Rail transportation industry

November 16, 2017 - 7:55 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Authorities in Finland say an unguarded railroad level crossing in the southern part of the country, where four people were killed and 11 injured last month, has been closed until safety has been improved. Finland's Transport Agency said Thursday that the crossing near Raseborg,...
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FILE - In this April 3 2016, file photo, Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to review the findings of an investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers. The board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington to determine a probable cause of the deadly crash. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators said Tuesday they found major lapses in how Amtrak deals with safety, including more than two dozen hazardous conditions at the work zone near Philadelphia where a train slammed into a maintenance backhoe last year and killed two workers. Chief among them,...
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FILE - In this Sept 20, 2016 file photo visitors look at an Alstom hydrogen-powered train at the InnoTrans international trade fair for transport technology in Berlin. Rail passengers in northern Germany will be able to travel on the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains in four years’ time. French engineering giant Alstom says it has signed an agreement to deliver 14 fuel cell trains to LNVG, a rail company in Germany’s Lower Saxony state. (Serene Stache/dpa via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 8:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Commuters in northern Germany will be able to travel on the world's first hydrogen-powered trains in four years' time. French engineering giant Alstom says it has signed an agreement to deliver 14 fuel-cell trains to LNVG, a rail company in Germany's Lower Saxony state. The trains...
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Demonstrators block a highway during a general strike in Borrassa, near Girona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. A worker's union has called for a general strike Wednesday in Catalonia. The regional government was sacked by Madrid and many of its members jailed in a rebellion probe after pushing ahead with secession from Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 08, 2017 - 8:29 am
MADRID (AP) — Pro-independence protesters blocked roads and stopped commuter trains Wednesday in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia as part of a general strike to protest the jailing of ousted Catalan government officials and secessionist activists. Many of the blockades were on roads leading...
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Demonstrators block Ronda Dalt road during the general strike in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. A worker's union has called for a general strike Wednesday in Catalonia. The regional government was sacked by Madrid and many of its members jailed in a rebellion probe after pushing ahead with secession from Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 08, 2017 - 7:26 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): ___ 1:20 p.m. Several thousand pro-independence protesters have packed a central square in Barcelona as part of a general strike in Catalonia to protest the jailing of members of the ousted Catalan government and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, a Norfolk Southern coal train runs through Kermit, WV. Norfolk Southern Railway must replace millions of defective wooden railroad ties on its tracks because they're degrading faster than expected, the company said in a federal lawsuit filed in October 2017 in U.S. District Court in Alabama. Norfolk Southern Railway blames an Alabama company that produced its railroad ties of failing to use proper protective coating on more than 4.7 million of them. (AP Photo/Michael Virtanen, File)
October 30, 2017 - 8:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation's largest railroads must replace millions of defective wooden railroad ties on its tracks because they're degrading faster than expected, the company said in a federal lawsuit. Norfolk Southern Railway blames an Alabama company that produced its railroad ties of...
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Passengers wait in front a line a police officers blocking the access to Marseille 's main train station Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 in Marseille, southern France. French police have warned people to avoid Marseille's main train station following a knife attack that made at least one dead. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
October 01, 2017 - 1:39 pm
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The Latest on attack at Marseille's main train station (all times local): 7:20 p.m. France's national railway company is calling on all passengers to postpone journeys to and from the city of Marseille following the fatal knife attack at the city's main train station. The...
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September 28, 2017 - 7:33 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers from New York and New Jersey are introducing legislation Thursday to force federal transportation officials to implement a rule to test train engineers for sleep apnea. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced...
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Members of the emergency services at the scene of a collision involving a passenger train, near Trosa, south of Stockholm, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. A passenger train collided with an armored vehicle in southern Sweden Tuesday, injuring the train driver and three Swedish military staff, authorities said. (TT via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 7:47 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish defense ministry says a soldier hurt when a passenger train collided with an armored vehicle in southern Sweden has serious but not life-threatening injuries. In a statement, the military said Wednesday that those injured in the collision Tuesday were a woman...
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September 26, 2017 - 11:15 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A passenger train collided with an armored vehicle in southern Sweden Tuesday, injuring the train driver and three military staff, authorities said. The accident happened near Trosa, south of Stockholm, police said. "We heard a bang, it sounded loud and it felt liked the...
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