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Feds report fewer train accidents – but they’re also watching fewer tracks

Good news: the number of reported fatalities on federally-regulated railways has fallen dramatically over the past decade.

Bad news: That’s partly because the amount of railway track being counted has changed. 624 more words

Politics

Look, listen, stay alive: 7 rail safety tips as Expo Line reaches Santa Monica

It’s been more than 60 years since passenger rail last entered Santa Monica, and now we’re seeing test trains roll through each and every day. As we enter the last month of pre-revenue testing, we’ll continue to see increasingly frequent train operations between Culver City and Santa Monica. 215 more words

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BNSF: A casual approach to railroad safety / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

A coal train of over 100 loaded rail cars going north above Clayton Beach on Bellingham Bay with dangerous erosion on 40 foot bluff supporting rails. 112 more words

Commentary

Rail Workers: Deadly Tired…but Still Working

By Georgetta Gregory

The rail business is an industry full of tired, stressed workers. It is an epidemic.

I know this first-hand because, before coming to the NTSB several years ago, I spent more than 30 years working in the freight railroad industry. 1,207 more words

Rail Safety

Officials Say Rail Safety Has Improved, Though Some Are Still Skeptical

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Railroad officials in Minnesota told state lawmakers today they significantly improved their safety records in 2015.

That’s after widespread complaints from the Minnesota legislature about increased oil train traffic, and danger from possible derailments and explosions. 361 more words

News

O-Train operators to get more training on emergency-brake system

Operators on the O-Train Trillium Line can expect more training after trains twice failed to stop at signals in 2015, prompting a federal investigation.

Transport Canada flagged the instances and asked for the city to explain the frequencies of emergency brake applications, which take place automatically if a stop signal is passed. 218 more words

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