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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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  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error. Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
  • Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie

    Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie
    An Amtrak train tore down overhead catenary power lines in an accident near Bowie on Thursday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the area and the commutes of many MARC and Amtrak riders, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Craig Schulz, an...
  • Man struck, killed by Metrolink train

    A young man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train as he crossed the tracks in East Los Angeles Friday night, authorities said. The man, identified by coroner’s officials as 24-year-old Ismael Viramontes, a Los Angeles resident, was struck...
  • Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains

    Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will be on hand Thursday for the debut of a sophisticated rail safety system for Metrolink, a technology she pushed for following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008. Feinstein, a sponsor of the Railway Safety ...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Crew Member Killed in Georgia Train Accident

    A woman working with a film crew was killed Thursday afternoon in a freight train accident in Wayne County, Georgia, confirmed sheriff John Carter of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. Sources tell Variety that the movie was the Gregg Allman biopic...
  • Metrolink launches new train control safety system

    Metrolink launches new train control safety system
    In a ceremony that remembered victims of the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, the Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday launched a state-of-the-art safety system along sections of its 512-mile network in Southern California. The rollout of "positive...
  • Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday

    Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday
    Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein. Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
  • Train bombing in Pakistan's Baluchistan province kills at least 17

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful bomb ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing at least 17 people and wounding 46 others, police said. Five children were believed to be among the...
  • Trains stopped in Aberdeen after pedestrian killed

    Trains stopped in Aberdeen after pedestrian killed
    One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said. The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman,...
  • CTA: Truck tire on the tracks leads to minor derailment of Blue Line train on West Side

    CTA: Truck tire on the tracks leads to minor derailment of Blue Line train on West Side
    Officials said a Forest Park bound Blue Line CTA train derailed slightly after the train hit an automobile tire that somehow ended up on the tracks. The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. when the train had just left the Cicero station on the West...
  • Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery

    Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery
    In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters. Staffers have spent...