Rail accidents

January 06, 2019 - 9:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 71-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife were killed by a train late Saturday after trying to take a shortcut across the tracks. Police in the southwestern city of Reutlingen said Sunday that the couple had disembarked from a regional train at a suburban stop and...
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A body is removed at the train station, after a murder inquiry was launched following the stabbing of a man on board a train, in Horsley, Surrey, England, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. British police are searching for a suspect after the fatal stabbing of a man on a suburban London train. British Transport Police said a man was killed Friday on board a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 5:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in front of his 14-year-old son on a suburban London train. The 51-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon onboard a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo station. Chief Inspector Sam...
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The train involved in the Wednesday morning accident is covered in Nyborg, Denmark, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a train crash on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 3:43 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say all eight victims of a train crash in the central part of the Scandinavian country have now been identified, adding that all are Danish citizens. Police say the victims —five women and three men who all were passengers — were between 27 and 60 but...
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Rescue workers at the site of a train accident on Great Belt Bridge in Nyborg, in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. At least six people were killed and 16 others injured early Wednesday when a Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train as it crossed a bridge linking central Denmark's islands. Police spokesman Lars Braemhoej said that while "we do not know precisely what caused the accident," one possible cause was that cargo from a passing freight train fell off and hit the passenger train. He added there was "considerable damage" on the passenger train. (Tim Kildeborg Jensen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 5:51 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a crashed train on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday. Police say three women and five men were killed in the Wednesday morning...
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People walk near damaged cargo compartments on a train parked near the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Danish police say several people have been killed in a train accident on a bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen. Police did not provide further details about those killed or the number of people injured in Wednesday's incident, which took place about 8 a.m. local time. Danish media reported that a tarpaulin on a freight train hit a passenger train going in the opposite direction, prompting it to brake suddenly. (Tim K. Jensen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 1:57 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six passengers were killed when a Danish train crossed a bridge that had been closed to cars because of high wind Wednesday, and authorities investigated if falling cargo from a passing freight train caused Denmark's deadliest railway accident in 30 years. Authorities...
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Damaged compartments of a cargo train near the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Danish police say several people have been killed in a train accident on a bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen. Police did not provide further details about those killed or the number of people injured in Wednesday's incident, which took place about 8 a.m. local time. Danish media reported that a tarpaulin on a freight train hit a passenger train going in the opposite direction, prompting it to brake suddenly. (Michael Bager/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 1:10 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the train accident in Denmark (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A Danish passenger train apparently hit cargo that fell from a passing freight train, killing six people and injuring 16 others as the two trains crossed a bridge linking the country's islands. It...
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December 21, 2018 - 5:40 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A train slammed into a bus carrying mostly high school students on Friday in southern Serbia, killing five people and injuring at least 26, authorities said. The collision took place around 0630GMT (1:30 a.m. EST) Friday near the city of Nis, police said. Initially, police...
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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, a tanker train carrying crude oil burns after derailing in western Alabama outside Aliceville, Ala. The Trump administration vastly understated the potential benefits of installing more advanced brakes on trains that haul explosive fuels when it cancelled a requirement for railroads to begin using the equipment. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in potential reduced damages from using electronic brakes. Department of Transportation officials acknowledged the error after it was discovered by The Associated Press during a review of federal documents but said it would not have changed their decision. (Bill Castle/ABC 33/40 via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 6:55 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration miscalculated the potential benefits of putting better brakes on trains that haul explosive fuels when it scrapped an Obama-era rule over cost concerns, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used to justify the...
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Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing more than 5 people and injuring more than 40 others, officials and news reports said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
December 13, 2018 - 6:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the train crash in Ankara (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says the three were...
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This image made from video shows aftermath of a high-speed train crash at a station in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at the station on Thursday. (DHA via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 3:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya...
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