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Possible Passenger Railroad Coming to Montgomery

You might have another way to get around the state of Alabama, and that way is by train. It’s all part of a new private passenger rail that’s setting up shop in Montgomery. The goal is to connect cities across the state, like Birmingham, Huntsville, and even as far down south as Pensacola. Amtrak already operates in a small part of…

Operation Livesaver Aims to Decrease Alabama Train Accidents

A train collides with a car almost every 90 minutes and thousands of people are injured or killed in train wrecks every year, according to the RailRoad Safety Committee. Because of those statistics, the Alabama Department of Transportation is teaming up with Operation Livesaver to help keep Alabamians safe at railroad crossings. Alabama comes in at number six in the nation for the…

Train Derails in Opelika

A train has derailed in eastern Alabama, but officials say no injuries were reported. The Lee County Emergency Management Agency said in a written statement that the train left the tracks Friday morning in Opelika. The agency said no hazardous materials are involved and “the situation is controlled.” However, drivers were being advised to avoid the area along South Uniroyal…