BART blames a manufacturing defect for the broken rail that delayed trains for six hours two weeks ago. The good news is that they say they’ve inspected the rest of the rails and didn’t find any other flaws.
BART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.
It’s an unexpected consequence of the drop in oil prices. Trains carrying explosive fracked crude oil from North Dakota are no longer rolling through our neighborhoods. Crude by rail has become too expensive.
Marin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.
California’s High-Speed Rail Authority will soon award a massive contract to one of at least 10 bidders who want to build the new bullet train from San Francisco (or Sacramento) to Southern California. If Siemens gets the job, though, they may want to subcontract with a painter to handle the lettering.
Caltrain struck and killed a man in a tunnel near the San Francisco station Monday evening in the third Bay Area rail accident of the day.
The low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.
French Government Agrees To Pay Millions In Reparations To Holocaust Survivors, Family, Heirs Living In California, US
The French rail company that transported thousands of French Jews to concentration camps has agree to pay reparations Holocaust survivors and their families living abroad. The average payment will be about $100,000.
The 6.0 magnitude quake Sunday morning in Napa County triggered multiple shutdowns of rail services throughout the Bay Area, including the cancellation of ACE train special Levi’s Stadium service and suspension of Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor service from Roseville to San Jose while track and bridges are inspected.
Over the next few years, a quarter of California’s oil will come in by rail according to state leaders. Saturday the Interagency Working Group on Oil by Rail Safety issued a study to help state agencies prepare for the worst case scenario.