Passenger Rail

From the Archives: Santa Fe locomotive goes through wall

The locomotive had just been unhooked from the El Capitan passenger train from Chicago at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 25, 1948, when the accident occurred.<p>This image of the unlucky locomotive became the lead art on the front page of the next morning's Los Angeles Times. A non-byline story accompanying the …

Los Angeles

Loughborough Junction deaths: Graffiti artist's grieving parents warn others 'not to risk their lives'

The parents of a graffiti artist who was killed by a train in south London today pleaded with others not to put themselves in danger.<p>Harrison …


Tripura : Real heroes avert a disaster, Minister recommends their name for an award

The quick reaction of the father-daughter duo has saved more than 2000 lives

India News

Durham-Orange light-rail 'in rare company,' planner says. But $57M gap remains.

Elected officials learned more Thursday about the financial challenges facing the Durham-Orange light-rail project, but also about the benefits it …

Urban Design

Pals of tragic Loughborough Junction graffiti trio have sprayed tribute to the 'Three Musketeers' on side of London Tube train

PALS of the three graffiti artists killed by a train have painted a huge tribute mural to the trio - on the side of a London Underground …

London Public Transport

Elderly Woman Run Over By Train In Punjab's Phagwara

The was was identified as Kamla, of Dehradun, Uttrakhand<p><b>Phagwara:</b> A 60-year-old woman died after she fell, and was run over by a train, while trying …


Wisconsin fugitive arrested after two weeks on the run — but not in BWCA

Jonathan Pogreba, a fugitive considered armed and dangerous, may be be headed for the La Crosse area or Minnesota in a stolen BMW, authorities said …


Parliament House light rail route may be more direct, but not cheaper

Heritage constraints, the need for yet another bridge and pedestrian access make passing by parliament problematic.

Australian News

St. Paul arts group gives old Frogtown car lot a $5 million upgrade

Springboard for the Arts’ new home on University Avenue in St. Paul will have front-door access to the Green Line, neighbors it’s been working with …

Commuter Rail

The Roots of Koch Brother Politics Are Deep and Likely Permanent

Big, unaccountable money will rule our politics for the forseeable future.<p>One of the very first items on the menu here in the shebeen was the successful campaign of the Koch Brothers political operation to kill a proposed light-rail system in Nashville, Tennessee. I confess to having been surprised …


The Kochtopus Crushes Nashville Transit

The dots connect themselves!<p>The half-awake citizen may be unaware just how dexterously the arms of the Kochtopus have reached into every precinct of …

Conservative View

Koch-backed group fighting public transit projects across US

GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch are pouring money into efforts to kill public transport projects across the country, The New York Times …


Today’s Headlines

• Georgia Will Spend $100 Million on Kinda-Sorta BRT for Atlanta (AJC)<br>• Purple Line Construction in Maryland Moves Ahead (WTOP)<br>• Las Vegas Review-Journal …

Commuter Rail

Canberra light rail to Woden could double travel time for some passengers, cost double stage one

Some Canberrans travelling between Woden and the city on the proposed new light rail route could face journey times up to twice as long than the …

Commuter Rail

This Instagram account pays tribute to the graffiti artists hit by a train

On Monday morning at 7:30am, the bodies of Albert Fresneda Carrasco, 19, Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, and Jack Gilbert, 23, were found on the train tracks near Loughborough Station in south London. Police say the three men were hit by an out-of-service passenger train shortly after 1am. Spray cans were …


Chinese company starts testing Mecca Light Rail for upcoming Hajj pilgrimage

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) started on Wednesday the testing of the Mecca Light Rail in preparation for Hajj pilgrimage in …

News (China)

Man sentenced for fatal stabbing at Minneapolis light-rail station

A man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man on a Minneapolis …

Commuter Rail

CAQ proposes $10B transportation plan ahead of October election

If the Coalition Avenir Québec wins the October election, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante's Pink line will never see the light of day.<p>That was one …


Seattle misfit punks Zeke come roaring back with first album in 14 years

The blue-collar speed demons return faster-than-ever on their new "Hellbender" LP, released this spring.

Commuter Rail

CAQ unveils transport plan as unofficial campaign season kicks into high gear

While the campaign leading up to October’s provincial election hasn’t officially started, Quebec’s political leaders were out in force on Wednesday, …


Cost of Canberra's light rail stage two revealed

Early estimates have placed the cost at between $1.3 billion and $1.6 billion.

Australian News

Decision time looms for Rich Coleman as Surrey politics gets another shakeup

It’s a shakeup in Surrey politics, with city councillors fighting for the mayor’s chair while the name of a major outsider looms large as a potential …

Canadian News

Gatineau reveals $2.1B LRT plan, eyes 2028 launch

Gatineau has unveiled its ambitious vision for a 26-kilometre, $2.1-billion light rail line that will link the Aylmer and Plateau sectors to its …


Why can't Staten Island do what Seattle and Portland did?

The borough's first planning think tank aims high<p>Staten Island serves as a critical link in the southern ring of the regional transportation system …

Urban Design

High velocity wind hits train services

RAMANATHAPURAM<p>High velocity wind in Pamban, Mandapam and nearby areas hit train services on Pamban rail bridge that connects Rameswaram island with …


Tributes to three graffiti artists killed by train at Loughborough Junction

Tributes have been paid to three graffiti artists who died after being hit by a train in south London.<p>Alberto Fresneda Carrasco, 19, Harrison …


Alabama could derail Amtrak's New Orleans-to-Mobile reboot |

MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama is balking at pledging millions of dollars to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the …

Gulf Coast

All aboard with light rail moving Las Vegas another step toward big-city status

View more of the Sun's opinion section<p>Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint<br>• Columnists - local and syndicated writers<br>• Letters to the editor - readers' …

Las Vegas

Alabama not yet on board with funding share to restart Amtrak rail service on Gulf Coast - Birmingham Business Journal

By Stephanie Rebman <br>– Managing Editor, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Jun 20, 2018, 8:32am CDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jun 20, 2018, 8:39am CDT<p>The deadline is nearing for …

Birmingham, AL

He tried to kill himself and his passenger, but the crash killed a stranger instead, Calif. cops say

A California man arrested after a fatal car crash in Ventura County last month caused the wreck because he was trying to kill himself and his …