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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...

Woo-hoo or woo-woo? Western Maryland Scenic Railroad returns

May. 30, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has resumed operations for the first time since the pandemic forced a shutdown in March 2020. The Cumberland-Times-News reports that the railroad returned to the tracks Saturday with its standard round trip...

Threats mount up against top European beauty spot in Hungary

May. 25, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

SZIGLIGET, Hungary (AP) — Fishermen in small, wooden boats drift among the reeds and placid waters of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and one of Hungary's natural treasures. Like many of the villages dotted along the shoreline of what is popularly known...

Overpass collapse on Mexico City metro kills at least 24

May. 04, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of an overpass on the Mexico City metro rose to 24 Tuesday as crews untangled train carriages from the steel and concrete wreckage that fell onto a roadway. Monday night's accident was one of the deadliest in the...

24-hour subway service returning to city that never sleeps

May. 03, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's subway will begin rolling all night again and existing capacity restrictions for houses of worship and most types of businesses will lift statewide in mid-May as COVID-19 infection rates continues to decline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. ...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

May. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic. Then...

Colorado commission votes to recommend Front Range route

Apr. 26, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado commission working on a Front Range passenger railway has voted to recommend a route that includes a shared corridor northwest from Denver over two other potential routes through the metro area. The vote on Friday also signed off on a proposed...

Workers remove more wreckage from deadly Taiwan train crash

Apr. 06, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators looking into Taiwan’s deadliest railway disaster in decades combed through the crushed wreckage and debris for three days before they found the microSD chip from the dashboard camera of a construction truck that collided with a train coming out of a...

Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest in deadly train crash

Apr. 03, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors in Taiwan on Saturday sought an arrest warrant for the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a train track and caused the country's worst rail disaster in decades, killing 50 people and injuring 178. The train was carrying...

Work about to start on New Hampshire-Vermont bridge

Mar. 22, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

WALPOLE, N.H. (AP) — Maintenance work is about to start on a bridge connecting New Hampshire and Vermont. The work to the Church Street Bridge over the Connecticut River and Green Mountain Railroad includes preservation and repair to the concrete deck and membrane,...