Rail travel disruptions

In this Friday, June 30, 2017 photo, commuters walk by a board with train information for the Long Island Rail Road at New York's Penn Station. A massive two-month repair project will launch Monday, July 10 at the country’s busiest train station, temporarily exacerbating the daily commuting struggle during what New York’s governor has predicted will be a “summer of hell.” (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 07, 2017 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A massive two-month repair project will launch Monday at the country's busiest train station, temporarily exacerbating the daily commuting struggle during what New York's governor has predicted will be a "summer of hell." But it's only a stopgap measure against a root problem it won...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 19, 2013 file photo, Amtrak Police officers stand watch, right, as travelers enter Penn Station, in New York. One car of a train has derailed at New York's Penn Station, the nation's busiest train station. Fire department officials say it happened Thursday night, July 6, 2017. There are no reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
July 07, 2017 - 2:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Transit says passengers should expect delays Friday morning due to congestion at New York's Penn Station following an earlier train derailment. NJ Transit says one of its trains was involved in a "minor," slow-speed derailment at the nation's busiest train station around...
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In this photo provided by the Transport Workers Union, Local 100, workers from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority respond to the scene of a subway derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in New York. A subway train derailed near a station in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. (Transport Workers Union, Local 100 via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators probing the derailment of a New York City subway train said Wednesday the accident was caused by an improperly secured spare rail, left on the tracks to make it easier to fix breakdowns quickly. Two supervisors responsible for oversight of track maintenance work were...
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A commuter exits a closed off station after a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. It said there was smoke but no fire. Delays were reported throughout the subway system. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 28, 2017 - 12:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect. A preliminary investigation indicates the derailment just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in Harlem was caused by "an improperly...
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A commuter exits a closed off station after a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. It said there was smoke but no fire. Delays were reported throughout the subway system. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 28, 2017 - 12:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say a preliminary investigation indicates the Tuesday morning derailment in...
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A commuter exits a closed off station after a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. It said there was smoke but no fire. Delays were reported throughout the subway system. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 27, 2017 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train that derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor and forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels was caused by an "improperly secured piece of replacement rail" that was stored on the tracks, New York City...
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June 27, 2017 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway train has derailed near a station in Harlem, frightening passengers and causing a power outage that led to evacuations along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York says a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. Tuesday. It...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, New York Firefighters make their way to a track at Penn Station in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are calling for a private operator to take over New York's troubled Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, they said in a letter to Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman on Thursday, May 11. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 12, 2017 - 1:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called for a private operator to take over New York's troubled Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, where recent derailments and other problems have hampered commuters. In a letter to Amtrak CEO...
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May 05, 2017 - 7:47 am
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of rail traffic between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, says early Friday that 10 slides just north of the Tacoma Narrows...
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May 02, 2017 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured delays and cancellations prompted by equipment failures would face about six weeks of significant service disruptions this summer to accommodate repairs at Penn Station in New York under a plan proposed by Amtrak. Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Sen...
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