DENVER (AP) — Authorities have said that a Colorado woman who lost one of her feet in a January light rail accident was thrown out of the train's door because the train shook violently and caused...
Fire Dept.: Man extremely critical after light rail accident
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Fire Department says a person believed to be a pedestrian is in extremely critical condition following an apparent accident involving a light rail train.
Program remembers deaths from 1937 rail accident
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — It's been 80 years since three construction workers died during the lowering of the train tracks in High Point, but Glenn Chavis refuses to let them be forgotten.
Train derails in India’s third rail accident in 10 days
NEW DELHI (AP) — A passenger train derailed Tuesday in western India, the third rail accident in the country in 10 days.
Rescuers were working to pull out people who were trapped in the toppled train engine and seven coaches lying on their sides. No casualties or injuries were reported, railway spokesman A.K. Jain said.
The train had 18 coaches and was headed from the central Indian city of Nagpur to Mumbai, capital of Maharashtra state.
Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country's deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.
Magdy Hegazy, a top health official in Alexandria, said that along with the 43 killed, the crash also injured 122 people.
At least 23 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 23 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday.
Seven coaches of the Hirakand Express were thrown off the tracks around midnight Saturday, some landing on a goods train that was on a parallel track, said Divisional Railway manager Chandralekha Mukherji.
Lawmakers discuss merging NJ Transit, other agencies
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers on Tuesday discussed the idea of merging embattled New Jersey Transit with other state agencies to save money to use for road, bridge and rail projects, and heard from experts about safety upgrades following a fatal rail accident in September.
The joint meeting of the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee and the Assembly Judiciary Committee was the third to examine the agency's finances and safety record.
Report finds tram was speeding before accident that killed 7
LONDON (AP) — Investigators have determined that a London tram that crashed last week, killing seven people, was traveling at nearly four times the speed limit when it derailed.
An interim report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch said Wednesday the tram was traveling roughly 44 miles per hour while trying to negotiate a sharp bend with a 12 mph speed limit.
The tram derailed and turned over in Croydon in south London, leaving seven dead and about 50 injured.
A fail-safe, foolproof mechanism to keep trains from plowing through railroad stations at the end of the line is about a year off for Metro-North’s New Haven line, experts say.
And the systems in place in Connecticut to prevent a horrific Hoboken-like crash on the rails here aren’t much different than they were 50 or even a 100 years ago.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced a new bill that would require a federal investigation into every railroad accident and clarify transportation officials' moratorium power.
The Democrats' proposal, introduced Wednesday, comes following last month's fiery derailment of a Union Pacific oil train in Mosier, Oregon. The June 3 accident forced evacuations in the tiny town about 70 miles east of Portland and released 42,000 gallons of...