A head-on collision of two trains has left nine people dead and 50 people seriously injured on a rail line in Bavaria, Germany this morning, just after 7 a.m. local time.
Here in New York City, all sane people were asked to stay off the roads thanks to the blizzard, and all lunatics will be doing somewhat the opposite of that. But the trains had fewer problems, despite a few closed stations. That’s because rail roads have enormous snow plows like this one.
We’ve all considered a classic “TEAM USA” tattoo above the eyebrows. What better way to advertise your allegiance? Makes it hard to get away with crimes though. Speaking of which, if you see this particularly patriotic face the NYPD would like to hear from you.
Not sure if the guy driving this Scania semi-truck simply didn’t see these railroad crossing lights or if he fancied himself some kind of badass, but I think this sensational collision settles the “train versus truck” debate with some finality.
Being a Youth induces all sorts of wonderful logic. Brian will kiss you if you do a power slide, Lorraine will laugh at you if you ask her to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. And also, if your bus is completely destroyed by a train, there will be no school ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s not just the trains that are decrepit in the New York City subway system, it’s the stations as well. But everything is surely fixable, right? Well, a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan non-profit, says that really, it is totally fixable. Though at current repair rates, it will take 52…
You know you love the humble pineapple when you begin your local transit welcome message with an ode to it. I mean, that’s really the only explanation I’ve got for it.
Two random guys said they’d found a long-lost Nazi train last week, buried underground at the end of World War II. Local legends said that one matching the description went missing in the closing days of the war, and it was full of plundered gold. It sounded crazy, but the Polish government said they might be onto…
This won’t exactly be startling news to New Yorkers, but it is, like, really hot right now. As in it’s 106 degrees Fahrenheit waiting for the subway.
If you’ve ever been on Space Mountain at Disney, you just know deep down that if you stuck your arm out, your limbs would get chopped off by one of those rafters flying by. Except it doesn’t. No one’s limbs ever get chopped off. This weird looking device is how Disney makes sure it doesn’t happen.
And we’re not just talking about you, the riders. The New York City subway is full of literal, actual garbage, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is doing a garbage job of cleaning it up.
We’ve already told you how bad the New York City subway is, but apparently the system itself is doubling down on how bad it can truly be. Because U2, yes that U2, the band that only old marketing executives think The Kids Like These Days, just played a set in the subway.
An incredibly powerful storm just blew through Louisiana, bringing not only heavy rain and clouds so thick they turned day into night, but also monstrously powerful winds. Winds so powerful, they blew a freight train clear off a bridge, sending shipping containers careening down below.
Everyone who’s ever traveled to Europe, China, or Japan, comes back freaking about all the trains we don’t have. Amtrak trains are slow, unreliable, and, weirdly enough more expensive. In fact, they’re so bad, Amtrak’s own CEO cries about it. And it’s no one’s fault but our own.
Central Japan Railway’s magnetic levitation bullet train, otherwise known as Chūō Shinkansen has done it again. The new speed record stands at a whopping 374 mph (603 km/h).
A beautifully preserved 1830s steam train is thought to be lurking under a busy thoroughfare in one of the posher parts of Brooklyn. But in 1861, it was sealed up, seemingly for eternity. Everything was set to excavate it just a few years back, until petty personal politics seem to have destroyed any chance of that.
One of the joys of owning a McLaren is that when you have routine warranty work done, the manufacturer picks it up from you, does the work, and drops it off with no problem at all. And to transport it, they even put it on a truck for you. And that’s great, until that truck stalls out on train tracks, and a train…
It's not all in your head. You aren't going crazy. Each day, as you stand there desperately clinging to a greasy pole, just trying to get to work, and you encounter yet another delay, you can tell yourself that it really is happening. The New York City subway is getting worse. The numbers prove it.