The French train crash that killed at least six people on July 12 is believed to have been caused by a technical fault involving the track, according to the railway operator SNCF. Guillaume... Read more
The driver of the train that derailed and killed 79 people in Spain was on the phone and traveling at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit — when the crash happened last week, acc... Read more
Two residents of the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, where a runaway train derailed and exploded into a wall of fire that killed 50 people, have filed a class action lawsuit attempting to secur... Read more
The husband of a woman who died in a 2008 train derailment in Illinois has settled his lawsuit against three railroad companies for $22.5 million. Jose Tellez, 40, was with his wife Zoila an... Read more
Metra has agreed to pay $1.45 million to a woman injured when a speeding train derailed in 2005. The plaintiff was a passenger on a Rock Island line Metra train traveling from Joliet toward... Read more
A good number of lawsuits have been filed in Arkansas over a 2005 Union Pacific derailment, explosion and chemical leak in Texarkana. A train from Chicago struck another train, from Pine Blu... Read more
A federal class-action lawsuit over a fiery train derailment in Bullitt County, Kentucky in January 2007 has been settled for $3 million. There are about 17,000 people eligible for claims, b... Read more
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