Topic : train derailment

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Train crash in southern Italy kills 20

Rail| July 12, 2016

The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta.

Rock fences that may prevent derailment not used in Vermont

Security and Safety | October 7, 2015

The fences are installed in known rock-slide areas and are designed to send signals if they are hit with debris, Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman said.

Rail| August 14, 2015

D.C. Metro board 'outraged' track defect detected early, not fixed

The flaw’s detection should have triggered the immediate shutdown of the section of rail involved, but the agency continued to run trains through it until the derailment. Metro’s interim GM, Jack Requa, said the agency’s inability to address the matter is unacceptable.

Security and Safety | June 2, 2015

No mechanical problems found in Amtrak crash, NTSB says

The train was travelling at 106 mph when it entered a 50 mph-restricted curve. As the train entered the curve, the engineer applied the emergency brakes.

Security and Safety | May 19, 2015

[Video] NTSB Media Briefing #3 on Amtrak Train Derailment in Philadelphia

Member Sumwalt's Third Media Briefing on Amtrak Train Derailment in Philadelphia, PA 5/14/ 2015

Security and Safety | May 15, 2015

[Video] NTSB Media Briefing #2 on Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia

During a second media briefing on the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, NSTB Member Robert Sumwalt discusses findings from the vehicle cameras and the progression of speed leading up to the derailment.

Security and Safety | May 15, 2015

Amtrak train sped up for about a minute before the crash, NTSB says

There was no explanation for that acceleration, the NTSB said, but the train’s engineer, Brandon Bostian has agreed to be interviewed by federal investigators, the Post reported.

Rail| May 13, 2015

NTSB photos: Amtrak #188 derailment site in Philadelphia

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt served as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Security and Safety | March 3, 2015

Train engineer in Metrolink derailment crash dies

The death of train engineer Glenn Steele, 62, marks the first fatality in the Feb. 24 crash in which a Metrolink train struck a truck stopped on the Ventura County Line tracks and derailed, injuring 28.

Management & Operations| July 16, 2014

Two Moscow subway workers detained in wake of deadly derailment

Investigators said a new rail switch at the point where the train left the tracks wasn't properly installed during repairs in May and was attached to the rail only by a single 3-millimeter wire, according to the report.

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