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  • Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland

    Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland
    When a Metrolink train slammed into an SUV on railroad tracks in Glendale a decade ago, the horrific chain reaction wreck prompted a major campaign to improve the safety and security of Southern California grade crossings. Last week's crash involving...
  • Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure

    Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure
    The Metrolink commuter train service next week is expanding its use of a new high-tech safety system that allows remote control to slow or halt trains if the on-board engineers are not responding properly to a potential danger, officials said. The so-...
  • Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

    Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues
    Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said. "My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy...
  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
  • Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now

    Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now
    Prosecutors declined to file charges Thursday against the driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a Metrolink train in Oxnard this week, opting to wait for the completion of the investigation. Ventura County Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said the...
  • Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing

    Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing
    Federal investigators are examining whether the intersection near Tuesday’s Metrolink crash in Oxnard was "adequately illuminated" in the early-morning darkness, officials said Wednesday.   National Transportation Safety Board investigators are...
  • Today's Headlines: Metrolink crash; Villaraigosa bows out; Fixing the Internet (or not)

    The Metrolink crash in Oxnard that injured 28 people early Tuesday is a grim reminder of more tragic crashes that have peppered the train system's history.  
  • New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties

    New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties
    Metrolink's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in safety improvements after a series of deadly collisions probably reduced casualties in Tuesday's Oxnard crash, but the accident also highlighted the limits of the ongoing campaign. Three...
  • Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child

    Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child
    The wife of the driver who was arrested after his truck was hit by a Metrolink train, which then derailed, defended her husband and said the couple was grieving over the recent death of their daughter. Lucila Sanchez said her husband, Jose Alejandro...
  • California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice

    California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice
    The train operator severely injured in Tuesday's Metrolink crash is clinging to life after his heart stopped twice on Wednesday. A day after the commuter train barreled into a heavy-duty pickup truck in Oxnard and derailed, the engineer was among...
  • Lawyer: Trucker tried to drive off tracks, ran for his life

    Lawyer: Trucker tried to drive off tracks, ran for his life
    A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jose Alejandro...