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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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  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle

    Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle
    A 28-year-old Clearwater man was killed after a train collided with a vehicle in Longwood this afternoon, officials said. Longwood police and Seminole County deputies responded to the collision which happened around 2:25 p.m. near State Road 434. The...
  • U.S. proposes rule to prevent runaway trains of dangerous goods

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration on Tuesday proposed measures to prevent unattended freight trains from causing accidents, a step meant to improve oil train safety after a string of serious mishaps. The FRA, part of the...
  • Morton Grove to beef up patrols at railroad crossings

    Morton Grove to beef up patrols at railroad crossings
    Morton Grove police plan to step up enforcement at some railroad crossings and commuter stations as part of Illinois Rail Safety Week. State agencies have declared Sept. 14 through Sept. 20 as a week to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around...
  • 818 Roundup: Train collision investigation continues; Burbank hillside gates issue revisited; Appeal filed in comfort women lawsuit

    818 Roundup: Train collision investigation continues; Burbank hillside gates issue revisited; Appeal filed in comfort women lawsuit
    Greetings, readers. Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.  Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 92 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 72. Headlines from the area: - Police continue to investigate the fatal collision Tuesday...
  • Maine man found guilty of blocking train tracks in oil-by-rail protest

    AUBURN Maine (Reuters) - A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to...
  • SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours

    SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours
    SunRail ridership fell by 13 percent in August, even as managers of the commuter train are discussing whether to extend system hours to weekends and later at night. The Monday through Friday operation saw its daily passenger count drop from 4,127 in...
  • State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M

     State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M
    Even though Norwalk's balky Walk Bridge has brought the country's busiest commuter railroad to a standstill several times, the Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday gave Connecticut less than half of what the state sought to replace it. The...
  • All Aboard Florida train hearings set for October, November

    A series of eight hearings have been set for October and November in Central Florida and along the East Coast to listen to public comments about the planned train system that would link Miami with Orlando International Airport. Sponsored by the...
  • Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park

    Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park
    An Amtrak train crashed into a parked vehicle in Winter Park on Saturday afternoon, according to police. The incident happened near the intersection of Holt and Pennsylvania. The vehicle was parked too close to the tracks and the train clipped it when...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk
    Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 6:52 a.m., DOT said. Roadwork on MD 144 West in the Cooksville area at Drovers Lane has closed the westbound...