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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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  • Metro to pay $4.25 million to man struck by Gold Line train

    Metro to pay $4.25 million to man struck by Gold Line train
    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose foot was amputated after he was hit by a Gold Line train, officials said Monday.  Gilberto Rebollar was hit by a...
  • Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains

    Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains
    Tri-Rail will be getting an automatic braking system designed to prevent a crash due to human error -- but far later than the federal deadline in December. While this month's crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia has put renewed attention on so-...
  • Today's front page & trending items

    Today's front page & trending items
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Monday. WEATHER There is a chance of some light ground fog early this morning. Temperatures will reach a warm 86 during the day, and will drop to a low of 64 overnight. A chance of...
  • Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash

    Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash
    Full Amtrak service has resumed in the nation’s busy Northeast rail corridor, almost a week after a derailment in Philadelphia killed eight passengers and injured more than 200. Since the May 12 crash of an Amtrak train headed from Washington to...
  • Amtrak trains rolling again on busy Northeast Corridor

    Amtrak trains rolling again on busy Northeast Corridor
    Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to have safer trains and tracks while investigators worked to determine the cause of the...
  • Obama: Amtrak derailment 'a tragedy that touches us all'

    Obama: Amtrak derailment 'a tragedy that touches us all'
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 "is a tragedy that touches us all." In a written statement, Obama offered prayers to the families who lost loved ones and the passengers beginning to recover. He said he and...
  • Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Trips Resume

    Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Trips Resume
    WASHINGTON — Amtrak resumed full Northeast corridor operations Monday morning, six days after last week's derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers and injured more than 200. "Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the...
  • Lessons from the Amtrak crash

    Lessons from the Amtrak crash
    If you wanted to illustrate the dysfunctional relationship between Congress and Amtrak, you could scarcely have devised a more compelling scenario. First, a catastrophic derailment north of Philadelphia last Tuesday night that killed at least eight and...
  • Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday

    Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday
    As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the cause of...
  • Investigators Focus On Amtrak Train's Acceleration

    PHILADELPHIA — As repair crews work to restore rail service following the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, investigators are trying to determine the reason for the train's acceleration and sorting through conflicting reports about an object...
  • Amtrak told to expand speed control at deadly crash site

    Amtrak told to expand speed control at deadly crash site
    PHILADELPHIA — Federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia's northbound rails where a speeding train reached 106 mph, flew off the tracks and crashed, killing eight...