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Belarus hacktivists target railway in anti-Russia effort

Jan. 24, 2022 17:53 PM EST

A Belarusian hacktivist group says it has launched a limited cyberattack on the national railway company, aimed at impeding the movement of Russian troops and freight inside the Moscow-allied country. It said it encrypted some servers, databases and workstations. The group,...

Human error focus of investigation into train vs. car crash

Jan. 24, 2022 09:23 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Investigators are focusing on human as error as the likely reason a train struck a car at a crossing in Massachusetts late last week, killing the 68-year-old driver. Roberta Sausville was killed Friday when her vehicle was struck in Wilmington by a...

Rail station, freight shed named to historic register

Jan. 23, 2022 15:33 PM EST

WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A railroad station and freight shed in Wakefield have been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources said. The Union Railroad Station was built in 1911. The division describes it as “a single...

Motorist killed by commuter train is identified

Jan. 22, 2022 14:46 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A motorist whose vehicle was hit by a train was identified Saturday as the investigation continues. Roberta Sausville, 68, of Wilmington, was driving east when an Inbound Haverhill Line train hit the driver's side of her vehicle Friday evening near the...

Amtrak plans train station upgrades if Gulf Coast route OK'd

Jan. 22, 2022 10:37 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak is taking steps to prepare train stations for eventual passenger service along the Mississippi Gulf Coast if the route is eventually approved. Passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast route is in a holding pattern for now, WLOX-TV reported. A February...

How did Wisconsin Dells become waterpark capital of world?

Jan. 22, 2022 01:02 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Dells is a city unlike any other in Wisconsin. Driving around you can see a replica Greek coliseum with a hotel inside it, a tourist attraction built to look like an upside White House and the famous waterslides that twist and turn to create a...

Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

Jan. 21, 2022 07:19 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant, which has caused cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas. The restraint, which is...

Rating upgrade clears way for $10B Hudson tunnel project

Jan. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators announced a key approval Thursday for a planned $10 billion train tunnel under the Hudson River, marking another milestone for a long-delayed project that is the centerpiece of an effort to transform rail travel in the Northeast. The Federal...

BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking

Jan. 19, 2022 16:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad went to court after the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

NYC mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system

Jan. 19, 2022 14:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a woman was pushed to her death in front of a New York City subway train beneath Times Square over the weekend, Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that even he didn’t feel entirely safe riding the rails. The Democrat recounted when he rode...