Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

Apr 13, 2015

Tokyo train havoc laid to beam removed in upgrade

A beam traversing the Yamanote Line that was removed as part of an equipment upgrade could have destabilized two cable poles blamed for Sunday’s major disruption of train service in central Tokyo, East Japan Railway Co. said Monday. The beam, which was removed sometime ...

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Feb 5, 2015

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Safety on one of America’s busiest commuter rail services was under the spotlight Wednesday after a packed passenger train slammed into a jeep, killing six people north of Manhattan. It was the worst of three deadly crashes in less than two years on the ...

At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

Jan 15, 2015

At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice ...

Dec 12, 2014

Moldova arrests gang suspected of smuggling uranium from Russia

Moldova has detained seven people suspected of smuggling uranium-238 on a passenger train from Russia, a highly radioactive substance that can be used to make a dirty bomb, Interpol said on Thursday. After a nearly year-long investigation, Moldovan police also seized 200 grams (7 ...