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  • North Korea restores train service to Russia, boosting hopes for tourists

    06/11/2024 9:23:24 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 8 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 6/10/2024 | Cho Jinwoo
    News comes as Russia’s Putin plans to visit North Korea in coming weeks. After a four-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, passenger rail service between Russia and North Korea has been restored, with 41 Russian tourists taking the train to North Korea last week, according to Moscow’s customs service. The news comes amid a report Monday from the Russian daily Vedomosti that President Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea sometime in the next few weeks. That would mark only the second time that Putin has visited the country, after a July 2000 trip – although Putin did meet with...
  • How California's Ban on Diesel Locomotives Could Have Major National Repercussions

    05/02/2024 1:07:55 PM PDT · by karpov · 80 replies
    Reason ^ | May 2, 2024 | Veronique De Rugy
    American federalism is struggling. Federal rules are an overwhelming presence in every state government, and some states, due to their size or other leverage, can impose their own policies on much or all of the country. The problem has been made clearer by an under-the-radar plan to phase out diesel locomotives in California. If the federal government provides the state with a helping hand, it would bring nationwide repercussions for a vital, overlooked industry. Various industry and advocacy groups are lining up against California's costly measure, calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny a waiver needed to...
  • High-speed rail system from Las Vegas to Southern California breaks ground

    04/22/2024 1:10:09 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 87 replies
    CNBC Business News ^ | 22 April 2024 | Ryan Anastasio
    The Brightline West system will reach speeds of 200 miles per hour across a 218-mile route between Las Vegas and three California stops including Rancho Cucamonga, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles...The project received $3 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the rest will be privately funded...
  • As crime in Denver soars, RTD finds itself in the frontlines

    03/26/2024 6:02:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Denver Gazette ^ | Mar 26, 2024 | Sage Kelley
    To RTD, the crimes that are happening are a microcosm of a larger, societal challenge that is seeping its way into its buses, trains and stations.. The Lakewood Police Department described a disturbing scene that unfolded on Feb. 13 at a Regional Transportation District light rail station. Two teenage girls allegedly assaulted a man at the Wadsworth Boulevard light rail station, the police said. The teens seemingly attacked the man at random, holding him down, kicking him and calling him racial slurs, the police added. The incident was one of several crimes that occurred in metro Denver's public transportation system...
  • Buttigieg: Rail Accidents Have Increased over Past Year Despite Us Doing All We Can Because Congress Hasn’t Acted

    02/17/2024 4:26:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/17/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated that the Department of Transportation has “taken so many steps on rail safety policy” since the East Palestine derailment and is “doing everything we can with the authorities that we already have,” but accidents have gone up despite this because Congress needs to act. Buttigieg said, “For our department, the process mainly has to do with making sure things like this can’t happen again, which is why we’ve taken so many steps on rail safety policy and are pressing Congress to do more with the power that it has.”
  • Fire on the tracks? Metra explains system for keeping trains operational in extreme cold. ( Chicago )

    01/17/2024 5:46:11 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    WBBM NEWS ^ | 1/17/2024 | Mike Krauser
    CHICAGO () - When temperatures drop to bone-chilling levels like we’re experiencing now, railroads use open flames to keep the trains moving.. According to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, they’re using natural gas to heat switches. “It looks like the tracks are on fire, but what it is, there are gas burners next to the switches, and we light them to keep the switches warm, so the switches can move,” said Gillis. “If they freeze up, then our trains can’t change tracks and that leads to congestion…It’s really essential to keep the switches operational so that we can keep our trains...
  • Obama Inspired Ship 'Audacity of Hope' to Join Gaza Flotilla II-good pal raised money

    06/07/2011 4:12:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/04/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama's good pal Rashid Khalidi raised money for the venture. In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election. The media refused to release the video. Terrorist Bill Ayers, Barack Obama and his good friend Jew-hater Rashid Khalidi There were also reports that terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were...
  • Cleveland man, 43, is arrested for jamming metal into tracks and rail switches on Ohio line for months

    10/19/2023 4:46:30 PM PDT · by CFW · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/23 | ISHITA SRIVASTAVA
    A Cleveland man has been arrested by police for allegedly trying to cause trains in the city to derail by jamming metal into tracks and rail lines. Joseph Findley, 43, has been arrested by the FBI on federal terrorist charges following a string of alleged attacks against railroad carriers on October 6. He is accused of placing railroad spikes onto the path of oncoming trains and wedging pieces of metal into a rail switch. During a test run for a CSX employee appreciation day, one train hit an obstruction on the track and temporarily derailed before the wheels dropped back...
  • Knife attacks at German train stations have more than doubled since 2019

    10/08/2023 5:07:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Remix News ^ | October 06, 2023 | JUNGE FREIHEIT
    The latest figures show an undeniable correlation between an increase in violent crime and immigration.. The number of knife attacks recorded at train stations in Germany has more than doubled since 2019, and foreign nationals are greatly overrepresented when analyzing the ethnicity of suspects. By Aug. 31 this year, the German Federal Police had already recorded 527 violent crimes in which a knife had been used at German train stations — the equivalent of more than two knife attacks a day on average. The figures were provided by the federal government following a request by Martin Hess, an MP for...
  • As Paris Olympics approach, French authorities launch efforts to eradicate bedbugs

    09/29/2023 4:09:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2023
    Government is urged to implement action plan to address this issue before the 2024 Olympics ... With the Paris Olympics less than a year away, French authorities want to make sure the bedbugs don't bite during the games and have started a drive to exterminate the pests. Social media users have been publishing footage of the insects crawling around in high-speed trains and the Paris metro, alongside a rash of online articles about bedbugs in cinemas and even Charles de Gaulle airport. The reports have reached the highest levels of government. "The state urgently needs to put an action plan...
  • Mexican freight company stops sending trains to US border as ‘unprecedented’ number of migrants hitch rides

    09/20/2023 11:34:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/20/2023 | Melissa Koenig
    Mexico’s largest freight company has temporarily halted 60 trains in the north — because of an “unprecedented” number of migrants hitching rides to the US border. Ferromex announced the mass service suspension Tuesday, days after a video went viral showing hundreds of cheering migrants crammed into one of its trains. The company said “the accumulation of migrants in recent days has increased significantly,” causing about a “half-dozen regrettable cases of injury or death” among those trying to illegally cross into the US. “Due to this, Ferromex will temporarily suspend its operations on the affected routes to protect the physical integrity...
  • California’s imaginary solar-powered bullet train

    06/18/2023 8:45:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 16, 2023 | Jack Elbaum
    When California voters passed a referendum in 2008 to construct a high-speed rail connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco, there was no shortage of skeptics. Forty-seven percent of the state voted against the plan, and a group of think tanks issued a nearly 200-page report that year arguing costs would skyrocket, ridership would not match projections, and the environmental benefits were overstated. The skeptics, of course, have been vindicated. But few thought it would be as bad as it has since turned out to be. Fifteen years, and countless setbacks later, not a single mile of track has been laid,...
  • Norfolk Southern is 1st railroad to give all workers sick time as others negotiate with unions

    06/05/2023 10:54:20 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 5, 2023 | Josh Funk
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Norfolk Southern became the first major North American freight railroad with deals to provide paid sick time to all of its workers Monday, but the other railroads are making progress, with nearly 65% of all rail workers securing this basic benefit since the start of the year.
  • California to Require ‘Zero Emissions’ Passenger Trains After 2030, Freight After 2035

    04/28/2023 6:40:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2023 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has enacted new regulations that will require “zero emissions” trains to be introduced after 2030, focusing on a sector often seen as a “green” alternative to cars and trucks. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Under the new regulations, zero-emissions models will be required for all switch, industrial and passenger locomotives built after 2030 and for all freight line locomotives built after 2035. Any non-zero emissions locomotive that is 23 years old or more will not be allowed to operate in the state past 2030. The regulations also require train operators to open a spending...
  • BNSF train carrying ethanol in Minnesota derails and catches fire, forcing evacuations in small town

    03/30/2023 8:13:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    FOX Business ^ | March 30, 2023 | Greg Norman
    Burlington Northern Santa Fe says 22 cars from train have come off the tracks in Raymond ... A Minnesota town outside of Minneapolis has been ordered to evacuate Thursday morning after a train carrying "a form of ethanol" and "a corn syrup liquid" derailed and caught on fire, police say. Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway told FOX Business that its train came off the tracks near Raymond around 1 a.m. ... Fire departments from Raymond and numerous area departments responded as several of the derailed tankers started on fire and were determined to be carrying a form of ethanol...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Officials Address 'Asymmetric Warfare' In Recent Train Derailments

    03/08/2023 9:16:23 PM PST · by Norski · 24 replies
    Timcast ^ | March 8, 2023 | Adrian Norman
    " News / Exclusive: U.S. Officials Address 'Asymmetric Warfare' In Recent Train Derailments Many of the accidents are happening along a key DoD railway corridor known as 'STRACNET' Published: March 08, 2023 | By Adrian Norman The United States has recently experienced numerous high-profile incidents involving the destruction of critical infrastructure, including fires at warehouses and food processing plants, and other events impacting the nation’s food, water and energy assets. A primary concern for many are train derailments across the U.S., some of which have resulted in ecological damage to surrounding areas, killing animals and contaminating the water supply. Such...
  • At least 26 dead, 85 injured as trains collide in Greece (head on collision)

    02/28/2023 7:19:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    msn ^ | 2-28-23 | Heather Chen
    At least 26 people were killed and more than 85 injured when two trains collided in northern Greece, the Greek Fire Service said Wednesday. Images on Greece’s state-owned public broadcaster ERT showed smoke pouring out of toppled train cars and long lines of rescue vehicles next to them. The images also showed rescue workers with torches searching carriages for survivors. Greek Fire Service spokesman Vassilis Varthakogiannis said in a televised briefing that a passenger train carrying more than 350 people had collided with a freight train on Tuesday evening, shortly before midnight local time, in the area of Tempi, central...
  • Spain officials quit over trains that were too wide for tunnels

    02/21/2023 11:57:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/21/2023 | Tom SPender
    Two top Spanish transport officials have resigned over a botched order for new commuter trains that cost nearly €260m ($275m; £230m). The trains could not fit into non-standard tunnels in the northern regions of Asturias and Cantabria. The head of Spain's rail operator Renfe, Isaías Táboas, and the Secretary of State for Transport, Isabel Pardo de Vera, have now left their roles. Renfe ordered the trains in 2020 but the following year manufacturer CAF realised that the dimensions it had been given for the trains were inaccurate and stopped construction. The rail network in northern Spain was built in the...
  • TRAIN WRECK: All the Transportation Scandals on Pete Buttigieg's Watch

    02/19/2023 9:07:46 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 22 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 19 February 2023 | Andrew Stiles
    Who would have thought the mediocre mayor of Indiana’s fourth-largest city would not be a good choice to run the Department of Transportation?' What happened: Enemy of Freedom™ Pete Buttigieg launched a failed campaign for president of the United States at the age of 37 after serving two terms as mayor of South Bend, the fourth-largest city in Indiana. He was adored by journalists and other out-of-touch white Democrats due to his youthful nerdy gayness and Obama-esque ability to regurgitate platitudes.
  • 5 Red States Dealing With Chemical Spills and Derailments at the Same Time

    02/17/2023 1:38:02 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2023 | Megan Fox
    Let’s go over the catastrophic environmental events that occurred in the month of February, most of them just this week. FEBRUARY 3 - Bomb Train in Ohio spewing deadly chemicals into the air and water ... FEBRUARY 12 - Chemical fire at energy plant in Doral, Florida.. The toxic chemicals hit unsafe levels, according to the EPA. ... FEBRUARY 13 - Derailment in South Carolina, no known cause ... FEBRUARY 13 - Derailment in Texas after semi crashes into train ... FEBRUARY 15 - Chemical Fire at Catoosa Port Authority in Oklahoma.. Not only did they evacuate the area, but...