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 January 11, 2019 at 4:01am

Freight train derails into backyard, narrowly missing house

A freight train flew off the rails in the center of a small North Texas town Wednesday morning, smashing into a resident's backyard and just narrowly missing his house, reports said.

Seven of the Union Pacific cargo train's 13 empty rail cars overturned in Aubrey, about 50 miles north of Dallas, Fox 4 Dallas reported. The locomotive remained upright.

The train derailed into Rick Huckabee's yard, where it knocked down a tree that fell and damaged a portion of his roof, Fox 4 reported.

“I just called my wife and told her we had a train in the backyard,” he told the station. “We’re fortunate. It didn’t really tear up anything we can’t fix, except for that tree."

“I just called my wife and told her we had a train in the backyard. We’re fortunate. It didn’t really tear up anything we can’t fix, except for that tree."

— Rick Huckabee, resident of Aubrey, Texas

City Administrator Mark Kaiser said there were no injuries or damage to any structures, but an empty freight car punched through a resident’s backyard fence by about 4 feet.

Union Pacific officials don’t know yet what caused the derailment, which closed the rail line between Fort Worth and McAlester, Oklahoma, until Thursday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 10, 2019 at 3:37am

Evacuation ordered after train derails in Georgia town

Some residents in a small Georgia town have been evacuated after a train derailed Sunday night. Emergency management officials in Bartow confirmed hydrochloric acid spilled from some of the cars. An area church opened their doors as an evacuation center for those ordered to leave their homes.

It is not clear how many cars have derailed. There have been no injuries reported but hazmat crews were on the scene late Sunday evening.

and another:

Shock as train derails
9:30 AM Tuesday Jan 8, 2019

It is not yet known why the train derailed. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Cause of incident being investigated

A passenger train derailed in Masterton on Sunday afternoon as it headed to the station to collect passengers.

The derailment included the locomotive and part of the passenger carriage but no passengers were on the train at the time.

Acting Chief Operations Officer at KiwiRail Henare Clarke said the cause of the derailment was not known at time of publication.

“KiwiRail apologises for the inconvenience.

“Re-railing the locomotive may take some time as it will need to be lifted by crane.

“It is hoped this can be completed [Monday] to allow services to resume.”

Sunday night’s services to and from Wellington were cancelled and replaced by buses.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 6, 2019 at 5:08pm

From December 13 2018

Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

  • 13 December 2018

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey's transport minister has said.

Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages.

Reports quoting local officials said the high-speed train had collided with another train, then an overpass.

The accident occurred at about 06:30 local time (03:30 GMT).

Image copyright Anadolu Agency

The crash happened at the Marsandiz railway station, around 8km (5 miles) from Ankara's main station.

At a news conference, Ankara governor Vasip Sahin said the train was travelling from Ankara to the southern city of Konya when it collided with a locomotive inspecting tracks at the station.

Three train drivers were among nine people killed in the crash, according to Turkish Transport Minister Cahit Turhan.

Turkey's state-funded Anadolu Agency reports that 206 passengers were on board the train. Three of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.

A large number of emergency workers arrived at the scene shortly after the collision, which occurred in snowy conditions.

Search and rescue efforts are still under way. The Ankara state prosecutor's office says it has launched an official investigation into the cause of the crash.

In a tweet (in Turkish), the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects quoted it.... It added: "The accident is murder!"

In July, 24 people were killed in Turkey when a train travelling from the north-western town of Kapikule en route to Istanbul derailed.

HORROR CRASH in Ankara, Turkey as high-speed train DERAILS leaving ...

A total of two carriages were derailed as a result of the crash. It occurred as the train collided with the main gate of Ankara’s Marsandiz train station. The Ankara governor has confirmed four people were killed as a result of the crash.

The train was travelling between the capital Ankara and the Turkish province of Konya when it crashed into an overpass.

Two carriages were toppled over and derailed as a result of the impact, CNN Turk reported.

The broadcaster added there had been casualties, but gave no details on how many.

However, later reports from local officials said there had been four fatalities and 43 injuries.

A high-speed train has crashed in the Turkish capital (Image: TWITTER-)

High-speed train crash: emergency services rush to the scene to help with casualties (Image: GETTY)

Ankara train crash: photos from the crash show the extent of the damage (Image: GETTY)

Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, where carriages were trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass.

The crash occurred at 6.30 am (3.30am GMT).

Speaking to reporters at the crash site, Ankara governor Mr Sahin said the high-speed train had crashed into a locomotive which carries out track inspections.

Ambulances arrived at the scene of the crash to deal with many casualties.

Ankara train crash: a vast collapsed structure shows how badly the high-speed train crashed (Image: GETTY)

Ankara train crash: the train was travelling to the province of Konya (Image: GETTY)

Video footage from the scene shows the train wreckage and multiple shards of metal protruding out from a large collapsed structure.

Several emergency service personnel can be seen attending the crash in reflective jackets and helmets as they scour the debris for signs of life.

One casualty can be seen being escorted away from the site on a stretcher.

An image shows the rubble and destruction from the crash (Image: GETTY)

Meanwhile, what appears to be search and rescue teams can be observed using torches to search the rubble.

The Ankara–Istanbul high-speed railway is a 533km (331mile) long high-speed railway currently running between Ankara and Pendik (a suburb of Istanbul).

It can reach maximum speeds of 250kmph (155mph).

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2019 at 6:19am

Cleanup continues after Beaufort County train derailment

BLOUNTS CREEK, NC (WITN) - Railroad officials say they expect track repairs to be completed later today from that New Year's Day train derailment in Beaufort County.

Norfolk Southern says 12 tanker cars carrying molten sulfur derailed from a 97-car CSX train around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The CSX train was operating on Norfolk Southern tracks and was headed to the phosphate mine in Aurora.

Crews have so far been able to re-rail five of the tankers and moved them, while seven cars remain at the site near Stilley Station Road in Blounts Creek.

Norfolk Southern says between 6,000 and 8,000 gallons of the molten sulfur escaped from the tankers. The sulfur is transported as a liquid, but cools rapidly and solidifies, according to the railroad.

The hardened sulfur will be removed and replaced with new soil, Norfolk Southern told WITN News.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation, while Stilley Station Road should reopen later today.

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First responders in Beaufort County are on the scene of a train derailment in the Blounts Creek community

Beaufort County Fire Marshal Curtis Avery says a CSX train carrying molten sulfur derailed around 1:50 am.

Blounts Creek Fire Chief David Williams says eleven tanker cars derailed and Stilley Station Rd. is shut down near the intersection with Highway 33.

Norfolk Southern Railroad, which owns the tracks, is bringing in a contractor with heavy equipment to remove the tankers.

The train was bound for Nutrien Aurora Phosphate in Aurora, formerly known as PCS Phosphate.

Avery says there was a slight fire initially that has since been contained by several responding agencies.

Beaufort County Emergency Management, North Carolina Emergency Management, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Highway Patrol, a hazmat team from Williamston Fire-Rescue-EMS and Chocowinity EMS all responded.

No injuries have been reported. Avery says there is no threat to the community.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2019 at 4:49am

6 killed, 16 injured in train accident on Danish bridge

Posted: 5:50 AM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 6:50 AM, Jan 02, 2019

Six people were killed and 16 injured in an accident Wednesday morning involving a commuter train on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, Danish police said.

The accident took place around 7:35 a.m. local time. The area was experiencing high winds and powerful waves caused by Storm Alfrida.

The accident, which involved two trains, occurred on a bridge linking the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen, a Danish police spokeswoman said. Police were first called at 7:35 a.m. (1:35 am ET), she said.

Passengers have been evacuated from the train but police and rescue teams are still working at the scene.

A spokesman for brewing company Carlsberg told CNN that Carlsberg beer was being transported on a freight train over the bridge. "The train was carrying our goods apparently, but we do not transport our own goods in Denmark," said Kasper Elbjorn from Carlsberg, which has its headquarters in Copenhagen. The beer was carried by Deutsche Bahn Cargo Scandinavia, he said.

No cause for the accident has been established yet by police but the two trains may have had contact, the police spokeswoman said.

Danish police cannot yet confirm the number of dead, nor who the victims are, the spokeswoman said. All possible causes are being investigated.

Passenger Jim Nielson, who is from Denmark but lives in Ireland, told CNN he was going to the airport to catch a flight back after the holidays when the incident occurred.

"I was on the second coach when the crash happened. There was a cargo train coming from Zealand, the opposite direction. It was shaking due to the strong wind," he said.

"One of the containers was blown off the cargo train into the rails, because of the wind. Our driver tried to stop the train, pulling the brake. But the train continued to drive a bit, and crashed into the container blown off from the cargo.

"I saw sparks coming from the wheels. I ducked and bumped my head. Ten seconds later I heard a sudden bang. Then the train came into a halt. There was a lot of confusion, total darkness. Passengers on the first coach took the hardest hit, I believe that's where most of the casualties are."

Nielson said the train was very crowded at the time. Emergency services arrived within 10 to 15 minutes, he said, and used special equipment to open the doors, which were jammed.

Nielson spoke from an evacuation center in the city of Nyborg, on Funen, where he was taken with scores of others from the train. "It's a bad way to start the New Year, but I'm glad to be safe," he said.

Flemming Jensen, managing director of Denmark's national rail service, DSB, said it took the accident very seriously.

"Our thoughts are with relatives and we are doing all we can and what is practically possible, to assist clients and their relatives," he said.

The bridge has now reopened to road traffic heading east but with speed restrictions in place, police said. Drivers are urged to show respect by not taking pictures or slowing down to look at the crash scene.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 31, 2018 at 10:42pm

No injuries reported after train derailment, spill in McDowell County

Sunday, December 30th 2018

On Sunday, the NC DOT reports that the unpaved section of S.R.- 1566/Peppers Creek Road is closed due to a train derailment that occurred around 11 a.m.

The road is closed from the end of pavement to the Mitchell County Line.

CSX Corporate Communications tells News 13 that a westbound freight train derailed four cars in Ashford, N.C. There were no injuries to the crew, CSX also tells News 13.

"Safety is our top priority and CSX personnel and contractors are on site to assess the situation and develop a plan to fully clean up and restore the area,” a CSX representative further stated.

Local authorities also confirmed an active ammonium nitrate spill, saying there is no threat to public safety, and there were no injuries reported..

Solid ammonium nitrate spilled but was contained by a hazmat contractor on the scene.

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the cars had not yet re-railed.

and another:

Freight train derails near Ernfold

A CP freight train derailment near Ernfold, Sask. caused traffic to move a bit slower than normal Monday morning.

The Highway Hotline said Highway 1 was down to one lane.

CP said the train derailed around 11:10 p.m. Sunday; it estimated 26 freight cars went off the tracks. There were no injuries and no public safety concerns.

Alex Cogger was driving in the area around 5 a.m. Monday.

“There was not a lot of people on the highways this early in the morning, but I slowed down to 60 km/h since it was down to one lane.”

He said he saw about 15 to 20 rail cars derailed from the track, and noted there was grain spilled along the tracks and heavy machinery was cleaning it up.

Canadian Pacific Railway police and RCMP members were on scene at the incident.

and another:

Matheran toy train derails for 5th time this year, back on track within 1 hour

There was no damage to the rake and no one has been injured as the rake was empty when it derailed.

Mumbai December 31, 2018

  • Central Railway CPRO’s office confirmed the derailment
  • The train covers a total distance of 21 km amidst the hills and picturesque forests of Matheran
  • Matheran is a famous tourist hill station located close to Mumbai and Pune

The Matheran toy train derailed today (December 31) at around 3:30 pm while the empty rake was being shunted at the Matheran station. This is the fifth incident of the legendary toy train derailment this year.

Central Railway CPRO’s office confirmed the derailment but said that the rake was back on track at around 5 pm and services were resumed.

The Matheran narrow gauge line conducts a total 17 services from Neral railway station to Matheran. This includes eight Down and nine Up services. On weekends and holidays, a total of 22 services are run between Matheran and Neral.

There have been around five incidents of derailments of the toy train since October this year including the one that happened today.

The first incident took place in October, few days after the train resumed services after the monsoon break when a luggage-cum-brake van coach derailed near Aman Lodge station followed by the other two derailments that took place on December 9 and December 20.

No passengers or staffers have been injured in any of the incidents. The toy train services remained suspended for two years between 2016 and 2017 after several incidents of derailment that took place in the said period.

The toy train comprises of one first class coach, three second class coaches and two brake vans. It covers a total distance of 21 km amidst the hills and picturesque forests of Matheran.

Matheran is a famous tourist hill station located close to Mumbai and Pune. Huge crowds visit the hill station on every possible weekend and holidays.

The crowd presently at the hill station is very high in number due to New Year’s Eve. Huge crowds queue up to the ticket counters of Neral and Matheran railway stations respectively to get hold of the tickets before the limited number of tickets are sold out.

There was no damage to the rake and no one has been injured as the rake was empty when it derailed.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 23, 2018 at 6:18am

Over 10 injured as metro train derails in Marseille, France

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 17, 2018 at 4:55am

Train derails near Kiowa

KIOWA, Okla. (KXII) - Crews are working to clean up a train derailment just north of Kiowa.

It happened Sunday around 6:30 a.m. Crews said 16 rail cars and rear-facing locomotive derailed about two miles north of Kiowa in Pittsburg County.

They tell us the train was carrying steel, grain and beer but nine of the 16 cars that derailed were empty.

Nobody was hurt. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

We're told there was no hazardous material on the train

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.

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