Stalled trains become daily occurrence in Houston’s Fifth Ward, East End through Old Spanish Trail South Union
Workers like Jesse Torres, along with people going to school or work are forced to wait sometimes past eight hours as 100 trains a day from three different railroad companies block intersections, blow loud horns and even park trains behind homes while hauling goods as they pass through.
Business owners in Houston’s East End, Fifth Ward say stalled trains are costing them money
Residents and business owners in Houston’s East End and Fifth Ward communities vented their frustration Thursday over stopped trains blocking major intersections, creating traffic jams as drivers wait – sometimes over an hour – for a train to clear the crossing.
Officials want you to stay home for the holidays. Still traveling? Here’s what to expect.
Trains are running at 50% capacity to ensure each passenger can sit next to an empty seat, a policy Amtrak plans to keep into next year, spokesman Marc Magliari said. Many routes also have less frequent service. With business down about 75% because of the health crisis, most daily long-distance trains are operating about three times a week.chicagotribune.com
Blue Line service suspended for hours after 'L’ train hits tire from car that crashed near Harlem
Because of the derailment, trains had been operating in two sections, between O’Hare and Rosemont, and between Jefferson Park and Forest Park, with shuttle buses between Rosemont and Jefferson Park, according to the CTA. Full service resumed about 8:15 a.m., with residual delays, according to a CTA alert.chicagotribune.com
One Good Thing: Teens train ride a wish come true in South Dakota
HILL CITY, South Dakota A 16-year-old Wisconsin teen had his dream come true-- and its all thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Andrew Struensee was diagnosed with a cardiac condition and has been in and out of hospitals throughout his childhood. With help from Make-a-Wish, South Dakota, Andrew got to ride on the famous 1880 train from Keystone to Hill City. Andrew and his family took a tour of the engines, met with the conductor and rode in the front car. For more good news, sign up for our Something Good newsletter.