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$300M for plan to move tracks off crumbling Del Mar bluffs

Jul. 03, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — California will provide $300 million to help relocate train tracks along a stretch of eroding seaside cliffs near San Diego, regional transportation officials said. Local governments and the North County Transit District have spent millions buttressing...

Rescuers recover 26 dead from mudslide in India's northeast

Jul. 02, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Fresh rain and falling boulders on Saturday hampered rescuers who have so far pulled out 26 bodies from the debris of a mudslide that wiped out a railroad construction site in India’s northeast, officials said. Rescue work is expected to continue for a...

Lawsuits filed days after deadly Missouri Amtrak crash

Jul. 01, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first lawsuits have been filed only days after an Amtrak train collision and derailment in rural Missouri that left four people dead and injured up to 150 others. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, surviving passenger Janet Williams of Dubuque, Iowa,...

Mudslide leaves 19 dead, 50 missing in northeast India

Jul. 01, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Rescuers found more bodies Friday as they resumed searching for dozens of missing after a mudslide triggered by weeks of heavy downpours killed at least 19 people at a railroad construction site in India's northeast, officials said. Soldiers joined more than...

NTSB: Amtrak train was below speed limit before fatal crash

Jun. 29, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 mph (140 kph) when it collided with a dump truck at a rural Missouri railway crossing, killing four people, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The speed limit is 90 mph (145 kph)...

Woman is killed by subway after falling onto tracks in NYC

Jun. 29, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was fatally struck by a New York City subway train after she fell onto the tracks at Grand Central Terminal, police said Wednesday. The 20-year-old woman somehow fell onto the tracks as a No. 7 train approached shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, a police...

Official: Upgrades urged at Amtrak crash site, but no action

Jun. 28, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — The chief elected official in the Missouri county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three years. Meanwhile, the toll from the accident rose to...

A look at recent Amtrak derailments and other crashes

Jun. 28, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

An Amtrak passenger train struck a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing in a rural area of Missouri killing three people on the train and one in the truck. At least 150 others were injured. The crash happened Monday near Mendon, Missouri. Several cars derailed. The train was traveling from Los...

3 killed, dozens hurt in Amtrak train crash in Missouri

Jun. 27, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as rail cars tumbled off the tracks and landed on their sides, officials said. Two of those...

3 killed as train hit car were headed to funeral fundraiser

Jun. 27, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Three women killed when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into their car in Northern California were headed to a fundraiser at a vineyard for a Brentwood resident who died less than a week ago. The crash occurred Sunday around 1 p.m. in a rural area near...