PARIS (AP) — Train traffic between London and Paris was halted Tuesday after a person was crushed to death by a Eurostar train in northern France in what officials say was an apparent suicide. Eurostar said it suspended train service after the death Tuesday, leaving passengers stranded on both sides of the Channel. A spokesman for French national railway SNCF said French trains that use the line were rerouted elsewhere. Police were investigating the death, which occurred on the high-speed line near the town of Fresnoy in the Pas-de-Calais region, the SNCF spokesman said. Smoke rose up from the train's emergency brakes as it screeched to a halt, according to tweets from Eurostar, which operates the cross-Channel passenger service. Emergency services arrived at the scene, while the train was being held in place, Eurostar said. The SNCF spokesman said the person killed was not a migrant but was "most probably" someone trying to commit suicide. While such attempts are common … [Read more...] about Death on French railway halts Eurostar London-Paris traffic
U.S. rail traffic grew by 2.9% in 2017 as strong economic momentum created enough demand for transport to offset weakness in certain commodities. Unsurprisingly, it was a good year for railroad stocks as well, with shares of CSX (NASDAQ: CSX), Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC), and Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) all up between 30% and 50%, and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) not lagging far behind. Here's the argument for why 2018 could be even better for the industry. Two Norfolk Southern trains navigate a snowy mountain pass. Image source: Norfolk Southern. The details The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said that total carloads grew by 381,266 in 2017, with intermodal traffic reporting its best ever year. Intermodal can be viewed as a measure of how competitive rail is compared to other transport methods, as the containers can easily be transferred to truck if ground is a better option. The railroads recorded the gains despite slowdowns in coal, grain, and petroleum … [Read more...] about Rail Traffic Climbed By 2.9% in 2017. Can 2018 Be Even Better?
PARIS Train traffic between London and Paris has halted after a person was crushed to death by a Eurostar train in northern France in what officials say was an apparent suicide. Eurostar spokesman Rob Haycocks says train service was suspended after the death Tuesday. A spokesman for French national railway SNCF says the death occurred on the high-speed line near the town of Fresnoy in the Pas-de-Calais region. Smoke rose up from the train's emergency brakes as it screeched to a halt, according to tweets from Eurostar, which operates the cross-Channel passenger service. The SNCF spokesman said the person killed was not a migrant but was "most probably" someone trying to commit suicide. While such attempts are common on French train lines, they rarely affect the Eurostar line. … [Read more...] about Death on Eurostar train line halts London-Paris traffic
0 View Gallery View Comments UPDATE 7:24 a.m. A crash on Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard and Lake Avenue is partially blocking the right turn lane from northbound North Cheyenne to eastbound Lake. -- UPDATE 7:17 a.m. Southbound I-25 at University Boulevard is clear. -- UPDATE 6:47 a.m. The left through lane and left turn lane of northbound North Powers Boulevard and the westbound through lanes of Stetson Hills are blocked due to a crash, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. A crash on southbound North Circle Drive north of Maizeland Road is blocking traffic. UPDATE 6:43 a.m. A crash on Westmeadow and South Academy Boulevard is blocking traffic. Expect delays coming from Fort Carson. -- 6:38 a.m. A crash on southbound Interstate 25 at University Boulevard, mile marker 205, is blocking the left lane. Expect delays. … [Read more...] about Tuesday’s traffic: Crash closes lanes on Powers and Stetson Hills boulevards
0 View Comments Be careful on Tuesday morning's commute, as light snowfall have made some areas slick. El Paso County sent out three trucks at 3 a.m. to Colorado 115 and the west side of county due to late snow. Colorado Department of Transportation has dispatched quite a few plows in the Pikes Peak region, although only one in Colorado Springs. Most traffic cameras on Interstate 25 running through Colorado show snow on the shoulders and medians that largely is not effecting traffic. Still, Colorado State Patrol warned drivers on Twitter that if their walk to their car is slippery, then the roads most likely are too. Tuesday's closures and delays The National Weather Service in Pueblo recorded temperatures of 1 degree at the Colorado Springs Airport at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. Meteorologists expect temperatures to steadily climb to a high of 32 degrees with wind chill values between -10 degrees and 0 degrees. Temperatures will increase throughout the week, with possible … [Read more...] about Forecast: Light snow not yet affecting traffic in Colorado Springs