Rail accidents

Firefighters work the scene of a collision involving a Manhattan-bound commuter train and a vehicle in Westbury, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Long Island Rail Road says service was suspended Tuesday evening in both directions on the Ronkonkoma and Huntington/Port Jefferson branches. (Howard Schnapp/Newsday via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 10:42 pm
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. Nassau County Police...
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Patricia Bailey, center, and Annette Saba, right, celebrate as they disembark an Amtrak passenger train in Eugene, Ore. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The train traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles with 183 passengers got stranded in the snowy mountains of Oregon for at least 36 hours, putting a strain on passengers as food, patience and even diapers ran short. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
February 26, 2019 - 7:02 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. "It was really nice to meet people pulling together,"...
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Emergency personnel work on one of two commuter trains that collided between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and Manresa, northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track Friday, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
February 09, 2019 - 2:15 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track near Barcelona on Friday, killing one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. The commuter trains collided in the evening between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and...
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This image released by Netflix shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film, "Bird Box." Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people. (Saeed Adyani/Netflix via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 9:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament has passed a motion saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box." The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train...
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FILE- In this March 26, 2018, file photo, a Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh. Norfolk Southern Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 24, 2019 - 1:39 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy appears strong to the major freight railroads that haul the products and raw materials companies rely on, but the lingering trade disputes could derail business if they continue. Union Pacific and CSX railroads both sounded optimistic about the economy when they...
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January 12, 2019 - 1:39 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media says two people were injured after a train hit a construction vehicle on an Istanbul suburban route. The official Anadolu news agency said the crash on Saturday happened on a test run on the route near Istanbul's international airport. The train crashed into a vehicle...
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Train carriages are damaged after a train collision at the Mountainview station in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Authorities say that the accident in the capital has killed three people and injured more than 200. (AP Photo)
January 08, 2019 - 8:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa say a train collision in the capital has killed three people and injured more than 200. Netcare911, an emergency responders' group, says many injuries are "minor to moderate" but that one person in critical condition was airlifted to a hospital after...
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The train involved in the Wednesday morning accident is covered in Nyborg, Denmark, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a train crash on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 7:48 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has banned truck trailers on trains following a deadly accident last week in which a high-speed passenger train struck cargo that had fallen off a freight train coming from the opposite direction. The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority also said...
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January 06, 2019 - 8:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 71-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife were killed by a train late Saturday after trying to take a shortcut across the tracks. Police in the southwestern city of Reutlingen said Sunday that the couple had disembarked from a regional train at a suburban stop and...
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A body is removed at the train station, after a murder inquiry was launched following the stabbing of a man on board a train, in Horsley, Surrey, England, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. British police are searching for a suspect after the fatal stabbing of a man on a suburban London train. British Transport Police said a man was killed Friday on board a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 4:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in front of his 14-year-old son on a suburban London train. The 51-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon onboard a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo station. Chief Inspector Sam...
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