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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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  • 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...
  • Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake

    Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake
    Metra’s North Central Service line is delayed after a train hit an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Grayslake during the evening rush hour commute Friday. Outbound train No. 109 hit an unoccupied vehicle in Grayslake at 5:50 p.m., said Tom...
  • Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor

    Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor
    Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce. The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor...
  • Challenging assumptions through a chance encounter

    Challenging assumptions through a chance encounter
    On a recent Sunday afternoon, my son and I were in Penn Station to catch a MARC train to D.C. We bought our tickets and entered the waiting room. Much to my surprise every bench was full. We backed out and looked for a place to sit on the pair of long...
  • Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Columbia

    Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Columbia
    A single-vehicle crash on MD 175 West in Columbia at Waterloo Road closed the left traffic lane and shoulder at 8:56 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Debris on U.S. 50 East in Arnold prior to the Baydale Drive exit closed the...
  • After building China's railways, giant CRCC flexes muscles abroad

    (This version of the Dec. 3 has been corrected to change figure in third paragraph from the bottom for project suspensions in Libya to $3.55 billion, not $12 billion) It will take more than the abrupt cancellation of a high-speed train deal with Mexico...
  • Traffic: Five injured in Middle River crash

    Traffic: Five injured in Middle River crash
    Five people were injured in a "serious" crash in Middle River Monday morning and drivers were advised to avoid the area, Baltimore County police said. The crash was reported in the 1000 block of Middle River Road. The cause of the crash and the extent of...
  • Shuttle to start Monday between Maitland SunRail stop and Maitland Center

    Shuttle to start Monday between Maitland SunRail stop and Maitland Center
    Starting next week, SunRail commuters who get off at the Maitland stop will be able to hop on a van to take them to the Maitland Center office complex, where thousands of people work. The SunRail commuter train on Monday will begin offering a van for...
  • Family says Amtrak stabbing suspect is Army vet, has mental health issues

    Family says Amtrak stabbing suspect is Army vet, has mental health issues
    Family of the man ordered held on $1 million bail in the stabbing of four people on a Chicago to Port Huron, Mich., Amtrak train said Saturday that the man has mental health issues and should have been hospitalized. Michael Darnell Williams, whose last...
  • Four people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Michigan

    Four people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Michigan
    Four people were stabbed Friday night by a man on an Amtrak train traveling from Chicago to Port Huron, police in Niles, Mich., confirmed. The stabbings happened on Train 364 when it was at the Niles train station about 7 p.m., said Kimberly Woods, an...
  • Man charged with stabbing 4 on Amtrak train in Michigan

    A man accused of stabbing four people, including the conductor, on an Amtrak train has been charged with four counts of assault with intent to murder. Michael Darnell Williams, 44, of Saginaw, Mich., is being held in the Berrien County Jail in lieu of $1...