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Transport

Terrorist train wreck threat from hacking of new rail signal system – security specialist
Hackers have the ability to tap into a new rail signal system being trialed in the UK and cause oncoming trains to crash into one another at full speed, an internet security expert has warned.

24.04.2015 09:35

Miliband riles Tories with ‘bombing Libya led to migrant crisis’ claim
Ed Miliband’s claims that David Cameron and other European leaders failed Libya and in part contributed to the migrant boat catastrophe in which 800 people drowned were branded “shameful and absolutely unacceptable” by Number 10.

24.04.2015 08:07

#MigrantLivesMatter: Mass die-in to occupy iconic London Eye
The London Eye will host a mass die-in on Thursday night for activists advocating migrant rights in the wake of the Mediterranean migrant boat disasters and a hunger strike following the death of a detainee at Yarl’s Wood detention center.

23.04.2015 13:59

Daring subway rescue of DC man after wheelchair rolls off platform on to tracks (VIDEO)
A man in a wheelchair rolled on to the tracks at Washington, DC’s, U Street Station, but he was rescued by bystanders before any harm could come to him. The video shows his rescuers acting fast, fearing an approaching train.

23.04.2015 05:46

​Uber-expensive: NYC passenger cops $16k bill for 6-mile taxi ride
No one expects a bargain in the Big Apple, but one Brooklyn resident had the surprise of her life when Uber tried to charge her over $16,000 for a taxi ride covering less than 7 miles (11km).

22.04.2015 12:19

Japan's maglev train sets new world record with 603kph test run (VIDEO)
When it comes to fast trains, Japan takes top honors. A trailblazing maglev - short for ‘magnetic levitation’ - train has set a world speed record during a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking over 600kph (373mph).

21.04.2015 06:30

To fight ‘insider threats,’ TSA increases background checks for all airport workers
The Transportation Security Administration is beefing up security measures for all employees at airports around the United States, including airline workers, by increasing pre-flight screenings and mandating bi-annual background checks.

20.04.2015 22:24

EU under fire over migrant crisis after deadly boat capsize
The EU is facing mounting pressure over its tackling of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, and is calling for an emergency summit, after hundreds drowned off the Libyan coast and pictures from a shipwreck, in which 4 drowned, emerged on Monday.

20.04.2015 11:23

Heirs of Holocaust victims sue French train company over death camp deportations
Holocaust descendants have launched a class-action suit in a US federal court in Chicago against France’s biggest national rail company SNCF, to get compensation for confiscated and sold personal property of those deported to death camps.

18.04.2015 13:43

Remote control airliners? German air traffic authority seeks emergency systems on commercial flights
In light of the Germanwings flight crash last month, the German aviation authority has urged the industry to create a technology that will allow air traffic controllers to override a pilot’s commands and take over the aircraft in emergency situations.

16.04.2015 01:54

​Race & religious hate crimes on British trains rising – Press Association
Hate crimes motivated by racial or religious hatred carried out on trains are on the rise with 1,468 incidents reported in 2014, a freedom of information (FoI) request has revealed.

15.04.2015 12:53

Hijack hack: Modern planes vulnerable to remote midair takeover, says US govt watchdog
Modern commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked and taken control of, even by someone on the ground, as they are increasingly connected to the internet, according to the latest report by the US Government Accountability Office.

15.04.2015 09:15