News Tagged With: train-crash
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April 7, 2014

NTSB: Braking system sensor too far back in CTA train crash

The train was traveling at 26 mph when it passed a "trip stop" that activated the emergency braking system. The distance from the stop to the track bumper post was too short to stop the train because of its speed.


March 24, 2014

Chicago train crash injures 32

Spokespeople said the cause of the crash was still being reviewed and there was no indication equipment issues played a role. None of the 32 people suffered serious injuries.


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.


July 25, 2013

Update: Spain derailment death toll rises to 80, investigations launched

The number of fatalities is up from 56. Driver error is being considered as a possible cause of the train jumping off the tracks at high speed.


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.


September 12, 2012

Metrolink crash survivors reflect 4 years later

Many survivors of the crash say that the $200 million settlement, the maximum allowed under a U.S. law that caps damages in train crashes, is too little to cover their injuries.


March 7, 2012

Deadly Poland train crash spotlights safety

A collision that killed 16 people and injured more than 50 others has drawn attention to the country’s neglected rail system. The accident happened just as officials are preparing the system to accommodate the Euro 2012 soccer championship.


June 24, 2011

NTSB to investigate Amtrak accident in Nevada

An Amtrak train was traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., when it was stuck by a truck at about 11:25 a.m. PT on Friday. Numerous fatalities and multiple injuries have been reported.


July 30, 2009

NTSB releases 4th update on D.C. train crash

To date, significant work has been done to determine why the presence of train 214 was not identified on the train control circuit that allowed train 112 to crash into it. The NTSB's accident investigation is continuing, and more work is needed to fully understand why the train control system did not perform as designed.


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