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Fire triggered by explosions rages in big Berlin city forest

Aug. 04, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A large fire triggered by explosions at an ammunition dump raged Thursday in a major Berlin urban forest on one of the German capital's hottest days so far this year. A huge cloud of grey smoke hung over the city’s western districts and residents were asked to keep...

Amtrak service restored west of Albany after cleanup

Aug. 01, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak on Monday restarted train service west of Albany that was suspended last week over safety concerns from an old warehouse's crumbling wall. The section of track had been closed to passenger trains on Friday over worries about the structural integrity of...

Train drivers' walkout brings more misery on UK railways

Jul. 30, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Workers, vacationers and sports fans faced travel disruption in Britain as thousands of train drivers walked off the job Saturday, the latest strike in an increasingly bitter labor dispute on the nation’s railways. About 5,000 drivers staged a 24-hour strike against...

Unstable upstate NY building interrupts some Amtrak service

Jul. 29, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak stopped running passenger trains Friday along a stretch of track near an old warehouse in Albany with an exterior wall in danger of partially collapsing. The track closure interrupted service west from Albany and complicated operations of Amtrak’s new...

Norfolk Southern reports flat Q2 profit as its delays linger

Jul. 27, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern continued to struggle with the delivery delays that have plagued freight railroads this year and reported flat second-quarter profit as the number of shipments it delivered slipped 3%. The Atlanta-based railroad still beat Wall Street...

UK blames France as travelers face hours-long port delays

Jul. 22, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Truck drivers and Britons heading off on holiday by ferry faced hours-long waits at the port of Dover on Friday, with authorities blaming French officials for the chaos — a claim France denied. Dover authorities said a lack of French border officials was leading to...

Union Pacific profit up as railroad delivery delays reduced

Jul. 21, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's second-quarter profit improved a bit, but the railroad's expenses jumped as it tried to reduce the delivery delays that have left its customers waiting for trains at times. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday that its profit grew 2%...

UK weather turmoil spurs calls to adapt to climate change

Jul. 20, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s record-breaking heatwave has spurred calls for the government to speed up efforts to adapt to a changing climate, especially after wildfires created the busiest day for London firefighters since bombs rained down on the city during World War II. The...

Deadline to block freight rail strike looms before Biden

Jul. 14, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The deadline for President Joe Biden to intervene and keep 115,000 railroad workers from going on strike and disrupting deliveries of cars, crops, containers of imported goods and countless other products and raw materials is looming. Biden is widely expected to...

Union announces another major UK rail strike in late July

Jul. 14, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Train drivers at eight British rail companies will go on strike later this month in the second large-scale industrial action set to affect commuters in July. The Aslef train drivers' union said Thursday its members will walk out for 24 hours on July 30 over pay...