News Tagged With: derailment
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April 4, 2014

CTA fires operator who derailed train, launches new scheduling rules

She had been on the job for 60 days and admitted to dozing off before the crash, as well as overrunning a station in February, NTSB officials say. The agency may terminate an operator for two serious safety violations under its contract with the union for those workers. It is also setting limits on hours of operation duty and increasing minimum rest time.


March 26, 2014

Chicago train operator asleep before crash, NTSB reports

The woman had been working as an operator for about two months and acknowledged she'd previously fallen asleep on the job in February, when her train partially missed a station, according to an AP report.


March 20, 2014

Metro-North, LIRR to install video/audio recorders

Meanwhile, both railroads are working together to procure and install Positive Train Control as quickly as possible.


December 4, 2013

Metro-North derailment may thwart possible PTC delay

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

Speed a factor in Metro-North crash

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

Canada train, bus crash kills 6

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

Spain rail improves signs after derailment

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

Spanish judge may expand derailment charges to rail firm

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

French train crash caused by track tech fault

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

Updated: Train derails near Paris, 6 killed

At least 350 people were on board the train when it crashed in Brétigny-sur-Orge during the rush hour traffic.


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