Latest Railway construction News

Fire forces cancellations of high-speed trains in Italy

Jul. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A suspected arson fire threw Italy's high-speed rail system into chaos Monday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of train runs and frustrating vacationers and commuters along the heavily-traveled Milan-Naples corridor. The state railways company said the suspicious fire occurred near Rovezzano...

Militants bomb, derail phosphate train in central Syria

Jul. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's transport ministry said a freight train carrying phosphate derailed and caught fire Sunday after getting hit by explosives planted on the tracks by militants in the country's center. The government-owned train was transporting phosphate from mines in Khunayfis in Homs...

Gov. Baker unveils plan to speed MBTA improvement projects

Jun. 25, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a plan Tuesday to speed up construction projects on Greater Boston's public transit system after a pair of subway car derailments earlier this month ramped up calls for improvements to the aging system. The Republican said the plan includes a one-time injection of...

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront

Jun. 16, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts' flamboyant Encore Boston Harbor casino opens June 23 just over the city line...

5 workers killed in subway tunnel collapse in north China

Jun. 2, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say five workers are confirmed dead after the collapse of a subway tunnel under construction in the northeastern Chinese city of Qingdao. The body of the last worker listed as missing was recovered Saturday, five days after the tunnel crumbled with the workers inside. The cause...

US companies are in line of fire of tariffs aimed at Mexico

May. 31, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise threat to impose escalating tariffs on Mexican imports jolted industry leaders throughout the U.S. economy Friday, sparked opposition even from usual Trump allies and set the stage for American consumers to face higher prices. It also sent stock markets...