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Railway Transportation

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  • The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance

    The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance
    Commuters who took Metra's Electric District Line trains to and from the south suburbs averaged only about one late train a month in 2014, while BNSF Line riders in the west suburbs experienced more than one late train a week. The lines were Metra's...
  • Tracks reopen where oil train derailed in West Virginia

    A rail line has reopened in southern West Virginia where an oil train derailed earlier this month. A statement from multiple agencies responding to the fiery derailment said crews restored the tracks and reopened the line for commerce Thursday afternoon....
  • Life-saving train design is rarely used

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train...
  • 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....
  • New Lenox may pursue rail quiet zones

    New Lenox may pursue rail quiet zones
    New Lenox is exploring creating quiet zones along two Metra commuter lines and hopes to get other towns local governments to help pay for the crossing changes because some of the crossings are outside the village. At the village board meeting this week,...
  • Montgomery Road railroad crossing work planned for summer

    Aurora officials are looking at getting improvements done this summer at the Canadian National railroad crossing on Montgomery Road. To start the process, the Aurora City Council has to authorize Mayor Tom Weisner to execute an agreement with the...
  • Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money

    Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money
    A proposed $30-million to $35-million grade separation project that would have prevented Tuesday's crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard has been delayed for years by a lack of money, officials said Wednesday. The planned overpass project, which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Southern California train crossing has history of accidents

    The railroad crossing where a commuter train heading for Los Angeles smashed into a truck abandoned by its driver, injuring 28 people, has a history of accidents. Tuesday's crash was the sixth time a train struck a vehicle at the Rice Road crossing...