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4 children killed in crash between train, bike

4 children killed in crash between train, bike

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Four children were killed and two other people were critically injured Thursday after a train slammed into an electric cargo bike in the Netherlands. Police said the accident happened on a railway line in the town of Oss, 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, at a rail crossing close to the town's railway station. The crossing has warning lights, and red and white barriers to keep pedestrians off tracks when trains pass. Police said the electric bike belonged to a children's day care center and was taking children to school when the collision happened. Investigations were underway to establish the cause. The two critically injured victims were taken to a local hospital. Oss mayor Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans said local authorities "stand with the families, the school, the day care...
Truman, Lincoln strike groups train together in western Atlantic Ocean

Truman, Lincoln strike groups train together in western Atlantic Ocean

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Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Nimitz-class USS Harry S. Truman and USS Abraham Lincoln began dual-carrier qualification operations Wednesday in the western Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Navy announced this week. "By training and operating together, the USS Harry S. Truman and USS Abraham Lincoln strike groups enhance combat readiness and interoperability, and also demonstrate the inherent flexibility and scalability of carrier strike groups," Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Commander, said in a press release. "The opportunity to conduct complex, multi-unit training better prepares us to answer our nation's call to carry out a full range of missions, at anytime, anywhere around the globe," Black said. The operations include a war-at-sea exercise with strike an...
Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

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July 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded an $ 85 million five-year contract to train the Iraqi air force on their six C-130J aircraft. The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, allows the U.S. Air Force to support the Iraqis with contractor logistics support, technical assistance and logistics. It will also include aircraft and aerospace ground equipment, spares, repairs and familiarization training on the C-130J aircraft. Work will be performed at Martyr Mohammed Ala Air Base in Iraq and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. Foreign military sales funds amounting to more than $ 16 million will be obligated at the time of award, with the overall value of the contract set at a ceiling value of $ 100 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
East Coast train line to be put into public control

East Coast train line to be put into public control

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are being brought back under government control, following the failure of the current franchise.Operators Stagecoach and Virgin Trains will hand over control from 24 June.The Department for Transport will run the service until a new public-private partnership can be appointed in 2020.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it would smooth the transition to a new operator, but critics said it was evidence of private sector failure.Mr Grayling said the franchise had failed because Stagecoach and Virgin Trains had "got their bid wrong", overestimating the profitability of the line.It is the third time in a just over a decade that the government has called a hal...
Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed

Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA US passenger train that derailed, killing three people, was travelling at 80mph (130km/h) on a curve with a speed limit of 30mph, data from the train's rear engine indicates.It happened in Washington state during rush hour on Monday and officials say 72 people were taken to hospital.A number of those injured are reported to be in a serious condition.Authorities said all carriages had now been searched, but would not rule out a rise in the number of dead.A spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said investigators had arrived at the scene on Monday night local time and would probably be there for a week or 10 days.Bella Dinh-Zarr said the 12-carriage train had engines at the front and rear. The back engine's data recordin...