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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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  • Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi

    Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi
    A Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck a semitruck Thursday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, causing temporary delays, officials said. While no injuries were reported, Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene...
  • Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues

     Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues
    The nation's top railroad official is stepping down and will return to his Chicago-area roots to join the metropolitan region's planning agency to work on local transportation issues, officials said Thursday. Joseph Szabo, who has headed the Federal...
  • SunRail ridership up in October, ending 3-month skid for train

    SunRail ridership up in October, ending 3-month skid for train
    SunRail ridership rose a bit in October, reversing a three-month slide that had seen the average number of daily riders dip to just above 3,000. Spokesman Steve Olson said SunRail officials recently increased marketing efforts to attract more passengers...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion

    4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion
    Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they...
  • Rail strike threatens fete for 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall

    Rail strike threatens fete for 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall
    In Germany, no tradition trumps the annual celebration marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, whose 25th anniversary the government plans to mark this weekend with apt pomp. No tradition, that is, except for train strikes. A walkout by Deutsche Bahn...
  • Add ticket machines to list of Metrolink problems

    Add ticket machines to list of Metrolink problems
    It's struggling to build ridership. Service has been cut on the San Bernardino line. Its passenger cars don't have WiFi, and there have been recurring reports of late trains. Now, Metrolink, the region's commuter railroad, has another customer relations...
  • SunRail ambassadors back on platforms starting Wednesday

    SunRail ambassadors back on platforms starting Wednesday
    SunRail's platform attendants, known as "ambassadors," will be back on the job starting  Wednesday. The attendants provided advice and assistance to commuter rail passengers when train service started on May 1, but their jobs were eliminated in August....
  • Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains

    Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains
    A fire at Metra Electric's 47th Street Hyde Park-Kenwood Station late Tuesday morning delayed several trains and may cause the cancellation of some trains in the afternoon, officials said. There were no reports of injuries in the fire, which broke out...
  • Despite outside pressure, UCLA's Myles Jack is content at linebacker

    Despite outside pressure, UCLA's Myles Jack is content at linebacker
    When Myles Jack enters the game at running back, he just looks … different. The sophomore hits the hole like a freight train and can accelerate quicker than most other players on the field. If he was running the ball full time, Jack would likely be...
  • Berlin Likely To Be Sued Because Of June Train Crash

    BERLIN — A Pennsylvania tree trimming company intends to sue the town for all the damages caused when a passing Amtrak train hit a tree crew in June, injuring the driver, destroying equipment and derailing the train. A notice of intent filed with...
  • Traffic: MD 45 in Baltimore Co. blocked for a utility problem

    Traffic: MD 45 in Baltimore Co. blocked for a utility problem
    All southbound lanes of MD 45 in Baltimore County from Railroad Avenue to Wight Avenue are closed for a utility problem at 8 a.m. Monday, according to state traffic officials. One northbound lane of MD 45 has been reversed to allow traffic through....