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  • Six Injured When SEPTA Trolley, Freight Train Collided in Darby

    A SEPTA trolley and a freight train collided during the Thursday morning commute in Darby, Pennsylvania; injuring six passengers, including the trolley operator. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. and occurred at South 6th and Main streets in Darby. According to SEPTA’s real-time tracker, the trolley was headed to the 13th Street Trolley Station from[…]


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    What are the Hidden Dangers at Railroad Crossings?

    A yearlong NJ Advance Media investigation that was published in May 2021 found that hundreds of innocent people are dying each year in the United States at railroad crossings. Drivers often get blamed for railroad crossing accidents, even when they may not be at fault. The report found that the Federal Railroad Association (FRA) has[…]


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    Federal Railroad Administration Delays Safety Rule

    The Federal Railroad Administration, or FRA, decided to give railroad contractors, rail industry employers, and subcontractors an extra year to submit training programs for employees who provide “safety-related services.”  This means that railroad employers will not have to document that they have these programs in place until January of 2020. This could leave not only[…]


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    Railroads May Not Meet Safety Deadlines

    Even though there’s a government deadline requiring commuter railroads to install anti-crash technology (also known as positive train control or PTC), new reports show that as many as two-thirds may fail to meet it by the end of the year. PTC systems stop preventable and fatal crashes from happening, but data shows that I is[…]


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    Amtrak’s “Failing” Safety Culture

    In April 2016, Amtrak passenger train 89 collided with a backhoe (a type of excavation equipment) in Chester, Pennsylvania. Although the operator tried to stop after he observed the equipment and employees working on the track, he was unable to do so before the train made impact. In the months following the derailment, toxicology reports[…]


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