Latest Rail accidents News

Man struck and killed by commuter rail train

Aug. 19, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — Transit police say a man has been struck and killed by a commuter rail train in suburban Boston. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police say the approximately 21-year man was struck in Belmont at about 6:20 a.m. Monday by an inbound Fitchburg Line train. Police say the man...

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

Aug. 17, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported. Haberturk television said Saturday's...

Huge UK power cut disrupts rail, road traffic in rush hour

Aug. 9, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A power cut disrupted rail travel and snarled rush-hour traffic across large chunks of Britain, including London, on Friday, leaving passengers stuck on trains or unable to get home for the weekend. Power supplier National Grid said two generators failed at the same time around 5 p.m.,...

Man on tracks fatally struck by commuter train

Aug. 9, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — MBTA transit police say a man has been struck and killed by a commuter train. Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority say the unidentified victim was standing on the tracks in Woburn when he was hit shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. Transit police superintendent...

The Latest: Video shows woman attacked by man with 2 knives

Aug. 8, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing rampage in Southern California (all times local): 5:11 p.m. Surveillance video shows a woman defending herself against a man with two knives who attacked and wounded her during a stabbing rampage that left four people dead in two Southern California...

Explosion rocks Copenhagen tax office, injuring 1 person

Aug. 7, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A powerful explosion has occurred outside the Danish Tax Agency in the capital, Copenhagen, shattering windows, damaging the building and slightly injuring one person. Chief Police Inspector Jorgen Bergen Skov told a news conference on Wednesday that the explosion took place Tuesday...

T says damage from June derailment will be fixed by October

Aug. 4, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Transit officials say it will likely be October before all repairs are completed to signals that were damaged when a Red Line train derailed in Boston. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tells The Boston Globe that the T is targeting October for having all the...

Man struck and killed by Boston subway train

Aug. 3, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who appears to have fallen in front of the path of a Boston subway train. A preliminary investigation by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Transit Police shows the unidentified male appeared "very unsteady on his feet," before...

Thai leader orders investigation of Bangkok blasts; 4 hurt

Aug. 2, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Friday ordered an investigation into several small bombings in Bangkok that took place as Thailand was hosting a high-level meeting attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his counterparts from China and several Asia-Pacific countries....

Kentucky pipeline blast leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

Aug. 1, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some homes were consumed by the blaze when...