TRAIN CRASH

  • Commuter train crashes in Jakarta, 7 dead December 9, 2013

    Jakarta (Indonesia): At least seven people died on Monday when a commuter train collided with a truck hauling fuel in Indonesia's capital, sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward. The accident in southern Jakarta killed the train engineer and at least six others, said Jakarta police spokesman...
  • New York train was speeding before derailment: probe December 3, 2013

    New York: A New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday morning, killing four people, was traveling nearly three times faster than the speed limit for the curved section of track where it crashed, officials said on Monday. The sevencar MetroNorth train's brakes were working properly but were applied just seconds...
  • US: Four killed in New York metro train crash December 1, 2013

    New York: Four people have been killed and 40 injured in the MetroNorth train derailment in the Bronx. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed on Sunday morning near the Spuyten Duyvil station. Photos taken of the accident scene show eight cars derailed. Edwin Valero was in an apartment building above...
  • Argentina videos show train drivers reading, talking on phone, sleeping on duty August 1, 2013

    Argentina has put cameras in commuter train cabins that captured drivers reading books, talking on cellphones and even sleeping when they should have been focused on the rails. Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo presented the results on Wednesday as he announced new measures designed to improve train safety. One train driver...
  • Spanish train driver was on the phone at time of crash July 31, 2013

    The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain last week, killing 79 people, was talking on the phone with state train operator Renfe at the time of the accident, a court said on Tuesday after analysing the train's data recording devices. The initial reading of the socalled black boxes...
  • Swiss train crash kills driver, injures 35 passengers July 30, 2013

    Two trains collided headon in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police have said. The accident happened on Monday in GrangespresMarnand shortly before 7:00 pm (2230 IST), according to regional police. An AFP reporter who arrived at the scene saw...
  • Train crash in western Switzerland kills driver, injures 35 passengers July 30, 2013

    Two trains collided headon in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police have said. The accident happened on Monday in GrangespresMarnand shortly before 7:00 pm (2230 IST), according to regional police. An AFP reporter who arrived at the scene saw...
  • Spanish train crash driver charged with multiple cases of negligent homicide July 29, 2013

    The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed killing 79 people was provisionally charged on Sunday with multiple cases of negligent homicide. A court statement said investigative magistrate Luis Alaez released Francisco Jose Garzon Amo without bail. The statement said Garzon must appear in court once a week...
  • Spanish train crash driver leaves hospital, remains in custody July 28, 2013

    The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed killing 78 people was released from hospital on Saturday, but he remained in police custody ahead of an appearance before a judge to answer questions about what went wrong. Francisco Garzon, 52, was treated for a head injury he sustained...
  • Spain tragedy: Train driver's appearance in court delayed July 27, 2013

    Spanish judicial authorities say the driver in charge of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed, killing 78 people and injuring dozens more, will not be appearing before a judge on Saturday as had been hoped. A justice department statement released early Saturday says the intention now is to wait...
  • Was 'recklessness' to blame for Spanish train crash? July 27, 2013

    Spanish police were investigating on Friday if the driver of a train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela killing dozens had been driving at reckless speed when he took a tight curve. Spain's worst train accident in decades on Wednesday evening killed at least 78, with three bodies still unidentified and...
  • Spain train crash: Police detain driver as suspect July 26, 2013

    Spanish police on Friday detained the driver of a train that crashed in northwestern Spain, lowered the death toll from 80 to 78 and took possession of the "black box" of the train expected to shed light on why it was going faster than the speed limit on the curve...
  • Watch: CCTV footage of the Spain train accident July 26, 2013

    A horrific train crash in Northern Spain left 80 people dead and many injured. Shocking CCTV footage shows exactly how the accident happened. The train entered a sharp bend at high speed and lost control while trying to negotiate the curve. The death toll is expected to rise, say authorities...
  • Spain train crash: Driver put under investigation as death toll mounts to 78 July 25, 2013

    Police put the driver of a Spanish train under investigation on Thursday after at least 78 people died when it hit a sharp bend at speed and derailed near the northern city of Santiago de Compostela, in one of Europe's worse rail disasters. Dramatic video footage from a security camera published...
  • France: At least 6 killed, 22 injured in train crash July 13, 2013

    In France, at least 6 people have been killed and 22 others injured. The mishap took place when a train carrying around 370 passengers derailed just south of Paris on Friday. The cause of the derailment is still unknown. ...
  • Death toll in Polish train collision rises to 15 March 4, 2012

    Warsaw: Polish prosecutors have opened an investigation into how a train ended up on the wrong tracks after two engines collided head on late on Saturday, killing 15 people and leaving 54 in hospitals. Prime Minister Donald Tusk called the accident the most tragic train catastrophe in Poland in recent years...
  • Argentine commuter train crashes, kills 49 February 23, 2012

    Buenos Aires: A packed commuter train plowed into the buffers at a Buenos Aires station during Wednesday's morning rush hour, killing 49 people and injuring more than 600 in Argentina's worst rail accident in more than 30 years, officials said. Passengers told of chaos and panic as the impact of the...
  • China media reins in criticism over train crash August 1, 2011

    Beijing: China's media are curbing combative reporting of a highspeed train disaster after what observers said were orders from the ruling Communist Party's propaganda arm to stop criticism that has echoed public outrage over the tragedy. For a week, many Chinese newspapers defied censorship orders and pursued unusually aggressive reporting of...
  • Toddler found alive in China train crash rubble July 25, 2011

    Beijing: A toddler was rescued about 21 hours after a crash involving two highspeed trains in eastern China killed at least 35 people and injured more than 190 others, state media reported. Xinhua News Agency said the unconscious child was found early Sunday evening while rescuers were clearing one of the...
  • Chinese Rly faces media fury over train crash July 25, 2011

    Beijing: Facing media fury over the deadly bullet train crash that left 35 people dead and 192 wounded, Chinese Railway has promised transparent probe while admitting that there are several missing people still to be accounted for. The ministry spokesman Wang Yongping found it difficult to handle the volley of questions...
  • Crash may dash China's bullet train expansion plan July 24, 2011

    Beijing: China's first bullet train crash, less than a month after the launch of BeijingShanghai train with much fanfare may dash Beijing's multibillion dollar plans to expand high speed train network at home besides making the technology a mainstay of its future exports. Chinese government went all out...
  • Bullet train crash in China kills 35 July 24, 2011

    Beijing: A bullet train crashed into another highspeed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said on Sunday. It was the first derailment...
  • More than 640 hurt in South Africa train crash May 20, 2011

    Johannesburg: A train crash injured more than 640 passengers on Thursday night in South Africa's Soweto township outside Johannesburg, local media reported, citing emergency services. South African news agency SAPA said two of the injured were in a critical condition. It said a train had apparently collided with a stationary one...
  • Major train accidents in 2010 September 20, 2010

    New Delhi: The year of 2010 is clearly not a good year for the Indian Railways with the accident at the Badarwas railway station, near Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh being the latest mishap in a series of fatal train accidents this past year. Just three months ago on 19th July, the...
  • 21 killed, 50 injured as trains collide in MP September 20, 2010

    New Delhi: At least 21 people were killed and over 50 injured on Monday as a goods train collided with the IndoreGwaliorBhind Intercity Express at the Badarwas railway station, near Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. The Intercity Express was stationary at Badarwas station when the speeding cargo train rammed into it at...
  • No trace of alcohol on train drivers: report July 22, 2010

    Kolkata: A breathalyser test on the driver and assistant driver of the illfated Uttarbanga Express did not show any trace of alcohol but police said this is not enough to determine whether they were intoxicated or not. "A breathalyser test on driver M C Dey and assistant driver Nirmal Mondal...
  • Blame game still on over Sainthia train crash July 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The political blame game between the Left Front and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee over the collision between Uttarbanga Express and Vananchal Express continues even though 48 hours after the tragic accident at Sainthia station. Even though the dead may not have yet been bid the last farewell but the...
  • Mamata accuses CPM of 'scientific rail sabotage' July 21, 2010

    Kolkata: Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has blamed Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) for both the Gyaneshwari Express and Sainthia rail disasters. Addressing the martyr's day rally organised in the memory of 13 Youth Congress workers killed in a police firing in Kolkata on this day in 1993,...
  • Are our Railway drivers overworked? July 20, 2010

    The mystery behind Bengal train crash has raised many unanswered questions. Experts discuss the issue on CNNIBN. ...
  • Bengal train collision cause still a mystery July 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahay calls the collision between Uttarbanga Express and Vananchal Express at Sainthia station early on Monday morning as intriguing. The Railway officials can't find any answer as to why the two drivers of Uttarbanga Express MC Dey and his assistant NK Mandal ...