Rail transportation industry

Rescue workers work at the site of a train derailment in Yilan county northeastern Taiwan Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Passengers were killed and injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said.(Kyodo News via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 8:13 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train in Taiwan that killed 18 people and injured scores of others, a district court said Tuesday. The train entered a curve in eastern Taiwan on Sunday afternoon at 140 kilometers (87 miles) per hour, almost twice the...
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Workers survey the aftermath of a train derailment in Yilan county, northeastern Taiwan Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route. (AP Photo)
October 22, 2018 - 4:17 am
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island's worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined the wreckage Monday. The eight-car Puyuma express ran off the...
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In this photo released by Taiwan Railways Administration, train carriages are scattered at the site of a train derailment in Lian in northern Taiwan on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan's southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon. (Taiwan Railways Administration via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 11:41 am
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the...
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People gather after train derailed Tuesday Oct.16, 2018 near Sidi Bouknadel, Morocco. A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital Rabat to a town further north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, killing several people and injuring dozens, Moroccan authorities and the state news agency said. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
October 16, 2018 - 5:13 pm
SIDI BOUKNADEL, Morocco (AP) — At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, authorities at the accident site said. The train derailed about halfway between Rabat and the town...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, a Bay Area Rapid Transit train leaves the station in Oakland, Calif. Regulators fined a Northern California transit agency $650,000 for safety failures that led to a train fatally striking two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 11, 2018 - 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay...
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Carl DeMaio, who is leading the Proposition 6 campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase, gestures to a ballot measure he is proposing to provide money for road repairs and eliminate high-speed rail on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The 2020 initiative would change the state constitution to require that revenue from existing gas taxes be spent only for road and bridge work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 25, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, photo, emergency responders, police and firefighters search for an 11-year-old boy who disappeared beneath the water of a retention pond while playing with friends in Harrison, Wis. The boy sucked into the flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The boy was taken to the hospital, and authorities said he was alert and conscious after his ordeal. (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The astonishing rescue Tuesday evening came as storms pounded the southern half of the state and southeastern...
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Archaeologist Ross Harper holds a notched projectile, estimated to be 3,000 years old, found at the site of a Native American fort in Norwalk, Conn., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. The firm Archaeological & Historical Services is removing artifacts from the site for further study. The fort was found during a survey as part of rail bridge replacement project. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
August 28, 2018 - 10:25 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans, archeologists said on Tuesday during a tour of the site. The find on a small sliver of land next to railroad tracks that carry...
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August 21, 2018 - 4:25 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Almost all trains in and around Amsterdam and its busy airport have been halted by a problem with one of the rail operator's traffic management systems, stranding thousands of passengers. The system crashed at the end of Tuesday afternoon and again later in the evening...
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August 16, 2018 - 8:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Vienna have decided to ban passengers from eating in the Austrian capital's subway trains. But they don't plan to punish offenders, at least to start with. The Austria Press Agency reported that city councilor Ulli Sima announced the blanket ban Thursday. It will be...
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