Latest Rail transportation industry News

BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking

Jan. 19, 2022 16:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad went to court after the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

NYC mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system

Jan. 19, 2022 14:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a woman was pushed to her death in front of a New York City subway train beneath Times Square over the weekend, Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that even he didn’t feel entirely safe riding the rails. The Democrat recounted when he rode...

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

Jan. 19, 2022 13:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains. ...

Arizona history-Jan. 23-29

Jan. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 23 On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia. On this date in 1916, a levee on the Colorado River broke, covering the city of Yuma...

Train derails near LA site of recent wave of cargo thefts

Jan. 17, 2022 15:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews made railroad repairs in Los Angeles Monday after a train derailed near the location where thieves have been raiding cargo containers, leaving the tracks littered with emptied boxes of packaged good sent by retailers. It wasn't immediately clear if the...

93-mile cross-Vermont trail construction to finish in 2022

Jan. 17, 2022 08:31 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Work on the 93-mile (150-kilometer) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail that will cross Vermont between Swanton and St. Johnsbury will be finished by the end of the year, according to state officials. Joel Perrigo of the Vermont Agency of Transportation told lawmakers...

Amtrak conductor dies after falling from train, police say

Jan. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EST

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — An Amtrak conductor was killed Saturday after falling from a train at a station in Westerly, police said. The conductor is believed to have fallen off the train as it was leaving the station, WJAR-TV reported. The train was stopped to search for the conductor...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Teenager arrested in stabbing near Japan entrance exam venue

Jan. 15, 2022 00:43 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Three people, including two students on their way to take university entrance exams, were stabbed Saturday just outside of a test venue, and authorities arrested a 17-year-old student at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, Tokyo police said. The victims — two...

Train derails in India's West Bengal state; 9 dead

Jan. 13, 2022 23:29 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers found four bodies overnight as they cleared the 12 mangled coaches of a train that derailed in India's West Bengal state, raising the death toll to nine, a railroad official said Friday. At least 45 people were injured in the accident on Thursday as the...