Trains

Amtrak derailment suspends all rail service at NYC's Penn Station

NEW YORK — A derailed Amtrak train Friday suspended all rail service into and out of New York’s Penn Station, one of the busiest train stations in the country, according to Amtrak and New Jersey Transit.<p>Acela Express Train 2151 had a minor derailment about 9 a.m. while moving at a slow speed …

Transportation

All Aboard Florida’s Flashy New Express Train!

It’s full-steam ahead for Florida’s new express train! Brightline—a private train service that will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, …

West Palm Beach

Hydrogen-powered train with zero emissions completes test run in Germany

Why it matters to you<p>You could one day be riding on a train that's entirely silent and produces nothing but water vapor as an emission.<p>A train …

Hyperloop

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot's father

<b>Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible.</b><p>German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal and flew the plane into the ground, …

Aviation

Man killed in crash with train

Authorities say a man was killed when an Amtrak train hit his car in South Florida.<p>The Sun Sentinel (https://goo.gl/pAAux8) reports that the crash …

Transportation

Millions face rail chaos as half of operators say ticket machines won't accept new £1 coin

Millions of rail passengers face chaos when buying tickets from train stations from Tuesday, as more than half of operators will not have modernized all their ticket machines to accept the new £1 coins.<p>Responding to a Telegraph survey, some 11 out of 18 rail providers questioned admitted some of …

British Isles

Today’s trains may roll, travel, whiz or speed, but they do not chug

The otherwise excellent March 12 Travel article “Colorado’s rail-to-slopes rarity” was marred by the use of the phrase “And then we were chugging up.” Modern trains do not “chug.” They roll, travel, speed, whiz or what-have-you along. They have not “chugged” for 60 years, with the exception of a …

Travel

Man run over by train at Fajar LRT station

SINGAPORE: A man was found dead on the LRT tracks near Fajar station early on Friday (Mar 24).<p>Police said they were informed that a man had been run …

Amtrak train derails near Penn Station in NYC

Transportation

Tonight’s commute out of Penn Station is going to be a total shit show

If you commute on the LIRR through Penn Station and you haven’t left the city yet, then good news! You’ll be hitting up your local happy hour after …

Transportation

Donald Trump may be about to scrap the US rail network

The Crescent from New York to New Orleans, the Empire Builder from Chicago to Portland and the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles — these …

Amtrak

Families angered by father seeking to clear name of Germanwings co-pilot in crash anniversary

Print<p>BERLIN — The father of the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps, killing everybody on board, is seeking to exonerate …

Canadian News

Bus stopped under crossing arm at Fallowfield Road, city says

OC Transpo is investigating after a bus with six passengers didn't stop until it had passed the Fallowfield Road rail crossing arm shortly before a …

Via Rail

Germanwings crash in French Alps, in pictures

Transportation

Father of Germanwings co-pilot who crashed in the Alps pushes to clear his son’s name

BERLIN — The father of a German pilot who was found by investigators to have purposely crashed a commercial airliner into the French Alps in 2015 held a news conference Friday in which he sought to cast doubt on the image of his son as a mass murderer.<p>Günter Lubitz unveiled his arguments, based on …

Aviation

ScotRail’s ‘new’ HSTs

In 2012, Transport Scotland published the results of its rail passenger service consultation. This considered how the railway should develop and the …

Transportation

a rusty paradise for train lovers opens to public (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Even amid the rust and peeling paint, it's a walk into a golden era -- when trains reigned and locomotives huffed and …

Transportation

Coping with a derailed train in Lucerne train derails

Travellers have been forced to make alternative arrangements after a Eurocity train from Milan to Basel partially derailed on Wednesday afternoon, …

Transportation

Modi was on Bhopal-Ujjain train attackers’ radar: police

<b>Bhopal:</b> Suspected ISIS militants behind the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast in Madhya Pradesh on March 7 had made an unsuccessful bid to target …

Passenger Rail

First class on regional trains not like the Orient Express, man discovers

<b>THE first class sections of regional trains do not feature the opulent luxury and fine dining experiences of the Orient Express, a man has …

Orient Express

One person is dead after Amtrak train crashes into car

One person is dead after a northbound Amtrak train hit a car on the northbound railroad tracks at Oakland Park Boulevard Friday afternoon.<p>The crash …

Free Train Rides For Stranded Air Passengers In Abuja, Nigeria

• 22 March 2017<br>• West Africa Nigeria<br>• REF: RA20173290<p>Following the planned closure of the Abuja International Airport in early March, the Nigerian Federal …

Nigeria

All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 (AP) — Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences.<p>So Maryland's coach decided to have the Terrapins take the train instead of a bus to Connecticut on Thursday for the NCAA Tournament regional.<p>"So many of them had never ridden the train before and it was an …

Sports

10 secrets to saving money on UK rail fares

Since 2011, average train fares in the UK have risen by nearly 25 per cent. Travelling at peak times on inter-city routes can be especially exorbitant: Manchester to London, for example, will set you back £338 for an Anytime Return, and the sheer complexity of the ticket pricing system often makes …

Airlines

Get Ready For Changes To The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, S & W Trains This Weekend

<i>(Governor Cuomo's office)</i><p>Did you know that pigeons can both do math and tell people apart? One day they will succeed in sucking the lives from our …

Transportation

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end until you drag yourself back to work needing another week off. You are …

Train Travel

Roll of Honour - Overview - Ambulance Trains

AMBULANCE TRAINS<p>Ambulance trains were first used during the First World War in France and Belgium to transport wounded or sick soldiers to hospital. …

Transportation

Seven injured in Swiss train derailment

An Italian train has derailed in the central Swiss city of Lucerne with one carriage tipping over and injuring seven people on board.<p>The train from …

Transportation

Interactive travel map of Florence

• Public transit• <b><br>Bus & tram:</b> Ataf.net• <b><br>Taxi:</b> 4242.it or 4390.it<p>Airports<br>• Aeroporto.firenze.it (Florence's tiny Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci)<br>• Pisa-airport.com …

Mediterranean

A freight train sings me an iron lullaby

The screech of the rails, the blast of the horn say all is well.<p>March 22, 2017 —Winter nights in rural Maine are marked by a dense silence, …

Freight Trains