Rail transportation industry

FILE - This Sept. 22, 1993, file photo shows the wreckage of the Amtrak Sunset Limited train, north of Mobile, Ala. A barge hit a railroad bridge and minutes later the train hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service’s 1993 tragedy, its deadliest accident ever. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:32 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged...
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April 18, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they will have to evacuate a large area of central Berlin including the city's main train station on Friday to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work. Police in the German capital said Wednesday that all buildings in...
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A man stands on a platform during strike action at the Gare Saint Lazare train station in Paris, France, Monday, April 9, 2018. Unions are planning periodic two-day strikes through June to try to counter the French government's plans to abolish a benefits system that allows train drivers and other workers to have jobs for life. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 09, 2018 - 4:35 am
PARIS (AP) — Commuters are railing at French train strikes as unions and management insist they won't back down. Some 80 percent of French high-speed trains stood still Monday as unions entered Day 4 of three months of periodic rolling strikes. About a quarter of international trains were affected...
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A passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris, France, as union stage a mass strike, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. French unions plan strikes two days every week through June to protest government plans to eliminate some rail worker benefits — part of broader European plans to open national railways to competition. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 03, 2018 - 4:19 am
PARIS (AP) — A major French railway strike brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt Tuesday, leaving passengers stranded or scrambling for other options — and posing the biggest test so far for President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy. The SNCF national rail authority said only...
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March 30, 2018 - 1:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A commuter train has crashed into a pole in Pennsylvania, causing several hours of delays. WPVI-TV reports one of the cars on a northbound Norristown High Speed Line train hit the pole near the County Line Station in Villanova Thursday around 5:30 p.m. The Southeastern...
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Workers stand next to a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge, Friday, March 16, 2018 near Florida International University in the Miami area. The new pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel, killing and injuring several people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 16, 2018 - 9:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Florida's Department of Transportation says an engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure to say some cracking had been found at one of...
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March 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The perils facing commuters as a tug of war over funding a multibillion-dollar rail project continues were evident as a century-old bridge malfunctioned, suspending train service for hours in and out of New York. The Portal Bridge just outside Newark became stuck around 4:20 a.m...
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Tom Dubis Shovels off the steps at the Paciorek Funeral Home In Adams, Mass.,Thursday March, 8, 2018. The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts received 12 to 32 inches of snow overnight. (Ben Garver//The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents in the Northeast dug out from as much as 2 feet of wet, heavy snow Thursday, while utilities dealt with downed trees and power lines that snarled traffic and left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the dark after two strong nor'easters — all with the...
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Alando May, 7, shovels a path to the front door, while his grandmother, Virginia Slattery clears her driveway in Lewiston, Maine on Thursday, March 8, 2018. A nor'easter that's sweeping across the Northeast has dumped as much as 19 inches of snow and caused more than 20,000 power outages in Maine. (Andree Kehn /Sun Journal via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 2:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the recovery from a second powerful storm that rumbled through the Northeast (all times local): 2 p.m. Authorities say a man died in New Jersey after he drove his car around some traffic cones meant to warn motorists to stay away from a downed live wire. Police in...
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Alpha Souare salts the sidewalk ahead of the pending snow storm in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
March 07, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a nor'easter hitting the East Coast (all times local): 2 p.m. The second major snowstorm to slam the Northeast in a week is producing reports of "thundersnow." Meteorologists and residents are reporting flashes of lightning and booming thunder from the Philadelphia...
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