Rail transportation industry

Emergency services attend the scene after a cargo train and a passenger train collided in Aichach, 50 Kilometers west of Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 7, 2018. At least two people have been killed. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 2:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say two people have died and 14 have been injured after a passenger train hit a stationary cargo train in southern Germany late Monday. Police said those killed were the driver of the passenger train and a female passenger. One of the injured is in a serious condition...
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May 07, 2018 - 10:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — An intoxicated man's ill-advised decision to spend the night on a freight train caused commuter chaos in Munich as police had to shut down all traffic at a busy station to look for him. Munich police said Monday they received an emergency call at 5:20 a.m. from a man who said he'd...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 1993, file photo shows the wreckage of the Amtrak Sunset Limited train, north of Mobile, Ala. A barge hit a railroad bridge and minutes later the train hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service’s 1993 tragedy, its deadliest accident ever. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:32 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, a police car blocks the entrance of the city train station Inssbrucker Platz in Berlin, Germany. German police say they will have to evacuate a large area of central Berlin including the city's main train station on Friday, April 20, 2018 to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work. Police in the German capital said Wednesday that all buildings in an 800-meter (875-yard) radius around the site will have to be evacuated Friday morning as a precaution. (Bernd Settnik/dpa via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 4:07 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they will have to evacuate a large area of central Berlin including the city's main train station on Friday to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work. Police in the German capital said Wednesday that all buildings in...
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Commuters arrive at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris, Friday, April 13, 2018. The government's strategy is to go fast and hope protest actions will lose momentum. But a bill aimed at preparing the national railway company SNCF to open up to competition has prompted strikes that have massively disrupted train traffic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris riot police ousted students seeking to occupy Sorbonne university and strikes Friday shut down the Eiffel Tower and two-thirds of French trains — all part of a season of simmering national discontent. Much of the anger centers on President Emmanuel Macron, but he went on national...
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A man stands on a platform during strike action at the Gare Saint Lazare train station in Paris, France, Monday, April 9, 2018. Unions are planning periodic two-day strikes through June to try to counter the French government's plans to abolish a benefits system that allows train drivers and other workers to have jobs for life. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 09, 2018 - 4:35 am
PARIS (AP) — Commuters are railing at French train strikes as unions and management insist they won't back down. Some 80 percent of French high-speed trains stood still Monday as unions entered Day 4 of three months of periodic rolling strikes. About a quarter of international trains were affected...
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April 06, 2018 - 1:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says funding included in the recently passed state budget will allow New York City subway cars to be repaired quicker, improving service for a transit system notorious for frequent breakdowns. Cuomo says the more than $800 million included in the state budget...
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Commuters arrive at Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the first of a series of strikes that are set to last three months. A major French railway strike has brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt, leaving passengers stranded and posing the biggest test so far for President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 04, 2018 - 7:40 am
PARIS (AP) — French commuters squeezed into scarce trains Wednesday while tourists rearranged travel plans as one of the world's most-traveled rail networks endured a second consecutive day of strike action. Rail unions and President Emmanuel Macron's government are holding firm so far in a battle...
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A french rail worker demonstrates in Paris, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. French unions plan strikes two days every week through June to protest government plans to eliminate some rail worker benefits — part of broader European plans to open national railways to competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — A major French railway strike brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt Tuesday, leaving passengers stranded or scrambling for other options — and posing the biggest test so far of President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy. The SNCF national rail authority said only...
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April 03, 2018 - 1:01 pm
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Five cars of a Norfolk Southern freight train have derailed alongside a creek in central Pennsylvania, disrupting travel on Amtrak. A Norfolk Southern spokesman says a train carrying general merchandise went off the tracks around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the borough of Huntingdon...
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