| Oct 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight railroad companies announced today they will install automated safety systems along shared tracks in the Los Angeles area by 2012.
The announcement was made in response to the...
| Nov 22, 2008
RIALTO -- A federal investigator says a Metrolink commuter train ran a red signal before sideswiping a freight train that was easing onto a side track in Rialto.
National Transportation Safety Board officials say the eastbound passenger train failed to...
| Nov 21, 2008
For the second time in less than three months, a Metrolink train and a freight train heading in opposite directions collided Thursday morning, raising fresh concerns about the commuter rail line's ability to navigate tracks it shares with other carriers....
| Nov 22, 2008
Federal investigators said human error or brake problems may have caused a Metrolink train to run a red light before it slammed into a freight train Thursday in Rialto.
The Metrolink crew noticed two lights before the red signal, said Ted Turpin, the...
| Aug 10, 2008
| 5:38 PM
Frank Schiavone fumed inside his Acura MDX, stuck behind the gates of a railroad crossing in downtown Riverside.
Five minutes went by, then 10. Schiavone, a Riverside councilman, wondered how late he would be for an appointment at City Hall as he...
| Oct 1, 2008
It's another Friday night at the Fullerton train station, which is full of the usual types: commuters with briefcases, people sprinting over a bridge because they found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks, families struggling with suitcases.
| Oct 9, 2008
Two freight railroads that share track with Metrolink commuter trains pledged Wednesday to install advanced safety measures in Southern California three years sooner than a new federal law would require -- with several caveats.
| Oct 10, 2008
THE HEAD-ON train crash Sept. 12 in Chatsworth has focused attention on how Metrolink operates its commuter trains and how the collision could have been avoided. The National Transpor- tation Safety Board has called for installing automated positive train...
| Jul 29, 2008
En la casa de la familia Cruz pareciera haber temblores permanentes. Los cinco miembros ya se acostumbraron a ver temblar vidrios, espejos y adornos, pero no por culpa del suelo, sino de los trenes y camiones que pasan literalmente a un metro de su...
| Jan 9, 2007
A collision-avoidance system that transportation safety board investigators say could have prevented the fatal collision of two trains in Placentia nearly five years ago was approved for use on freight trains by federal regulators Monday.
| Mar 14, 2010
UPDATE: Amtrak and Sound Transit Sounder passenger trains are up and running again after a mudslide closed a stretch of tracks north of Seattle on Friday.
Service resumed at approximately 6:15 a.m. Sunday morning after having been blocked for 48 hours as...