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  • Man caught clinging to speeding train

    09/27/2017 7:34:17 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 20 replies
    The Extract ^ | 9.24.17 | Editor
    A Facebook user recently uploaded footage of an individual catching a dangerous ride by clinging to the rear windshield wiper of a speeding train in Perth, Australia.
  • India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

    Ahmedabad (India) (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India's first bullet train project -- a $19 billion line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi. The initiative is a major step toward reviving India's accident-prone delapidated rail network but is also seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo. Both want to combat China's growing influence. The line, using Japanese trains and technology, will link Ahmedabad to India's financial capital Mumbai and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023. The 500 kilometre (310 mile) journey will be cut...
  • China says its bullet train technology was stolen, days after US trade probe move

    08/17/2017 1:48:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    SCMP ^ | 17 August, 2017 | Wendy Wu
    China says its bullet train technology was stolen, days after US trade probe move Officials urged to do more to protect intellectual property in commentary published two days after US announcement PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 8:32am UPDATED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 8:32am Beijing has apparently hit back at US plans to investigate intellectual property violations by China, with officials urged to do more to protect bullet train technology from theft. The call came in a commentary published in the official Procuratorial Daily on Wednesday, two days after it was announced that US President Donald Trump would authorise...
  • Train car carrying Lithium batteries explodes near downtown Houston

    04/25/2017 12:53:20 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | April 24, 2017 | KHOU.com Staf
    A train car carrying lithium batteries exploded just north of downtown Houston on Sunday. The blast was so strong, it broke windows in nearby homes. "The moment that I got into the threshold and got inside an explosion went off and it threw me into the other side of the door, so there was a tremendous amount of force – I had no idea what was happening." said Tashi Garcia, who lives nearby the railroad tracks. After the ringing in his ears subsided, he said he checked out the damage to his home. There were broken windows and cracks along...
  • BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    04/24/2017 4:42:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 145 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 24 Apr 17 | Demian Bulwa and Michael Cabanatuan |
    BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others...
  • BART takeover robbery: 50 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    04/24/2017 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 86 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 24, 2017 | Demian Bulwa
    A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station. According to a police summary, witnesses said 50 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently...
  • Videoin Link: Kim Jong-un stunned as RUSSIAN tanks sent by Vladimir Putin to North Korea border

    04/20/2017 11:27:58 AM PDT · by johnk · 118 replies
    YT ^ | 4/20/17 | YT
    ( I Don't know the real value in this ) Vladimir Putin’s forces have been caught on camera heading towards the nation's 11-mile frontier with the DPRK. Video shows a train packed with military equipment allegedly hurtling towards the border with the rogue state. Russia’s actions come as tensions rage between North Korea and the US amid fears war could explode in the Korean Peninsula.
  • High-speed Hyperloop track ready for first trial run

    04/07/2017 1:07:53 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 7, 2017 | By Cara McGoogan
    he first tests of Elon Musk's revolutionary high-speed transport system could begin soon after Hyperloop One, one of 12 companies competing to make the idea a reality, completed its test track. The company has finished work on its 500 metre long testing tunnel, which is situated in the Nevada desert, near Las Vegas, and has a diametre of 3.3 metres. It is expected to run initial trials on the near-supersonic speed train in the first half of this year. Hyperloop One announced the news alongside 11 proposed routes for the super-fast transport, all of which are in the US. The...
  • 'I just got hit by a train': Horrific audio emerges of honor student, 17,...

    03/07/2017 1:04:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 7, 2017 | Anna Hopkins and Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I just got hit by a train': Horrific audio emerges of honor student, 17, calling 911 after having both legs severed by a train Audio has emerged of the 17-year-old Georgia high school senior calling 911 after having both of his legs severed by a train this week. The victim, identified as Jacob Ohl, was rescued alongside the train tracks near Shelly Lane in Lilburn, Georgia when he was struck by a northbound CSX train at 1pm on Thursday. He can be heard calling local authorities sounding extremely calm - likely the effect of extreme shock and adrenaline...
  • Train passengers in Sweden have ‘breathing problems’ after liquid thrown on them

    02/21/2017 3:59:13 PM PST · by protest1 · 50 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | 23:11, Tue, Feb 21, 2017 | Dion Dassanayake, Patrick Christys & Aletha Adu
    TRAIN passengers were left with breathing problems in Sweden tonight after a masked man threw liquid on them as the carriage doors slammed shut - trapping them inside. The attack happened on a subway train at Sankt Eriksplan station in Stockholm, where emergency services rushed to the scene. One passenger onboard said commuters were left in a state of panic, most suffering from breathing problems and others desperately rushing for the exits. Reports initially stated the man threw a rucksack into the carriage, but Swedish police have confirmed it was a noxious liquid instead – the motives behind the incident...
  • LIRR Train Derails in Brooklyn; 103 People Hurt

    01/04/2017 7:39:10 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    NBC4 New York City ^ | January 4 | Andrew Siff and Marc Santia
    The train derailed at the busy Atlantic Terminal at rush hour; all of the injuries were considered minor A Long Island Rail Road train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn at the height of Wednesday's morning rush, injuring more than 100 people and riddling the track area with shattered glass and debris.
  • Patna-Indore Express train accident: Over 115 killed and more than 200 injured

    11/20/2016 7:34:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | 11/20/2016
    Officials said that prima facie the cause of the accident could be due to track fracture. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told reporters at the spot that it seems the cause of the accident is rail fracture. Member (Engineering) of the Railway Board will find out the cause of the mishap and action will be taken against those responsible, he said. With several passengers feared trapped, rescue personnel employed cold cutters to break open the compartments as gas cutters produced excessive heat and suffocation hampering their efforts. A number of trapped passengers were rescued. Teams of army doctors,...
  • Voters Reject Detroit-Area Transit Boondoggle

    11/18/2016 6:57:06 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2016 | John Mozena
    Amid everything else that happened last night, one result was an unexpected victory for public policy prudence and humility with the defeat of the 20-year millage proposal to fund mass transit expansion in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties. The plan put forth by the RTA of Southeastern Michigan was deeply flawed. Among other problems, it included incredible assumptions about state and federal funding levels that neither state nor federal transportation authorities would endorse. Oakland County’s deputy executive did the math and found that the plan got its tax revenue assumptions wrong by more than $500 million, while adding to...
  • At least 1 dead, scores hurt after train crash at Hoboken, NJ station

    09/29/2016 10:33:48 AM PDT · by ncfool · 59 replies
    Foxnew.com ^ | september 29, 2016 | Self
    DEVELOPING: At least one person was killed and dozens more were hurt after a crowded train slammed into a busy station in Hoboken, N.J., during the Thursday morning commute, investigators and local media reported. The woman who died appeared to be standing on a nearby platform before the crash, a law enforcement source told Fox News, adding that the engineer was pulled from the train "semi-conscious" and rushed to a nearby hospital. People pulled concrete off bleeding victims and passengers kicked out the windows amid crying and screaming. At least 65 riders were injured, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said,...
  • Abe pitches Japan’s maglev trains to the US, touting New York to Washington in 40 minutes

    09/22/2016 1:37:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 54 replies
    Kyodo ^ | 22 September, 2016
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pitching Japan’s maglev technology for the railway system in the United States. Speaking in a meeting with US business leaders and financial experts in New York on Wednesday, Abe said that in the late 2030s, a maglev train linking Tokyo to Nagoya in central Japan will take just 40 minutes - an hour shorter than currently required for the shinkansen bullet train. The two cities are about 260km apart, as the crow flies. “The distance between Tokyo and Nagoya is almost the same as that between New York and [Washington] DC,” he said. “You...
  • NJ Transit Cop Drags Man From Tracks Seconds Before Arriving Train

    08/29/2016 10:24:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    nbc newyork ^ | 29 Aug 2016
    A New Jersey Transit police officer spotted a man lying on the railroad tracks in Secaucus and managed to pull him to safety mere seconds before a train arrived.
  • Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange (train accident suicide-truncated)

    08/19/2016 10:29:05 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    The Sun ^ | 04/21/16 | Neil Syson
    Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange and worked alongside George Clooney’s wife Amal dies in apparent suicide – The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1138414/britains-top-human-rights-lawyer-who-represented-julian-assange-and-worked-alongside-george-clooneys-wife-amal-dies-in-apparent-suicide/ Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange and worked alongside George Clooney’s wife Amal dies in apparent suicide... EXCLUSIVE By NEIL SYSON 21st April 2016, 11:05 am
  • Armed man injures six in Swiss train attack

    08/13/2016 10:25:22 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers on Saturday, injuring six people, including a six-year-old child, police said. The man, a 27-year-old Swiss citizen, carried out the attack on a train travelling in Switzerland's far east, along its border with Liechtenstein, and was also injured, regional police in Saint Gallen said in a statement. Police said the attack had taken place at around 2:20pm (1220 GMT) near the Salez station on a train running between Buchs and Sennwald and that some of the injuries were serious. "According to the information...
  • Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage cove

    08/13/2016 9:32:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 8/13/16 | Sam Adams
    Full title .........Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage covered in blood Swiss train passengers have reported been attacked by a man with 'fire and a knife' sparking fears of new terror attack. At least seven passengers were left seriously injured by the man who is believed to be 27-years-old. snip Swiss police and special forces have sealed off the train and the interior minister is believed to be holding a special meeting on how to deal with incident.
  • ISIS releases video of Bavaria train attacker making threats

    07/19/2016 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Jul 2016 15:55 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Terror group ISIS have released a video which apparently shows the teenager who attacked passengers with an axe on a train in Bavaria on Monday making threats. The video was released through the jihadi organization’s news agency Amaq, which had claimed a link earlier in the day. The assault on a regional train near the southern city of Würzburg on Monday left two of the victims in a critical condition, said Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of Bavaria state. The teenage assailant was killed as he tried to flee. …