Investigation underway following deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana
Investigators with the NTSB are looking into what may have caused an Amtrak train to derail in Montana over the weekend. Three people were killed and dozens were injured. Former chairman of the NTSB and CBS News transportation and safety consultant Robert Sumwalt joined Ed O'Keefe to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 15 dead
An overpass in Mexico City's metro collapsed Monday night, sending a train plunging toward a road, trapping at least one car under rubble and killing at least 15 people, authorities said. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said 70 people were injured, with 34 hospitalized, and people could still trapped inside the train, which was split in two and appeared partially suspended. The overpass was about 5 meters above the road in southern Mexico City.news.yahoo.com
Minor injuries reported in CTA ‘L’ train derailment early Saturday, slowing traffic on Kennedy Expressway, police say
Because the train travels on tracks that run down the middle of the Kennedy, it affected motorists too. One lane of traffic in each direction was closed while Illinois State Police investigated.chicagotribune.com
DuPage County man’s life sentence in marijuana case commuted by Trump
“I got off the train and was walking down Western Avenue on the South Side of Chicago and found myself standing in front of a cannabis store,” he said. “I must have stood there for nearly five minutes, just watching people walk in the store and walk out carrying a bag.chicagotribune.com
Bicyclist killed by train just east of downtown identified
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said a man, identified by the medical examiner’s office on Friday as 54-year-old Tyrone Paul Bowie, tried to cross train tracks with a bicycle and was killed by a train. The incident occurred around 12:50 a.m. Thursday near North Pine Street and Duval Street, just east of downtown. According to police, a train was stopped near Pine Street as it was being doubled with another train. Investigators say Bowie was trying to cross the road by going underneath the train with his bicycle when the train suddenly began to move. Police said the train engineer was pulling the train forward when it went into emergency mode and came to a full stop.
Man in critical condition after being hit by train on East Side, officials say
SAN ANTONIO A man is in critical condition after being hit by a train Tuesday afternoon on the East Side, officials say. The incident happened near South New Braunfels and Westfall avenues. Investigators arent sure whether the man fell before being hit or lying on the tracks. They say the impact threw him off the tracks. The man was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.
‘Hoarding’ conditions, passing train slow down battle against house fire near downtown
‘Hoarding’ conditions, passing train slow down battle against house fire near downtownPublished: July 3, 2020, 12:52 pmSan Antonio firefighters trying a home south of downtown from a fire found their efforts slowed by a passing train and hoarding conditions inside the home, according a battalion chief.
Amtrak announces nonstop service between DC and New York
(CNN) - Train travel between New York City and Washington is now faster than ever. On Thursday, Amtrak announced that starting in September it will offer a new direct route between Washington Union Station (WAS) and New York Penn Station (NYP). "The new Acela Nonstop service will have you halfway to your New York City or DC destination in the time it would take you to board a flight," Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson said in a statement. "This new service will offer an ideal solution for travelers who want to save time and travel between city center DC and New York." Riders can expect to travel for two hours and 35 minutes instead of four hours with the direct service.