Topic : train derailment

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NTSB to railroads: Finish the job implementing Positive Train Control

Rail| August 21, 2019

Press event coincided with the 50th anniversary of a train collision in Darien, Conn., that killed four people and injured 43 others.

Bombardier safety system to prevent light rail collision, overspeed

Rail| June 12, 2019

Designed to ensure the driver always maintains full control over the vehicle by using digital track data and visual odometry.

Security and Safety | May 22, 2019

Inadequate planning, insufficient training led to Amtrak derailment

In December 2017, Amtrak Cascades train 501 derailed on an overpass as it entered a 30-mph curve at approximately 78 mph.

Security and Safety | July 11, 2018

Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash had no experience on new locomotive

The Dec.18, 2017 derailment of Amtrak train #501 killed three people and injured 62.

Rail| December 20, 2017

Two train enthusiasts killed in Wash. Amtrak crash

Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite both worked in the transportation industry.

Rail| June 29, 2017

New York subway derailment caused by human error, not track defect

The derailment tossed people to the floor and forced hundreds of passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels.

Rail| January 4, 2017

More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The LIRR is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 301,000 customers each weekday.

Security and Safety | October 27, 2016

Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

The settlement allows victims to have their awards in hand by June instead of waiting years for a lawsuit to play out, their lawyers said Thursday.

Rail| September 28, 2016

Metra seeks $20M grant for PTC installation

With the grant funding, Metra plans to help fund installation of PTC on its Milwaukee West Line to Elgin and North line to Fox Lake.

Rail| August 11, 2016

Settlements in Amtrak Philadelphia crash include confidentiality

The railroad reached the first settlements last week, quietly resolving cases brought by two women who suffered head and other injuries in the May 2015 crash, with dozens of other lawsuits are still pending.

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