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A decade of deadly train crashes for Metrolink
A decade of deadly train crashes for Metrolink

Metrolink has seen two multi-fatality crashes in the last decade and has focused considerable attention on improving safety and public confidence. Here is a review from The Times' archives:  What were the earlier crashes? In 2005, a Glendale crash killed 11 people when a train hit a truck parked on the tracks. Prosecutors later said Juan Manuel Alvarez had intended to kill commuters as part of a sick attempt to gain attention from his estranged wife when he parked his sport-utility vehicle on the train tracks. He was sentenced to 11 consecutive life prison terms. In 2008, 25 people died and 135 were injured in a crash in which a Metrolink commuter train collided...

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