Two passenger rail cars jumped the tracks Wednesday near Ann Arbor, Michigan, but no life-threatening injuries were reported in the accident, officials said.
As rail travel grows ever more popular in Switzerland, the country's most important rail station is undergoing a bold transformation to keep up with increasing demand.
Each day and night, an army of orange-vested men work to keep Zurich Station's 3000 trains to run on time.
At least seven homemade explosives have been found along Berlin's railways within the last three days, police said Wednesday, severely disrupting traffic on several lines.
A "sudden malfunction" brought the high-speed Beijing-Shanghai train service to a shuddering halt this week, the third incident to hit China's new state-of-the-art railway in four days.
CNN's Eunice Yoon boards the new Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train and reports on China's ambitious rail plans.
An Amtrak passenger train collided with a dump truck in North Berwick, Maine, on Monday morning, killing the truck driver and sparking a fire, transit officials said.
Six people were killed when a tractor-trailer truck hit an Amtrak passenger train east of Reno, Nevada.
"Stop the Train" was, literally, a rallying cry for post-Tea Party Republicans this past November.
A locomotive train collided with a stopped passenger train carrying 250 people early Monday in the town of Monasterio, Argentina, about 150 kilometers (about 90 miles) south of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, injuring 70 passengers, a report said.
As Chinese New Year approaches, hundreds of millions of people have already begun long journeys back to far-flung provinces across China to celebrate with their families.
President Obama renewed his call to improve the nation's "crumbling" infrastructure during his State of the Union address Tuesday, saying it will create jobs and help the nation compete in the global economy.
President Obama stresses the need for innovation and urges Democrats and Republicans to work together to make it happen.
As much as 8 feet of snow has fallen in parts of Japan since Sunday, slowing train travel and forcing automaker Toyota to close down 12 factories.
Heavy rains caused several rivers in western Washington state to overflow their banks Sunday, and triggered mudslides that shut down passenger trains north and south of Seattle, authorities said.
A German high-speed train which is expected to offer a direct service from London to Frankfurt from 2013 was unveiled Tuesday at London's St. Pancras station following safety tests in the Channel Tunnel.
Direct rail travel between London and Germany moves a step closer in the Channel Tunnel, as Ayesha Durgahee reports.
Commuter rail system Metrolink and its former train operating contractor Connex Railroad are offering to pay a $200 million settlement to victims and families of a deadly 2008 crash, according to a Wednesday filing in the U.S. District Court.
A high-speed train carrying more than 700 passengers broke down in England late Sunday, delaying their journey by more than four hours, Eurostar said Monday.
Several were killed when two commuter trains crashed head-on in Halle, Belgium.
Belgian authorities were holding a crisis meeting Tuesday morning in the aftermath of a commuter train crash near Brussels that left 18 people dead and more than 160 injured.
President Obama mentioned an $8 billion investment in high-speed train systems across the country in his State of the Union speech on Wednesday.
Take more trains and fewer planes. That's what Sarah Kendrew pledged to herself a few years ago. An astronomer at the Netherlands' Leiden Observatory, she travels frequently to nearby countries on business -- and prefers to not leave vapor trails in the sky when doing so.
Europe is investing in its infrastructure, and travelers know the results are breathtaking. With the English Channel tunnel, trains speed from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower in about 2.5 hours. You zip under the English Channel in 20 minutes ... looking out the window for fish.
Though Thomas the Tank Engine earned a loyal following of American children in the 1980s and 1990s through his popular PBS television show, real trains have long been out of favor with the American public. Even Thomas was a British import.
When lunch break comes at the construction site between Shanghai and Suzhou in eastern China, Xi Tong-li and his fellow laborers bolt for some nearby trees and the merciful slivers of shade they provide. It's 95 degrees and humid -- a typically oppressive summer day in southeastern China -- but it's not just mad dogs and Englishmen who go out in the midday sun.
President Obama is pouring $13 billion into an ambitious high-speed rail project. Some say it will never make money. Some say it will. And still others say profit is not even the point.
Diane Stephany loses her Amtrak tickets. But instead of replacing them, the company wants to charge her for new ones. Can it do that? And what are her options for a refund?
President Obama unveiled his administration's blueprint for a new national network of high-speed passenger rail lines Thursday, saying such an investment is necessary to reduce traffic congestion, cut dependence on foreign oil and improve the environment.
President Obama speaks on the economy after meeting with economic advisers.
Vice President Joe Biden continued the administration's rollout of the recently passed economic stimulus package Friday, highlighting $1.3 billion in federal funding for Amtrak.
CNN's Phil Black reports on Britain's record snowfall and how London just isn't coping.
Questions were being asked Tuesday about how snow in Britain caused so much disruption to travel and education as analysts said the cost to the economy could be as much as £3.5 billion ($5 billion).
President-Elect Obama gave a farewell speech in Philadelphia before he began his train trip to Washington.
President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday retraced part of the train route taken by his political hero Abraham Lincoln to his inauguration in 1861 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, where Obama will be sworn in on Tuesday as the nation's 44th president..
President-elect Barack Obama's January 17 train trip from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Washington is intended to make the inauguration the most open and accessible in history.
A local passenger train ran into the back of an long-distance train Monday near Budapest, killing four people and injuring 26
A metro train and a bus collided injuring over a dozen people near downtown Los Angeles.
A light rail train slammed into a bus near downtown during Friday morning's commute, injuring at least 13 people, fire officials said
Eurostar passenger trains were running again Saturday through the Channel Tunnel between England and France after authorities extinguished a fire that burned for nearly 22 hours.
Firefighers at Folkestone, England respond to the channel tunnel fire.
Emergency crews found more victims early Saturday, boosting the death toll to 18, as they delicately picked apart the mangled wreckage of a commuter train that collided head-on with a freight train on the same track
The first ever U.S. National Train Day on May 10 was a celebration that may have passed many Americans by. But why create a day to celebrate trains?
As railroads look to save fuel and go greener, CNN's Rob Marciano reports on an idea that's coming like a freight train.
As airlines slash flights and cut spending in the wake of rising fuel prices, rail travel across Europe is entering into a period of renewal.
CNN.com's Melissa Long speaks with CNN's Jeanne Meserve about security measures you can expect from Amtrak.
Amtrak on Tuesday announced a new security initiative that includes random screening of passengers' carry-on bags.
Amtrak passengers will be subjected to random screening of their carry-on bags as part of a new security initiative that will include armed officers and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolling platforms and trains, an Amtrak spokeswoman said Monday.
Like all of Europe, France has some changes in store for visitors in 2008 -- starting at the top. France's newly elected president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and recently appointed prime minister, Francois Fillon, appear to be America-friendly, so we can expect no more cries for Freedom Fries from people who don't get out much.
China's worst winter in more than half a century showed no signs of abating Wednesday as forecasters warned of three more days of snow and sleet.
Striking railway workers have carried out "a coordinated campaign of sabotage" on the tracks of France's high-speed TGV rail network, setting fire to cables and signal boxes and causing delays of up to three hours, France's national rail authority said Wednesday.
A three-day strike by a German train drivers' union halted travel across the country Thursday as the workers extended the action to include passenger trains.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports from Berlin, where a nationwide rail strike has hit passengers.
Traffic gridlock gripped the French capital Wednesday as President Nicolas Sarkozy's promised labor reforms went head to head with transport and utility unions who have launched an open-ended nationwide strike.
French transport workers went on strike Tuesday evening, marking the second major showdown with French President Nicolas Sarkozy over his plan to reform pensions.
The sensation of speed is as muted as the Christian Lacroix interiors of the first-class carriages. Passengers stroll the corridors without lurching from side to side. Drinks at the bar are neither shaken nor stirred by the train's acceleration. Only the green rush of the Champagne countryside whooshing by at 200 mph vouches for the velocity of France's newest and fastest TGV, as it hurtles along the track from Paris to Strasbourg.
Saundra Shepherd's flight to Philadelphia is diverted to Baltimore because of a storm. A Southwest Airlines employee assures her that the airline will pay for her train ticket to Philadelphia, but when she calls the carrier, it refuses to cover her costs. Is she stuck with the bill?
France broke the world speed record on rails Tuesday with a souped-up fast train, a feat to showcase the technology it is trying to sell to overseas markets including China.
25 years: The final joint in a new $3.7 billion high-speed railway line linking France and Germany will be welded in place on Wednesday to celebrate the quarter of a century anniversary of France's revolutionary TGV (Train a grande vitesse) high-speed train.
It may not be the longest train journey in the world, a record currently held by the 9,288.2 km (5,787 miles) Trans-Siberian Railway.
Offering swift and comfortable rides straight into the heart of major cities, it's little wonder trains have been luring business travelers away from short-haul airlines, but can this renaissance in railways stay on track?
A commuter train en route to the nation's capital derailed during the early Thursday rush hour, police and rail officials said.
Human error is being blamed for a three-train collision in Pakistan Wednesday morning which rail officials say killed 133 people and injured many more.
The Bush administration plans to introduce legislation to restructure the nation's passenger rail system, while Amtrak supporters in Congress fight to maintain funding in next fiscal year's budget.
A deadly head-on collision between two passenger trains in India's northern Punjab state has killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more, a railway official told CNN.
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger services, is celebrating 10 years of service between Britain, France and Belgium.
Eurostar says passenger numbers rose more than 16 percent in the first 10 months of the year as it took business away from airlines.
For the first time since the Madrid train bombings, six images from a security video have been published showing the initial terrifying seconds after the March 11 explosions at the Atocha train station.
Workers at Eurostar -- the high-speed passenger train linking London with Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel -- have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.
Taiwan's $15 billion dream of a high speed rail line has moved a step closer to reality with the arrival of its first "bullet train" from Japan.
An Amtrak train slammed into a Long Island Rail Road commuter train parked at New York's Penn Station during Monday rush hour, causing minor injuries to 130 people, the New York Fire Department said.
Spain's state rail system has resumed its bullet train service, a day after a bomb was discovered under high-speed rail tracks between Madrid and Seville.
Anyone who has boarded an Amtrak train since Sept. 11, 2001, must wonder how long the delusion can last.
Massive, well-coordinated attacks on Madrid's commuter train system Thursday morning killed and wounded hundreds of people at the height of the city's rush hour.
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