Notes: Portions of the Metrolink system are owned by another transit agency and two private freight operators. The map depicts all accidents on the system, including those involving trains operated by Amtrak, Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Sante Fe. Descriptions in capital letters were taken unedited from FRA reports. All others were transcribed by the Times from paper records and have not been proofread.
Sources: Metrolink, Federal Railroad Administration.
Data analysis and map by Doug Smith and Thomas Suh LauderCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times