Fifty-five-year-old Abid Gilani was an executive with Wells Fargo in New York. He lived in Walnut Creek so he could be with his family on the weekends.
Following Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia, Caltrain Hopes To Have Positive Train Control System Installed By End of 2015
Caltrain officials hope to have the Positive Train Control System installed and up-and-running by the end of 2015.
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One 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.
An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia late Tuesday, leaving at least five people dead and more than 50 more injured.
As more and more Bakken crude oil is expected to be transported by railroad through the Bay Area, officials want to implement emergency plans in case of a derailment. But those plans are stalling out.
Two San Francisco Municipal Railway cable car lines were impacted Wednesday by separate incidents involving a derailment and a minor collision, a Muni spokesman said.
One of the cars contained frozen meat and the other three contained wood products. No one was injured in the derailment.
Service has been restored on a BART line after crews worked through the night to repair tracks damaged by a derailed train.
BART removed three of four cars from an out-of-service train that derailed in Concord during the Friday evening commute, prompting buses and a shuttle train to stand in for normal train service between four stations on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line.