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Another light rail collision in Calgary prompts driver to speak out

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Another light rail collision in Calgary prompts operator to speak out FROM: Calgary, Alberta – October 23, 2018 Last week, another Calgary pedestrian was hit by a light rail train near the intersection of Memorial Drive and 36 Street. It was the third C-Train incident this month at an at-grade crossing on […]

Another pedestrian is dead after being hit by light rail train in Calgary

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Another pedestrian is dead after being hit by light rail train in Calgary Calgary, Alberta – October 15, 2018 Within hours of an incident earlier today where a 6-year-old girl has been struck and killed by a light rail train, another pedestrian has been hit by a light rail train in Calgary […]

Grief outpours after 6-year-old girl struck, killed by light rail train in Calgary

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Grief outpours after 6-year-old girl struck, killed by light rail train in Calgary Calgary, Alberta – October 15, 2018 Today our hearts are with those affected in Calgary, Alberta where a 6-year-old girl has been struck and killed by a light rail train. The incident this morning prompted expressions of grief from […]

Commuters angry after San Francisco light rail tracks blocked twice in one day

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Commuters angry after San Francisco light rail tracks blocked twice in one day FROM: San Francisco, California – September 28, 2018 Commuter chaos: San Francisco light rail commuters were snarled when two separate incidents blocked light rail tracks during the morning rush hour. At 8:30 AM, SF Muni’s Twitter reported that the […]

Edmonton LRT shut down for 4+ hours after train hits, kills pedestrian

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Edmonton LRT shut down for 4+ hours after train hits, kills pedestrian FROM: Edmonton, Alberta – September 19, 2018 UPDATE – September 20, 2018: We are saddened to hear that the pedestrian involved in this incident with a light rail train has died of his injuries.Commuter chaos: A portion of Edmonton’s Light […]

Toronto streetcar derails in collision, service disrupted for several hours

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Toronto streetcar derails in collision, service disrupted for several hours FROM: Toronto, Ontario – September 19, 2018 TTC streetcar service on Toronto’s Queens Quay was shut down for several hours after a light rail vehicle was knocked off of the tracks in a collision with an ambulance. Daily Hive Toronto, The Star, […]

Light rail shut down in San Jose’s Japantown after woman pinned under train

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Light rail shuts down in San Jose’s Japantown after woman pinned under train FROM: San Jose, California – September 14, 2018 Light Rail service in San Jose’s Japantown was shut down on Friday night, after a woman became pinned under a VTA light rail train near 1st and Jackson streets.NBC Bay Area […]

Calgary’s C-Train LRT shut down again after collision

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Calgary’s C-Train LRT shut down again after collision FROM: Calgary, Alberta – September 11, 2018 A man is in the hospital in critical condition after being struck by a light rail train in Calgary this afternoon. Investigators subsequently shut down a 3-station section of Calgary’s Northeast LRT line, causing major delays for […]

7+ hour shut-down after Portland streetcar hit by truck

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY 7+ hour shut-down after Portland streetcar hit by truck FROM: Portland, Oregon – September 5, 2018 For the second time this year, a Portland streetcar was derailed off of tracks in downtown Portland. According to The Oregonian, KOIN and others, the streetcar was derailed just after 3:30PM after a truck collided with […]

Commuter chaos: Crash shuts down Portland MAX LRT during PM rush hour

COMMUTER CHAOS STORY Crash shuts down Portland MAX LRT during PM rush hour FROM: Portland, Oregon – July 19, 2018 Just yesterday, Portland’s MAX light rail system was disrupted during the afternoon rush hour after a collision between a MAX LRT train and a truck on the Portland’s Steel Bridge. If a similar incident had […]