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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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  • Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train

    Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train
    A collision between a Tri-Rail train and an automobile Friday morning left one man dead. It happened shortly before 7 a.m. on the train tracks approaching the Cypress Creek Station, Detective DeAnna Greenlaw said. "A southbound Tri-Rail train collided...
  • Metra adds equipment in effort to deal with coming winter

     Metra adds equipment in effort to deal with coming winter
    After an extremely cold and snowy winter that led to numerous train breakdowns and delays, Metra officials said Thursday they expect to be better prepared to battle the elements this season with new equipment and procedures. Metra is adding three high-...
  • CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users

    CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users
    Mohammad Ouyoun, 21, was trying to get to Union Station to take a Metra train home to Northbrook last year when he came across a problem. Ouyoun said he was at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop in River North and asked the CTA customer service...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East

    Traffic: Disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East
    Two disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East in Rosedale at 68th Street have blocked the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 7:20 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported an incident on...
  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport increases parking for holiday travelers

    Burbank Bob Hope Airport increases parking for holiday travelers
    Burbank Bob Hope Airport has a gift for holiday travelers: more parking spaces. The airport will open two extra parking lots on Monday in anticipation of the holiday crowds, an airport statement said. These aren't new lots, but ones that had been...
  • Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year

    Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year
    The technology behind SunRail's ticketing system continues to vex the commuter train, and the planned fixes may not take hold until year's end. The tap-on, tap-off machines at each of SunRail's 12 stations tend to freeze when would-be passengers use...
  • Freight Train Derails, Disrupting Amtrak Service

    Freight Train Derails, Disrupting Amtrak Service
    HARTFORD — A freight train derailment just north of Hartford's Union Station disrupted Amtrak service on the Hartford to Springfield segment of the line on Wednesday morning. Amtrak used buses to transport passengers between Hartford and...
  • Man Found On Fire On Top Of Train Dies, MTA Says

    Man Found On Fire On Top Of Train Dies, MTA Says
    GREENWICH – A 21-year-old man who was found on fire on top of a New York-bound passenger train has died, a transit spokesman said Monday afternoon. Brian McClellen, of Cleveland, Ohio, died, said Aaron Donovan, a Metropolitan Transportation...
  • Traffic: Incident on U.S. 29 in Columbia

    Traffic: Incident on U.S. 29 in Columbia
    An incident on U.S. 29 South in Columbia at Broken Land Parkway has closed two southbound off-ramp lanes and the southbound right shoulder at 8:36 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on Interstate...
  • SunRail will run on Veterans Day

    SunRail will run on Veterans Day
    The SunRail commuter train, which often closes on holidays, will run its normal schedule Tuesday for Veterans Day. The train carries passenges from around 5:30 a.m. to nearly 10 p.m. weekdays, depending on the stop. SunRail operates a 31.5-mile system,...
  • Traffic: Crash closes two lanes on Beltway inner loop at Wilkens Ave.

    Traffic: Crash closes two lanes on Beltway inner loop at Wilkens Ave.
    A four-vehicle crash has closed two of four inner loop lanes on Interstate 695 at Wilkens Avenue at 9 a.m. Monday, state transportation officials said. The inner loop and outer loop shoulders are also closed for the crash. A three-vehicle crash has...