Rail accidents

June 07, 2019 - 3:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a police officer has been killed after being hit by a train while pursuing burglary suspects in a town near Frankfurt. Police said the officer was struck and killed by the train near the Waechtersbach train station early Friday after responding to a call about a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members that was drafted in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. Transportation officials said Thursday, May 23, 2019 that a review of accident data did not support the notion that having one crew member is less safe than a multi-person crew. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)
May 23, 2019 - 8:13 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of...
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A volunteer posing as a victim grimaces while being evacuated from a subway station by emergency personnel during a rescue exercise in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, April 12, 2019. NATO is holding a massive medical exercise in Romania, with over 2,500 medical personnel involved in responding to a simulated attack on the subway system of Bucharest, the Romanian capital. Dubbed Vigorous Warrior 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 12, 2019 - 7:29 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO is holding a massive medical exercise in Romania, with more than 2,500 medical personnel involved in responding to a simulated attack on the subway system of Bucharest, the Romanian capital. Dubbed Vigorous Warrior 2019, Friday's training session also included members...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, people look at a damaged train inside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Egypt's president is appointing a military officer to lead the country's transportation ministry, less than two weeks after its minister resigned over a deadly February train crash in Cairo that killed 25 people. The general turned president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, said on Sunday that Maj. Gen. Kamal el-Waziri, who heads the military's engineering authority, is awaiting approval from parliament as transportation minister. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 10, 2019 - 10:14 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president appointed a military officer to lead the country's transportation ministry on Sunday, less than two weeks after its minister resigned over a deadly train crash in Cairo that killed 25 people. The announcement underscores President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's penchant for...
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Emergency personnel look over a train that derailed after striking a vehicle in Westbury, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 27, 2019 - 12:53 pm
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York's Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. "The witness said that individual was involved in an accident...
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People look at a damaged train inside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. An Egyptian medical official said at least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a railcar rammed into a barrier inside the station causing an explosion of the fuel tank and triggering a huge blaze that engulfed that part of the station. The head of the Cairo Railroad Hospital said the death toll is expected to rise further. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
February 27, 2019 - 8:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — A locomotive crashed into a barrier at the Egyptian capital's main train station on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Railway officials said the single railcar was traveling too fast when it collided head...
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People gather outside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. An Egyptian medical official says 20 people have been killed and dozens injured when a major fire erupted at the main train station in Cairo. Mohammed Said, the head of the Cairo Railroad hospital, says the death toll is expected to rise further following the blaze on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
February 27, 2019 - 4:41 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the deadly fire at the Egyptian capital's main train station (all times local): 12:40 p.m. An Egyptian medical official says the death toll from a train fire in Cairo's central railway station has risen to 25. Mohammed Said, the head of the Cairo Railroad hospital, says...
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Firefighters work the scene of a collision involving a Manhattan-bound commuter train and a vehicle in Westbury, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Long Island Rail Road says service was suspended Tuesday evening in both directions on the Ronkonkoma and Huntington/Port Jefferson branches. (Howard Schnapp/Newsday via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 10:42 pm
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. Nassau County Police...
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Emergency personnel work on one of two commuter trains that collided between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and Manresa, northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track Friday, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
February 09, 2019 - 2:15 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track near Barcelona on Friday, killing one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. The commuter trains collided in the evening between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and...
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This image released by Netflix shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film, "Bird Box." Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people. (Saeed Adyani/Netflix via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 9:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament has passed a motion saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box." The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train...
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