Rail transport

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Levels of carcinogenic chemical near Ohio derailment site far above safe limit
EPA scientists assessed dioxin cancer risks in 2010, but the federal cleanup threshold is still far below those recommendations

Tom Perkins

17, Mar, 2023 @4:27 PM

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Germany gives green light to €49-a-month public transport ticket
Plan for ticket covering regional rail, metro, trams and buses across country follows success of €9 scheme last year

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

17, Mar, 2023 @12:43 PM

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Ohio sues Norfolk Southern over toxic train derailment
Rail company faces 58-count civil lawsuit over chemical-releasing derailment and ‘long string’ of other hazardous incidents

Edward Helmore in New York

15, Mar, 2023 @1:45 PM

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Further three people charged over Greek train crash
Police estimate tens of thousands of people joined protests across Greece called by labour unions and student groups

Helena Smith in Athens

09, Mar, 2023 @7:08 PM

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Greek PM ‘sorry’ over fatal train crash as station master detained pending trial
Rail employee, who was in post for only four days before the accident, addressed court for seven hours over disaster in which 57 people died

Helena Smith in Athens

05, Mar, 2023 @9:04 PM

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Greek train crash: effort to find bodies expected to end as anger grows
Operation to locate missing passengers likely to be concluded three days after crash near Larissa that killed at least 57

Helena Smith in Athens

03, Mar, 2023 @7:42 PM

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Luton Dart: ‘the most expensive train in Britain’ opens for business
The airport’s much-anticipated £290m 1.25-mile shuttle service to the rail station will cost passengers £4.90 a trip

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

03, Mar, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Leaked audio reveals US rail workers were told to skip inspections as Ohio crash prompts scrutiny to industry
Exclusive: employee says manager told her to stop marking cars for repair, as Ohio derailment brings hard look at industry’s record of blocking safety rules

Michael Sainato

03, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Greek train crash: anger grows as officials admit rail network problems
Government says rail projects beset by ‘chronic public sector ills’, as death toll from crash rises to 57

Helena Smith in Athens

02, Mar, 2023 @7:04 PM

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NSW slams brakes on high-speed rail plans after spending $100m on studies
Exclusive: Perrottet government backs away from building Sydney-Newcastle fast rail link by itself

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

02, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Myriad questions but no evidence yet for cause of Greece train crash
Investigation may uncover signalling or human error, but some are already propounding the role of railway privatisation

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

01, Mar, 2023 @12:45 PM

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Are your crossword clues too cryptic for the next generation of solvers? | Brief letters
Brief letters: A blot on setter’s copybook | Dior’s New Look | Overexcited Rishi Sunak | Ukrainian railways | Signs of an early spring

28, Feb, 2023 @6:07 PM

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