Report: Train going 40 mph at time of conductor's fatal fall
The preliminary investigation into the death of an Amtrak conductor who fell from a train in Rhode Island last month found that the train was traveling about 40 mph (64 kph) at the time, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. As the train was preparing to depart on its route to Washington, D.C., the assistant conductor radioed the conductor but did not receive a response, the report said. The assistant conductor began searching the interior of the train and found an open door in a passenger car.news.yahoo.com
Investigation underway following deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana
Investigators with the NTSB are looking into what may have caused an Amtrak train to derail in Montana over the weekend. Three people were killed and dozens were injured. Former chairman of the NTSB and CBS News transportation and safety consultant Robert Sumwalt joined Ed O'Keefe to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 15 dead
An overpass in Mexico City's metro collapsed Monday night, sending a train plunging toward a road, trapping at least one car under rubble and killing at least 15 people, authorities said. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said 70 people were injured, with 34 hospitalized, and people could still trapped inside the train, which was split in two and appeared partially suspended. The overpass was about 5 meters above the road in southern Mexico City.news.yahoo.com
La Grange man fatally struck by Metra train; BNSF line delayed
The train that struck the man left Aurora at 6:10 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Union Station in Chicago at 7:15 a.m. It was running express from Downer’s Grove and not scheduled to stop at the La Grange station, Metra said.chicagotribune.com
Minor injuries reported in CTA ‘L’ train derailment early Saturday, slowing traffic on Kennedy Expressway, police say
Because the train travels on tracks that run down the middle of the Kennedy, it affected motorists too. One lane of traffic in each direction was closed while Illinois State Police investigated.chicagotribune.com
DuPage County man’s life sentence in marijuana case commuted by Trump
“I got off the train and was walking down Western Avenue on the South Side of Chicago and found myself standing in front of a cannabis store,” he said. “I must have stood there for nearly five minutes, just watching people walk in the store and walk out carrying a bag.chicagotribune.com
Disney World plans to build train station onsite for travelers
You might be able to save big on your next trip to Disney World. According to KPRC 2′s sister-station WKMG in Orlando, Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort have reached an agreement to build a train station at Disney Springs. For Texans, this creates more routes to travel through – with the possibility of saving on airfare or ground transportation – to get to the most magical place on earth. “Brightline will offer a car-free connection to the millions of visitors from around the state and the world who plan to make Walt Disney World Resort part of their vacation plans,” Brightline president Patrick Goddard said. “Our mission has always been to connect our guests to the people and places that matter, and Walt Disney World Resort is a tremendous example of this.”According to a news release, guests will be able to travel directly to Walt Disney World from Brightline planned stations at Orlando International Airport, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla.“We’re excited to work with Brightline as they pursue the potential development of a train station at Walt Disney World Resort, a project that would support our local economy and offer a bold, forward-looking transportation solution for our community and guests,” Walt Disney World Resort president Jeff Vahle said.
Stephanie Bennett shares tips on helping your puppy adjust to being alone in the crate
HOUSTON – Over the last few months, our fur babies have been spoiled with their owners more than ever because of the pandemic. With everyone working from home, our dogs have gotten used to their parents being there with them 24/7. Stephanie Bennett, owner of Believe In Dog Training, is sharing her tips on why it’s so important for puppies to learn to be alone and settle in their crate. If puppies don’t learn and practice this skill, many of them develop separation anxiety which could lead to bigger issues down the road. Check out what Stephanie had to say about easing some of the common crate-training issues.
Cranes lift Dutch runaway train off whale sculpture
A salvaging crew prepares to attach chains to lift to a metro train carriage of the whale's tail of a sculpture after it rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails with the driver escaping injuries in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)SPIJKENISSE – The front carriage of a Dutch metro train that landed on a sculpture of a whale's tail after plowing through the end of an elevated section of rails was painstakingly lifted clear of the artwork Tuesday and lowered to the ground. The train was left precariously balanced on the whale's tail 10 meters (33 feet) above the ground Monday, after plunging off the end of a metro line in Spijkenisse, a town on the southern edge of Rotterdam. Two large yellow cranes worked in tandem Tuesday, placing chains around the front and rear of the train's foremost carriage to support it. The train was empty at the time it crashed onto the sculpture and the driver escaped unhurt, thanks to the whale tail's unlikely catch.
Reviews For The Uneasily Quarantined: Peninsula
Title: Peninsula (also called Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, presumably for Americans who also needed the "III" removed from The Madness of King George so we wouldn't think there were two other Madness of King Georges). Tagline: "4 Years Later ..."Better Tagline: "Bad news: zombie apocalypse. Now, four years later, he and his brother-in-law Chul-min (Kim Do-yoon) are stuck in Hong Kong, where "Peninsula" refugees are treated like scum. Yeon has remarked that Peninsula isn't a straight-up sequel to Busan, merely that it exists in the same universe. A heist set during a zombie apocalypse isn't entirely new (unless you're one of the approximately everybody who didn't see Dead Heist).houstonpress.com
Amtrak announces nonstop service between DC and New York
(CNN) - Train travel between New York City and Washington is now faster than ever. On Thursday, Amtrak announced that starting in September it will offer a new direct route between Washington Union Station (WAS) and New York Penn Station (NYP). "The new Acela Nonstop service will have you halfway to your New York City or DC destination in the time it would take you to board a flight," Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson said in a statement. "This new service will offer an ideal solution for travelers who want to save time and travel between city center DC and New York." Riders can expect to travel for two hours and 35 minutes instead of four hours with the direct service.