December 4, 2013
The FRA asked Congress to grant extensions for positive train control on some rail lines and allow alternative technologies, according to a Government Accountability Office report published in August.
December 3, 2013
Federal investigators have recovered the engineer’s cell phone, though it has been reported they don't believe he was on it at the time of the crash.
September 19, 2013
A double decker OC Transpo bus collided with a derailed VIA Rail Canada train on Wednesday, killing six bus passengers and injuring at least 34 others.
September 11, 2013
Adif, Spain’s rail infrastructure company, identified 80 "transition points" on its network where trains are required to significantly decelerate and installed signs at these locations to remind drivers to slow down.
August 21, 2013
The judge who is overseeing an investigation into a train accident in Spain last month presented preliminary charges against Adif, the state-run rail infrastructure company. The attention has focused until now on the driver of the train, which derailed near the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people and injuring many more.
July 16, 2013
The piece of metal linking two train lines “broke away” when the accident took place, SNCF Chairman Guillaume Pepy said at a press conference.
July 12, 2013
At least 350 people were on board the train when it crashed in Brétigny-sur-Orge during the rush hour traffic.
May 24, 2013
The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.
May 21, 2013
About 100 workers are on the job, which has been ongoing around the clock since Saturday night when the NTSB completed its initial investigation of the scene and allowed Metro-North to begin removing the two, eight-car trains.
March 11, 2013
In response to an Amtrak collision and derailment last year, advised the FRA and FTA to provide railroad employees with best practices regarding the use of jumper wires when performing signal maintenance operations on active rails.
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