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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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  • 2 struck by Metrolink trains, delaying trains

    2 struck by Metrolink trains, delaying trains
    Metrolink trains struck two people Tuesday night at two locations, killing one person, injuring another and delaying commuters during the evening rush hour, authorities said. Around 7:10 p.m., the Antelope Valley line's 285 train bound for Palmdale...
  • Disabled vehicle on I-95 in Elkridge

    Disabled vehicle on I-95 in Elkridge
    The state Department of Transportation reported a disabled vehicle on Interstate 95 North in Elkridge at I-895 at 9:03 a.m. on Wednesday. No additional information was given. The Maryland Transportation Authority said that the Curtis Creek Drawbridge...
  • Land Trust Continuing To Improve The Cheney Rail Trail

    The Manchester Land Conservation Trust continues to make improvements to the 1-mile portion of the historic Cheney Rail Trail that it owns. The most recent change came in November, when the group used a grant from the Manchester Road Race committee to...
  • Politicians should get on board by restoring passenger train service

    The Tuesday letter to the editor by Brian Snyder is spot-on, concerning trains taking Lehigh Valley passengers to New York. Anyone can look at Google maps and follow the train tracks from Easton to New York; they make an unbroken path. They carry...
  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...
  • Amtrak passengers stranded in Chicago 14 hours because of cold

    Amtrak passengers stranded in Chicago 14 hours because of cold
    Passengers on an Amtrak train bound for New York City and Boston spent the night at Union Station in Chicago after the train was delayed 14 hours because of the cold weather. Some of the passengers complained that they had to sleep on the floor with...
  • SunRail night train service to last at least 1 year

    SunRail night train service to last at least 1 year
    SunRail's late-night train will continue for at least another year, but it could be a while before service is expanded to weekends and more often during the afternoon. The night train has been cheap as well as popular, typically carrying more people...
  • Union Station is much more than a place where people catch a train

    Serving both Metra and Amtrak riders, Chicago’s Union Station serves an eye-popping 15 million passengers every year — more than Midway International Airport does. So improving passengers’ comfort is a major — and urgent —...
  • Passenger train service viable in Lehigh Valley

    Recently Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton reignited the debate of whether passenger train service would be a viable option to reducing the traffic nightmare residents endure every day at rush hour and on holidays. As a lifelong train fanatic and rail-...
  • Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it

    Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it
    Minutes before a Metra train struck a car in Western Springs on Monday afternoon, residents Ed Suarez and Monica DeNaut pulled an 80-year-old woman from it. Suarez said he watched as the woman turned onto the tracks in her Buick sedan. He could see...
  • SunRail doubles ridership numbers on Orlando Magic game night

     SunRail doubles ridership numbers on Orlando Magic game night
    SunRail ridership Tuesday, the second night of the experimental night train, was double that of the inaugural run Monday. Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said 200 people rode the train, up from the 100 the previous night. "We...