At least 30 people were injured when an Amtrak train that was traveling from Oakland to the Central Valley was struck by a big-rig Monday afternoon, Amtrak and local law enforcement officials said.
A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to prevent derailments.
At least seven people were taken to a hospital after an Amtrak train headed from the Bay Area to Chicago and carrying about 175 passengers hit a vehicle and derailed in southwest Nebraska, authorities said.
The 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.
A BART train in Concord headed for San Francisco Sunday morning derailed, causing major delays on the Bay Point line in both directions.
San 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.
Amtrak service was back to normal Wednesday morning after several cars of a freight train derailed on the Union Pacific tracks between Oakland and Emeryville Tuesday afternoon.