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September 30, 2013

No one at controls of CTA train in crash

Video footage shows there was no driver present in an empty commuter train that hit another train at a station on Monday morning. Investigators are trying to determine whether the four-car train started moving by itself or if someone put it in motion, either accidentally or intentionally.


September 30, 2013

Chicago train collision injures nearly 50

An outbound Blue Line Chicago Transit Authority train collided with an out-of-service train headed in the opposite direction early Monday morning. Police are investigating whether the train was hijacked because it had only four cars, which is atypical for a rush hour commute.


March 11, 2013

NTSB issues rail work safety recs

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.


February 28, 2012

SEPTA to spend $100M on positive train control

Awarded a contract to Ansaldo STS USA Inc. Agency officials said that the cost would mean canceling or delaying many other transit projects in the Philadelphia region.


August 23, 2011

Safety glitch stops China’s high-speed rail

Rail authorities plan to stop more high-speed rail service due to scheduling concerns. The announcement came as a magazine reported that a crack had been found on the axle of a train. The manufacturer denied the claim.


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