Latest Rail accidents News

NTSB: Train that rear-ended another was on 'full power'

Sep. 21, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a light rail train that struck the rear of another train in the Boston area in July had turned the speed controller to full power, according to a federal report released Tuesday, and the regional transit agency said it is moving to fire the person. ...

Police identify pedestrian fatally hit by train in WVa

Sep. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a West Virginia man killed when he was struck by a train. Dallas Noah Adkins, 52, of Marmet, was pronounced dead at the scene, Charleston police said in a news release Monday. Police were called...

Train derails at Port of Tacoma, no injuries

Sep. 14, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A train derailed Tuesday afternoon at the Port of Tacoma striking a power pole and knocking down power lines. The Tacoma Fire Department said on Twitter that crews were on the scene in the 2100 block of Port of Tacoma Road. ...

ATV rider struck and killed by train near Wolf Point

Sep. 13, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — A Wolf Point man died over the weekend when he was struck and killed by a westbound train while crossing the railroad tracks on an all-terrain vehicle, the Montana Highway Patrol reports. The collision happened at about 1 a.m. Sunday in the...

Man struck by train in Minneapolis expected to survive

Sep. 12, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian was seriously injured but is expected to survive after being struck by a train Sunday morning in Minneapolis. Police responded to a report about 5:40 a.m. in the northeast part of the city and located a man with serious...

Train hits truck in north Bannock County, no injuries

Sep. 11, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Tyhee Road between U.S. Highway 91 and Hiline Road in north Bannock County was closed Friday afternoon after a train struck a truck pulling an empty trailer, Idaho State Police said. No one was injured during the accident, but the train, which...

7 wounded in southern Illinois shooting; suspects caught

Sep. 10, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Three people suspected in a shooting that wounded seven people in southern Illinois were arrested early Friday, hours after a wild incident that included a getaway car crashing into a commuter train, police said. The shooting occurred...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Boston Globe. September 5, 2021. Editorial: A new MBTA board of directors should be a priority for Governor Baker A new board helped improve the T’s performance after ‘Snowmaggedon.’ It’s no less necessary now. With the...

State Senate appropriations chair injured in Colorado wreck

Sep. 09, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania state senator was in a motorcycle wreck more than a week ago and is recovering, his office said Thursday. Republican Sen. Pat Browne was in Colorado, on his way to participate in a train photography event, when the crash...

Amtrak identifies Conn. man struck and killed by train

Sep. 05, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train has been identified. Amtrak officials said 23-year-old Milford man Patrick Lapenna was trespassing on the MetroNorth train tracks on Friday in West Haven when he was hit by Train 178...