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40 Years Ago: London’s Moorgate Tube Crash

By Christopher A. Hart

On February 28, 1975, the world’s oldest subway system suffered one of its deadliest-ever accidents. At the London Underground’s Moorgate terminus, a train failed to stop, continued through an overrun tunnel equipped with a sand drag and a hydraulic buffer stop, and crashed into a wall. 433 more words

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Roundup of today's Metro Board of Directors meeting

Below are some of the highlights from this morning’s meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. The full agenda is here.

•Item 23. The Board approved exercising an option with New Flyer to purchase an additional 350 new buses for $195 million on top of the 55o previously ordered. 563 more words

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TSB releases report Tuesday on fiery Gainford, AB train derailment

EDMONTON – An Alberta woman forced from her home by a fiery explosion of train cars following a derailment hopes a report will lead to better rail industry safety. 549 more words

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As Rail Hazmats Rise, So Must Safety

By Christopher A. Hart

Increasing concerns about the transportation of crude oil and other hazardous materials through American communities have brought rail tank car safety to the forefront, and recent derailments have provided a fresh reminder of the need to improve the safety of transporting these materials by rail. 974 more words

Rail Safety

New rail safety bill would hike companies' insurance obligations

The federal government introduced a bill Friday to strengthen the liability of the railways it regulates, in response to the deadly 2013 Lac-Mégantic derailment.

The Safe and Accountable Rail Act would amend both railway and transportation laws, with higher minimum insurance levels required for railways transporting oil, and levies for crude oil transporters that would go into a disaster fund. 479 more words

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Feds introduce tough new liability standards, insurance rules for railways

WATCH ABOVE: Transport Minister Lisa Raitt on the introduction of two amendments to the Rail Safety Act that “will protect Canadian communities” from further disasters like what happened in Lac-Mégantic. 147 more words

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Rail industry comes together with TrackSAFE | Bob Herbert AM

Bob Herbert is a respected veteran of industry and a strong champion of safety and the rail industry working together to save lives. He has an impeccable reputation for strong leadership and good governance, and in 2005 he was awarded an Order of Australia for services to industry. 497 more words

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