| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When a train derails and people die, as happened Sunday in New York, there are going to be lots of questions. Eventually, there will be answers to most. But will anyone be able to answer this question: How much are the lives of train passengers worth?...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The deadly commuter train crash in New York reinforces the urgency for Metra and other commuter railroads across the country to install a federally mandated safety system designed to prevent such wrecks.
Congress has ordered U.S. railroads to install...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:10 PM
NEW YORK — The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a curve at 82 mph before derailing were functioning properly, and the engineer was working his regular shift on a familiar route and should have been fully rested, investigators said...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
NEW YORK - The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a 30-mph curve at 82 mph were functioning normally, and none of the crew tested positive for alcohol, investigators said Tuesday as attention focused on what the engineer was doing at the time of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:07 PM
The man who died after his car was hit by a Metra train Saturday in Lake Forest was a Northwestern University medical school professor and surgeon at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, hospital officials said Monday.
Dr. Victor Tsirline, 35, was killed...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Nov 19 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co :
* Press release - tsb deploys an investigator to the site of a
accident near melfort, Saskatchewan
* Transportation safety board- deploying investigator to site
of cn train
accident where an...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:03 PM
After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:24 PM
A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials.
The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:05 AM
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - BNSF Railway Co. is putting billions of dollars into infrastructure improvements and is implementing safety measures that should allow it to keep up with demands of shipping crude from North Dakota, the company's CEO said on Sept....
| Sep 23, 2013
As many as 4 out of 10 Chicago-area pedestrians and bicyclists say they are at times willing to ignore flashing lights, ringing bells and gates at railroad crossings, a UIC study has found.
The University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, who...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:09 PM
A train conductor was killed when several freight cars derailed on tracks near the SunRail station in Sanford on Thursday morning, authorities said.
The derailment happened on a track near SunRail construction off State Road 46, according to the Florida...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett.
At least one train car was derailed, but the crossing was...