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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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  • 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...
  • Why high-speed rail might be a target for terrorists

    To the editor: George Skelton's and Jeff Morales' fanciful musings about the security advantages of high-speed trains trivialize a substantial risk. Trains cannot be flown into buildings, but they are attractive targets for terrorists. ("An upside of...
  • Metra train fatally strikes pedestrian in northwest suburban Cary

    Metra train fatally strikes pedestrian in northwest suburban Cary
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train in far northwest suburban Cary early Friday morning, authorities said. Train No. 608 on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line hit a pedestrian shortly after 6 a.m. near Three Oaks Road north of...
  • Instructor to travel from Palm Beach County to Middle East to push child safety

    Instructor to travel from Palm Beach County to Middle East to push child safety
    It doesn't matter if she's in the Gulf of Mexico or in the Persian Gulf, child safety is one thing that really matters to Kelly Powell, she says. Powell is the program director of Safe Kids Palm Beach County, a chapter of a global organization that...
  • Person killed by train in west suburbs

    Person killed by train in west suburbs
    One person is dead after being hit by a train in the west suburbs late Sunday night. A "pedestrian incident involving a freight train" halted inbound and outbound trains on a stretch of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Metra line about 11:30 p.m....
  • Metro-North Faces Another Rebuilding Year in 2015

    Metro-North Faces Another Rebuilding Year in 2015
    At the end of a year that started off as wall-to-wall crises, the country's busiest commuter railroad is in better shape — but still far from back to normal. New revelations emerged in 2014 about how dysfunctional Metro-North's corporate culture...
  • Tractor-trailer and train collide in Upper Macungie; no one injured

    A tractor-trailer was hit by a train and knocked on its side Monday afternoon in Upper Macungie Township, but no one was injured, police said. Raymond Marra, 50, of Chambers Street, Phillipsburg, was driving the truck south on Snowdrift Road at 12:25 p....
  • Special Report: For many Russians, a growing list of problems – but not with Putin

    On her third day in a new position at Russian Railways, Elena Kachalina heard a man die. She didn't see the train hit him as he tried to cross the tracks at Saltykovskaya, a station in the heavily populated Moscow suburb of Balashikha, but she heard the...
  • BNSF, Metra sued over deaths of brother, sister

    BNSF, Metra sued over deaths of brother, sister
    The family of a brother and sister struck and killed by a Metra train in August in Chicago are suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Metra, saying they failed to repair a large hole in a fence used by residents to cross the tracks. Margaret Huddleston,...
  • Magic fans riding SunRail night train boost numbers

    Magic fans riding SunRail night train boost numbers
    Call it the Orlando Magic effect: The number of people riding SunRail's new night train at least doubles on game nights. The Magic have played twice since the extra night trip was started last week, and ridership jumped to 200 after each contest ended,...
  • Top 5 Local, State stories of 2014

    Top 5 Local, State stories of 2014
    1 Readers' rank Editorial Board's rank: 1 All aboard SunRail After years of debate and planning, Central Florida's commuter train line opens. 2 Readers' rank Editorial Board's rank: 2 Xway panel corruption Scandal leads to dismantling of...