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Railway Transportation

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  • 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....
  • Geneva murder trial set to begin Monday

    Geneva murder trial set to begin Monday
    Eight months after a train conductor spotted Kathleen King's body on railroad tracks in Geneva, Shadwick King will go on trial in her death. King, 47, appeared in Kane County court Thursday afternoon as prosecutors and King's attorney sorted out final...
  • Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes

    All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak. The response helps build the case for resuming a regular alternative to...
  • Tracks where oil train derailed in W.Va. reopen

    A rail line where an oil train derailed has reopened in southern West Virginia. A statement from multiple agencies responding to the fiery derailment said crews restored the tracks and reopened the line for commerce on Thursday afternoon. Cleanup...
  • Allman bio film assistant gets own trial in deadly Georgia train crash

    JESUP, Ga. — An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. "Midnight Rider"...
  • Allman film assistant gets own trial in Georgia train crash

    An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller,...
  • Preparedness key to West Virginia derailment response

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. Emergency personnel responding to an oil train derailment in West Virginia last week applied lessons learned from a rail disaster more than three decades ago, and likely prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse. This...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California train crash: Investigators locate video of crash

    California train crash: Investigators locate video of crash
    Federal officials said Wednesday that they have obtained video taken inside a Metrolink commuter train that captures the moments before and after it hit a truck early Tuesday and derailed in an explosive crash. Investigators with the National...
  • 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...