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March 25, 2014

Chicago train crash caused by operator fatigue, union says

A union representative reported in a news conference that the woman said she had recently worked extensive overtime recently and was "extremely tired" at the time of the accident. NTSB says the train was traveling at a normal speed of 25 mph before it crashed.


February 20, 2014

Metrolink to debut collision avoidance system

Officials for the Los Angeles-based commuter rail service vowed to act a year ahead of the mandated federal deadline for the positive train control technology.


January 9, 2013

China opens world’s longest HSR line

At 1,428 miles, the line more than halves the time needed to travel from the country's capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in southern China.


December 6, 2012

MBTA fires operator in rail crash

Agency discovered that he had worked a graveyard shift at another job before coming to work on the morning of the crash. The operator was going to receive a safety award from the MBTA.


April 25, 2012

Driver fatigue caused fatal freight rail crash

Both operators of a coal train that struck the back of another Burlington Northern train that was stopped near Red Oak, Iowa, last April, fell asleep and missed signals to slow and stop.


January 31, 2012

Calif. light rail collision is system’s worst

The recent crash involving a Sacramento Regional Transit District commuter train and an SUV that killed three people is the worst accident since the light rail system opened in 1987.


July 22, 2009

D.C. Metro finds other track circuit problems

Records show that six additional track circuits failed to detect the presence of trains. The cause of the problem is still not known.


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