Safety

Current technology is not only more reliable, it's highly intelligent. When it comes to grade crossings, protecting people and equipment is the top priority for all railroads. Suppliers are making that…
Hampton Roads Transit and the city of Norfolk, Va., Thursday evening began celebrating the debut of the 7.4-mile, $318 million light rail line with a ribbon-cutting ceremony near MacArthur Square…
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing…
Most global passenger rail suppliers accept a basic schism in their marketplace: Europe and most of Asia seek passenger designs based on crash avoidance. U.S. counterparts had to meet crash…
The stakes are big in the race to build a new generation of American high speed trains. "If we can get one high speed system up and running, others will follow."
Creating a culture that promotes individual safety and eliminates injuries is not an easy thing to do in the railroad industry.
The proverbial ounce of prevention is worth more than any cure when it comes to keeping heavy tonnage on track.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) have introduced House and Senate versions of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act, which would freeze national truck size and…
Current technology is not only more reliable, it’s highly intelligent.
High performance wheels can offer improved safety and an extended life cycle.
TTCI’s “integrated freight car truck concept” is the next step in improved performance and reliability.
The railroad industry has a safety record that’s the envy of many other industries, yet when railroads think safety, they think continuous improvement. The most important element is a strong…

Madrid-based CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, SA) says it is working to address problems involving loose bolts in Pittsburgh’s light rail vehicle fleet, operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania).

--> Madrid-based CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, SA) says it is working to address problems involving loose bolts in Pittsburgh’s light rail vehicle fleet, operated by the Port Authority of…
Another New York Metropolitan Area transit agency has embarked on resignaling its rail rapid transit system with CBTC (communications-based train control), with Siemens as the prime supplier.

An unknown assailant threw a handgrenade from a passing car into the Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky rail station in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine, early Wednesday morning, March 11, 2009, according to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Seven people were injured by the explosion, and were hospitalized, but no fatalities resulted, SBU said.

--> An unknown assailant threw a handgrenade from a passing car into the Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky rail station in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine, early Wednesday morning, March 11, 2009, according to the Security Service…

American railroads again made big safety investments in 2008, and again they paid off in a big way.

--> American railroads again made big safety investments in 2008, and again they paid off in a big way.

Norfolk Southern says the employees in its mechanical department turned in a history-making safety performance in 2008, completing the year with a reportable injury ratio of 0.53, the lowest ever achieved by any operating department at Norfolk Southern.

--> Norfolk Southern says the employees in its mechanical department turned in a history-making safety performance in 2008, completing the year with a reportable injury ratio of 0.53, the lowest ever…

The Metrolink engineer involved in the Sept. 12, 2008 Chatsworth, Calif., train crash had earlier allowed a teenaged railfan access to the locomotive cab, overseeing him as the railfan piloted the train, and planned to do so again the day of the accident, which killed 25 and injured 130, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

--> The Metrolink engineer involved in the Sept. 12, 2008 Chatsworth, Calif., train crash had earlier allowed a teenaged railfan access to the locomotive cab, overseeing him as the railfan piloted…
H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, contains billions of investment dollars for rail projects, passenger and freight.
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