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 May 18, 2011 at 8:07am

May 17, 2011 2:12 PM EDT

There was a work-train derailment north of the Dekalb Avenue station in Brooklyn. According to officials with the Metropolitan Transit Authority, as a four-car train was coming off the Manhattan Bridge, one of the cars went off the tracks. The train carried MTA employees, but there were no injuries.

- Downtown D trains are running on the F line between the West 4th Street-Washington Square Station and the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station.

- Select D trains run local in both directions between the 59th Street-Columbus Circle Station and the 145th Street Station.

- Downtown  trains are running on the  line between the Canal Street Station and the Dekalb Avenue Station.

- Select downtown N trains are running on the D line from the 36th Street Station (Brooklyn) to the Coney Island-Stilwell Avenue Station.

Furthermore, the Long Island Rail Road has suspended service on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale. A train struck a vehicle on the tracks east of Deer Park this morning.


Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/147128/20110517/mta-subway-disrupti...

http://newyork.ibtimes.com/articles/147128/20110517/mta-subway-disr...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 18, 2011 at 2:50am
Around 5:30 a.m. today, a MAX train experienced a switch problem at the exit point from TriMet’s Eastside rail yard – Ruby Junction, located at E 197th and Burnside. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the problem. The two-car train was headed westbound out of the yard, and the trailing car was directed to go east, causing the car to come off the track several inches

To isolate the train so crews could safely begin working on the problem, overhead power in the entire yard was turned off. Sixteen trains were unable to leave the yard on time. These trains were scheduled to leave Ruby Junction to serve on three lines: Blue, Green and Yellow. The disruption affected service across the system and continues to, primarily on the 1-205 portion of the Green Line and Blue Line service east of Gateway Transit Center.

Around 6:30 a.m., power was restored to the yard, and crews were able to manually throw switches so the backed-up trains could leave the yard. Moving the trains onto the alignment took significant time. Riders experienced significant delays – up to an hour – while trains returned to regular schedules.

Shuttle buses were immediately deployed to serve customers between E 172nd Ave and Cleveland Ave stations since Blue Line trains scheduled to head east were not able to make those trips. Shuttle buses were in service until 9:30 a.m. due to significant gaps in service.

MAX service the rest of the day is not expected to be impacted.

http://www.kxl.com/MAX-Train-Commuters-Had-Big-Delays-From-Derailme...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 18, 2011 at 2:43am

Amtrak train delayed after 1 car derails in Dallas

  © 2011 The Associated Press

May 16, 2011, 9:13AM

DALLAS — An Amtrak train delayed several hours in Dallas after one set of wheels went off the tracks has resumed its journey.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari (mag-lee-AR'-ee) said Monday that no one was injured in the incident involving the Texas Eagle, when runs from San Antonio to Chicago.

He says one car Sunday afternoon had a mechanical problem while nearing Union Station. Magliari says passengers were moved out of that car to other ones, so the damaged car could be removed from the train.

The train entered the Dallas station about 6:35 p.m. Sunday and departed by 9 p.m.

The Texas Eagle carried 174 passengers and crew.


Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7566601.html#ixzz1MlWdtp00

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7566601.html

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 18, 2011 at 2:41am

CHEM SPILL: Pasco train derailment dumps hydrochloric acid

  PASCO — A railroad official says several cars have derailed in a switching yard and thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical spilled.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the train was moving at less than 5 mph in the Pasco yard when seven cars went off the tracks about 5 p.m. Sunday.

He said a valve on a tanker car was damaged, causing the leak. By 9:30 p.m. about 12,500 gallons of hydrochloric acid had spilled.

Melonas said there were no injuries.

He said officials have determined there is no threat to the public with the spill occurring in a remote area of the yard, far away from any homes or businesses.


Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/05/16/2016471/chem-spill-pasco...

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/05/16/2016471/chem-spill-pasco...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 18, 2011 at 2:36am
Goods train derails near Alwar, disrupts Jaipur-Delhi traffic
Source: DNA   |   Last Updated 07:01(17/05/11)

Jaipur: The Jaipur-Delhi rail route was disrupted for several hours when two wagons of a goods train derailed near Alwar railway station on Monday. However, no one was injured in the incident but eight trains were affected under the North Western Railway (NWR) section.

The incident occurred at around 3 am on Monday when a goods train, carrying coal from Mathura to Rewari, got derailed near Tijara crossing in Alwar-Rewari section. Due to rail route disruption, four trains including Haridwar-Ajmer Holiday Special, Amritsar-Jaipur Express, Jammu Tawi-Ajmer Superfast and Haridwar-Ahmedabad Mail were diverted.

Four other trains including Hisar-Jaipur Fast Passenger (Up and Down) and Bhiwani-Mathura (Up and Down) were cancelled between Rewari-Bandikui and Rewari-Mathura Junction routes respectively.

Sources said goods trains started running on the Alwar track recently after the doubling work was completed and inspected by the railway authorities. Divisional Railway Manager of NWR, Jaipur, GC Budhalakoti, visited the spot to inquire about the situation and has ordered an inquiry in the incident.

NWR officials said that the wagons were removed from the track after which it was repaired and rail traffic was restored before Shatabdi passed from the track at around 11 am. "Passengers had to face tough time due to delay and partial cancellation of the trains as they kept waiting on the platform. Long queues of commuters were seen at the inquiry office while they were trying to find out status of their trains," said an official.

http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/RAJ-JPR-goods-train-derails-near-a...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 16, 2011 at 8:20am

Amtrak's Texas Eagle derails near downtown Dallas

DALLAS — Nearly 100 Amtrak passengers spent hours trapped aboard the Texas Eagle after one car derailed near downtown Dallas on Sunday.

Food and drinks were provided to passengers while crews worked to disconnect the rail car that left the tracks on a span over the Trinity River, just short of its planned stop at Union Station in Dallas.

The train was delayed a total of 5 hours and 24 minutes. Passengers resumed their journey from San Antonio to Chicago at 9:07 p.m.

The Texas Eagle operates daily, and the route extends to Los Angeles three times a week.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Amtraks-Texas-Eagle-derails-near-dow...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 12, 2011 at 3:03pm
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Delays after Sydney freight train derails

EMERGENCY services are working to stem a fuel spill from a derailed freight train in Sydney's inner west.

The incident, which involved a private freight train at Rhodes station, was reported to police at around 7.30pm (AEDT) today.

"The male driver appears to be shaken but unhurt by the incident," a police spokeswoman said.

City Rail has warned commuters to expect delays of 20-30 minutes on Northern and Newcastle and Central Coast lines from the City.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/delays-after-sy...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 9, 2011 at 5:01pm

CTV Edmonton

CN freight train cars jump tracks

CN Rail locomotive

File image.

Updated: Sun May. 08 2011 14:10:12

Nahreman Issa, ctvedmonton.ca

CN officials are on the scene of a derailment near the CN Clover Bar Yard in east Edmonton Sunday afternoon.

A spokesperson for CN Railway tells CTV News four cars on a freight train jumped the tracks around 11 Sunday morning.

"Our early indications are that four cars are derailed but not carrying dangerous commodities," said Lindsay Fedchyshyn, CN spokesperson. "The cars were carrying general merchandise."

It's not known yet what exactly the train was carrying.

No one was injured in the incident.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110508/edm_derail...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 9, 2011 at 4:50pm

Train derails in central India, injuring 25 people

india train crash

Unidentified relatives look at the photographs of dead and injured victims of train crash victims, outside a morgue at Birbhum district, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) north of Calcutta, India, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. - File Photo by AP

NEW DELHI: Officials say at least 25 people were injured when a train derailed in central India, the second derailment in the country in less than a week.

Railway official Ghanshyam Singh says train services across central India were disrupted after the derailment in Madhya Pradesh state early Monday.

Seven of the train’s cars fell off the track. Singh says all the passengers in the fallen cars were rescued and that the injured were taken to hospitals.

Last Wednesday, 27 people were injured when a train derailed in eastern India.

India has one of the largest railroad networks in the world, with around 14 million passengers each day. Accidents are common, and most are blamed on poor maintenance and human error. – AP

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/09/train-derails-in-central-india-injur...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 4, 2011 at 2:44pm

Runaway train derails freight line

SYDNEY'S main railway freight line is blocked in both directions after a runaway train crashed into empty fuel wagons, derailing at least three carriages at Enfield.

Witnesses said that at about 1.30pm, 28 wagons loaded with crushed rock ran almost two kilometres along the tracks at speeds of up to 20km/h before striking empty fuel wagons that were stabled, pushing them several hundred metres before finally derailing.

Firefighters were called to assess any risk of explosion from the fuel carriages and several power stanchions were damaged.

Workers at the marshalling yards were reportedly within metres of being struck by the train.

A spokeswoman for RailCorp confirmed that the main freight line was still blocked in both directions, but said there would be no impact on commuter services during the afternoon peak.

The 2800 tonnes of freight, belonging to private operator Pacific National, had been parked since last Friday, with a lack of hand brakes apparently the cause of the runaway.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/runaway-train-derails-freight...

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