| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
COLTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- At least two schools have canceled classes Tuesday due to a train collision in Colton which also forced the closure of the 10 Freeway for about two hours.
The collision between a Union Pacific freight train and a Burlington...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:29 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- An environmental group is suing two major railroad companies in Southern California, accusing them of producing harmful levels of pollution.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is heading up a lawsuit against Union...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:16 AM
A woman sitting on train tracks was hit by an eastbound Metra train and died in Naperville just before midnight Saturday, police said.
The woman hasn't been identified by police, who said she was sitting about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street...
| 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.
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger quietly spiked an effort last month to win $1.1 billion in federal high-speed rail stimulus funds for 29 projects to improve the safety, speed and capacity of heavily traveled commuter corridors through Southern California....
| Jun 19, 2009
| 3:01 PM
(WGN-AM)- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Metra a $46 million grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--the so-called stimulus act--U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced Friday.
The money will be used for bridge...