Latest Rail accidents News

Norfolk Southern said ahead of the NTSB hearing that railroads will examine vent and burn decisions

Jun. 21, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

Days before the National Transportation Safety Board is set to explain why first responders were wrong to blow open five tank cars and burn the toxic chemical inside after the East Palestine derailment, Norfolk Southern said Friday it plans to lead an industrywide effort to improve the way those...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Jun. 21, 2024 02:28 AM EDT

June 14-20, 2024 People protested during a general strike in Panama, Muslim pilgrims gathered in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited North Korea and Vietnam. Kurdish migrants trying to reach Britain were discovered off French shores, and trains collided in...

Train collision in Chile kills at least 2 people and injures 9 others

Jun. 20, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — At least two rail workers were killed and nine others injured Thursday when a freight train collided head-on with another train on a test run just outside the capital of Chile, a rare fatal crash in the South American country. Police said they were...

France star Kylian Mbappé trains with blue, white and red mask over nose injury at Euro 2024

Jun. 20, 2024 12:46 PM EDT
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — France star Kylian Mbappé trains with blue, white and red mask over nose injury at Euro 2024.

At least 9 dead, dozens injured as trains collide in India's Darjeeling district, a tourist hotspot

Jun. 17, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cargo train rammed into a passenger train in India's eastern state of West Bengal on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. Television channels showed video of one train rammed into the end of the other, with one...

Train collision in eastern India has killed 5 and injured 25, local media report

Jun. 17, 2024 01:29 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Train collision in eastern India has killed 5 and injured 25, local media report.

Swedish officials say weak replacement parts caused a fatal roller coaster derailment last year

Jun. 14, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish accident investigators on Friday said the country's oldest amusement park didn't properly test new parts for a roller coaster that derailed last year and sent some passengers plunging to the ground, killing one and injuring nine others, one seriously. ...

Toxic garlic should have prompted EPA to warn against gardening near Ohio derailment, watchdog says

Jun. 13, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

The Environmental Protection Agency should conduct additional soil studies near the site of a toxic train derailment in Ohio and warn people it might not be safe to garden there after independent testing showed high levels of chemicals in locally grown garlic, a watchdog group said Thursday. ...

At least 4 people killed, 27 injured when trains collide in the Czech Republic, officials say

Jun. 06, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A passenger train collided head-on with a freight train in the Czech Republic, killing at least four people and injuring 27 others, officials said Thursday. Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said the crash took place late Wednesday night in the city of Pardubice, about...

Child and 2 adults killed on railroad bridge when struck by train in Virginia

Jun. 06, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A child and two adults walking on a railroad bridge were killed when they were struck by a train in northern Virginia, police said. Fairfax County Police say their preliminary investigation shows that the three were walking on the elevated railroad tracks...