Latest Rail travel disruptions News

Tropical storm brewing in Bay of Bengal off Indian coast

Dec. 03, 2021 04:23 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian authorities issued an alert, shut schools and canceled trains in parts of the country on Friday as rescue teams braced for a tropical storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to hit the coastline of the southern state of...

NTSB issues safety alert to subways, rail over wheel defect

Dec. 01, 2021 14:52 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday issued a safety alert to subway systems and commuter railroads over a wheelset problem that led to a derailment in the nation’s capital, saying the defect is difficult to detect and potentially devastating. The...

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains

Dec. 01, 2021 09:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said. A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donnersbergerbruecke...

Regulators seek to suspend Trump rule on railway natural gas

Nov. 16, 2021 18:34 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed suspending a Trump administration rule that would have allowed railroads to haul liquefied natural gas while they take a closer look at the potential safety risks. The rule, which was backed by both the natural gas and...

Ticket to whimsy: What's behind popular seasonal train shows

Nov. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Many holiday-season train shows were canceled or limited to fewer visitors last year because of the pandemic, but this year the popular attractions are back at botanical gardens, conservatories and elsewhere around the country. The shows, now a tradition...

Train derails and spills coal into Mississippi River

Nov. 14, 2021 18:50 PM EST

MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) — A train struck a barge in southeast Iowa late Saturday night, knocking several cars off the tracks and spilling coal into the Mississippi River. BNSF railroad officials told the Burlington Hawk Eye that two coal cars landed in the river and three...

Schools, roads closed, 1 person dead in snowstorm in China

Nov. 10, 2021 04:34 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A snowstorm that has lingered for several days in northeastern China has forced schools to close, suspended rail services, crushed greenhouses and left one person dead. More than 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow was reported in some cities in Liaoning...

Early-season snow blankets Beijing, northern China

Nov. 07, 2021 03:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — An early-season snowstorm blanketed much of northern China including the capital Beijing, prompting highway closures and flight and train cancellations and delays. Temperatures plunged to freezing and below as a cold front moved from west to east. A...

Biden touts NJ rail bridge as infrastructure plan looms

Oct. 25, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden brought his push for his infrastructure plan to New Jersey on Monday, touting a recently jumpstarted $2 billion project to replace a century-old rail bridge that has been a regular source of train delays for the region and beyond. ...

Limited service on DC Metro to extend through November

Oct. 22, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters in the Washington area will face longer waits for Metro trains through at least the end of the month and probably longer, as more than half the fleet of train cars will remain out of service over safety issues. Metro General Manager Paul...