Rail accidents

In this Jan. 11, 2018, photo, riders wait to board as others depart a Metro train in the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station in Washington. Washington's Metro system has become internationally synonymous with delays, breakdowns and smoke-filled tunnels. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 16, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate. Metro's problems are familiar to subway riders in New York and other big cities: smoke-filled tunnels, technical...
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January 09, 2018 - 4:20 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African emergency response group says around 200 people have been injured in a train crash on the outskirts of Johannesburg. A statement from ER24 says there are no fatalities in the crash Tuesday morning at a commuter train station in Germiston. The statement says one...
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Swedish police search the area outside Varby Gard metro station, in Stockholm, near to where two people were injured by some kind of explosion, Sunday Jan. 7, 2018. An unidentified explosive device is reported to have detonated Sunday, injuring at least two people. (Henrik Montgomery / TT via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 9:56 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on an explosion near a subway in Stockholm (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Swedish national broadcaster SVT says a man has died after he picked up an unidentified object from the ground near a subway station in Stockholm that detonated in his hand. Swedish police could not...
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Swedish police search the area outside Varby Gard metro station, in Stockholm, near to where two people were injured by some kind of explosion, Sunday Jan. 7, 2018. An unidentified explosive device is reported to have detonated Sunday, injuring at least two people. (Henrik Montgomery / TT via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 9:55 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A man in Stockholm picked up an unknown object from the ground that detonated in his hand Sunday, accidently killing himself and injuring his female companion near a subway station, Swedish police said. The blast took place about 11 a.m. just outside the Varby Gard subway station in...
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Ruined carriages at the scene of a train accident near Kroonstad, South Africa, Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. South Africa's transport minister says at least 12 people died and more than 260 were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger train. (AP Photo)
January 04, 2018 - 9:43 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 260 others, the government said. Authorities blamed the truck driver for allegedly trying to cross the tracks just...
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Ruined carriages at the scene of a train accident near Kroonstad, South Africa, Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. South Africa's transport minister says at least 12 people died and more than 260 were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger train. (AP Photo)
January 04, 2018 - 9:36 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on passenger train crash in South Africa (all times local): 4 p.m. South Africa's transport minister says at least 12 people died and more than 260 were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger train. Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi told journalists...
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In this image made from video an Amtrak passenger train sits derailed in the snow, Wednesday, Jan. 3, in Savannah, Georgia. An Amtrak spokesman has said three cars on a passenger train have derailed in Savannah, Georgia, but there were no injuries reported among the crew and 311 passengers aboard. (WTOC via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 7:05 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three cars on an Amtrak train carrying more than 300 passengers on a route from Miami to New York derailed in snow-covered Savannah after a fierce winter storm, but no injuries were reported. Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said Silver Meteor train 98 was backing slowly into the...
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A stroller walks with a dog as winter storm Burglind blows over the Lake Constance, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Rorschach, Switzerland. The storm is expected to cause strong gusts of wind of up to 150 kilometers per hour in some mountain areas. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 10:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the storm battering Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Swiss police say several people are stuck after high winds caused cable cars to stop running in the skiing resort of Pizol. St. Gallen police say in a statement that several rescue teams are trying to get the people...
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Big waves crash over the sea walls in Blackpool northwest England as a storm lashed the UK with violent storm-force winds of up to 100mph, leaving thousands of homes without power and hitting transport links Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 10:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A violent storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour battered many parts of western Europe Wednesday, wreaking havoc on transport and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Switzerland, Britain and Ireland without power. In Switzerland, the storm canceled flights...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. Dozens of 911 call recordings released by South Sound 911 Dispatch provide a vivid account of the Dec. 18 wreck from survivors and witnesses. Authorities say it could take more than a year to understand how the train carrying 85 passengers and crew members could have ended in disaster as it made its inaugural run along a fast, new 15-mile (24-kilometer) bypass route. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
December 27, 2017 - 6:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound...
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