Topic : third rail

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Stantec to lead $1.9 billion rail modernization project

Rail| February 15, 2018

The project will add a 9.8-mile third track and add critical capacity on Long Island Rail Road’s busiest corridor.

Driver’s actions led to Metro-North grade crossing collision, NTSB finds

Security and Safety | July 26, 2017

The SUV driver died, along with five passengers on the train, in the Feb. 3, 2015, accident. The rail passengers were killed when 343 feet of the third rail, which powers the train, penetrated the floor of the first train car and struck passengers.

Rail| December 27, 2016

NY MTA subway service impacted after fire knocks out 3rd rail

The incident occurred just before 10:15 p.m. Sunday, with about 1,000 people from at least three subway trains having to be evacuated overnight, police and fire officials said. The fire was brought under control around 1:37 a.m.

Government Issues| May 25, 2016

FTA issues safety advisory on third rail system hazards

In recent months, FTA has investigated several safety events related to third-rail system failures, including smoke incidents, explosions, intense fires, damage to railcar propulsion equipment, and exacerbated deterioration of poor track conditions.

Security and Safety | March 16, 2016

D.C. Metro shuts down rail service for emergency inspections

The unprecedented action follows the early Monday morning electrical fire involving a cable in the tunnel outside McPherson Square Station.

Security and Safety | February 10, 2015

Metro-North 'third rail' is a focus of crash inquiry

Four hundred feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared the commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV that was stopped on the tracks, killing six people.

Security and Safety | January 21, 2015

Pittsburgh subway has multiple fire safegaurds

Pittsburgh's subway train power is supplied by overhead cables rather than an electrified “third rail” along the tracks, which led to a delayed response by firefighters in the Washington, D.C. incident.

Rail| January 14, 2015

'Electrical arcing' caused Metro car to stop, fill tunnel with smoke

One woman was killed and more than 80 passengers were suffering from respiratory problems and other health issues after the incident.

Rail| March 20, 2013

Alstom to develop Spanish third rail signaling

The project is part of a framework agreement signed by the company and Spanish railway infrastructure manager Adif last November to carry out research and development projects at Adif's Railway Technology Center in Málaga.

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