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November 8, 2005
E-mails received yesterday by commuters on the MARC Penn Line between Baltimore and Washington: 5:56 a.m.: Penn Line Train No. 400 leaving Union Station at 5:54 a.m. has been cancelled. Train 402 leaving Union Station at 6:45 a.m. will make all stops. Southbound Train 401 normally leaving Penn Station at 4:45 a.m. has been terminated north of BWI Station because of locomotive mechanical problems. Southbound Train 503 (4:50 a.m out of Perryville) will pick up all passengers, but is expected to be 15 minutes late arriving at BWI Station.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
John Alban Jr., the driver seriously injured after his truck collided with a freight train in Rosedale last week — triggering an explosion felt around the region — was discharged from the hospital. Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman Cynthia Rivers said Monday that Alban had been discharged Sunday. The 50-year-old Essex man had been in serious condition since the crash last Tuesday. After Alban's truck struck the southbound 45-car freight train, 15 cars derailed and chemicals on board caught fire and exploded, shearing off the side of a nearby building and blowing out windows and cracking ceilings on other buildings.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 18, 2000
Four unidentified people suffered minor injuries yesterday, and rush-hour traffic was tied up when a van made a left turn in front of a light rail train in downtown Baltimore, said a Mass Transit Administration spokesman. The accident occurred about 3: 30 p.m. at North Howard and Franklin streets, the spokesman said. Three people in the van and a passenger in the southbound train were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. It was the second light rail accident this week. On Sunday, a train crashed into a safety barrier at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport stop in Linthicum.
NEWS
January 22, 2010
The man killed last Friday when he was struck on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor tracks in Aberdeen was identified Thursday as James Dexter Sharon, 48, of the Aberdeen area. According to Aberdeen Police Department spokesman Sgt. Fred Budnick, relatives have been notified but police are not aware of any fixed address for Sharon. Court records show him listed at addresses in Edgewood and Perryville. Sharon, who had a long record of convictions for trespassing, public drinking and other offenses, was struck by a southbound train at the 600 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd.
NEWS
November 12, 1994
Two people were critically injured yesterday when they were struck by Mass Transit Administration rail cars in separate incidents -- one of them an apparent suicide attempt, officials said.In Baltimore County, a 51-year-old man jumped in front of a train at the Old Court Metro Station about 11:45 a.m., said MTA spokeswoman Dianna Rosborough. He was in critical but stable condition last night at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the hospital said.In the city, Eva M. Schaefer, 63, was hit by a northbound Central Light Rail train at the Westport station about 4 p.m. Ms. Rosborough said the woman -- whose condition was described as critical and unstable -- had stepped off a southbound train and was walking across the tracks.
NEWS
January 22, 2010
The man killed last Friday when he was struck on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor tracks in Aberdeen was identified Thursday as James Dexter Sharon, 48, of the Aberdeen area. According to Aberdeen Police Department spokesman Sgt. Fred Budnick, relatives have been notified but police are not aware of any fixed address for Sharon. Court records show him listed at addresses in Edgewood and Perryville. Sharon, who had a long record of convictions for trespassing, public drinking and other offenses, was struck by a southbound train at the 600 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd.
NEWS
April 23, 2005
New MARC commuter train schedules are set to begin Monday, with five minutes added to the arrival and departure times for all Camden and Brunswick Line trains. Other Penn Line changes include Train 438 leaving Washington at 6:05 p.m. and going to Perryville, while Train 540 will leave Washington at 6:35 p.m. and go only to Baltimore. The temporary arrival and departure times are expected to last through the summer. On May 2, major construction work is scheduled to begin on the Susquehanna Bridge tracks, lasting about six weeks.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2003
Nine Metro subway passengers were injured yesterday morning when their train struck a maintenance truck on the tracks near the State Center station at West Preston and Eutaw streets. The Maryland Transit Administration said nine of the 24 passengers on the southbound train were taken to hospitals and treated for injuries including bumps, bruises and neck and back pain. Two workers on the truck were treated at Maryland General Hospital and released. The truck, which has tires for street driving and wheels for the rails, was in the tunnel for "scheduled, authorized maintenance" about 10 a.m. when the train hit it from behind, said Suzanne Bond, a Maryland Transit Administration spokeswoman.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | June 13, 1993
A 19-year-old Baltimore art student suffered facial injuries yesterday morning when she and a friend, in an attempt to avoid being struck by a light-rail train near Camden Station, stepped into the path of a train going the opposite direction.Nancy Hiebel of the 1400 block of Eutaw Place was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with fractures to her right cheek, a family member said. She was undergoing reconstructive surgery last night."She's going to be OK. All that's really hurt is her cheekbone," said Meredith Van Asdlen, 20, Ms. Hiebel's stepsister.
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By David Pierson and Mitchell Landsberg and David Pierson and Mitchell Landsberg,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 27, 2005
GLENDALE, Calif. - A man apparently intending to commit suicide parked his SUV in the path of a Metrolink commuter train yesterday morning, then jumped out of the way in time to watch a chain-reaction wreck that killed at least 11 people and injured about 180. The collision, which involved three trains, was the deadliest U.S. rail crash since 1999. It shattered the pre-dawn stillness near Griffith Park with what witnesses described as the sound of scraping gravel followed by a sustained boom that shook the ground.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | September 24, 2007
Mass transit isn't easy. Things go wrong. Equipment breaks down. Schedules don't mesh. The public can be cranky and unreasonable. And the 95 percent of the time things go right is quickly forgotten while the 5 percent of the time they don't remains firmly embedded in the minds of riders. So, in many ways, I'm inclined to cut the folks at the Maryland Transit Administration some slack. If a section of track needs to be shut down for a few weeks, that's life - not proof of incompetence.
NEWS
November 8, 2005
E-mails received yesterday by commuters on the MARC Penn Line between Baltimore and Washington: 5:56 a.m.: Penn Line Train No. 400 leaving Union Station at 5:54 a.m. has been cancelled. Train 402 leaving Union Station at 6:45 a.m. will make all stops. Southbound Train 401 normally leaving Penn Station at 4:45 a.m. has been terminated north of BWI Station because of locomotive mechanical problems. Southbound Train 503 (4:50 a.m out of Perryville) will pick up all passengers, but is expected to be 15 minutes late arriving at BWI Station.
NEWS
April 23, 2005
New MARC commuter train schedules are set to begin Monday, with five minutes added to the arrival and departure times for all Camden and Brunswick Line trains. Other Penn Line changes include Train 438 leaving Washington at 6:05 p.m. and going to Perryville, while Train 540 will leave Washington at 6:35 p.m. and go only to Baltimore. The temporary arrival and departure times are expected to last through the summer. On May 2, major construction work is scheduled to begin on the Susquehanna Bridge tracks, lasting about six weeks.
NEWS
By David Pierson and Mitchell Landsberg and David Pierson and Mitchell Landsberg,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 27, 2005
GLENDALE, Calif. - A man apparently intending to commit suicide parked his SUV in the path of a Metrolink commuter train yesterday morning, then jumped out of the way in time to watch a chain-reaction wreck that killed at least 11 people and injured about 180. The collision, which involved three trains, was the deadliest U.S. rail crash since 1999. It shattered the pre-dawn stillness near Griffith Park with what witnesses described as the sound of scraping gravel followed by a sustained boom that shook the ground.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2003
Nine Metro subway passengers were injured yesterday morning when their train struck a maintenance truck on the tracks near the State Center station at West Preston and Eutaw streets. The Maryland Transit Administration said nine of the 24 passengers on the southbound train were taken to hospitals and treated for injuries including bumps, bruises and neck and back pain. Two workers on the truck were treated at Maryland General Hospital and released. The truck, which has tires for street driving and wheels for the rails, was in the tunnel for "scheduled, authorized maintenance" about 10 a.m. when the train hit it from behind, said Suzanne Bond, a Maryland Transit Administration spokeswoman.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 18, 2000
Four unidentified people suffered minor injuries yesterday, and rush-hour traffic was tied up when a van made a left turn in front of a light rail train in downtown Baltimore, said a Mass Transit Administration spokesman. The accident occurred about 3: 30 p.m. at North Howard and Franklin streets, the spokesman said. Three people in the van and a passenger in the southbound train were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. It was the second light rail accident this week. On Sunday, a train crashed into a safety barrier at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport stop in Linthicum.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1997
Unknown to passengers traveling daily on the MTA's Light Rail line through Riderwood, the Baltimore County community was the setting, in 1854, for one of the nation's most spectacular railroad disasters.Even though time and development have obscured Rider's Grove, where the wreck occurred, the present track alignment in that area is as it was when, on a hot July 4, several hundred yards north of today's Joppa Road bridge, two locomotives and their trains met in a fiery explosion that killed 29 and injured hundreds.
NEWS
By MICHAEL DRESSER | September 24, 2007
Mass transit isn't easy. Things go wrong. Equipment breaks down. Schedules don't mesh. The public can be cranky and unreasonable. And the 95 percent of the time things go right is quickly forgotten while the 5 percent of the time they don't remains firmly embedded in the minds of riders. So, in many ways, I'm inclined to cut the folks at the Maryland Transit Administration some slack. If a section of track needs to be shut down for a few weeks, that's life - not proof of incompetence.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1997
Unknown to passengers traveling daily on the MTA's Light Rail line through Riderwood, the Baltimore County community was the setting, in 1854, for one of the nation's most spectacular railroad disasters.Even though time and development have obscured Rider's Grove, where the wreck occurred, the present track alignment in that area is as it was when, on a hot July 4, several hundred yards north of today's Joppa Road bridge, two locomotives and their trains met in a fiery explosion that killed 29 and injured hundreds.
NEWS
November 12, 1994
Two people were critically injured yesterday when they were struck by Mass Transit Administration rail cars in separate incidents -- one of them an apparent suicide attempt, officials said.In Baltimore County, a 51-year-old man jumped in front of a train at the Old Court Metro Station about 11:45 a.m., said MTA spokeswoman Dianna Rosborough. He was in critical but stable condition last night at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the hospital said.In the city, Eva M. Schaefer, 63, was hit by a northbound Central Light Rail train at the Westport station about 4 p.m. Ms. Rosborough said the woman -- whose condition was described as critical and unstable -- had stepped off a southbound train and was walking across the tracks.
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