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3 dead as packed Italy commuter train derails

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) The regional train was enroute from the town of Cremona to the center of Italy's economic capital

DERAILED. Italian rescuers, police and firefighters work on the site of a train derailment, on January 25, 2018 near Milan. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP

Indian railways chief steps down after deadly crashes

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The government has come under pressure after a series of accidents including a derailment on Wednesday morning that injured scores of passengers

Search ongoing after Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED Photographs from the scene in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh show people climbing onto upended carriages to try to pull passengers out

1 dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment – officials

Feb 19, 2017 - 12:44 AM

The train carrying 85 passengers derailed 4 minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital the SNCB railway authorities say

DERAILED. Police officers and officials stand next to a train after it derailed in Kessel-Lo, Leuven, on February 18, 2017. Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga/AFP

Derailed New York commuter train was going too fast – probe

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:52 AM

A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board says the Long Island Rail Road train was going more than 10 miles per hour when the accident occurred The track speed limit is 5 mph

New York train derails during morning rush, dozens hurt

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:09 PM

There are 76 non life threatening injuries reported at scene of LIRR train derailment Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn according to the the New York Fire Department Twitter account

TRAIN DERAILMENT. An image of the train derailment at the Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn. Image from New York Fire Department.

Rescuers end search for India train survivors as toll hits 146

Nov 21, 2016 - 2:51 PM

3rd UPDATE Another 179 people are being treated in hospital 60 of whom are in a serious condition a spokesman for Indian railways says

Rescue workers search for survivors in the wreckage of a derailed train near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

One dead, 10 hurt in Dutch train derailment

Feb 23, 2016 - 6:14 PM

None of the injured are in life threatening condition says Dalfsen Mayor Han Noten

epa05176187 Emergency services work at a dereailed passenger train near Dalfsen, eastern Netherlands, 23 February 2016. Several people have been injured in a train accident in the north-eastern Dutch town of Dalfsen, according to media reported. A passenger train collided with a mobile hydraulic platform, causing several coaches to overturn, a spokesman for the emergency services told Dutch radio. The fire brigade was checking to see if there were still passengers in the train, he said. The exact number of people injured in the accident was not immediately clear. EPA/VINCENT JANNINK

Acid leak likely from derailed Australian freight train

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Authorities order a two kilometer 1 3 mile exclusion zone around the area which is about 300 kilometers east of Mount Isa and currently difficult to access due to floodwaters

TRAIN DERAILMENT. A Queensland Police handout, dated December 28, 2015 of the scene of a derailment of a freight train at Julia Creek, Australia. Photo by Queensland Police/EPA

10 dead as French high-speed train derails during test run

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The accident comes a day after a string of deadly attacks in Paris but there are no signs that the train derailment was anything other than an accident

DERAILED. View of a crash of a TGV train that fell from a bridge in Eckwersheim, near to Strasbourg, France, November 14, 2015. Five people were reported dead and about 60 injured. The train derailed while on a bridge and the cars fell into the Marne-Rhine canal, to reports. There have been no terror-related reports and no links to the attacks of the previous night in Paris. Photo by Mathieu Cugnot/EPA

DOTC to get new MRT3 trains starting January 2016

Jun 23, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED MRT3 passengers will have to wait a little bit longer as the delivery of new train coaches is set to begin in January 2016 instead of late 2015

LONG WAIT. The government will only start receiving three new train coaches for MRT3 in January next year. File photo by AFP

PNR unsure about resuming partial operations on June 15

Jun 03, 2015 - 2:26 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Railways has postponed the test runs meant to ensure the safety of the trains

Workers reconnect a railway track along the Magallanes area in Makati City on Thursday, after a southbound Philippine National Railway train derailed on Wednesday. At least 80 passengers where injured in the incident. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

PNR postpones test runs

Jun 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED The Philippine National Railways will likely reschedule as well the partial resumption of its operations to later than June 15

PNR unlikely to resume trips by June 1 school opening

May 23, 2015 - 7:17 PM

The rail operations may resume on June 12 but with fewer trains deployed says PNR General Manager Joseph Allan Dilay

UPGRADES NEEDED. PNR management says it will not resume trips until 80% of its rail tracks between Tutuban and Alabang are replaced. Photo from PNR Facebook

For auction: PNR rail track improvement

May 20, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The rail track improvement of the Philippine National Railways is seen to be done by the third quarter of 2016 DOTC says

UPGRADES NEEDED. PNR management says proposed fare hike is needed to upgrade the state-run train line. Photo from PNR Facebook

8th victim found dead after US train crash, as probe deepens

May 15, 2015 - 10:27 AM

All 243 people aboard the train – which ran off the rails late Tuesday leaving some cars overturned and reducing others to twisted heaps of metal and debris – are now accounted for officials say

DERAILED. The remains of an Amtrak train that derailed on its way from Washington, DC to New York City are seen from a helicopter just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 13 May 2015. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo / Alternative Crop / EPA

Experts say technology could have averted US train derailment

May 15, 2015 - 12:25 AM

Lawmakers and experts say this week s deadly train derailment in Philadelphia could have been averted if technology that has been available for years had been installed

DERAILED. The remains of an Amtrak train that derailed on its way from Washington, DC to New York City are seen from a helicopter just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 13 May 2015. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo / Alternative Crop / EPA

US train engineer slammed on emergency brakes before crash – NTSB

May 14, 2015 - 1:53 AM

UPDATED The National Transportation Safety Board cautions that its first assessment of the data is preliminary and that it will need more time to piece together what happened to Amtrak Train 188

AFTERMATH. The remains of an Amtrak train that derailed on its way from Washington, DC to New York City are seen from a helicopter just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 13, 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Deadline for MRT3 maintenance bids pushed anew

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:04 PM

The deadline has been moved from October 17 to 28 citing the bidders’ requests for more time to prepare their proposals

SAFETY FIRST. Both the government and the MRT3 concessionaire agreed that a shutdown of the railway system would be an option if it would mean safety for the commuters who experience recurring glitches of the beleaguered transportation service. Photo by Mick Basa /

DOTC, MRTH open to MRT3 shutdown for passenger safety

Oct 09, 2014 - 6:43 PM

To address breakdowns it would take 5 months to procure 800 rail pieces to replace the 12 meter line Only 3 rail pieces are available at the MRT3 depot

Both the government and the MRT3 concessionaire agree that a shutdown of the railway system could be considered if it would mean protecting the commuters from recurring glitches of the transportation sytem. Photo by Mick Basa /

Gov't rolls out MRT3 upgrade projects

Sep 16, 2014 - 5:36 PM

A team comprised of LRT and MRT3 officials has been formed to oversee the maintenance projects

#TalkThursday with MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Rappler talks to MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera on the safety and operational efficiency of the train system

MRT3 safety audit starts August 27

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:08 AM

A 4 pax team from Hong Kong’s MTR will conduct a safety audit on the ailing rail system following the accident and stalling this month

UPGRADE. The Department of Transportation and Communications is pursuing measures to upgrade the service of MRT3 along EDSA after citing human error for the accident. File photo by Joel Leporada / Rappler

Gatchalian: Transport, MRT3 bosses accountable too

Aug 22, 2014 - 4:46 PM

There would not be a human error on the part of personnel if the management is doing its job of keeping the trains safe for the riding public

RESPONSIBILITY. A lawmaker calls on the DOTC and MRT3 management to take on responsibility for the train derailing which injured at least 36 passengers. File photo by EPA

MRT3 safe? Abaya says he’ll ride to prove it

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:31 AM

To show that the train line is still safe DOTC chief Jun Abaya says he’s committed to riding the MRT3 Will other public officials promise the same?

SAFE? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya (in white) at the site of the MRT3 derailing at the Taft station. File photo by Rappler

DOTC bids out P837-M MRT 3 signaling, power systems upgrade

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:44 PM

Maintenance contract to be extended trains for procurement also under study following last week’s accident and train stalling the DOTC chief says

UPGRADE. The Department of Transportation and Communications is pursuing measures to upgrade the service of MRT3 along EDSA after citing human error for the accident. File photo by Joel Leporada / Rappler

Rappler Newscast | August 20, 2014

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:30 PM

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DOTC Sec. Abaya on derailed MRT3 train

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Rappler talks to Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya about the August 13 MRT3 derailing incident the train line s worst mishap to date

Abaya to resign? 'One text, I could go'

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:47 PM

Commuters have asked him to resign over the recent MRT3 accident but transportation chief Joseph Abaya still has the trust of the President his party mate

PRESIDENT'S MAN. 'It is a privilege for me to work in government… But again, text lang sa akin (one text), I could go,' says DOTC Secretary and LP President Jun Abaya

DOTC: Cases to be filed vs MRT3 personnel for 'gross neglect'

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:38 PM

UPDATED The train drivers and control center personnel who allegedly failed to follow safety procedures will face administrative cases says DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya

LIABILITY? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says MRt3 train drivers and personnel will face administrative charges over the derailing of an MRT3 train on August 13. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

#AnimatED: Problema sa MRT? Rebolusyon ang solusyon!

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Meron tayong kalbaryo araw araw Pero nananahimik tayo nagtitiis

DOTC: MRT derailing probe results out August 19

Aug 15, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya is urging the public to be patient in awaiting the outcome of the investigation as a thorough check must be conducted to determine the cause of the accident

Power supply problem stalls MRT-3 train

Aug 15, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Full operations have since resumed at of 4 pm on Friday August 15

STALLED. An MRT-3 train stalls Friday, August 15. File photo by Rappler

Is it worth it? Senate to scrutinize P6.6B MRT budget

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Under its proposed budget the DOTC promises to keep MRT service disruptions to under 300 in 2015

Abaya admits MRT-3 upgrade overdue

Aug 14, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Probably there are a lot of things that should have been done years ago says the transportation chief My conscience is clear government is acting and doing the right thing

UPGRADE NEEDED. Filipino commuters view a train that was derailed at the Taft station in Pasay City on August 13, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Senators push probe of MRT-3 operations, PH public transport

Aug 14, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Senators call for a probe not only on the derailed train but also on the MRT 3 maintenance and the country s public and mass transport system

‘UNACCEPTABLE.’ Filipino rescuers assist wounded passengers after a train overshot a terminal in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 13 August 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

From peeved to alarmed: MRT rider recalls train derailing

Aug 14, 2014 - 10:43 AM

An MRT passenger narrates why it may take her some time to ride the train again despite safety assurances from transportation officials

Rappler Newscast | August 13, 2014

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:38 PM

An MRT train derails and slams into the Taft station injuring passengers A court orders Palparan jailed in Bulacan The Vatican asks the Philippines to help Christians persecuted in Iraq

List of injured MRT-3 passengers

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:18 PM

UPDATED At least 38 MRT passengers have been admitted to 3 hospitals in Pasay City but only 34 names are available so far

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

TIMELINE: MRT3 mishaps

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Since it began operations the MRT has been hounded by interruptions and accidents caused by various forms of technical glitches

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

What caused MRT 3 accident? Gov’t begins probe

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The investigation will determine if the accident was caused by technical or human error says the LRTA

MRT-3 train derailed, injuries reported

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:20 PM

2nd UPDATE A train of the Metro Rail Transit MRT is derailed at the Taft Avenue station in Pasay City

More than 30 hurt as Chicago commuter train derails

Mar 24, 2014 - 11:23 PM

More than 30 people were injured in Chicago when a commuter train derailed and barreled up an escalator at a station at one of the busiest airports in the United States

DERAILED. Chicago Transit Authority workers erect a tarp to cover the scene where commuter train derailed at the O'Hare International Airport station. Photo by AFP

Mexico migrant train derailment kills 6, injures 22

Aug 25, 2013 - 11:58 PM

UPDATED A cargo train carrying up to 300 US bound migrants derailed in southeastern Mexico killing at least 6 people and injuring 22

General view of the derailment of the cargo train called 'The Beast' in Huimanguillo, in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, 25 August 2013. EPA/STR