Tag - derailment



Japan Times
Nov 17, 2019
JR West to bar public from viewing train cars recovered from deadly 2005 Amagasaki crash
West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) said it plans to preserve all seven cars involved in a train derailment in Hyogo Prefecture that killed 106 people in 2005 at an employee training center in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, without opening them to the public.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2017
Top court upholds acquittal of ex-JR West heads over deadly 2005 derailment
Supreme Court ruling says former company presidents were not expected to recognize danger of the curve at the Hyogo Prefecture crash site.
Apr 25, 2017
Victims of JR West derailment remembered 12 years after tragedy
The families of the 107 people killed in a 2005 train derailment in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, observed the 12th anniversary of the disaster on Tuesday and mourned the victims of the accident apparently caused by inadequate safety measures.
Japan Times
May 19, 2016
No injuries after train partially derails on Tokyo's Tobu Tojo Line
The Tobu Tojo Line resumed operation Thursday after a train carrying some 400 passengers partially derailed the previous day.
Japan Times
May 1, 2016
Cars leak hazardous chemicals after freight train derails in Washington, D.C.
A CSX freight train derailed Sunday morning in northeastern Washington, D.C., with several cars overturned and leaking hazardous liquids near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station, the District of Columbia Fire Department tweeted.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2015
Oil train fireball seen adding pressure for U.S. safety decision
Video images of a fireball boiling from the wreckage of a derailed train hauling Bakken crude are adding to pressure on federal regulators to act on new safety standards for oil shipments.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2014
Freighter train derails in Hokkaido; no injuries reported
A freighter train derailed early Sunday on the JR Esashi Line in southern Hokkaido, the operator said. No one was injured.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2014
JR East train derails near Kawasaki
An out-of-service train derailed early Sunday on the Keihin Tohoku Line near JR Kawasaki Station after hitting a maintenance car, slightly injuring the motorman and conductor.
Nov 12, 2013
Discrepancies in JR Hokkaido's rail inspections
Rail spacing data from track inspections conducted by Hokkaido Railway Co. and reported to its headquarters doesn't match all of the data in the divisions that originally conducted the checks, according to transport ministry sources.
Oct 7, 2013
Appeal filed over JR West ex-chiefs
Lawyers filed an appeal Monday with the Osaka High Court, seeking to reverse a verdict that found three former presidents of West Japan Railway Co. not guilty of professional negligence in connection with the 2005 Amagasaki derailment that claimed 107 lives.
Sep 27, 2013
Ex-JR West chiefs cleared of '05 crash
The Kobe District Court on Friday acquitted three former presidents of West Japan Railway Co. over the horrific 2005 train derailment that killed 107 people and injured more than 560 in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2013
Bad track upkeep eyed in Hokkaido derailment: JR
Hokkaido Railway says slow track repairs may have caused last week's cargo train derailment and finds 97 more cases of poor maintenance.
Mar 24, 2013
Japanese tourist killed in Cambodian roller coaster derailment
A female Japanese tourist died Friday night in a roller coaster derailment at an amusement park in Cambodia, a local government official said Saturday.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2013
Authorities investigate Akita line bullet train derailment
Transport authorities launched a full-fledged investigation Sunday into the derailment of a bullet train on the Akita Shinkansen Line in Daisen, Akita Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon.


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