Trains

Commuting from New Jersey might be unbearable this summer

New Jersey Transit might have to cut in half the number of trains that come into Penn Station while Amtrak does weekday repairs, which could lead to …

Amtrak

Theresa May remains 'absolutely committed' to HS2 rail link

PM ends speculation that she was preparing to drop new north-south railway from Tory general election manifesto<p>Theresa May has committed to delivering the HS2 high-speed rail link.<p>The prime minister was reportedly coming under pressure from Tory MPs in the south to cancel HS2, which the government …

Brexit

First direct London-China train completes 12,000km run

BEIJING: The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000km, …

Freight Trains

Footage shows moment NSW mother drives into oncoming freight train near Taree

A mother has sobbed in court as footage was played showing the terrifying moment she drove into the path of an oncoming freight train with her three …

Brisbane

Part of the line between Bristol and London has been closed

Passengers are being advised not travel to London today after a signalling failure closed part of the main line from both Bristol's major …

London Public Transport

RTD’s A-Line, B-Line trains get another 90-day waiver extension from feds

Federal officials on Friday granted the University of Colorado A-Line and the B-Line train to Westminster another 90-day waiver to operate with human …

Denver

Delays of up to 20 minutes on Metro after person almost fell in front of a train

Metro passengers have been warned of delays of up 20 minutes between Cullercoats and St James after a person almost fell in front of a train.<p>The …

Travel

BART robberies climb 45% over last year, figures show

Robberies aboard BART trains and in its stations have climbed 45 percent over the past year, according to crime statistics released Friday by the transit agency.<p>Data provided by BART after a formal request by The Chronicle show the number of robberies occurring on the system during the first three …

Crime

Systemwide BART delays after train breaks down in Oakland

BART warned riders Friday morning about major systemwide delays due to a train that became disabled at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland.<p>The problem occurred before 5 a.m. and BART was hoping to recover as the morning went on, but as of 7:30 a.m., a residual system-wide 20 minute delay remained, …

Transportation

Something wonderful to do for Canada's 150th birthday: Ride the rails, from Montreal to Vancouver

Ride the rails from Montreal to Vancouver on a 10-day trans-Canada trip that celebrates the nation's 150th anniversary. It’s a year-long nationwide party marking the date when the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick agreed to form the Canadian Confederation.<p>Kick off your celebration …

Via Rail

Angry NJ Transit riders urge 'NoPayMay' protest for shoddy service

The #NoPayMay movement comes after weeks of delayed trains, two derailments and other mishaps

New Jersey Transit

BART 'Fleet Of The Future' Train Breaks Down During Test Causing Major Morning Delays

It's another bad PR week for BART, and it's just gotten a bit worse after they were testing a four-car train of those new Fleet of the Future cars …

Transportation

Is this the world's most luxurious new train? Our exclusive first look aboard Japan's spectacular Shiki-shima

Sitting beneath a contemporary chandelier, I sipped a glass of chilled white Japanese wine as a bowing waitress placed a dish before me – an artful composition of delicate sea eel with strips of cucumber and a scattering of rainbow-bright flowers. No, I was not sitting in one of Tokyo’s countless …

Japan

Antique Marfa railroad barn now available through silent auction

Size doesn’t matter<p>Marfa, Texas, continues to occupy a special place in the popular imagination of artists, designers, and literary folks, thanks, in part, to Donald Judd’s enduring legacy, as well as to the setting of cult-book-turned-show <i>I Love Dick</i> (which premieres on Amazon Prime on May 12).<p>For …

Houses

You can now buy advance train tickets on the day

Passengers on Britain’s premier rail line can now buy Advance train tickets as little as two hours before departure — dramatically reducing the cost …

Transportation

Enjoy the finer things in Canada on this 20-day luxury train trip

Canada's scenery goes great with champagne.<p>Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and there's never been a better time to enjoy the …

Transportation

Mother fronts court over terrifying freight train near miss

A trekker missing in a remote area of northwest Nepal for nearly seven weeks has been found alive.<p>A woman has been shot and wounded during a …

Freight Trains

Northern Rail strike: here's all the Bradford services still running today

Northern Rail staff are staging another walkout today (Friday April 28) in a row about driver-only trains.<p>Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport …

Transportation

Locomotives find their voice in rebuilt science and tech museum

For 50 years, the locomotives have stood silently at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and now the museum has decided to make them say …

Locomotives

Crossing the Sahara

A journey on Mauritania’s infamous iron ore train<p>When I was young I would pore over National Geographic magazines and dream of adventures like this — …

Travel

Gippsland rail funding likely in Victorian budget

The Victorian Government is expected to announce funding in its next state budget to improve passenger train services and rail infrastructure in …

Transportation

The Human Cost of Losing Amtrak

Hundreds of towns and cities would lose rail service under President Trump’s proposed budget—and some of them have few other options.<p>The Amtrak station in Mobile, Alabama closed in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina flooded it. The storm wiped out passenger rail service across the Gulf Coast region, …

Amtrak

Earnings misses, rising debts: Indian Railways turnaround hits buffers

GHAZIABAD, India (Reuters) - India's mammoth state railways, much of them stuck in colonial times, have missed earnings targets for the third straight year and debts have shot up, documents seen by Reuters show, raising doubts about an ambitious modernisation drive.<p>The previously unreported figures …

India

There's a train coming! Frantic efforts of man to escape

A man crosses the rails at a Midland station and seems to look for something he’s spotted between the tracks.<p>He takes a look up the line but doesn’t …

Birmingham, UK

Someone threw these cute chickens on a train carriage then fled into the night

Is <i>Borat</i> still inspiring people to do dumb sh*t more than ten years on?<p>When an unknown passenger threw two chickens on to a packed train in Sydney, Australia, before fleeing on Wednesday, it seemed a lot like an act of absurdist comedy. But it's a mystery really.<p>The chickens, which appeared to be a …

Humor

Cuomo demands Amtrak step up and fix Penn Station ‘debacle’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the Penn Station situation is a “debacle” and demanded that Amtrak step up and fix the nightmare situation created by two …

Amtrak

The busiest commuter railway in the US is falling apart

Amtrak will shut down several tracks along the Northeast Corridor to make long-overdue rail repairs, a move set to cause mass delays to commuters traveling on the LIRR and NJ Transit, Amtrak announced at a press conference Thursday morning.<p>The Amtrak-funded project will cost "tens of millions of …

Amtrak

Stopped at signals - the trains in The Girl on the Train

<b>The film of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train opened in cinemas in October (2016).</b><p>Witney Station – key location in The Girl on the Train<p>– – – –<p>So …

Transportation

Remembering Vinod Khanna In ‘The Burning Train,’ One Of The Most Exciting Movies I Watched As A Kid

Today is a sad day, as we lost one of the most celebrated actors of Bollywood, Vinod Khanna. My mind immediately shot back to one of his films which …

Bollywood

Government refuses to sack Southern Rail operator

Southern Rail's long-running industrial dispute has not only hit local house prices and caused untold misery to millions of commuters, but cost the …

NHS