Latest Rail transportation industry News

5 lawsuits from Hoboken train crash settled for $8 million

Jun. 14, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

More than $8 million has been paid to settle five lawsuits stemming from the deadly crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016, including one filed by the family of a woman who was killed. Attorneys representing Fabiola Bittar de Kroon and four other plaintiffs who had...

New Haven train depot to move to make room for Amtrak

Jun. 13, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 19th-century train depot near the railroad line in New Haven will be moved to make way for Amtrak passenger trains. The 1850s brick building had to be either torn down or moved to make way for the scheduled Amtrak route through the junction...

Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller dies

Jun. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller, who gained notoriety for several law enforcement stunts during nearly 50 years in law enforcement, has died. Miller died Friday at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was 92. His son, Marty...

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that...

CTA hopes to win back Chicago riders after pandemic slump

Jun. 12, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Commuters returning to the buses and trains run by the Chicago Transit Authority will be greeted by employee volunteers acting as “ambassadors,” part of a campaign to bring riders back as coronavirus restrictions end. The CTA launched the campaign in...

Bus carrying pilgrims overturns in SW Pakistan, killing 20

Jun. 11, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A speeding bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway and fell into a ravine in a remote area in southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50 others, police and officials said. The accident happened...

Police: Teen hit by train, killed

Jun. 09, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

APEX, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by an Amtrak train while walking along the tracks, authorities said. Officers responding to an emergency call around 10 p.m. Tuesday found the woman from the Garner area dead, Apex police said in a news...

Official: Death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan train collision

Jun. 08, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a horrific collision of two trains in southern Pakistan rose to 65 on Tuesday after rescuers pulled 15 more bodies from crumpled cars a day after the crash, government officials said. The collision took place on a dilapidated...

Assaults on Los Angeles commuter trains recorded on video

Jun. 08, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are investigating two assaults on Los Angeles commuter trains that were recorded on video and posted online. One of the video clips on Instagram showed a boy inside the Metro train, raising his arm and striking the back of a passenger’s...

Train barrels into another in Pakistan, killing at least 51

Jun. 07, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 51 people and setting off a desperate effort to search the crumpled cars for survivors and the dead, authorities said. More than 100 other...