Latest Railway construction News

Hungary to soon choose builder for China-paid railway line

Apr. 9, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's finance minister says it may choose by the end of April the winning consortium for the reconstruction of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line, which is being financed by China. Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said Tuesday after talks in Beijing with China's Exim Bank, which...

Repairs to NYC rail tunnel considered amid funding doubts

Apr. 2, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With key federal funding nowhere in sight for a new $13 billion rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, project organizers said Tuesday they are taking a hard look at whether to shift focus to performing major electrical repairs to the 108-year-old tube. It's an approach similar to the...

Alaska governor asks Trump to grant rail extension to Canada

Apr. 2, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor has asked President Donald Trump for permission to extend an Alaska rail line into Canada, according to officials. Gov. Mike Dunleavy requested a presidential permit to extend the Alberta to Alaska Railroad in a Feb. 13 letter to Trump, the Anchorage Daily News...

Italian move to join China's Belt and Road coup for Beijing

Mar. 22, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Despite criticisms, Beijing has been steadily gathering support for its "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign a memorandum of understanding...

The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

Mar. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an emergency executive order to provide aerial assistance to flood-stricken Nebraska. The order came after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts requested Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter...

Rare Chinese manuscript found in closet

Mar. 16, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — The fragile, yellowed, woodblock manuscript is in relatively good condition, remarkable considering its age and the location where it was found: in a dark, dank storage closet in the Beaver Falls Historical Museum in the bowels of the Carnegie Free Library on Seventh Avenue. It's...

Japan agrees to provide loan for Sri Lanka's light-rail line

Mar. 12, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Japan has agreed to provide a loan to build Sri Lanka's first light railway system aimed at easing traffic congestion in the capital city of Colombo, the island nation's finance ministry said Tuesday. The loan will be granted in six stages until 2024 for the $1.8 billion project...

EU to help finance Turkish rail line to Bulgaria

Feb. 28, 2019 6:16 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A top European Union official says the EU will help finance the construction of a railway line connecting Istanbul to the Bulgarian border with a 275-million-euro ($314 million) grant. EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen spoke Thursday at a news conference with Turkey's economy...

Witness: Driver in train-car crash was fleeing earlier crash

Feb. 27, 2019 4:29 PM EST

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York's Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. "The witness said that individual was involved in an accident and went...

The Latest: Witness says car in train crash was fleeing

Feb. 27, 2019 1:53 PM EST

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly crash of two Long Island Rail Road trains and a car that went around lowered crossing gates (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A witness has told police that the driver who caused a deadly wreck by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on Long Island in New...