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Japanese authorities investigate Akita line bullet train derailment
From the Japan Times.................Transport authorities launched a full-fledged investigation Sunday into the derailment of a bullet train on the Akita Shinkansen Line in Daisen, Akita Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon.Biting the bullet: Passengers make their way from a bullet train that...
Snow: commuters voice anger at rail websites
 Snow: commuters voice anger at rail websitesTrain operators are under fire for misleading passengers over the state of the network.  The twittersphere was filled with complaints from travellers about what they described as the shambolic information they were receiving  By...
Snow disruption in Englandfor roads and rail
 18 January 2013 Last updated at 07:28 from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21061224.Disruption hits road and rail and schools close as snow falls Heavy snow has been reported in some parts of England this morning  Hundreds of schools have been closed as heavy snow...
Highland rail line snow-busters gear up winter storms
 From: http://www.lochaber-news.co.uk/News/New-kit-to-fight-the-freeze-at-Highland-rail-stations-02122011.htmHighland rail line snow-busters gear up winter stormsby Alex Johnston  Stephen Murphy, ScotRail's track and depots facilities manager, shows off the new...
Train Company prepares to give glowsticks and foil blankets to passengers stranded in snow
 Glowsticks to be provided for delayed train passengersCommuters are to be given glowsticks and foil blankets on trains in case there is any repeat of last year's winter travel misery. Heavy snowfalls left many passengers stranded on freezing trains without power last year, and so...
Train companies respond to Transport Select Committee report into how transport coped with winter
In response to the Transport Select Committee report into how transport coped with severe winter weather, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said:“Throughout the period of snow in December, a high proportion of trains continued to run and the majority of...
Rail passengers make more journeys
 9 May 2011 Last updated at 02:45 From The BBC Rail passengers make 5% more journeysRail passengers made almost 5% more journeys in the first three months of 2011 than in the same period last year.There were 316 million journeys in January-March 2011, up on the snow-hit winter of 2010, the...
All systems stop at Chicago rail hub due to blizzard
 All systems stop in nation’s rail, truck hubBy David Roeder Staff Reporter .hideTime { display:none; }$(document).ready(function() { $('.jqueryTime').each(function() { var text = $(this).html(); var first_letter = text.substr(0,1); if (first_letter == 0) {...
Train companies respond to ORR letter on rail industry's response to bad weather
A spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said: ‘’Throughout the period of snow and ice in December, a high proportion of services continued to run and the majority of these got in on time. Where there was disruption, train companies apologised to...
ORR says railway must be better in snow
17 January 2011 Last updated at 15:52 from the BBC Railways told to improve services amid snow chaos Rail services were badly disrupted by the snow before Christmas The rail industry has been told to improve its performance during heavy snowfall.The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) says lessons...

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