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High-speed train services in UK disrupted after cracks found

May. 08, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Passengers faced significant travel disruption Saturday in Britain as a number of high-speed trains were taken out of service to undergo precautionary checks for cracks. Network Rail, which runs the nation's tracks, said cracks were discovered on several...

Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

May. 07, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Trains packed with commuters returning to work after a weeklong national holiday. Frustrated young people drinking in the streets because bars are closed. Protests planned over a possible visit by the Olympics chief. As the coronavirus spreads in Japan...

Survivor of subway crash reflects on decision to change cars

May. 06, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A decision to change cars to get closer to a station exit may have saved Erik Bravo, a 34-year-old financial adviser who survived the collapse of an elevated line in Mexico City’s subway system that killed 25 people and injured around 80. Bravo...

Overpass collapse on Mexico City metro kills at least 24

May. 04, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of an overpass on the Mexico City metro rose to 24 Tuesday as crews untangled train carriages from the steel and concrete wreckage that fell onto a roadway. Monday night's accident was one of the deadliest in the...

24-hour subway service returning to city that never sleeps

May. 03, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's subway will begin rolling all night again and existing capacity restrictions for houses of worship and most types of businesses will lift statewide in mid-May as COVID-19 infection rates continues to decline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. ...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

May. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic. Then...

Schumer: NYC must restore around-the-clock subway service

May. 02, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority restore around-the-clock subway service in New York City, which has been reduced for cleaning during the pandemic. The city’s subway system, long celebrated for its...

Southwest Colorado museum restores narrow-gauge freight cars

May. 01, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DOLORES, Colo. (AP) — Before the Galloping Goose No. 5 rail car carried passengers and mail to and from Dolores in the 1930s and 40s, freight trains and steam locomotives dominated the historic railroad town. Showcasing the bustling freight train commerce from 1891 to...

Colorado commission votes to recommend Front Range route

Apr. 26, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado commission working on a Front Range passenger railway has voted to recommend a route that includes a shared corridor northwest from Denver over two other potential routes through the metro area. The vote on Friday also signed off on a proposed...

Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes

Apr. 20, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country’s top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left more than 40 people dead and over 350 injured. The firing of Ashraf Raslan was part of an...