Derailment

Fifty-five-year-old Abid Gilani from Walnut Creek was one of the victim's in the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia. (CBS SF)

Walnut Creek Man One Of Victims In Philadelphia Amtrak Train Crash

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.

05/15/2015

Amtrak Derailment on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images / Anadolu Agency)

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.

05/14/2015

Amtrak Derailment on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images / Anadolu Agency)

The Physics Of The Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment: What Happens When Steel Rails Do Battle With Steel Traveling At 106 MPH

Double the train’s speed and you quadruple the centripetal force on the rails.

05/14/2015

NTSB officials on the scene of an Amtrak derailment that killed seven people on May 12, 2015. (CBS)

Engineer Involved In Deadly Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment Previously Worked At Caltrain

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.

05/13/2015

Amtrak Accident

Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia, 5 People Dead, Dozens Hospitalized

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.

05/12/2015

The Alhambra Trestle in Martinez. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Emergency Plans Stall Out For Trains Transporting Bakken Crude Oil In The Bay Area, Part 3 Of 3

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.

12/31/2014

Tourism Hit in Aftermath of Terror Attacks

Christmas Eve Cable Car Service Disrupted By Minor Derailment, Crash

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.

12/24/2014

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Four Freight Cars Derail In Oakland’s Union Pacific Rail Yard

One of the cars contained frozen meat and the other three contained wood products. No one was injured in the derailment.

06/24/2014

A BART train at the Concord station on Sunday morning.

BART Service Restored Sunday After Friday Derailment

Service has been restored on a BART line after crews worked through the night to repair tracks damaged by a derailed train.

02/23/2014

Cranes and trucks work to hoist and transport cars involved in the derailment off of elevated BART tracks in Concord.  (CBS)

BART Removes 3rd Of 4 Derailed Cars Near Concord; Full Repairs Expected Saturday

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.

CBS San Francisco–02/22/2014

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