September 30, 2013
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.
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
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
At least 350 people were on board the train when it crashed in Brétigny-sur-Orge during the rush hour traffic.
September 12, 2012
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
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
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
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.
July 23, 2009
Two signal companies, Ansaldo STS USA and Alstom Signaling Inc., which designed and manufactured the automatic train control components for the Metro system, are providing technical assistance to the NTSB investigation.
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