Drivers in and through Arlington are being forewarned about a major railway construction project that will simultaneously close railroad crossings and is expected to cause traffic headaches.
Grand jurors will consider the case of a train collision that killed four veterans riding on a parade float last fall.
Drivers in Arlington can expect major traffic delays and disruptions next week, when a railroad improvement project is scheduled to shut down five major intersections simultaneously.
Two attorneys named Dale Andrew Hayden as the driver of a parade float that collided with a Union Pacific train in West Texas, killing four veterans and injuring 17 others.
There were 10 previous collisions at the West Texas railroad crossing where a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families.
A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the float drove through a West Texas railroad crossing on its way to an honorary banquet, authorities said.
Police said that a Texas A&M student was struck and killed by a freight train. Officials in College Station identified the victim as 19-year-old Garrett Cole Luce of College Station.
A freight train barreled into a stalled tanker truck early Thursday morning in Wills Point, causing a fiery explosion that rattled nearby homes but caused no injuries.
The best view of Union Pacific’s massive Davidson Yard is from the Hulen Street Bridge. From five stories above you can see the size and scope of the operation. It is the second largest train yard in Texas.
Division Street between Dottie Lynn Parkway and West Fork Road remains closed Sunday while Union Pacific employees work to clear a railway of three locomotives and five rail cars that derailed when an eastbound train slammed into one that was stopped on the tracks Saturday night.
Officials say a congested freight railroad intersection in Fort Worth called Tower 55 should be rebuilt by early 2014.
The Texas heat wave has affected some rail lines, as high temperatures threaten to warp tracks. Many trains have been forced to reduce speeds.