US: Further problems in rail traffic

Driver in LA crash that killed 5 charged with murder

  Driver in LA crash that killed 5 charged with murder LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver suspected of causing a fiery crash that killed five people and an 8 1/2-month-old fetus was charged Monday with murder. Nicole Lorraine Linton was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. She could face 90 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges. Linton, a 37-year-old traveling nurse from Houston, Texas, made her first court appearance Monday after being released from a hospital over the weekend. Linton, who appeared in a wheelchair, didn't enter a plea and her arraignment was continued to October.

Personnel failures in signal boxes continue to slow train traffic in Thuringia. Connections in regional traffic from Erfurt towards North Thuringia are affected, as Deutsche Bahn announced on Tuesday. From Wednesday to Friday, trains ride on lines RB 52 and RE 55/56 (Erfurt-Nordhausen) from the start of operation until 12.20 p.m. to Erfurt-Gispersleben. Buses run as a replacement between Erfurt Hauptbahnhof and Gispersleben. On line RE 2 (Erfurt-Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe), the trains between Erfurt and Bad Langensalza are diverted, which is no longer necessary in Döllstädt.

Das Logo der Deutschen Bahn (DB). © Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/symbol image The logo of Deutsche Bahn (DB).

had already been trained and diversions in regional traffic in the past few days. Deutsche Bahn pointed out that highly specialized specialists in the signal boxes in the event of illness were difficult to replace at short notice.

Students go back to school, traveling for free on LA Metro bus and rail lines .
Aug. 16—Students piled off the G Line (formerly Orange Line) bus at the Balboa Boulevard station early Tuesday morning, backpacks swaying, chitchat lingering in the air, as they made the short walk to Birmingham Community Charter High School in Lake Balboa. The students are part of an expanding L.A. Metro program offering K-12 and community college students unlimited free rides on all its public buses, light rail trains and subways for the entire school year.

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