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More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rail| January 4, 2017

The LIRR is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 301,000 customers each weekday.

Alstom systems equip Hong Kong's newly opened first driverless metro

Rail| December 28, 2016

The four-mile-long South Island line will extend MTR services from Admiralty Station to the Southern District of Hong Kong Island in 11 minutes via four new stations.

Government Issues| December 27, 2016

FRA hits highest-ever rail penalty rate

For FY 2016, the agency expects to collect 79% of the civil penalties it issued to railroads, hazardous materials shippers and others for violating federal safety regulations, a 4% increase over FY2015, and the largest percentage rate ever closed by the agency.

Rail| December 21, 2016

China's first self-developed driverless train to open in Hong Kong

The first driverless train was produced at a factory in Hong Kong in March of this year.

Security and Safety | December 9, 2016

[Video] No Video is Worth the Risk

A look at the deadly situations people put themselves in when making a video on or near railroad tracks, from Operation Lifesaver Inc., the national rail safety education nonprofit. This public service announcement raises awareness of the dangers of trespassing on railroad property. See Tracks? Think Train! Learn more at oli.org, or visit seetracksthinktrain.org

Rail| December 7, 2016

NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

Some lawmakers expressed concern as to whether NJ Transit would be able to implement positive train control by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Security and Safety | November 17, 2016

WMATA testing tech bands for improved rail worker safety

In addition to the new technology, WMATA is also retraining operators and track workers to prevent what could be a deadly accident.

Rail| November 16, 2016

Broken rail disrupts morning Amtrak, NJ Transit, LIRR service

The LIRR said some westbound trains on at least seven branches were being canceled or diverted because of the broken rail. Nearly a half-dozen NJ Transit lines were experiencing at least 30-minute delays.

Security and Safety | November 11, 2016

NJ TRANSIT rushing to meet PTC deadline

In a presentation given to State Transportation Commissioner Richard Hammer, the agency gave a March 2017 date for the expected arrival of two PTC simulators for employee training and accelerated installation of PTC equipment in rail vehicles to start.

Rail| November 2, 2016

Denver RTD granted extension of waiver for university rail line ops

The agency and its contract builder and operator Denver Transit Partners received an extension of their waiver from the FRA, allowing for continued operation of University of Colorado A Line and B Line. 

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