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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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  • Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line

    Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line
    A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
  • Metrolink train hits big rig in San Dimas; no injuries reported

    Metrolink train hits big rig in San Dimas; no injuries reported
    A Metrolink train struck a big rig in San Dimas late Wednesday but no injuries were reported, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The accident was reported shortly after 10 p.m. near Arrow Highway and Walnut Avenue, the Fire Department said....
  • 2 people killed when Amtrak train hits car in Oxnard

    2 people killed when Amtrak train hits car in Oxnard
    Two people were killed Tuesday night when their vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Oxnard, disrupting transit service in Ventura County. The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Rice Avenue, the Oxnard Police...
  • Metrolink train engine catches fire in Tustin; no injuries reported

    A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.  The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...
  • Fatal Metrolink accident in Santa Ana shuts tracks

    A Metrolink train fatally struck a person in Santa Ana about 5:45 p.m., leading to the temporary closure of both tracks at the Grand Avenue crossing and affecting service of several trains in the area, a transit agency spokesman said. The victim was...
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • 1 dead after freight train strikes pedestrian

    1 dead after freight train strikes pedestrian
    One person died after being struck by a freight train in DuPage County Wednesday morning. The incident happened at about 10 a.m. near the border of West Chicago and Winfield, south of Wilson Street, according to Patrick Waldron, spokesman of Canadian...
  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by Metra train
    A pedestrian died after being hit by a Metra train near the border between Palatine and Inverness this afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said. The pedestrian was struck and killed about 3:30 p.m. at Baldwin Road near Northwest Highway, said...