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Freight Train Crash Shuts Down Highway as Railcars Burn

No injuries reported after accident involving fuel-carrying train near Arizona-New Mexico border

(Newser) - A freight train carrying fuel derailed and caught fire Friday near the Arizona-New Mexico state line, forcing the closure of an interstate highway that serves as a key trucking route. Initial passersby posted video and photos on social media of crumpled train cars and billowing, black smoke. No injuries were...

No Charges in 'Deeply Upsetting' Subway Shooting

NYC prosecutors say man acted in self-defense when he grabbed another man's gun, fired

(Newser) - There won't be charges against a man who shot another on a New York City subway train. Although the Thursday shooting was "deeply upsetting," "evidence of self-defense precludes us from filing any criminal charges against the shooter," Oren Yaniv, a rep for the Brooklyn District...

Cargo Train in India Travels 43 Miles Without a Driver

Authorities managed to stop the runaway train without injuries

(Newser) - A loaded freight train in India traveled 43 miles without any humans aboard—and this wasn't an autopilot test. Instead, the train with about 50 carriages rolled off on its own after the driver and an assistant disembarked for a crew change at a station in the northern state...

Conductor Who Threw 'Stray' Off Train Faces Nation's Wrath

It was actually someone's pet cat, and it died in Russia's extreme cold after it was booted

(Newser) - More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Russian train conductor to lose her job after she threw a pet cat off a train, believing it was a stray. The white and ginger tom cat, known as Twix, escaped from his carrier on a train traveling...

Privately Owned Rail Line Begins Key Test in Florida

Brightline launching high-speed service between Miami and Orlando

(Newser) - The first big test of whether a privately owned high-speed passenger train service can prosper in the United States will launch Friday when Florida's Brightline begins running trains between Miami and Orlando that reach speeds of 125mph. It's a $5 billion bet that Brightline's owner, Fortress Investment...

Kim Jong Un Has an Unusual Preferred Way to Travel

North Korean leader's green and yellow train is well protected, but slow as a result

(Newser) - As Kim Jung Un arrived in Russia on Tuesday for his first known trip outside North Korea in more than four years, all eyes were on Vladivostok's train station, rather than its airport. Kim arrived in Vladivostok on a "bulletproof" train that is both heavy and slow, with...

Dozens Dead, Hundreds Trapped as Indian Trains Derail

Accident happened in Odisha state

(Newser) - Two passenger trains derailed in India on Friday, killing at least 50 people and trapping hundreds of others inside more than a dozen damaged coaches, officials said. About 400 people were injured and taken to hospitals after the accident, which happened nearly 1,000 miles northwest of the capital of...

Another Train Flies Off the Tracks in Fiery Accident

BNSF train carrying ethanol, corn syrup derails in Raymond, Minnesota; local homes evacuated

(Newser) - A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early Thursday, and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said. The AP reports that a BNSF train derailed in the town of Raymond, roughly 100 miles west of Minneapolis, at about 1am, according to...

Report: Workers on Derailed Train Thought It Was Too Big

'If nothing changes, it will happen again,' says rep for one of the Norfolk Southern workers unions

(Newser) - The chemical-laden freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 was a rather large one: more than 150 cars, stretching for 9,300 feet and weighing 18,000 tons. Now, Norfolk Southern workers are saying they were concerned before the accident about the train's size, and...

Amtrak to Passengers: 'We Are Not Holding You Hostage'

Train conductor actually had to say that after nightmare trip that stretched to 37 hours

(Newser) - A train conductor had to tell some 500 passengers aboard a stranded Amtrak train that they weren't being held hostage as what should have been a 17-hour trip stretched beyond 29 hours. Some passengers began calling police in frustration given what Insider describes as a "nightmare" trip, which...

Check Out the World's Longest Passenger Train

1.2-mile-long train run by Switzerland's Rhaetian Railway took 8 months to prep

(Newser) - A Swiss railway company claimed the record for the world's longest passenger train over the weekend with a trip on one of the most spectacular tracks through the Alps. The Rhaetian Railway company ran the 1.2-mile-long train composed of 100 coaches along the Albula/Bernina route from Preda to...

She Broke Leg in 90-Foot Cliff Fall. Then She Started Crawling
Injured Hiker Spotted by
Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger
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Injured Hiker Spotted by Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger

Hiker crawled to riverbank to flag down passing train, triggering helicopter rescue in Colorado

(Newser) - A hiker who spent a night stranded in the Colorado wilderness with a broken leg made it out alive after managing to flag down a passing train. The female hiker in her 20s had been reported missing Sunday after failing to return from a day hike on the Colorado Trail...

More Than 150 Unaccounted for After Train Attack

Authorities say some are being held for ransom after Nigeria attack

(Newser) - At least 168 people are unaccounted for after a deadly attack on a train in northwest Nigeria, authorities say. The Nigerian Railway Corporation said Sunday that cell phones of more than 140 passengers from the Abuja-Kaduna train have been switched off or are ringing without being answered since the attack...

Train Driver Sues for $20K After Wages Cut by 49 Cents

Japanese firm docked his pay after he caused train to arrive at depot 1 minute late

(Newser) - After a train driver in Japan caused a one-minute delay in June 2020, he had 55 cents deducted from his wages, which was reduced to 49 cents after he took the matter to a government office that deals with labor disputes. He has now upped the stakes by filing a...

3 'Severely Injured' By Knife Attacker on German Train

Police say motive is unclear

(Newser) - A knife attack on a high-speed train in Germany left three people severely wounded, the Bavarian Red Cross said Saturday. One man has been arrested in connection with the morning attack at the train station in Seubersdorf, police said. Police said multiple people were wounded but were unable to provide...

DA Pushes Back on Train Rape Narrative: 'Simply Not True'

Cops had said passengers on SEPTA train near Philly recorded assault instead of intervening

(Newser) - The story of a horrific rape last week aboard a SEPTA train on the outskirts of Philly seemed to get even worse when cops revealed that bystanders sat by and did nothing to help, instead holding up their phones to record the incident. Now, Delaware County's chief prosecutor says...

Canadian Luxury Train Launches New US Route

Rocky Mountaineer now travels from Denver to Moab

(Newser) - A new train service has arrived in the West but it's definitely not one for ordinary commuters—one-way tickets on the Rocky Mountaineer are $1,250 per person in SilverLeaf class and $1,645 in SilverLeaf Plus. The luxury service from the renowned Canadian company made its maiden voyage...

Truck Rolled Down Hill, Landed on Train Tracks. 48 Are Dead

At least 100 hurt in Taiwan's deadliest rail disaster

(Newser) - A train partially derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday after being hit by an unmanned vehicle that had rolled down a hill, killing 48 people. With the train still partly in a tunnel, survivors climbed out of windows and walked along the train's roof to reach safety after the...

Father of Marine Pushed Into Moving Train: 'Just Too Much'

18-year-old Chicago man charged with murder of veteran Mamadou Balde

(Newser) - A Chicago man is charged with murdering a Marine veteran, whom he allegedly shoved into the path of a moving train. Ryan Munn, 18, and another unidentified man approached Mamadou Balde, 29, on a Chicago Transit Authority train platform around 5pm on April 7, according to a document from the...

More Than 70 Killed in Fire Caused by Stove on Train

Passengers in Pakistan jumped to their deaths

(Newser) - A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove erupted on Thursday on a train traveling in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, killing at least 71 passengers, officials say. Flames roared through the train cars as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur in Punjab, they said, the latest tragedy...

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