Train crashes

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Stonehaven train crash: three dead after derailment in Aberdeenshire
Passenger, driver and conductor killed after four carriages leave track in flood-hit area

Libby Brooks and Gwyn Topham

12, Aug, 2020 @8:18 PM

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Stonehaven tragedy highlights threat to rail from climate crisis
Fatal derailment after heavy rains exposes growing danger posed by extreme weather

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

12, Aug, 2020 @7:07 PM

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From showpiece to goat track: the long, dangerous decline of Sydney-to-Melbourne rail travel
Last week’s tragic derailment of an XPT passenger train was the culmination of decades of neglect

Royce Kurmelovs

25, Feb, 2020 @11:53 PM

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Victoria train derailment: driver wrote of faults on line before fatal crash
John Kennedy, who was killed along with his pilot when train derailed, emailed concerns to a friend less than a month before

Melissa Davey

24, Feb, 2020 @4:14 AM

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Train derailment: drivers refused to use section of track where XPT crashed, killing two
Rail union says track near Wallan in Victoria had been awaiting maintenance before Sydney to Melbourne service derailed

Calla Wahlquist and Melissa Davey

21, Feb, 2020 @2:07 AM

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The Ladbroke Grove rail disaster: lessons to be learned 20 years on
Rail safety concerns are mounting again as the UK industry faces another overhaul

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

05, Oct, 2019 @12:28 PM

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BHP runaway train crash: workers applied brakes to wrong train
Report finds mistake occured before train rolled away in remote north of Western Australia and travelled 268km before being remotely derailed

Lisa Martin and agencies

12, Mar, 2019 @3:07 AM

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Catalonia train crash: one dead in landslide derailment
Train came off tracks between Terrassa and Manresa, towns north-west of Barcelona

Sam Jones in Madrid and agencies

20, Nov, 2018 @9:22 AM

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Pedestrian deaths and environmental concerns threaten Florida's high-speed train project
Two weeks after the launch of Brightline, a ‘green’ alternative, the project has been overtaken by controversies

Richard Luscombe in Miami

28, Jan, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Children killed as train and school bus collide in southern France
Collision took place at crossing about 20km west of Perpignan, with most of victims reported to be aged between 13 and 17

Kim Willsher in Paris

14, Dec, 2017 @7:10 PM

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Over 100 people injured in New York commuter train derailment
A Long Island Railroad train traveling at a ‘fairly low rate of speed’ crashed into a bumper at its final stop in Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn Wednesday

Amanda Holpuch in New York

04, Jan, 2017 @4:05 PM

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Several killed as Bulgarian freight train derails and explodes
At least five people dead and three more in critical condition after train carrying propylene explodes after derailment

Staff and agencies in Sofia

10, Dec, 2016 @2:31 PM

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