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Buckled Rail

On warm days, rails in direct sunshine can be as much as 20 degrees centigrade above air temperature. As rails are made out of steel, they expand as they heat … Continue reading

Baku Metro Fire (1995)

In October 28, 1995, an electrical failure led to a fire on one of the trains in Baku’s Metro. The electrical failure caused a fire in the fourth of five … Continue reading

O’Hare CTA station train crash (2014)

On March 24, 2014, a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) passenger train overran the bumper at O’Hare subway station, injuring 34 people. The cause is under investigation. The front car of … Continue reading

Derailment

A derailment is said to take place when a vehicle (for example a train) runs off its rails. This does not necessarily mean that it leaves its track. Although many … Continue reading

Buenos Aires Rail Disaster (2012)

The 2012 Buenos Aires rail disaster, also known as the Once Tragedy, occurred on 22 February 2012, when a train crashed at Once Station in the Balvanera neighbourhood of Buenos … Continue reading

Santiago de Compostela Rail Disaster (2013)

The Santiago de Compostela rail disaster occurred on 24 July 2013, when an Alvia high-speed train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, in the north-west of Spain, derailed at high speed … Continue reading

South Korea Daegu Subway Station – Arson

Location: Daegu, South Korea Fire Event: 18 February 2003 A subway train was set on fire with gasoline, destroying two trains and causing large casualties of 192 deaths and 148 injuries at … Continue reading

Classification of Railway Accidents

Classification of railway accidents, both in terms of cause and effect, is a valuable aid in studying rail (and other) accidents to help to prevent similar ones occurring in future. … Continue reading

Kaprun Disaster

The Kaprun disaster was a fire that occurred in an ascending railway car in the tunnel of the Gletscherbahn 2 railway in Kaprun, Austria, on 11 November 2000. The disaster … Continue reading