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Alleged Canada plot turns focus to rail transport's vulnerability

Train Bomb Plot - Reuters

An alleged al Qaeda-backed plot to derail a U.S. passenger train in Canada sought to exploit the vulnerabilities of railroads that have not gotten much attention from the American public.


Police: 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train, police said Monday....


Train derailment kills two women in Maryland, delays 9/11 hearing

Train Derailment

A freight train derailed early Tuesday while crossing an overpass west of Baltimore, spilling tons of coal on top of two 19-year-old women who were sitting on the bridge and killing them, police said.


25 dead, 55 hurt in train crash in India

Indian Train Crash

At least 13 people are dead after a train crash in India early Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the ministry of railways said.


China bullet train derails, 2 cars fall off bridge

A bullet train in China's eastern province of Zhejiang derailed Saturday evening, with two carriages falling off a bridge, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.


Train hits bus in India, killing 35 after wedding

A train hit a bus at a railway crossing in northern India early Thursday, killing at least 35 people returning from a wedding party, an official said.


Snakes on a train: Vietnam on alert

Vietnamese authorities are on alert for animal smugglers after four bags of deadly snakes were found on a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, according to local press reports.


Police Say Train Hits Car After Driver Misled by GPS

Police Say Train Hits Car After Driver Misled by GPS

A 63-year-old Oklahoma woman narrowly escaped injury when her car became stuck on train tracks after following incorrect GPS directions, police say.


Anger rises as travel havoc snarls Britain, Europe

Anger rises as travel havoc snarls Britain, Europe

Frustrated travelers in Europe expressed fury Monday at transportation officials' inability to clear snow and ice from planes, runways and high-speed train tracks, failings that have caused holiday travel chaos and fears that many will not get home in time for Christmas....


Amtrak to let passengers bring guns on most trains

Amtrak to let passengers bring guns on most trains

Reversing a near decadelong ban, Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month, including several that stop in Sacramento.

Under a policy beginning Dec. 15, guns can be taken aboard trains that have checked baggage service. Owners must inform Amtrak officials 24 hours ahead of departure.


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