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UK rail strike strands commuters, pits workers against govt

Jun. 21, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of railway workers walked off the job in Britain on Tuesday, bringing the train network to a crawl in the country’s biggest transit strike for three decades — and a potential precursor to a summer of labor discontent. About 40,000 cleaners,...

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

Jun. 18, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday. In India's Assam state,...

It's official: Amtrak to begin Burlington runs on July 29

Jun. 16, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — ___This stThe long-awaited return of passenger rail service to Vermont's largest city for the first time in nearly 70 years is set for July 29, state transportation officials announced Thursday. That’s the date Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express...

Man fatally shot on New York subway train; suspect at large

May. 22, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An unidentified gunman shot and killed another passenger on a moving New York City subway train Sunday morning in what police officials said appeared to be an unprovoked attack. The shooting happened on a Q train traveling over the Manhattan Bridge at around 11:40...

DAVOS DIARY: Train, not plane means scenery, carbon cutting

May. 22, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — If you’re coming to Davos this year, try to take the train instead of flying, organizers of the World Economic Forum said. So I did. That meant a 12-hour journey from London to the exclusive gathering in the Swiss Alps, which I'm helping...

Amtrak starts New York-Berkshires seasonal train service

Apr. 26, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshires of western Massachusetts, one of the state's most popular touríst destinations, will be easier to reach for the next two summers with the launch of seasonal Amtrak service from New York City. The Berkshire Flyer service will start July 8 and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 04, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 2, 2022. Editorial: Could Ohio lose out on tens of millions in federal passenger rail investments? With $66 billion on the table in federal infrastructure funding to expand Amtrak passenger service nationwide, some states have been...