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Railway Disasters

Railway Disasters
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million

    Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million
    Families of the 24 Metrolink passengers killed in the collision with a freight train three years ago in Chatsworth will receive an average of $4.2 million each in compensation under a distribution formula worked out by a Los Angeles judge and made public Thursday.
  • Three injured in 210 Freeway big-rig crash in Pasadena

    Three injured in 210 Freeway big-rig crash in Pasadena
    Three people were hurt Monday afternoon when a big rig crashed into the center divider of the westbound 210 Freeway and jumped up onto a railway line, prompting the closure of three lanes in Pasadena, the Los Angeles Times reported. The big rig driver...

    Metrolink previews $200-million crash prevention system

    Metrolink previews $200-million crash prevention system
    Metrolink on Monday previewed a pioneering, $200-million crash prevention project for a top federal safety official, who expressed concern about railroad industry efforts to postpone deadlines for installing the sophisticated train safety system in...

    Metrolink rolls out safer rail cars

    Metrolink rolls out safer rail cars
    Metrolink officials on Monday unveiled a fleet of "crunchable" train cars designed to absorb impact during a crash, the latest in the rail agency's efforts to improve safety in the wake of deadly accidents in 2005 and 2008. Manufactured by South Korea-...

    Lawmakers urge company to cover Chatsworth train crash claims beyond $200M cap

    California's Congressional delegation today called on the French company that employed the Metrolink engineer involved in the deadly Chatsworth train derailment of 2008 to go beyond the $200-million victim compensation cap. Veolia Environnement S.A.,...