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Train Accidents Archives

MTA Worker Killed After Hit by Subway Train

Three MTA workers were on the subway tracks between Hamilton Parkway and Church Avenue stops just after midnight when a southbound G train pinned two of the workers against a catwalk as it rounded a curve. The third was not harmed. Ironically, they were setting up a safety zone and lights for work to be done during the night.

At Least 33 Injured After LIRR Train Derailment

At least 33 people were injured after a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) passenger train partially derailed a half mile east of New Hyde Park, officials said. The train had sideswiped a stationary maintenance car, officials said.

Victims Plan To Sue NJ Transit Over Hoboken Train Crash

Three injured victims of the Hoboken train crash intend to sue NJ Transit, according to reports. They sent notices to NJ Transit on Monday, the first step in the process to recover monetary damages.

New York Doles Out $38M For Commuter Rail Accident Settlements

The legal costs for two Metro-North derailments, including one of the deadliest crashes in the commuter railroad's 33-year history, was more than $38.4 million and is set to climb in the years ahead, a Journal News report has found.

VT Tracks Where Amtrak Train Derailed Has Had Multiple Accidents Before

The train tracks where an Amtrak train derailed as a result of a rockslide in Vermont on Monday has had 54 accidents since 2006, including 14 derailments, according to the New York Times.

Seven People Hurt From Amtrak Train Derailment In Vermont

A southbound Amtrak train left seven people injured in a derailment in central Vermont on Monday morning. There have been no reported deaths, officials said. The accident occurred in the town of Northfield, just 10 miles south of the state's capital, Montpelier.

Three Injured After G Train Derails In Brooklyn

Three people were hurt when a subway train derailed in Brooklyn on the G line, according to officials. The train's two front wheels derailed 700 feet north of the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, which prompted service changes and halted service between Church Avenue and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues in both directions.