Engineer Involved In Deadly Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment Previously Worked At CaltrainOne day after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing seven people, officials said the engineer who was behind the controls had previously worked on commuter rail in the Bay Area.
Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia, 5 People Dead, Dozens HospitalizedAn Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia late Tuesday, leaving at least five people dead and more than 50 more injured.
Crude Oil Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Tanker Into River, Sparks FireA train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said.
State Railroad Bridges Not Getting Inspected As Volatile Fracked Oil Shipments Set To Increase DramaticallyAs rail shipments of crude oil into California are expected to rise exponentially, the state has not tasked anyone with inspecting thousands of railroad bridges across the state that will carry the tankers, even as derailments and explosions are on the rise in other parts of the county.
BART Train Derails Near North Concord StationA BART train derailed near the North Concord station Thursday night, according to a witness.
VTA Light-Rail Train Derails In San JoseA Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train partially derailed in San Jose Monday morning, a transit spokeswoman said.
VTA Light Rail Train Derails In San JoseA light rail vehicle derailed early Thursday as it pulled out of the Children’s Discovery Museum station during its last run of the day, officials from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority said.
Concord BART Derailment Probe Could Take MonthsThe investigation into what caused two train cars to derail outside the Concord station on Sunday morning is expected to take weeks or even months, a BART spokesman said Monday.
San Francisco Muni Light Rail Service Disrupted After DerailmentSan Francisco Municipal Railway’s Muni Metro service operated “very slow and very crowded” on Friday afternoon due to the morning derailment of a light rail vehicle near the Castro Street station.

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