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Charges unlikely for riders who saw Philadelphia train rape

Oct. 20, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors pursuing the case against a man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train last week don’t anticipate charging fellow passengers for not intervening, a spokesperson for the suburban Philadelphia district attorney said. “It’s...

Mexico's richest man to rebuild collapsed subway line

Oct. 20, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s richest man reached an agreement with Mexico City authorities Wednesday to rebuild or reinforce an elevated subway line that collapsed in May, killing 26 people. Telecom and construction magnate Carlos Slim said his Grupo Carso’s...

Mexico City brings charges against 10 in subway collapse

Oct. 18, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors announced Monday they have brought criminal charges against 10 “individuals and companies” for construction and design defects that caused an elevated subway line to collapse in May, killing 26 people. Ulises Lara, the...

Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say

Oct. 18, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities said. More than two...

DC suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

Oct. 18, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises to complicate daily travel and...

Metra won't increase fares, restoring full service in 2022

Oct. 18, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Metra is restoring service on all train lines to pre-pandemic levels and won't raise fares next year in hopes more and more riders will return to using the suburban Chicago commuter rail service. Metra approved a new, $900 million operating budget for...

Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police say

Oct. 16, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said “should have done something." Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said...

1 dead after vehicle, South Shore train collide in Gary

Oct. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — One person died after a car and a South Shore commuter train collided, authorities said. A motorist tried to go around the gates at a crossing in Gary and was struck by the train around 6 p.m. Friday, South Shore Line President Michael Noland said. ...

Mexico City: criminal charges brought in subway collapse

Oct. 14, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors announced Thursday they will bring criminal charges shortly against “several people and companies” for construction and design defects that caused an elevated subway line to collapse in May, killing 26 people. Ernestina...

Metro train derails in Virginia, service suspended in area

Oct. 13, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Metro train derailed near the Arlington Cemetery station Tuesday and service remains suspended in the area Wednesday, the transit agency said. Metro said firefighters and Metro Transit police officers helped about 200 passengers off the train...