Spain Experiences its Worst Train Accident in 40 Years

An increase in train derailments was one of the first symptoms of the approach of Planet X to become noticeable, being expressed even before Planet X entered the inner solar system in 2003.

Planet X was described as affecting the Earth from afar, like tugging on the edge of a spider web where the effects are felt elsewhere on the web; in this way there has been an increase in earthquakes and unpredictable weather going back years, even before Planet X entered the solar system, due to the increased swirling of the Earth’s core.

It is therefore logical that an increase in train derailments would accompany any increase in seismic activity – train tracks need to be straight and even the slightest shift to the side of a section of track would cause a train to derail.

The area most affected by train derailments is the stretch zone.  Stretch zone quakes are silent, and people are generally unaware anything is happening, although signs such as booms and trumpet sounds can occur.

This zone stretches from Western Europe across the Eurasian Plate, and also includes the South-East United States, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Red Sea and the African Rift.

In other parts of the world, shifting ground is more associated with earthquakes that people are aware of, such as the Pacific which is compressing, so authorities inspect railway tracks after any seismic activity, reducing the likelihood of accidents.



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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 14, 2018 at 11:17pm

Nine killed as high-speed train crashes into bridge

NINE passengers died and dozens of others were injured when a high-speed train hit a service engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass.

Television images from the crash site yesterday showed rescue teams working with sniffer dogs to search the mangled wreckage for trapped survivors — but none was found.

The accident happened at around 6.30am as the train, carrying 206 passengers, was leaving the Turkish capital Ankara for the city of Konya, about 160 miles to the south.

It hit the engine which was being used to inspect tracks at Marşandiz station, said transport minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan.

At least two cars derailed, crashing into an overpass which then collapsed onto the train, he added.

Three engine drivers and six passengers were killed in the collision.

Turkey’s health minister Fahrettin Koca said 84 other people had sought medical help after the crash.

The cause was not immediately clear, but the Turkish engineers and architects union posted a tweet quoting its chairman Yunus Yener, who said ‘signalling problems’ had been flagged on the line ‘for some time’.

It added: ‘The accident is murder.’

Three railway workers were arrested on suspicion of negligence and president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation.

Passenger Ayse Ozyurt said the crash happened 12 minutes into the journey.

‘The train was not fast at that time. Suddenly, there was a frightening brakeage and the train was off the rail.’

In July, 24 people were killed and more than 70 injured when a passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey after torrential rains caused a section of track to collapse.

And 15 people were hurt last month when a passenger train collided with a freight train in the province of Sivas.

Konya is home to the tomb of the Sufi mystic and poet Jalaladdin Rumi, and this week thousands of pilgrims head to the city for a feast of remembrance.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 12, 2018 at 5:08am

South Korea’s bullet train derails, no casualties reported

A KTX bullet train en route to Seoul derailed shortly after departing from Gangneung with 198 passengers aboard today, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported the operator as saying.

No causalities were reported and 14 passengers suffering from minor injuries were transferred to nearby hospitals.

An official from the Korea Railroad Corp (KORAIL) said the train left the city, located 237km east of Seoul, and derailed while approaching Jinbu Station at around 7.35am.

The train went off the tracks only around five minutes after departing, passengers said.

Almost all of the train’s 10 cars went off the tracks due to a yet-to-be-determined reason, with KORAIL saying it is carrying out an investigation.

The train was originally set to reach Seoul at 9.30am. The passengers were transferred to other stations by buses.

KORAIL said other trains are running on a normal schedule from Seoul to Jinbu

“I was travelling from Gangneung to PyeongChang in the sixth car. But shortly after the train departed, it went off the tracks with a thud,” a 22-year-old passenger said.

“It was as if the train slid for around 50 metres, and I could hear the train dragging pebbles with a metallic sound.”

The passenger said people were hanging on to their chairs, with some injured people screaming during the accident.

“Even after we got off the train, we had to wait around 50 minutes outside,” the passenger added. “I saw an old lady bleeding from her head.”

Train derails between Tygerberg and Bellville in Cape Town

It's affected already revised operations for trains on the northern line.

The good train that derailed on Cape Town's northern line on 12 December 2018. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN – A goods train has derailed between Tygerberg and Bellville Stations.

It's affected already revised operations for trains on the northern line.

Metrorail says until Transnet provides a prognosis on clearing the derailment site, trains are being held at Parow and Bellville until further notice.

Metrorail's Riana Scott: "The derailment affects our revised operations announced for northern trains during the first commissioning phase of the re-signalling project at Cape Town station. Platforms 13 to 23 are closed at Cape Town station until the end of business on Friday."

Under current circumstances, delays could exceed two hours.

and another:

Freight train derails in East Austin Sunday; MetroRail back Monday

8:20 a.m.: Capital Metro’s MetroRail commuter train service was experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes Monday morning as repairs were being made to a track in East Austin after a train derailed there early Sunday.

6:35 a.m. Monday update: Capital Metro’s passenger rail will resume operations this morning after a train derailed in East Austin early Sunday, causing several road closures in the area.

Minor delays may occur near Sixth Street as the area is repaired, Capital Metro officials said.

“We don’t expect any major disruptions,” they said.

Sunday: Greg Anderson was already awake at 4:20 a.m. Sunday at his home near the railroad tracks in East Austin when the unusually loud noise of a passing train startled him.

When he looked out his patio door, Anderson said, he saw one train car fall of the track, causing other cars to split off into different directions.

Nine of the train’s 88 cars derailed, with some being jostled enough to spill their cargo — rocks to be used as base material — and forcing the closure of several are streets in the area as workers tried to clean up the mess and get the train moving again.

There were no injuries, according to Austin police, who said the recent rains and cold weather may have shifted the tracks, causing the derailment.

Officials from Capital Metro, which runs its MetroRail on the tracks, and Watco, the company that operates the freight train, said they planned to conduct a full investigation of the incident, including evaluating factors such as speed. Capital Metro spokeswoman Mariette Hummel said the incident was not expected to be environmentally disruptive. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Austin police shut down the 2500 block of Webberville Road at Northwestern Avenue, the 2400 block of East Seventh Street, the 2400 block of East Sixth Street and the 500 block of Pedernales Street at East Fifth Street for most of Sunday.

The last car was rerailed at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, with overnight clearing expected to take place, Hummel said.

Police and Cap Metro officials said that because the derailment happened on a Sunday, it did not have a significant effect on traffic or passenger rail service, but that it was an inconvenience to residents and commuters in the area.

Hummel said the Metro Rail Red Line and freight line both operate on the same track, and the portion the rail line operates on will be cleared by Monday. Normal service is expected to continue, she said.

Herzog, the railroad service that maintains the tracks, is expected to have the freight tracks back in service by Tuesday evening, said Tracie VanBecelaere, communications director for Watco.

At least two other Austin-area train derailments have been blamed on weather in the past six months.

In September, a train with 20 cars carrying gravel derailed in Williamson County. No injuries were reported, and the Texas Department of Public Safety said the cause was tracks washed out by rains. In July, six cars in a train carrying dirt and sand derailed in Manor. City officials said they believed the cause to also be weather-related.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 2, 2018 at 6:41am

Russian military train derails west of Omsk

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 30, 2018 at 9:42pm

2nd derailment in 2 weeks in Georgia

CSX train derails in Macon County

In a statement released Tuesday morning, CSX said there are no spills, leaks or injuries reported
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 21, 2018 at 5:33am

Spain Landslide Derails Train Outside of Barcelona, Killing 1, Injuring Dozens

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One person was killed after a landslide hit a commuter train, derailing it.
Forty-four people were injured, 11 of whom were sent to local hospitals.
Heavy rain in the area over the past few days is the likely cause of the landslide

Heavy rain in the area over the past few days is the likely cause the landslide that hit the six-car train carrying 131 commuters, according to Spanish railway operator spokesman Antonio Carmona, the Associated Press reported.
The incident occurred at 6:15 a.m. local time near Vacarisses, some 30 miles northwest of Barcelona.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 18, 2018 at 4:53pm

Train derails in Byromville, city evacuated

A CSX train carrying propane fell off the tracks in Byromville, which is in Dooly County.


A detour has been set as a result of the derailment.

The roadway near the derailment is completely blocked and odorless fuel spilled onto the area.

Everyone in the area should detour by taking Georgia 90 away from the area to Georgia 27 in Vienna, then to Georgia 230 in Byromville, and then back to Georgia 230.

If you are driving though the area, there will be signs to lead the way.

Once the track and roadway are cleared, a new detour will be put in place using SR 230 and SR 230 Connector while the bridge structure is inspected to ensure it is safe for motorists.


People in Byromville located in Dooly County are being asked to evacuate the area after a train derailed Saturday morning.

Fire Chief Brett Walls says between fifteen and thirty cars fell off of a bridge onto Highway 90. He added that a Haz-Mat team advised them to evacuate everyone within one-mile in every direction of the accident.

"If you know the town of Byromville, that's practically the whole town," he said.

It happened just after 7 a.m. and several railcars derailed near Main Street. A deputy witnessed the incident and called in the sheriff's department.

Walls said the cars contain non-odorous propane and that's the reason for the evacuation.

The train had two locomotives, 72 loaded rail cars and 69 empty cars. So far, they haven't had any injuries associated with the accident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 16, 2018 at 3:47am

Crews investigate train derailment

  • Nov 14, 2018

Crews were still working late Wednesday on a derailed train that dumped a load of lumber just off Highway 20 west of Albany near Hyak Park.

The train, on Portland & Western tracks but pulled by a Union Pacific engine, derailed early Wednesday morning. About three cars, all carrying lumber, went off the tracks, spilling wood off a small bridge and into a creek below. There were no reports of injuries.

Information was not immediately available from the railroad or from the Oregon Department of Transportation, but representatives from both were thought to have responded to the scene.

Crews brought out heavy equipment Wednesday afternoon to right the cars, reducing the highway to one lane and causing traffic backup in the area

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 12, 2018 at 5:26am

At least 10 stowaways dead as DR Congo train derails

BUKAVU, DR CONGO (AFP) - At least 10 stowaways were killed and 24 were injured when a freight train derailed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday (Nov 11).
Rehema Omari, stationmaster in the town of Samba near where the accident occurred on Friday, said the toll was provisional.
"The brakes gave way when the train was going at top speed," she told AFP, adding that the driver had fled.

A migration service official said however that he saw "at least 30 mangled bodies and others under the cars" of the train.
State rail company SNCC's director general for Lubumbashi, Ilunga Ilunkamba, said experts were on the scene to determine the final toll and investigate the causes of the accident.
SNCC is headquartered in Lubumbashi, the DR Congo's mining capital, where the train had been headed from the central city of Kindu when it derailed near Samba some 280 kilometres to the south, Omari said.

Rail accidents in the sprawling former Belgian colony are frequent and often deadly because of decrepit track and ageing locomotives dating from the 1960s.
In November 2017, 35 people, many of them clandestine passengers, were killed when a freight train carrying 13 oil tankers plunged into a ravine in southern Lualaba province.

and another:

No injuries or spills after five cars of freight train derail in Toronto
By The Canadian Press
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018

CN Rail says nobody was injured when five cars of a freight train derailed in Toronto early Sunday morning.
Company spokesperson Jonathan Abecassis says the train cars went off the tracks in Toronto’s east end.

He says no dangerous goods were released from the train cars.
Abecassis says the company is working with local emergency services.
Police say they were called to the derailment at about 2:40 a.m.
They say three of the train cars were on their side, and some were carrying hazardous materials, but no leak had been detected.

and another:

Sydney trains: T8 Line reopens after freight train derails at Minto

8:17am Nov 12, 2018

Sydney commuters on the T8 Airport & South line are being urged to allow more travel time after a train partially left its tracks this morning.
A spokesperson from the Transport Management Centre advised that some services have now resumed on the T8 line with commuters advised to expect some delays.
Earlier, a freight train had partially derailed at Minto this morning, closing the T8 line in both directions between Glenfield and Macarthur.

Commuters are being urged to allow extra travel time and to check indicator boards at their station for updates on the line’s status.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 7, 2018 at 5:37pm

Runaway train derailed in Australia after 50 minutes

  • 6 November 2018

A freight train was deliberately derailed after hurtling through Western Australia at high speed for 50 minutes without its driver.

The 268-wagon train, owned by mining giant BHP, travelled for 92km (57 miles) with no-one on board in the outback Pilbara region on Monday.

The company said it had derailed the train remotely from Perth. It has since suspended its rail operations.

BHP said the incident had begun when the driver alighted to inspect a wagon.

"While the driver was outside of the locomotive, the train commenced to run away," the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said in a statement.

No-one was injured when the train, carrying iron ore, was derailed at 05:30 local time (18:30 Sunday GMT), the ATSB said. It has begun an investigation.

BHP said the train had been travelling from its inland Newman mine to Port Hedland.

It was derailed near Turner, about 120km from its destination, damaging the train and a 1.5km section of track.

The train was estimated to have been travelling at an average speed of 110km/h (68mph).

BHP said the train had travelled through a sparsely populated region on the company's own tracks.

State Premier Mark McGowan described the incident as "very concerning".

"I am sure that there will be a full review undertaken by BHP, and I will consult about what role the state might have in that," he said on Tuesday.

The Anglo-Australian miner said it was likely to take a week to restore its operations.

In July, rival company Rio Tinto said it had become the world's first miner to complete a heavy freight journey with new driverless train technology.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 5, 2018 at 1:44am

TRAX train derails in West Valley City, strikes oncoming train


The last car of a northbound TRAX train leaving West Valley City derailed Thursday night, hitting a power pole and an oncoming train, according to Utah Transit Authority.
The derailment happened about 7:30 p.m. as the northbound train turned a corner leaving West Valley Central station, 2750 W. 3590 South. The last car fishtailed into a power pole, which fell on top of the train car, and then it hit the southbound train, UTA spokesman Carl Arky said. The southbound train was also derailed in the collision.
“It’s amazing how it happened just as another train was passing it,” Arky said.

No one was riding the northbound train, which completely derailed onto the opposite tracks. Nineteen people were aboard the southbound train. No one was injured, though passengers had to wait about an hour to exit because officials wanted to make sure the broken electricity pole and been powered down, Arky said.
Arky said UTA will investigate the cause of the derailment. He expects the review to take a few weeks.
The derailments caused delays in the area, and UTA officials set up a bus bridge to carry passengers between Redwood Junction and West Valley Central while the train system was down. Arky said passengers would likely need to use the bus bridge through at least Friday morning.

and another:

Amtrak Train Derails In Hudson River Tunnel, Causing Delays For Morning Commute
November 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A disabled Amtrak train caused major delays in and out of Penn Station for the Friday morning commute.
The maintenance train derailed inside the North Tube of the Hudson River Tunnel around 6 a.m., leaving only the South Tube open for use. More than four hours later, Amtrak tweeted the train had been removed and service was restored with residual delays.

As of 12:30 p.m., some Amtrak trains were experiencing residual delays, while New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road said their service was close to schedule. Earlier, Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT riders faced up to 60-minute delays for the morning rush.
Riders told CBS2’s Reena Roy the disruptions made them late to work, miss meetings, cut it close with flights and even miss a wedding.
“Pretty awful, waiting here 60 minutes for a train,” one man said.
“I’m very stressed out. I was supposed to be at a meeting an hour ago,” another man added.
“It’s not a good feeling, not a good  feeling,” said Garrett Gillis, who had been asked to witness a good friend’s wedding in Trenton but had to miss out. “It just sucks that it had to happen today of all days.”

This is just the latest in a series of service disruptions for the agencies.
On Monday, an NJ TRANSIT train lost power, leaving commuters in the dark with no air circulating for hours. Then on Tuesday, the Amtrak-operated portal bridge over the Hackensack River malfunctioned for more than an hour after opening for marine traffic.

CBS2 has been demanding answers from elected officials about the aging bridge all week. Governor Philly Murphy has promised changes, and on Friday called on other officials to step up.
“It’s a mess we inherited but we’re going to claw through it,” Murphy said. “If you’re a commuter and you’re frustrated I don’t blame you. We will fix this, we need the federal government to help us fix it. We need Amtrak, but we will fix it.”
“The delayed commutes, missed family time and lost economic opportunity this week show yet again how much we need to Build Gateway Now. Today’s delays would not have happened with a new Gateway tunnel, which will create badly needed resiliency so trains can operate around minor disruptions without wreaking havoc on the entire Northeast Corridor rail system. There is simply no more time to waste in building a new Portal Bridge and Hudson River Tunnel to finally bring 21st Century transportation to 200,000 passengers a day,” Gateway Project Trustees Steven M. Cohen, Tony Coscia, and Jerry Zaro said in a statement Friday.

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