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Railway Transportation

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  • U.S. sets speed limit on oil-carrying trains in cities

    U.S. sets speed limit on oil-carrying trains in cities
    The federal government on Friday issued an emergency order imposing a 40 mph speed limit on trains that transport large amounts of flammable crude oil through highly populated areas like Chicago. Previously, railroads had agreed to follow a voluntary...
  • Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program

    Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program
    Metra, railroad unions and the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced the start of a whistleblower-type program to allow crew members to confidentially report unsafe conditions or violations of operating rules. The FRA directed Metra to...
  • Rail defect, tank car valves implicated in West Virginia oil train fire

    WASHINGTON Outlet valves underneath four tank cars in a February oil train derailment in West Virginia were sheared off and the 50,000 gallons of crude oil they released ignited in a fire that subsequently caused several nearby rail cars to explode,...
  • Pedestrian bridge collapse near College Park disrupts MARC, Metro rail service

    Pedestrian bridge collapse near College Park disrupts MARC, Metro rail service
    A pedestrian bridge collapsed on top of rail lines serving MARC trains and the Washington Metro between College Park and Greenbelt on Wednesday afternoon, temporarily shutting down service on both systems, according to the Maryland Transit...
  • Coroner: Woman skirts crossing gate, is killed by train

    An official says a woman drove her SUV around an active crossing gate and collided with an Amtrak train in Mississippi, dying within seconds. Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said the collision happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on Norfolk...
  • CSX cuts forecast for the year after slower-than-expected 1Q

    CSX says the railroad won't deliver the double-digit profit growth it promised this year because coal demand remains weak. Executives remain optimistic about the railroad's prospects because service is improving, but they said Wednesday that mid-to-...
  • Iowa Pacific wants to improve service on Hoosier State Line

    Iowa Pacific railroad is aiming to improve service for passengers after it takes over a passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago next month. The company secured a bid in a partnership with Amtrak for the Hoosier State Line after the Indiana...
  • York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now

    York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now
    After several years of York County officials asking railroad company CSX to repair erosion near two culverts that run under CSX's track at the Poquoson River headwaters, and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, CSX has completed a long-awaited two-...
  • CSX delivers 11 percent more 1Q profit by controlling costs

    CSX Corp.'s first-quarter profit grew 11 percent as it benefited from lower fuel costs, and the railroad announced plans Tuesday to repurchase $2 billion of stock. CSX reported $442 million in net income, or 45 cents per share, in the first quarter....
  • Trucks ram bridge and shut Irving Park Road, worrying businesses by O'Hare

    Trucks ram bridge and shut Irving Park Road, worrying businesses by O'Hare
    A bridge for trains to pass over Irving Park Road in Bensenville has been billed as the answer to traffic gridlock at the bustling York Road intersection near O’Hare International Airport. With the project partially completed, the road reopened...
  • Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds

    Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds
    The fatal train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider” last year was probably caused by the film crew’s trespassing on a railroad bridge, federal safety officials announced Tuesday. Assistant camera operator Sarah Jones, 27, was...