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Spain rail improves signs after derailment

Rail| September 11, 2013
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.

Spanish judge may expand derailment charges to rail firm

Rail| August 21, 2013
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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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.
Government Issues| May 24, 2013

NTSB issues Metro North derailment investigation update

The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.
Rail| May 21, 2013

Following derailment, Metro North to resume full service Wednesday

About 100 workers are on the job, which has been ongoing around the clock since Saturday night when the NTSB completed its initial investigation of the scene and allowed Metro-North to begin removing the two, eight-car trains.
Rail| 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.
Rail| February 27, 2012

Canadian train derailment kills 3

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada sent a team of investigators to the site of the incident. The cause of the derailment is not yet known.
Rail| February 8, 2011

Washington, D.C. to Boston Amtrak derails

The low-speed derailment, which occurred just east of Penn Station around 12:25 p.m., forced Long Island Rail Road to cancel 16 of 125 eastbound trains and caused other delays during the P.M. rush
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