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February
    Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in February on...
  • Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace

    Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace
    CTA, Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year.  Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in...
  • Gregg Allman Files New Claim Against 'Midnight Rider' Producers

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider" contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the...
  • 'Spark of life' seen in Tinley economy

    'Spark of life' seen in Tinley economy
    The chairman of Tinley Park's finance and economic development committee says he "sees some spark of life in the economy" around the village. Trustee Dave Seaman told an advisory group that developers are showing increasing interest in available...
  • SunRail ambassadors will staff all stations

    SunRail ambassadors will staff all stations
    When SunRail attendants return next month they'll be at all 12 of the commuter train systems stations. SunRail officials said this week that one platform attendant will be on duty at each station during peak travel hours in the morning and late...
  • Hazmat crews respond to Penn Station

    Hazmat crews respond to Penn Station
    Police, fire and hazardous materials crews responded to Baltimore's Penn Station Monday evening after a white powdery substance was found on a train inbound from Washington. Baltimore Fire Capt. Roman Clark said the powder found on the 5:05 p.m. MARC...
  • Wyoming man accused of stealing train in work dispute

    (Reuters) - A Wyoming rail worker could face felony charges for protesting working conditions by stealing a train and taking it on a 13-mile joy ride before crashing it into another locomotive, local media and law enforcement said Sunday. Derek Skyler...
  • A piece of Route 66 comes to life again in Williams, Ariz.

    A piece of Route 66 comes to life again in Williams, Ariz.
    Thirty years ago, people in Williams were mourning Route 66. The world-famous transcontinental highway officially met its demise as Interstate Highway 40 bypassed this northern Arizona community. "Our street was just one big, giant truck stop," Mayor...
  • Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed

     Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed
    Platforms at Downers Grove's downtown commuter train station reopen Wednesday morning but a large chunk of the project will sit unfinished into next year. Metra officials said construction on the western ends of the Main Street station platforms is...
  • Couples taking sunset picture hit by train; one dead, two injured

    Couples taking sunset picture hit by train; one dead, two injured
    One person was killed and two others injured Saturday night when they were struck by a train near Santa Barbara. The accident took place at Vista Point on the Gaviota coast northwest of Santa Barbara. According to the Santa Barbara County Fire...
  • SunRail officials scramble to get insurance

    SunRail officials scramble to get insurance
    A team of SunRail managers has gone to London and Bermuda four times during the past 15 months, trying to buy insurance for the commuter train serving Central Florida. SunRail spokesman Steve Olson said the system is largely unknown to the insurance...