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Metro Trains Crash in Iran; 48 Injured

Metro Trains Crash in Iran; 48 Injured

Two Metro trains collided with each other at Tarasht station in Tehran, Iran, on June 6. At least 48 people sustained injuries in the crash. The injured were taken to hospital. The accident remains under investigation.

Trains Hit Each Other in Johannesburg; 1 Killed, 102 Injured

Trains Hit Each Other in Johannesburg; 1 Killed, 102 Injured

Two trains hit each other between Olifantsfontein and Elandsfontein in the east of Johannesburg on June 1st. The accident happened when a Business Express train was coming from Pretoria crashed into an empty train going towards Leralla station. Numerous carriages leaned to their sides after the crash. The trains were manually authorised to [...]

Trains Collide in South Africa; 1 Killed, 55 Injured

Trains Collide in South Africa; 1 Killed, 55 Injured

Two trains collided into each other in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 1st. Several carriages of the trains leaned to their right after hitting each other. One train driver lost his life in the crash while around 55 passengers sustained injuries of various intensities. The cause of accident remains under investigation.

Train Hits House in Greece; 4 Killed, 5, Injured

Train Hits House in Greece; 4 Killed, 5, Injured

A train derailed and crashed into a house in Adendro near Thessaloniki, Greece, on the night of of May 13th. The intercity train was carrying 70 passengers at the time. At least 4 passengers were killed, while another five including the driver sustained serious injuries. Emergency workers, ambulances, and fire trucks responded at the [...]

Train Hits Fire Truck in New Jersey; 5 Injured

Train Hits Fire Truck in New Jersey; 5 Injured

A Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train de-railed after colliding into a fire truck near Sixth Street and Washington Boulevard in New Jersey on the evening of May 6th. The train's operator and 4 firefighters in the truck sustained injuries. The injured were taken to hospital. The train's windshield also broke in the crash. The cause of accident [...]

Freight Train Hits Passenger Bus in Central Germany; 3 Killed

Freight Train Hits Passenger Bus in Central Germany; 3 Killed

A freight train hit a passenger van at a railway crossing in the area of Lohma near Gera, Thuringia, Central Germany, on April 18th. The train dragged the van along for around 200 metres after hitting. All three passengers inside the van were killed. Initial investigations reveal that the barrier was closed at the time of accident.

Update On Rail Collision withAtlantic Station, NYC

Update On Rail Collision withAtlantic Station, NYC

The NTSB launched a team to investigate the rail accident that occurred on January 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM EST in Brooklyn, NY Atlantic Terminal in New York City. The team spent seven days on site. An electric Long Island Railroad passenger train struck a bumping post, derailed a number of M7cars, and resulted in multiple injuries. Dan Donoghue [...]

Train Crashes into Rickshaws in Pakistan; 7 Killed, 5 Injured

Train Crashes into Rickshaws in Pakistan; 7 Killed, 5 Injured

A train crashed into two rickshaws at a railway crossing near the town of Lodhran, Punjab, Pakistan, on the morning of January 6th. According to sources, the rickshaws were taking children to school at the time and there was heavy fog in the area. At least 6 children and one of the rickshaw drivers were killed in the crash. Five children [...]

Train Hits Car in England; 1 Killed

Train Hits Car in England; 1 Killed

A train struck a car at Marston level crossing in Lidlington, Central Bedfordshire, England, on the morning of January 3rd. The car driver was killed in the crash. No injuries were reported. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Train-Car Collision in Massachusetts Leaves 1 Dead

Train-Car Collision in Massachusetts Leaves 1 Dead

A Middleboro commuter rail train crashed into a car on the railroad tracks near Union and Water Streets in Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, on the early afternoon of January 1st. According to sources, the car driver was trying to drive around the crossing gates when it was hit by the oncoming train. The car driver was killed in the [...]

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