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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...

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

Oct. 12, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail and ferry...

2 historic locomotives headed back home to Ely, Nevada

Oct. 11, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two historic locomotives that were part of the pioneering shift from steam-powered to diesel-electric trains in the mid-1900s are coming back to their home in a northeast Nevada railyard. Built in 1951, Locomotive 201 is the last survivor among 38...

WWII vet gets nostalgic with Detroit train station tour

Oct. 10, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The last time Joe England walked the halls of Michigan Central Station, it was 1945. His train had just steamed into the station, returning him safely from World War II. More than 75 years later, England on Sept. 25 found himself standing in the train...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 06, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 2, 2021. Editorial: Voter information must be protected Republicans are supposed to oppose government overreach. Instead, GOP leadership in Harrisburg is taking overreach to a whole new level with an overly broad subpoena...

Ashland developing MidAtlantic Railroad Park

Oct. 02, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Steam engines to modern freight trains, resort town to “center of the universe,” Ashland’s newest venture aims to share town history one train whistle at a time. The MidAtlantic Railroad Park will be a walking museum that...

Chinese city with coronavirus outbreak stops buses, trains

Sep. 12, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A city in southern China that is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak told the public Sunday not to leave town, suspended bus and train service and closed cinemas, bars and other facilities. Anyone who needs to leave Putian, a city of 2.9 million...

German train operator fails to get injunction to end strike

Sep. 02, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court on Thursday rejected a bid by German train operator Deutsche Bahn for an emergency injunction to stop a strike by many train drivers that has disrupted rail traffic in the country for a third time this summer. Deutsche Bahn said it considers the...

Train station protests fizzle in Italy as COVID passes start

Sep. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Police outnumbered demonstrators at several of Italy's main train stations as COVID-19 vaccination or tests became mandatory Wednesday for long-distance travel within the country. Threats by some of the rule's opponents to block railroad tracks apparently fizzled. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Afghans are welcome here On Friday, Afghan refugees began arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, and elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have rightly expressed “solidarity with...