Every day across America, trains park in the middle of neighborhoods and major intersections, waiting to enter congested rail yards or for one crew to switch with another. They block crossings, sometimes for hours or days, disrupting life and endangering lives.
The derailment in eastern India that killed nearly 300 people and injured hundreds more was caused by an error in the electronic signaling system that led a train to wrongly change tracks.
California approved a rule limiting rail pollution to aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions in the state's latest move to establish itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change.
Badgers burrowing under rail tracks have forced lengthy cancellations on at least two lines. Rail operators have to get permission to move the protected animals before repairs can begin.
Family members separated for months poured out onto the platform and embraced their loved ones in tearful, joyful reunions. Passengers gawked as they took in the destruction of Russia's occupation.
Freight rail workers had threatened to strike Friday. The unions were unhappy about a policy that penalizes workers who take unscheduled time off, including for medical needs.
Members of one union are rejecting a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads while three other unions remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a national strike deadline. A strike, which could begin Friday, would intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain that have contributed to rising prices.
Underground trains are incredibly susceptible to flooding from climate-driven extreme rain and sea level rise. Cities around the world are racing to adapt their transit systems.
Proposed Georgia rail route would stretch from Savannah, through Atlanta and northward to Nashville.
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