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  • Multiple people are feared dead after Amtrak train derails near Kansas City

    06/27/2022 12:32:02 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 110 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/27/2022 | Andrea Cavallier
    Multiple people are feared to have been killed after an Amtrak train carrying 243 people derailed close to Kansas City in Missouri. It's still unclear what caused the smash - but one imaged shared by a survivor showed what appeared to be a broken truck axle lying to one side of the tracks.
  • European Leaders Are Latest to Take Ukraine’s V.I.P. Train to Meet Zelensky

    06/16/2022 11:20:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/2022 | Oliver JJ. Lane
    French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi travelled together on a special Ukrainian train originally created for holidaying oligarchs, just the latest world leaders to have made the pilgrimage to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky. European leaders of France, Germany, Italy, and Romania coalesced in Kyiv, Ukraine Thursday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky. The meeting may represent a thawing, in a sense, of relations between France and Ukraine, which has been strained over President Macron’s longstanding attempts to negotiate with Russia.
  • Iranian passenger train derails, killing at least 17

    06/08/2022 8:08:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CNN | June 8, 2022 | Ramin Mostaghim and Mostafa Salem,
    At least 17 people were killed and 50 more injured after a passenger train derailed in eastern Iran early Wednesday morning... Twenty-two rescue teams, 10 ambulances and three helicopters were deployed after five train cars derailed at 5.30 a.m. local time near the city of Tabas. The injured were transported to nearby cities for treatment, ... The death toll is expected to rise due to the severity of the injuries... The train was carrying 348 passengers when it collided with an excavator on the rail, IRNA said. It had been traveling to the city of Yazd, according to Reuters.
  • The estimated cost of California's high speed rail system is now up to $105 billion

    02/08/2022 7:55:42 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Feb 08, 2022 | John Sexton
    Ed Morrissey wrote a story about the costs of California’s high speed rail project going up back in August 2011. More than ten years later, we’re still seeing that story repeated over and over. Last January, we learned from a contractor’s letter that project delays were “beyond comprehension,” often thanks to failures by the state to buy needed property to build on. ... The cost to build California’s ambitious but long delayed high-speed rail line has once again risen, with rail officials now estimating it could take up to $105 billion to finish the line from San Francisco to Los...
  • Canadian Vaccine Authorities Put Yellow Patches on Your Jacket as You Load into Trains

    12/25/2021 7:26:23 AM PST · by DFG · 66 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/24/2021 | Sundance
    Someone, anyone… please tell me you can see the problem here. Canadian railway officials have a rather familiar method to segregate passengers and identify authorized vaccinated citizens who are traveling in railroad cars:
  • RTD union calls Denver Union Station a ‘lawless hellhole’

    12/03/2021 11:35:30 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    KDVR ^ | Dec 2, 2021 | Morgan Whitley, Shaul Turner
    DENVER — Trash, drug use and violence out in the open at Union Station’s RTD train and bus stops have employees demanding something be done about it. The union representing 2,000 workers for RTD and First Transit, RTD’s largest fixed-route contractor, alerted the community of the conditions in a Wednesday press release, calling Union Station a “lawless hellhole.” “It’s not safe to come to work when you have to inhale smoke from drug pipes,” the union said. They join riders and even some who are homeless in calling for action. ‘They have no respect’.. Union Station is a staple of...
  • With one photo, Adam Housley highlights ‘modern day train robbery’ in lawless Dem-run Los Angeles

    Add train thefts to the long list of serious problems in crime-ridden, Democrat-controlled Los Angeles. Journalist Adam Housley, who previously worked for Fox News, alerted America to this issue (which also could perhaps add to supply chain woes) by tweeting out a dystopian-like image of what appears to be the remnants of ransacked materials left on train tracks. “Meantime…this is modern day train robbery. Modern day LA not far from Union Station…a few days ago. Unfortunately it is happening every day. As soon as the train stops, thieves start opening containers. It is quite well organized. This is the main...
  • Passengers held up phones during Philadelphia train rape, police say

    10/19/2021 9:06:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10.19.2021 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The passengers who did nothing while a homeless man raped a woman on a commuter train outside Philadelphia may have also recorded the vile attack on their cellphones instead of calling for help, authorities said. Surveillance footage showed Fiston Ngoy, 35, who has been charged with rape in Wednesday’s sickening attack aboard a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train, spent nearly 45 minutes harassing the woman and touched her breast at one point, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Police said the rape lasted about six minutes as other passengers looked on while holding their cellphones, but...
  • Police say bystanders "should've intervened" as woman was raped on Philadelphia train

    10/17/2021 7:15:33 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 97 replies
    CBS ^ | Oct 17, 2021 | Tre'Vaughn Howard
    A woman was allegedly raped on a suburban Philadelphia train last week while police said there were "a lot of people" around who "should have done something." Police said they had arrested a man connected to the rape that allegedly happened on a SEPTA El train on Wednesday. Fishton Ngoy, 35, has been charged with rape and several other counts. According to authorities, the incident was caught on surveillance video that showed bystanders on the train when it happened who "did nothing."
  • Shooting Under Investigation at Tucson Amtrak Station

    10/04/2021 11:29:54 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 21 replies
    ABC 15 Arizona ^ | 10/4/21 | ABC 15 staff
    (Please see link….cannot copy anything)
  • Man dies after falling while subway surfing on top of J train on Williamsburg Bridge

    10/02/2021 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 10/02/21 | Alaa Elassar Maya Brown
    A man in New York City died early Saturday morning while subway surfing on top of the J-train on the Williamsburg Bridge. The 32-year-old man lost his footing, fell from the train onto the tracks, and was struck by an incoming train, the New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed to CNN. Officers found him "unconscious and unresponsive" around 4:35 a.m. and emergency medical services pronounced him dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet identified the individual. **SNIP** "Riding on top of trains is not smart," MTA Spokesperson Tim Minton told CNN. Thrill seekers often find their way on top...
  • Amtrak train was going just under speed limit at time of fatal derailment in Montana

    09/28/2021 6:36:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/28/2021 | Kenneth Garger
    The Amtrak train that derailed in Montana on Saturday was traveling just under the speed limit at the time of crash that killed three people and injured dozens of others, US investigators said Monday. The westbound Empire Builder was going a touch under 75 mph when it went off the track along a gradual curve in the rural town of Joplin, according to National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. A 14-member NTSB team is investigating the cause of the wreck that resulted in the derailment of eight of the train’s 10 ten cars.
  • At Least 50 Hurt in Amtrak Derailment in Montana, Official Says (3 dead)

    09/25/2021 7:07:07 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 54 replies
    At least 50 people were injured after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday afternoon, setting off a frantic response by rescuers who scrambled to extricate passengers from cars, an official said. The official, Amanda Frickel, the disaster and emergency services coordinator for Hill County, Mont., said in an interview that more than one person had been killed, but that the authorities were not yet releasing any more details. She said “well over” 50 people had been injured.
  • 2nd woman convicted of railroad track sabotage in Washington 32 minutes ago

    09/11/2021 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Robwin · 25 replies
    Newsbreak ^ | 09/09/21 | The Associated Press
    SEATTLE — A second defendant has been convicted of sabotaging railroad tracks near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state just before a train carrying crude oil was due to pass through — apparently part of a campaign to protest construction of a pipeline across British Columbia.Following a two-day trial and three hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Seattle on Thursday convicted Ellen Brennan Reiche, 28, of Bellingham, of violence against a railroad carrier. Her co-defendant, Samantha Frances Brooks, 24, pleaded guilty in July.
  • At least 10 passengers injured in stabbings on Tokyo train

    08/06/2021 1:02:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox ^ | August 06, 2021
    A man with a knife stabbed at least 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo on Friday and was captured by police after fleeing, fire department officials and news reports said. NHK public television said one passenger was seriously injured. It said the suspect left his knife behind as he fled and later gave himself up at a convenience store A witness at a nearby station where the train stopped said passengers were rushing out of the carriages and shouting that there was a stabbing and asking for first aid. Another witness told NHK that he saw passengers smeared...
  • 2 Brothers Hit and Killed by Train as They Held Memorial for Sibling Struck at Same Spot

    08/05/2021 9:05:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    People via MSN ^ | 8/06/21 | Gabrielle Chung
    A family in Charlotte, North Carolina, is weathering three tragedies after two brothers were fatally struck by a light rail train while holding a memorial for another sibling who had died in the same spot on week prior. On early Tuesday morning, officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to a call about two pedestrians struck by LYNX Blue Line train near South Boulevard and Hebron Street, according to the Associated Press. Police arrived to find Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and Jose Chilambalam Tiquiram Us, 20, unresponsive near the tracks and both men were pronounced dead at the scene, the...
  • China unveils 600 kph maglev train - state media

    07/20/2021 7:48:13 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2021 | Reuters
    BEIJING, July 20 (Reuters) - China unveiled a maglev train capable of a top speed of 600 kph on Tuesday, state media said. The maximum speed would make the train, self-developed by China and manufactured in the coastal city of Qingdao, the fastest ground vehicle globally. Using electro-magnetic force, the maglev train "levitates" above the track with no contact between body and rail.
  • Pakistan train crash: dozens killed as express services collide

    06/07/2021 1:12:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 7 Jun 2021 11.27 EDT
    At least 45 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a pre-dawn crash between two express trains in Pakistan, as rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to pull survivors and the dead from the crumpled carriages. The Millat Express train had derailed at about 3.30am and the Sir Syed Express train hit it minutes later, said Usman Abdullah, a deputy commissioner of Ghotki. It wasn’t immediately clear what had caused the derailment, and the driver of the second train said he had braked when he had seen the derailed train but had not had time to...
  • At least 11 killed, 98 injured in Egypt as train derails

    04/18/2021 6:08:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun April 18, 2021 | Magdy Samaan, Sharif Paget and Sarah El Sirgany
    More than 50 ambulances were dispatched by the Ministry of Health to rescue the injured from the crash. The Egyptian Railways Authority said it was still investigating why the train, which was heading from Cairo to Mansoura, derailed. Most of the injuries were minor or moderate, with only a few critical cases, Khaled Megahed, a health ministry spokesman, told a local TV station. Video posted on social media showed the victims and the injured passengers scattered along the railway line, next to the overturned train cars. Sounds of distress could also be heard. Train movement has stopped in the East...
  • Biden’s infrastructure plan spurs discussing of rail service between L.A. and Vegas

    04/18/2021 5:41:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | Apr 18, 2021
    Proposed federal infrastructure funding for rail projects has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997 and at a high-speed rail line along the congested Interstate 15 corridor to Victorville, California. The measure might provide funding for Brightline West’s project that would have passenger trains whisking at up to 200 mph (322 kph) on a route generally along the busy interstate, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.