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  • Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators

    Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators
    It was dark early Tuesday morning when Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez drove his truck along a narrow road that parallels train tracks in the farmlands of Oxnard. Somehow, Sanchez-Ramirez — a farm equipment repairman newly arrived in Ventura County...
  • Truck driver who caused California derailment arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run

    Truck driver who caused California derailment arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run
    A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. There was a loud boom and the screech of brakes before...
  • Train car design reduced impact in Southern California crash

    After a horrific crash a decade ago that killed 11 people and injured 180 more, Southern California's commuter train network began investing heavily in passenger cars designed to protect passengers from the full force of a collision with another train...
  • Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'

    Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'
    In Tuesday’s crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard, the railroad’s new passenger cars, which represent the state of the art in safety design, performed well, officials say. The collision was, however, the fourth serious accident...
  • Weekend work to lead to some longer wait times on Metro

    Metro says some passengers traveling on the orange, blue, yellow and red lines will wait longer for trains this weekend. Metro says trains on the orange, blue and yellow lines will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend. On the red line,...
  • Terre Haute hopes to replace abandoned rail lines with trees

    Abandoned railroad tracks could give way to a tree-lined boulevard under a plan being developed in Terre Haute. The western Indiana city wants to remove unused tracks along First Street this spring and plant ornamental shade trees about every 35 feet....
  • Riding the commuter rails, an act of faith and denial

    Riding the commuter rails, an act of faith and denial
    Riding an American commuter train is a minor act of faith — or at least of psychological sublimation. A passenger must manage to forget the reality of being aboard a cannonball traveling up to 79 miles per hour. It can take half a mile to bring a...
  • Collisions on I-695 inner loop, outer loop

    Collisions on I-695 inner loop, outer loop
    A collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Arbutus at Southwestern Boulevard closed the left travel lane and left shoulder at 8:26 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision with injury on...
  • MBTA, commuter rail, investigate false service alerts

    Spokesmen for the MBTA and the company that runs its commuter rail services say an erroneous alert that warned commuters that service "was delayed until further notice" appears to be the result of a "technical issue." The T sent a notice out minutes...
  • Light smoke reported at DC Metro station

    Metro says light smoke was reported Sunday in the L'Enfant Plaza station after a train on the green line experienced a mechanical issue. Metro spokeswoman Caroline Laurin says the train was taken out of service at 11 a.m. and the D.C. fire department...
  • Winnetka church offers commuters 'Ashes to Go'

    Winnetka church offers commuters 'Ashes to Go'
    Braving the cold Ash Wednesday morning, pastors from the Winnetka Presbyterian Church brought church services directly to its community members on Feb. 18. Beginning at 6:15 a.m., the Rev. David Lower and Associate Pastor Adam Walker Cleaveland began...