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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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  • SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours

    SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours
    SunRail ridership fell by 13 percent in August, even as managers of the commuter train are discussing whether to extend system hours to weekends and later at night. The Monday through Friday operation saw its daily passenger count drop from 4,127 in...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...
  • Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park

    Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park
    An Amtrak train crashed into a parked vehicle in Winter Park on Saturday afternoon, according to police. The incident happened near the intersection of Holt and Pennsylvania. The vehicle was parked too close to the tracks and the train clipped it when...
  • Four injured, driver flees River West car crash

    Four injured, driver flees River West car crash
    A car jumped a barrier and landed upside down after tearing an electrical pole in half early Saturday morning in the River West neighborhood, according to police. The driver fled the scene and is not in custody but at least two of the four people rushed...
  • Cops: Driver who hit SunRail train said sun was in his eyes

    Cops: Driver who hit SunRail train said sun was in his eyes
    The driver who hit a SunRail train in Sanford Thursday evening claims the sun was in his eyes and he did not see the train, police said. Sebastian Rolon, 19, of Sanford, was charged with careless driving, according to a police report. The 2008...
  • Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured

    Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured
    A car hit a northbound SunRail train near Sanford around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said. The car's 19-year-old driver was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Sanford police said. None of the SunRail crew...
  • Pedestrian hit, killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Pedestrian hit, killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck by a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., Lt. Mike Mendoza told the Los...
  • Train horns should not be a bother

    I read with interest of another train/auto tragedy — this time in Pembroke Park. I wonder what percentage of these incidents occur at railroad crossings that have hornless trains? It seems that saving lives and reducing accidents should be the...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., said Lt. Mike Mendoza. There...
  • Police: Man was drunk when he was struck by train

    Police: Man was drunk when he was struck by train
    A man was cited for being under the influence of alcohol after he was struck and slightly injured by a train in west suburban Oswego Tuesday afternoon. Dean Robert Holmstrom, of Oswego, was hit at the crossing on Light Road west of Commerce Drive at...
  • Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

    A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation's largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose members voted on it this week. The pact would have eliminated on-board conductors on 60 percent of BNSF Railway,...