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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

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

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

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

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