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  Commuter train   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A commuter train is a train designedto carry large numbers of people overmedium distances, generally on their waybetween home and work (commuters).
A commuter train is a train designed to carry large numbers of people over medium distances, generally on their way between home and work (commuters).
Commuter trains differ from undergrounds mainly by being larger and running above ground; they run on standard gauge track, while for an underground system this may not be the case.
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 Boston Commuter Train Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Commuting is largely a phenomenon which exists in industrialised societies,where access to modern modes of travel such as cars, trains, busses and bicycles hasenabled people to live far from their workplace.
Commuting, especially in the absence of carpooling, is often regarded as amajor contributing factor to traffic congestion.
The word 'Commute' is derived from the reduced or 'commuted' fare paid by the purchaser of a rail season ticket, where alesser amount is paid, in advance, for a ticket covering journeys for a period into the future.
www.thesonars.com /web/9031-boston.commuter.train.schedule.html   (579 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Commuter train derails in western Japan and hits apartment building, more ...
Floodlights were trained on one of the worst-damaged cars as rescuers tried to free at least three people still alive in the wreckage more than 11 hours after the 9:18 a.m.
The seven-car commuter train was carrying 580 passengers when it derailed, wrecking an auto in its path before slamming into the parking garage of a nine-story apartment building.
Tsunemi Murakami, safety director for train operator West Japan Railway Co., estimated that the train would have had to be going 82 mph to have jumped the track purely because of excessive speed, and the crash happened at a curve that required the driver to slow to 43 mph.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050425-0918-japan-trainderailed.html   (1285 words)

 USATODAY.com - Commuter train catches fire in Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
CHICAGO (AP) — An elevated train filled with passengers on their morning commute caught fire Thursday, and the conductor was forced to make two emergency stops before all the riders could be evacuated.
The train operator spotted smoke while pulling out of the 43rd Street station and made an emergency stop, but only the last three cars of the six-car train were still in the station where the passengers could get out, Chicago Transit Authority spokeswoman Robyn Ziegler said.
Ziegler said the train couldn't back up into the station with a car on fire, so passengers in the front cars had to stay aboard while the train headed for the next station, where riders were able to escape.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-02-24-train-fire_x.htm?csp=34   (414 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Commuter Train Aims To Relieve Puerto Rico Traffic Snags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The single-route service is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and is designed to unclog highways on the island, which has one of the highest rates of vehicles per capita in the world.
The train runs 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) from the downtown Santurce neighborhood, which is packed with small shops, cafeterias, soaring apartment buildings and elegant villas surrounded by verandahs to Bayamon, a western satellite city of low-rise apartments and gated subdivisions.
The train was scheduled to open in 2001, but has been plagued by construction delays, safety problems and rising costs.
www.puertorico-herald.org /LiveEd/52-CommutTrain.shtml   (400 words)

 USATODAY.com - Commuter train derails in Japan; at least 73 killed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The seven-car train, operated by West Japan Railway, was carrying 580 passengers when it jumped the tracks as it went into a curve during morning rush hour.
West Japan Railway officials Tsunemi Murakami and Hideo Miura noted that the maximum safe speed for the area of the track where the train derailed is about 43 mph, and that the train would have had to be traveling at nearly double that speed for it to derail.
However, the speed of the train at the time of the crash remains unclear, he said.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-04-24-japan-train-wreck_x.htm   (613 words)

 Commuter train hits garbage truck
Campbell Hall — The early morning commute from Port Jervis to Hoboken, N.J., was interrupted yesterday when the train struck a garbage truck.
Twelve passengers on the train, which was en route to Penn Station from Trenton, were treated for minor injuries.
The train had lost a wheel, causing two of its 12 cars to derail.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2003/07/18/nktrain.htm   (322 words)

 2 killed when Chicago commuter train derails
The double-decker Metra train was traveling from Joliet to Chicago when the locomotive and its five cars jumped the tracks about 5 miles south of downtown, authorities said.
Both victims were women, a 22-year-old who died on the train and a 30-year-old pronounced dead later at a hospital, said Judy Pardonnet, a spokeswoman for Metra, the commuter rail system that services the Chicago area.
He has been operating Metra trains for 45 days, following six months of training that included trial runs on the same Joliet-to-Chicago route, and also spent more than five years as a CSX Corp. freight train engineer, she said.
www.freep.com /news/latestnews/pm6085_20050917.htm   (494 words)

 NBC 4 - News - Motorist Dies In Collision With Metrolink Commuter Train
The train was traveling from Moorpark to downtown Los Angeles and left Moorpark at 7:20 a.m.
Earlier this month, a Metrolink train hit a pickup truck at a nearby crossing in Burbank, killing a truck driver and injuring 33 train passengers when all cars of the train derailed.
She and passengers on the train were not injured.
www.nbc4.tv /news/1937573/detail.html   (363 words)

 USATODAY.com - With death penalty possible, train suspect set for court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Officials of Metrolink, the regional commuter-rail agency, said a three-car train with 200 to 250 passengers was southbound toward Los Angeles' Union Station from Moorpark, a suburb.
The southbound train struck the Jeep, an "immovable force" lodged on tracks some distance from a railroad crossing, Metrolink CEO David Solow said.
Metrolink and many other commuter lines run a train in the "push" mode in one direction and the "pull" mode in the other, rather than take the time to turn the train around at the end of the line, Joplin said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-01-26-derailment_x.htm   (1107 words)

 Start of commuter train service delayed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sound Transit commuter trains won't be leaving the station in December, as originally planned.
Trains would be phased in, with at least one train operating each way during initial peak hours, with more added as the 38 bi-level coaches arrive from the manufacturer, Montreal-based Bombardier.
Groundbreaking ceremonies at Sounder commuter train stations are scheduled for tomorrow from 10 a.m.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/rail111.shtml   (411 words)

 West Point cadet killed by commuter train
Yesterday, police were investigating eyewitness reports that the West Point freshman was killed by an Amtrak commuter train at the Metro-North Garrison train station just before 1 a.m.
Train number 277, a northbound Amtrak express from Washington, D.C., to Albany with a Poughkeepsie stop, came around a bend on tracks that have an 80 mph speed limit.
But, she said, the train was slowing down from 80 mph to about 60 for the Garrison pass-through.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2001/04/24/whcadet.htm   (472 words)

 2003 METRA Commuter Train Accident - Chicago Lawsuit Overview - Find Trial Lawyers and Attorneys with Experience in ...
The train was carrying a three-man crew and approximately 375 passengers on a westbound trip from Chicago to Joliet.
The train's dispatcher told investigators that he had established the train's intended route through the crossover once train 519 had commenced its trip.
The train's engineer reports that he believed the signals were set for continued operation on track 1, with no crossover movement indicated.
www.injuryboard.com /view.cfm/Topic=1124   (506 words)

 The Columbian: COMMUTER TRAIN NOW STOPS IN KENT, PUYALLUP@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Puyallup and Kent stations are the two newest in the commuter train's growing list of stops.
Business owners in Puyallup hope having a commuter train pass by will bring in more customers and breathe new life into the city's downtown area.
Passengers boarding the train in Kent will find the station is still a work in progress,...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:41159411&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (189 words)

 Argentine Commuter Train Crash Injures 129   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A Buenos Aires commuter train has collided with another train in the Argentine capital, injuring at least 129 people.
Officials say the accident took place on a bridge Thursday when one train was stopped at a railway signal and was rear-ended by the second train.
But, they say the second train was traveling slowly due to repairs on the track, minimizing the injuries.
quickstart.clari.net /voa/art/gn/2005-03-10-voa79.html   (92 words)

 Articles from TRAKing Ahead - A Commuter Train Named "The Canadian"
She also made the comment that some trains were not running, which affected most others in the room besides me, as they commuted by train.
As soon as we walked through the door we joined several thousand other would-be commuter passengers who were trying to get to their homes on the western part of the Island of Montreal.
The agent who checked my ticket at the gate said he didn't know when the train would leave, but it would be "when the diesels get back from plowing the line." I boarded the coach, stashed my briefcase in the overhead rack, and headed for the dining car.
www.trainweb.org /nrmrc/tacanadian.html   (1332 words)

 Local commuter train services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Local commuter trains are an option for your suburban travel only if you have some command of Russian language or if you travel with a Russian.
In summer some trains can get crowded, so it is wise to take a train at the first station of the line.
Be aware of the small gap between the platform and the train.
www.cityvision2000.com /intl_transport/local.htm   (451 words)

 The Daily News - Deranged man caused commuter train collision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A commuter train smashed into an SUV left on the tracks by a suicidal man early Wednesday, sending the train careening off the rails in a wreck that killed 10 people and injured about 200, authorities said.
Both trains landed on their sides, sending passengers tumbling down the aisles, authorities said.
One commuter train was headed from Los Angeles' Union Station to downtown Burbank, and the other was bound to Union Station from Moorpark, Metrolink officials said.
www.tdn.com /articles/2005/01/26/nation_world/news21.prt   (612 words)

 R97T0299-Collision-GO Transit Commuter Train - Toronto Terminals Railway - Toronto, Ontario-19 November 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Particularly, the way the ICCU is designed, the channel that the employee has chosen is deselected every time the hand set is returned to its cradle, and there is no auditory or visual feedback to the sender to indicate whether the communication link has been interrupted.
The cab car, which was the leading car of the reverse movement, was equipped with five strategically located conductor's emergency valves and an automatic brake valve, any of which, when activated, would have initiated an emergency brake application.
He recognized the immediate hazard presented by the stationary commuter train, and would have had sufficient time to stop the movement had he been successful in applying the emergency brake with either the automatic brake valve within the cab control station or the conductor's emergency valve located closest to him.
www.tc.gc.ca /tcss/SI/TSBLiaison/rail/1999-recs/r97t0229/R97T0299_p3.htm   (508 words)

 CNN.com - Chicago commuter train collides with car - March 13, 2002
A 54-year-old man, a passenger on the westbound train, was in good condition at Swedish Covenant Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Noreen Zaid.
Anne McCarthy, a CTA spokeswoman, said the six-car, Brown Line train was crossing Rockwell Street, pulling into the Rockwell station, about 11:20 a.m.
The train, one of the city's seven commuter rail lines, runs between Kimball and Western Avenue downtown.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/03/13/train.accident   (233 words)

 Collision and Derailment of Rail Commuter Train Accident Report
All 3 CSXT operating crewmembers and 8 of the 20 passengers on MARC train 286 were killed in the derailment and subsequent fire.
Eleven passengers on MARC train 286 and 15 of the 182 crewmembers and passengers on Amtrak train 29 were injured.
In addition, the Safety Board examined the use of the reverser during an emergency brake application, the effectiveness of the computer-aided train dispatching recordkeeping, the crashworthiness of locomotive fuel tanks, and the contents of the CSXT and MARC operating agreement.
www.beta-research.com /r0180202abstract.html   (297 words)

 Altamont Commuter Train Plans to Expand Service
When the Altamont Commuter Express trains chugged from the San Joaquin Valley through Livermore and Dublin and into the Silicon Valley for the first time last October, nearly every seat was filled.
But those trains leave too early in the morning for many workers heading from the Tri-Valley area to the South Bay and for San Joaquin residents employed in Livermore and Pleasanton.
In the meantime, the commuter railroad will soon add three leased and refurbished rail cars from Florida to its two existing trains, increasing the number of seats as well as storage capacity for bicycles.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/05/17/MN40712.DTL   (950 words)

 Wife of man who died on commuter train to sue for wrongful death (July 21, 2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
- The wife of a man who was stricken by a heart attack on a commuter train and died after the conductor made two regular stops to pick up passengers plans to sue the MBTA for wrongful death.
He boarded the train at the Wellesley Hills commuter rail station and lost consciousness before reaching the next stop.
The commuter rail trains have been run by the MBTA, which replaced Amtrak, since last July.
www.capecodonline.com /cctimes/update/defib21.htm   (406 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Commuter train derails in Glendale
GLENDALE – A Metrolink commuter train that struck a vehicle at a crossing derailed and sideswiped another commuter train early Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds as passengers were sent tumbling down the aisles, authorities said.
The accident started when a Metrolink train struck a vehicle at a crossing, according to Kathryn Blackwell, a spokeswoman for Union Pacific in Omaha, Neb. One of the Metrolink trains then struck a parked Union Pacific car, tipping it onto its side, she said.
George Touma, 19, of Burbank, said he was called by his mother, who was on one of the commuter trains.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20050126-0830-ca-trainderail.html   (548 words)

 Commuter train hits barrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The train's operator, who suffered minor injuries, and the 22 passengers were taken to area hospitals.
The one-car train originated at Baltimore's Penn Station and normally would have been traveling about 13 mph as it neared the end its trip about 2:45 p.m., Fulton said.
The impact crumpled the front end of the car and derailed it, but the car train remained upright in the airport train station.
www.ble.org /pr/archive/headline021400g.html   (157 words)

 Commuter Train Jokes OSN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At a commuter train station a policeman noticed a woman driver bowed over the steering wheel of her car shaking hysterically..
Needless to say, the railroad was slightly miffed to find out why the train was delayed for several hours, especially since the resourceful passenger who had the idea to use the phone to locate the conductor, had also used the station phone to call the local newspapers with the story.
As usual, the train was short, there were not enough seats, and being July, the A/C was out in a few cars so every seat was taken in the car the gentleman was standing in.
users.foxvalley.net /~osn/businessman.htm   (1776 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Man struck by commuter train dies
A Brookline man died Wednesday night after being struck by an inbound commuter train near Yawkey Station, said Joseph Pesaturo, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
The engineer of the commuter train was unable to stop in time and McCormick died instantly.
Malon, who was not injured, will be cited for failure to stay within marked lanes and may face more charges pending the outcome of the investigation, State Police said.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/08/06/man_struck_by_commuter_train_dies   (737 words)

 Southern Pacific commuter train, 1956-1960s
The Southern Pacific ran commuter trains along the peninsula route (San Francisco to San Jose) from the early 1900’s until the service was taken over by Caltrain in 1980.
Fairbanks-Morse trainmasters were the favorite commute power because of their ability to rapidly accelerate between the frequent commuter stops.
  A similar commuter train for the late 1960s to early 1970s should be led by a bloody nose trainmaster.
www.trainweb.org /fredatsf/commute.htm   (674 words)

 Suicide attempt triggers tragic commuter train crash
One elderly man on the train was covered in blood and soot, his legs and arms apparently broken.
It was the nation's deadliest train accident in nearly six years.
One train was headed for Los Angeles' Union Station from Moorpark, a western suburb.
www.casperstartribune.net /articles/2005/01/28/news/national/baa15e047368ce6787256f9600029ab0.txt   (696 words)

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