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Railway plan delays efforts to create bike trail in Maine

Oct. 21, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An agreement with the Maine Department of Transportation and a railway company could delay community efforts to create a multi-purpose trail between a 25-mile stretch of railroad connecting Portland and Auburn. The state wants to extend an...

Strong storm causes 4 deaths in Poland, damage across Europe

Oct. 21, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A powerful autumn storm blasted across parts of Europe on Thursday, killing four people in Poland and causing damage and disruption across a large swath of the continent. According to reports in Polish media, the hardest-hit area was around the...

Florida higher-speed train service to resume Nov. 8

Oct. 21, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's higher-speed passenger train service will resume operations Nov. 8 after being closed for 20 months because of the pandemic. Brightline says it will resume with hourly service between Miami and West Palm Beach. Company officials say all...

DC suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

Oct. 18, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises to complicate daily travel and...

Metro train derails in Virginia, service suspended in area

Oct. 13, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Metro train derailed near the Arlington Cemetery station Tuesday and service remains suspended in the area Wednesday, the transit agency said. Metro said firefighters and Metro Transit police officers helped about 200 passengers off the train...

Contract finally awarded for key New Jersey rail bridge

Oct. 12, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

New Jersey has awarded a contract to replace a century-old rail bridge that has been the source of regular delays for years, New Jersey announced announced Tuesday. The $1.56 billion contract is the largest in NJ Transit’s history, said CEO Kevin Corbett in a statement....

Magnitude 5.9 quake halts trains in Tokyo area; 30 injured

Oct. 07, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the Tokyo area on Thursday night, injuring more than 30 people, damaging underground water pipes and halting trains and subways. Traffic disruptions continued Friday morning, with local trains delayed and commuters...

Crane collapse at Chicago station halts city train lines

Oct. 06, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Several city train lines were halted Wednesday after a crane collapsed at a Chicago Transit Authority station on the city’s North Side, according to authorities. No major injuries were immediately reported. Chicago fire officials...

Strong typhoon near Tokyo disrupts some flights, trains

Oct. 01, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon pounded Japan and some of its eastern islands Friday with gusts and downpours of rain, grounding some domestic flights and halting trains. The Tokyo area was getting heavy rain and blowing wind at midday, but no injuries have been reported. ...

Train service halted as workers shore up California cliffs

Sep. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Train service was halted Thursday for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in coastal Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station in southern Orange...