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More than 100 Injured in Dutch Trains Collision

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the Netherlands say at least 120 people were injured, many seriously, when two commuter trains crashed head-on in Amsterdam Saturday. A police spokesman told the media there were no immediate reports of fatalities, but of those injured, 70 suffered minor injuries and the rest were “seriously or very seriously injured,” including broken bones […]

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China’s Bullet Trains to Return to Service after Recall

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese rail authorities this week will start to resume operation of 54 bullet trains which were halted after a deadly rail accident in July. The official Xinhua news agency said Monday that six of the 54 trains will resume service on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway on Wednesday. If all goes well, the rest of the […]

Venezuelan Commuter Trains Collide

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two Venezuelan commuter trains collided in a tunnel outside of Caracas on Thursday, and the transportation minister says about 30 people were injured. Transportation Minister Francisco Garces told state television that most of the injuries appeared to be minor, although the engineer of one of the trains had more serious injuries. The trains collided in […]

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China to Name Names in Report on Bullet Train Crash

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say a report due in mid-September will identify individuals responsible for the deadly crash of two bullet trains in the eastern province of Zhejiang one month ago. A spokesman for the State Administration of Work Safety said Tuesday the report will also identify the direct cause of the crash. Forty people were killed […]

Chinese Train Maker Recalls 54 Bullet Trains

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of China’s leading train manufacturers is recalling 54 bullet trains used on the new Beijing to Shanghai high-speed rail line. State-owned China CNR Corporation said Friday it would carry out a complete inspection and possible improvements, but gave no other details. The recall applies only to trains on the Beijing to Shanghai line. The […]

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Chinese Train Maker Shuts Some Production Pending Safety Tests

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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One of China’s leading train manufacturers has been ordered to shut down some production lines because of problems in a safety system that caused repeated delays on the Beijing-to-Shanghai line. The decision, announced Thursday on the Shanghai stock exchange, comes a day after the government put a hold on all new railway projects and ordered […]

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China Orders Halt to New Rail Projects as Wreck Probe Continues

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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(adding dropped word “from” in last sentence of graf 2. No other changes) China has ordered a halt to new railway projects and further speed reductions on existing bullet trains, as it struggles to reassure the Chinese public in the aftermath of a deadly wreck last month. The official Xinhua news agency announced the moves […]

China Orders Halt to New Rail Projects as Wreck Probe Continues

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China has ordered a halt to new railway projects and further speed reductions on existing bullet trains, as it struggles to reassure the Chinese public in the aftermath of a deadly wreck last month. The official Xinhua news agency announced the moves Wednesday, along with design and quality reviews triggered by the July 23 crash […]

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Power Failure Briefly Halts China’s Showcase Rail Line

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Less than two weeks after its high-profile opening, traffic on China’s showcase high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai has been halted by a storm-induced power failure. The outage lasted for about 90 minutes Sunday evening, idling 19 trains on the southbound track. It was the first major malfunction since the line opened on June […]

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