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DC’s Metro To Cut Back Service Hours

The Hill reports: Late-night service on Washington’s Metrorail system will be reduced for at least two years starting next July. Metro’s Board of Directors approved the service cuts on Thursday, after members had wrestled over the hot-button issue for months. Under the proposal, Metro will close at 1 a.m. on weekends and 11:30 p.m. on weeknights. On Sundays, the subway …

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FRANCE: Five Killed In High-Speed Train Derailment

A French high-speed train has derailed and burned near the German border. At this writing there are five reported fatalities. According to French sources this was a test train, meaning that it may not have been carrying passengers. Contrary to claims on social media, as of yet there are no reports that the incident is terrorism-related.

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CALIFORNIA: Dozens Injured In Commuter Train Collision With Truck

Via the Los Angeles Times: A Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard early today after colliding with a tractor trailer on the tracks. The collision occurred about 5:55 a.m. at the Rice Road crossing, Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told the Los Angeles Times. The collision derailed three of the passenger train’s cars and injured at least 30 people, he said. He …

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