This will certainly blow the minds of American mass transit riders. On Tuesday, a train on the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company’s Tsukuba Express line in the Tokyo-area, left a station 20 seconds earlier than it’s supposed to, according to JapanToday.com. So Tsukuba Express management issued an apology. No,…
Please be aware of the minimum distance of clearance needed when parking a vehicle near unguarded, active train tracks. The preferred distance for which to park is [as far away as possible].
Before you jet off to the comment section to remark about how it must be a slow news day around here, I just want to drop this in as a reminder that maybe—just maybe—someone’s had a worse day than you. Commuters in Metro Detroit faced an unexpected detour Monday when a train blocked a railroad crossing for nine hours.…
This is the stuff of movies. Literally. Except the car didn’t explode. Thank god for that!
Federal investigators have determined that engineers of two commuter trains that crashed in the New York City-area were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea at the time of the incidents, according to reports released Thursday. The engineers have no memory of the crashes, the reports showed.
When I was living in Detroit, there was an intense debate over where to place the tracks of a new streetcar on Woodward Avenue in the city’s downtown. Running them along the curb of the road presents more of a risk to bicyclists, one line of thinking went. It’s not fun traveling over rail, and a new study—and…
Commuters on a new high-speed rail line in France got to race a Dassault Rafale fighter jet, which is pretty cool. I would like to snark how American it is of them, but America doesn’t really do high-speed rail.
Two cars of a packed southbound A train jumped from the track and collided with a wall between 135th Street and 125th Street Tuesday morning. No deaths were reported, but over two dozen people sustained minor injuries.
I’m going on vacation, everyone.
The engineer who was operating the speeding Amtrak train that derailed and killed eight people in Philadelphia in 2015 won’t face criminal charges.
Sweeping glass windows for scenic views, specially designed nickel silver cutlery, cypress bathtubs. Japan has a new ultra-luxurious sleeper train in service starting today, and man, it’s unbelievable.
After spotting an elderly woman having a hard time crossing the tracks with an oncoming train, a New Jersey man hops out of his car and pulls her to safety with mere seconds to spare.
When I first asked you for your most hellish train or bus tales, I’m not sure why I wasn’t expecting the sheer number of vomit-related stories to end up here. But you just gotta let it out, you know?
At 8:30 a.m. this morning, a Long Island Railroad train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. One hundred and six suffered non-life-threatening injuries, reports the New York Times.
In South Carolina, some 120 BMWs were headed by rail from the BMW plant in Greer to Charleston, when the train they were on derailed, cutting short the lives of these innocent Bavarian ultimate driving machines, KWES reports. Sad!
New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, also known as the literal bug hell for which New Yorkers pay $116.50 every month, wants to spend more money in a perplexing way. Over the next four years, it seeks to spend an eye-watering $9 million on social media alone, according to its latest proposed budget. This is…
A man who fell in between a subway platform and a train and was crushed 167 times by the platform extender was granted $10 million by a jury yesterday.
Victims of a deadly Amtrak derailment which killed eight people and injured over 200 more in Philadelphia last year have reached a $265 million settlement with the railroad service.
Your life might be a ceaseless conveyor belt of misery taking you to a much-too-late grave, but there’s at least one thing you should drag your sorry ass to just this one time to get a glimmer of joy just this once: Amtrak’s bubble top train, here on the Adirondack line.