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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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  • Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules

    Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules
    Warning that a crude-oil train derailment in the densely populated Chicago area could result in "unthinkable" devastation, city and suburban officials are calling for stricter rules on hazardous material shipments than the federal government has proposed....
  • Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed

     Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed
    Platforms at Downers Grove's downtown commuter train station reopen Wednesday morning but a large chunk of the project will sit unfinished into next year. Metra officials said construction on the western ends of the Main Street station platforms is...
  • Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater

    Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater
    A Metra train fatally struck a person early Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood. A female, whose age was not available, fell onto the train tracks around 12:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Ravenswood and West Granville avenues, said...
  • Huge California mudslide may have been triggered by drought

    (Reuters) - (Story corrects first two paragraphs to say "National Forest" instead of "National Park") California's three-year drought might have triggered Mount Shasta's worst mudslide in two decades which damaged hiking trails and forced two roads to...
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth

    Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth
    SunRail backers have long said that the commuter train will do more than simply transport riders between Volusia and Osceola counties. It also is expected to spur economic development near stations along the route. Now Longwood — which has...
  • 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...
  • SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months

    SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months
    Since it started carrying passengers in May, SunRail commuter trains have collided with four vehicles and run over a man lying on the tracks. That leaves SunRail three accidents short of the A-train in Denton County, Texas, for the most first-year...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • MTA Police Say Trespasser Dies After Being Hit By Train Near Fairfield Station

    MTA Police Say Trespasser Dies After Being Hit By Train Near Fairfield Station
    FAIRFIELD — MTA police said a trespasser was struck and killed by a Metro-North train about 8 p.m. Saturday near the Fairfield Metro station. MTA police in the railroad's New Haven-based police office confirmed the fatality but had no other...
  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...