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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.
  • 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...

    Najarian appeals his removal from Metrolink board

    Najarian appeals his removal from Metrolink board
    To his surprise and dismay, Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian has been replaced with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomason the Metrolink board of directors, where Najarian had served for six years. In one of his first acts as the new...

    Metrolink's collapsible trains

    Metrolink's collapsible trains
    Trying to shed a record of deadly accidents, Southern California's Metrolink system will take a leap forward on safety this week when it unveils the nation's first commuter train cars designed to better protect riders and crews with crash-absorbing,...

    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-...