| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:06 AM
LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month.
The train was en route from Madrid to the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:08 AM
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — A Quebec town devastated when a runaway oil tanker train ignited explosions and fires braced Monday for what authorities assured would be a rising death toll as fire crews tried to reach the hardest hit areas more than...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:53 AM
SOUTH BEND — Authorities believe a medical issue may have caused a 59-year-old driver to veer off an overpass southwest of downtown Sunday, sending his pickup truck crashing onto the railroad tracks below.
Michael Strantz, of the 26000 block of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:14 AM
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Traumatized survivors of an oil train derailment that wiped out the heart of a small town braced for more bad news as inspectors were finally cleared to enter the charred site's epicenter and look for remains late Monday,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:04 PM
An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The trash truck driver who police said caused the train derailment in Rosedale that triggered a fire and explosion said he slowed and looked as he approached the tracks but never saw or heard the CSX locomotive bearing down on him.
John Alban Jr. told a...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews during crashes.
Officials for the commuter railroad announced...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The rail transport company CSX is suing the truck driver involved in last month's Rosedale train crash, arguing that he did not take proper care when crossing the railroad tracks.
The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, names John...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Bridgeport on May 17, which injured 70 people, focused attention on the safety of commuter rail traffic in Connecticut. The death of a track worker in West Haven just 11 days later is a sobering...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Less than a month after a fiery train derailment in Rosedale, the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday launched a smartphone mobile application to provide safety information about more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings.
The free app, Rail...