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Trains canceled in UK as unions stage 2nd 24-hour walkout

Jun. 23, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain faced disruption Thursday as railway staff staged their second national walkout this week, and workers at Britain’s busiest airport announced plans to walk out, adding to summertime travel misery. The 24-hour strike by 40,000 cleaners,...

BART train derails near San Francisco, riders evacuated

Jun. 21, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A Bay Area Rapid Transit train derailed during the evening rush hour on Tuesday, injuring one person and causing delays on the line east of San Francisco, officials said. Two cars came off the tracks around 5:30 p.m. between the Concord and Pleasant Hill...

After train cancelations, NJ Transit halts service for NYC

Jun. 17, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit suspended rail service into and out of New York City on Friday evening after a day in which dozens of trains were canceled because of a lack of available engineers. NJ Transit said the problem was the result of an illegal job action by the...

1 dead in protests over India's military recruitment policy

Jun. 17, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person was killed Friday as angry young people in parts of India burned train coaches, blocked highways and attacked police with rocks in a second day of violent demonstrations against a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military, police said. ...

Investigator updates board on latest Boston transit crash

Jun. 13, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the trains involved in a crash on the Boston subway system that sent four workers to the hospital earlier this month did not stop at a red signal and was traveling at speeds higher than the posted limit, an investigator said Monday. The Green Line train that...

Live updates |Russian missile hits western Lviv; 5 injured

Jun. 01, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — A Russian missile hit rail lines in the western Lviv region, a key conduit for supplies of Western weapons and other supplies, officials said. Lviv region Gov. Maksym Kozytskyy said five people were wounded in the strike, adding that more information would be...

Earthquakes kill 4 people, damage houses in southwest China

Jun. 01, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two earthquakes killed at least four people and damaged houses in southwestern China on Wednesday, authorities and state media said. Fourteen other people were injured, at least one seriously, state broadcaster CCTV said in an online report. All of the dead and...

Commuter train passenger killed in crash with truck

May. 11, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A passenger has been killed and two others hurt after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago. The Metra train's engineer and conductor also were injured in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills,...

80-1 shot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

May. 08, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anyone anticipating a return to normalcy in the Kentucky Derby got a dose of crazy on Saturday when an 80-1 shot came charging up the rail to win at Churchill Downs. As favorite Epicenter and Zandon engaged in a duel at the front, Rich Strike stole the show...

China halts freight train traffic with North Korea

Apr. 29, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says it halted railroad freight traffic with North Korea as it deals with the spread of COVID-19 in the border town of Dandong. The countries had reopened trade between Dandong and North Korea’s Sinuiju in January following a two-year pause while the North...