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  1. infrastructure
    Unacceptable: Japanese Train Leaves Station 25 Seconds EarlyA travesty.
  2. Despite Fatal Accidents, Train Safety Still Isn’t a Top Priority for WashingtonMore pressing than Trump’s fanciful infrastructure plan: Why haven’t we implemented technology that could have prevented hundreds of train deaths?
  3. Amtrak Points Finger at Freight-Train Firm After Another Deadly CrashExperts say the long-overdue installation of positive train control technology could have prevented the crash, Amtrak’s third in seven weeks.
  4. 42 Injured in Train Crash Outside of PhiladelphiaA high-speed train hit another train parked at the station in Upper Darby.
  5. next up
    Clint Eastwood’s Next Movie Will Depict the 2015 Paris-Train Terror AttackThe movie is based on the summer 2015 Paris-train terrorist attack that was thwarted by three Americans.
  6. Can You Figure Out What’s Happening in This Very British Bagel Video?“On his head he’s got a bagel!”
  7. now smell this
    Your Favorite French Perfume Might Be Unavailable for a Very Weird ReasonWhat if there were no more Chanel No. 5?
  8. everyday sexism
    This Railway Company Just Blasted Women for Applying Makeup on Its TrainsThis is ridiculous.
  9. Delayed Technology Upgrade Might Have Prevented Hoboken Train WreckAll U.S. passenger trains are required to install positive train control software by the end of 2018.
  10. casting couch
    Depp, Dench Join Murder on the Orient ExpressThis is one very good-looking train.
  11. can u not
    Here’s How to Make Running a Marathon Even More God-awfulAdd a slow-moving train.
  12. New Bar Cars May Make Commuting on the Metro-North BearableAfter a two-year absence, bar cars are returning to the New Haven line.
  13. Dogs Have Been Delaying Trains for 111 YearsA brief history of adorable subway delays.
  14. Months After Fatal Crash, Senate Considers Extending Train-Safety DeadlineThough railroads had seven years to install the system.
  15. Derailed Amtrak Train Wasn’t Hit by a BulletBut the FBI hasn’t ruled out the possibility that something else hit the windshield.
  16. Amtrak Trains May Be Sort of Empty Today, But They’re Still As Safe As EverThe question gets asked after every transportation tragedy.
  17. Amtrak Train Was Going at Least 100 MPH Before CrashThe speed limit was 50 mph.
  18. 6 Dead After Metro-North Train Collides With SUVIt’s the deadliest crash in the railroad’s already-troubled history.
  19. Train Hits Schools Bus in India, Killing 19All but one was a child. 
  20. Engineer in Metro-North Derailment Has a Sleep DisorderHe was “dazed” before the accident.
  21. Train Operator in O’Hare Crash Fell Asleep, and It Wasn’t the First TimeShe just “closed her eyes” for a moment.
  22. Sleepiness Might Have Been a Factor in Train Crash at Chicago O’HareThe operator was reportedly “extremely tired” after working overtime.
  23. The Circus Is in Town: Playing Pool With the Ringling Bros. RingmasterThe first black barker for The Greatest Show on Earth describes life among the clowns and acrobats.
  24. Computer Glitch Leaves Metro-North at a StandstillFilling Grand Central with stranded commuters.
  25. After Metro-North Derailment, Senators Push Overdue Safety UpgradesSpecifically, putting cameras on trains.
  26. big things
    Oprah Plays With Proportions Again, Looks AwesomeLong trains and mini Jimmy Kimmel = supermodel stature.
  27. Woman Survives Getting Pushed in Front of Metro North TrainAfter she denied a panhandler.
  28. Video Captures Moment Train Derails in Spain, Killing at Least 78 PeopleWe’re only human!” the driver wailed. “We’re only human!” 
  29. etiquette
    If You Must Cheat, Cheat QuietlyOr you will get shamed on social media.
  30. Foodievents
    Alice Waters Gets Onboard Doug Aitken’s ‘Coachella on Wheels,’Come on, ride the train, it’s the choo-choo train. Come on, ride the train, it’s the choo-choo. Ride it, woo woo.
  31. Colliding Trains Caused Very Scary-Looking Missouri Bridge CollapseSeven were injured.
  32. Here’s How to Navigate Your Connecticut Commute TomorrowWhile crews rebuild 2,000 feet of track caused by Friday’s derailed train.
  33. Dozens Injured in Connecticut Train Crash; Northeast Service Suspended [Updated]Metro-North and Amtrak might not be running until the beginning of next week.
  34. Amtrak’s Wi-Fi Supposedly Works NowBut you still can’t watch Netflix.
  35. Dozens Injured in California Amtrak DerailmentA big rig hit a passenger train about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.
  36. New York and New Jersey Connected by Decrepit Trains, Drooping WiresNJ Transit and Amtrak are getting really old.
  37. clickables
    Behold the World’s Shortest TrainJust wait.
  38. Woman Bathes in New York City Subway CarThis is not a sexy “Improv Everywhere” stunt.
  39. Chuck Schumer Suggests Not Letting Terrorists Blow Up TrainsInteresting.
  40. Feds Issue Railroad Security Advisory Following Bin Laden RaidThere are no plans to issue a terror alert.
  41. And the Letter of the Week Is R, for RevoltingThat’s the subway line that’s the grossest, which will come as no surprise to riders.
  42. The Times Finds Genuine Hobo in Riverside ParkFinally, someone in Manhattan riding the rails the old-fashioned way.
  43. clickables
    Read a 6-Year-Old’s Exemplary Application for a High-Profile Museum Job“I am only 6 but I think I can do this job.”
  44. clickables
    Watch Pete Campbell and Harry Crane’s Earnest Train-Travel PSATrains are cool.
  45. Clothesless Man Jumps From Rockaway Railroad Trestle Into Frigid Jamaica BayPolice are looking for him now.
  46. Seriously, Do Not Walk Between Cars on a Moving Subway TrainA woman attempting to do so earlier this year fell between cars and was run over by eleven trains.
  47. AGAIN With the Babies Rolling Into the Train Tracks, Australia?How does this keep happening?!?
  48. No Trains Going In or Out of Penn StationIf you need to go to New Jersey, you’ll have to find another way.
  49. What’s Behind the Wall?Check out this ongoing documentary project in Brooklyn, which involves the world’s oldest subway tunnel, a secret hidden steam locomotive, and maybe even the assassination of President Lincoln.
  50. This Woman Has the Worst Commute EverIt can take nearly four hours each way.
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