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- Death Toll Rises As New Details Emerge In Danish Train Accident
Investigators believe the passenger train hit an empty truck trailer that was being carried on a freight train going in the opposite direction.
NPR. Thursday, 3 Jan 2019.
- Denmark Train Accident Kills 6 and Shuts Down a Major Transit Artery
The disaster occurred as a passenger train and a freight train passed each other on a windswept bridge, but it was not immediately clear what happened.
New York Times. Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019.
- 6 killed, 16 injured in Danish bridge train accident
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.
Fox News. Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019.
- 6 die in Denmark's worst train crash in more than 30 years
Six people were killed on a bridge linking Denmark's two main islands when a passenger train hit a trailer that had blown off a freight wagon coming the other way, officials say.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019.
- Cop narrowly avoids being hit by a passenger train after the crossing barrier fails to lower
Police officer Peter Stanglewicz's dashcam captured the moment a rail crossing barrier didn't lower in Mokoena, Illinois, forcing him to swerve out of the path of an oncoming train.
Daily Mail. Friday, 28 Dec 2018.
- Judge tosses challenge to private train service in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to private passenger train service between South Florida and Orlando brought by a county along Florida's Treasure Coast. ...
Washington Times. Thursday, 27 Dec 2018.
- WATCH: Police officers killed by train while chasing suspect
Two Chicago police officers were chasing an armed suspect along train tracks when a passenger train struck them, officials said.
ABC News. Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018.
- Train Crash in Ankara, Turkey, Kills at Least 9 and Injures Dozens
A passenger train and a maintenance locomotive hit each other on a line that a union leader said had been reopened before a signaling upgrade was finished.
New York Times. Friday, 14 Dec 2018.
- Wichita seeks Amtrak service, county shows hesitance
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita officials are pushing for Amtrak to restore rail service in the city that hasn't had a passenger train service for nearly 40 years, but Sedgwick County officials aren't ready to embrace the plan. ...
Washington Times. Monday, 10 Dec 2018.
- Rail passengers are warned to look out for their friends over the festive period in shocking video
Network Rail has revealed CCTV of merry males who have been narrowly missed by high speed passenger trains in time for Christmas.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018.
- Dutch cyclist has harrowing close call with oncoming train: VIDEO
A Dutch cyclist came within mere feet of an oncoming passenger train at an unguarded railroad crossing.
ABC News. Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018.
- Taiwan train crash driver disabled speed controls
Eighteen people died when a passenger train derailed - Taiwan's worst rail accident in decades.
BBC News. Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018.
- Rescuers search site after train crash killed 18 in Taiwan
Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180 others.
Fox News. Monday, 22 Oct 2018.
- Taiwan derailment death toll revised back to 18, with more than 170 injured
One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sunday, 21 Oct 2018.
- Sri Lanka train kills three elephant calves
A passenger train hit and killed three young elephants in eastern Sri Lanka, officials said Sunday, weeks after two calves and their pregnant mother were fatally struck in the same region. ...
Yahoo. Sunday, 7 Oct 2018.
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