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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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  • MARC Penn Line service restored after pedestrian struck in Baltimore

    MARC Penn Line service restored after pedestrian struck in Baltimore
    All MARC train service on the Penn Line was restored Thursday afternoon after temporarily being suspended because of police activity in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service on the Baltimore-Washington line was suspended...
  • MARC train Penn Line reopened after striking pedestrian

    MARC train Penn Line reopened after striking pedestrian
    The MARC train's Penn Line was reopened Friday after being shut down for 40 minutes between West Baltimore and Penn Station after a pedestrian was struck, Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Paul Shepard said. The line runs from Washington to...
  • 6 train cars derail from track in Cincinnati neighborhood

    Crews say it will take at least a day to remove train cars that derailed from an elevated track in Cincinnati. Authorities say the CSX train derailed around 11 p.m. Thursday from an elevated track in the Queensgate neighborhood in Cincinnati. Officials...
  • Half-hour delays on Trenton-Philadelphia commuter trains

    Philadelphia's regional rail system says some commuter trains are running up to 30 minutes behind schedule due to switching problems. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says Friday's delays are affecting riders headed to downtown...
  • SunRail names eight riders to customer committee

    SunRail names eight riders to customer committee
    The SunRail commuter train now has an eight-member customer committee to represent the concerns of system passengers. Regular riders from Orlando, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties met Friday at the downtown Lynx bus station in their first session....
  • Man found by Fort Lauderdale tracks was struck by train, official says

    Man found by Fort Lauderdale tracks was struck by train, official says
    A Florida East Coast Railway spokesman confirmed Friday that a pedestrian found dead near train tracks in downtown Fort Lauderdale was struck by a train. A northbound train passed by 109 SW Second Avenue at 7:17 p.m. Thursday, spokesman Bob Ledoux said....
  • Quebec oil train disaster settlement for victims' families

    The law firm representing the families of 47 people killed in the 2013 Quebec train crash said it has received a financial proposal that would see them split US$61 million in compensation. Chicago-based law firm Meyers & Flowers said it will be closely...
  • Driver struck by SunRail train cited for bypassing crossing gates

    Driver struck by SunRail train cited for bypassing crossing gates
    A 50-year-old woman was cited after police say she bypassed the crossing gates and was struck by a SunRail train. Julia K. Rodriguez, of Winter Park, was given a $164 ticket by Maitland police for driving around/under/through a rail road crossing...
  • 'Wicked' swirls back to Baltimore

    'Wicked' swirls back to Baltimore
    There's something awfully good about "Wicked." The numbers tell part of the tale. Since opening in 2003 on Broadway, where it still packs them in, the musical prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" has moved with cyclonic force across the globe —...
  • Recent surge in spills makes tougher transport safety rules imperative

    Hardly a month goes by without news of a train derailment that spills oil or of an underground pipeline that leaks somewhere in the nation. We've been lucky that most had relatively minor impacts. Increasingly, however, we are seeing major accidents that...
  • Man falling from station platform is pinned against train

    A man is hospitalized in suburban Philadelphia after falling and becoming pinned between a rail platform and a commuter train. Authorities say the man fell around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's station in...