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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Train

All time
# Bavaria
Ten dead and 81 injured in German commuter train crash
The accident, which happened near the spa town of Bad Aibling, is the worst on a commuter rail line in Germany in many years.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you give up a seat on public transport for a pregnant woman or elderly person?
Some people think it’s an unwritten rule, while others aren’t so sure.
Trains in the UK were delayed due to 'strong sunshine' this morning
It’s actually a pretty serious problem according to the rail company.
# Safety
New Belfast to Dublin trains cannot be used because of unsafe doors
Ireland’s railway regulator issued a prohibition notice the train’s doors opened in the middle of two journeys.
# Queensland
Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails in Australia
Police declared an emergency at the crash site.
# deliberate curve
WATCH: Longford train tilts at odd-looking angle as it crawls through flood-hit Shannon area
A video shows the train tilting at an awkward angle.
# Hyperloop
A test track for an 800mph train is being built
It may be able to outrun The Flash.
# sarcy
This woman’s letter about how sewing is dangerous on trains has become a gas meme
People have been taking the absolute piss, of course.
# Germany
Mother seen pushing her 11-year-old son in front of Hamburg train
The woman is now being assessed at a psychiatric hospital.
# Court
Man jailed for using Facebook to try to get sisters (12 and 14) to have sex with him
He tried to get one of the girls to bring her sister so he could ‘train’ her
# Cardiff
Panic over train delays for thousands of rugby fans travelling to Cardiff
Overrunning engineering works and a broken down freight train are causing a bit of a nightmare for fans this morning.
# going underground
These are the 17 most beautiful metro stations around the world
Some are works of art.
# Ballsbridge
Significant delays to Dart services as truck hits level crossing barriers
Dublin Bus is accepting all valid rail tickets as it is unclear when the track will be cleared.
# Assistance
Have you seen this teenage girl and man? Police believe they may have travelled to Dublin
It’s understood the pair boarded a train bound for Dublin on Monday evening.
# France
Train evacuated over bag of smelly meat
The incident saw 250 people evacuated from the train.
# Delays
Train and Dart services affected by fire
The Drogheda, Belfast and Maynooth train lines were affected.
# Rotterdam
Terror scare: Armed police arrest man who locked himself in train toilet
Half of the platforms and much of the central station in Rotterdam had to be cleared.
# commuter blues
Broken down train causes knock-on delays on Heuston line
Commuters were experiencing delays of up to 50 minutes.
Here's why those 'All American heroes' who stopped the Paris gunman fed into our fantasies
Brian O’Flynn asks, “Is this tired East vs. West analysis of such a complex issue really the best we can do?”
# Nabbed
Rail services delayed as man runs onto tracks to evade gardaí
There was a warrant out for the man’s arrest and he took to the tracks when gardaí were chasing him.
# Spain
Man bites off train conductor's ear to avoid paying fare
This is not a good idea.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
A death threat by an AAA councillor, Rosanna Davison’s new book and a destroyed temple in Syria…
# Germany
Neo-Nazi arrested after urinating on children on Berlin train
He and another man shouted racist insults at a woman and her two children, calling them “a pack of asylum seekers”.
# France
Train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist claims - says he just wanted to rob people
The man said he found a suitcase with a weapon and decided to use it to rob passengers but he denies firing any shots.
# choo choo
This German student didn't want to live in her gaff anymore, so now she lives on a train
Something to consider if you’re having trouble finding a gaff.
# Paris
US, UK and French leaders are all praising their citizens for stopping the train gunman
The train was carrying 554 passengers.
# Shooting
'Off-duty US Marines' overpower gunman on train from Amsterdam to Paris
Three people have been injured.
# Lucky Escape
Watch the dramatic moment a freight train smashed into a limo
Don’t worry, no one was injured.
# heuston problem
Taking the train in the morning? Irish Rail has fixed the fault that was causing huge delays
There were delays of over 70 minutes to some trains in and out of Dublin earlier.
# Anti-social behaviour
Gardaí called to Dart station as fight breaks out between youths in carriage
The Dart was delayed for around 30 minutes because of the incident last night.
# nice young man
Irish Rail are trying to find a 'wonderful' young boy to give him this message
“You are a credit to your generation.” <3
# Tube
Police looking for man who was 'touching himself inappropriately' on crowded train
He was reportedly filming a woman at the time.
Why should commuters have to put up with trouble and danger on public transport?
We have all been subjected to annoying, intimidating or downright dangerous behaviour on a bus or train – it’s unacceptable.
# Delay
Anger as train passengers held up by fare evader who refused to pay fine
Some of the commuters affected by the delay have blamed Irish Rail.
# no access
Gang of thieves board up train station in an attempt to rob the ATM
Rush hour passengers were greeted with a boarded up door when they arrived to get their train this morning.
# don't do this
Pictures: This is why level crossing gates exist...
Fortunately the car’s driver wasn’t seriously hurt. Turns out those gates are there for a reason people.
# Early Risers
Commuters rejoice: Irish Rail launches rapid Cork to Dublin route
The journey will now take just 2 hours and 15 minutes.
# Train Crash
Philadelphia train deliberately sped up prior to crash
Attention has now turned to the train’s engineer Brandon Bostian. The Amtrak train was travelling at 100mph on a curve when the accident occurred.
# Trapped
A wheelchair passenger has lodged a complaint with Irish Rail after being locked on a train for 35 minutes
When the train reached its destination its power was cut, leaving Gerard Gallagher trapped in darkness in Dublin’s Connolly Station.
# can you not
12 times people were the absolute worst on public transport