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FILE - A SEPTA regional train, the R7, rolls into 30th Street station in Philadelphia in this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo. The transit agency serving Philadelphia and its suburbs is warning regional rail riders on the 2016 July 4 weekend of possible major disruptions in the days and weeks ahead after the company had to take about one-third of regional rail cars out of service due to a structural problem. SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Kneuppel says there will be no problems on weekends and holidays — but "Tuesday ... will be rough on our railroad customers." (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
FILE - A SEPTA regional train, the R7, rolls into 30th Street station in Philadelphia in this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
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Repaired SEPTA cars pulled in Philadelphia over new defect

The Philadelphia area's main transit agency has pulled its repaired rail cars from service after discovering a new problem.

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All aboard! Yes, even pets — Amtrak and NJ Transit now allow cats and dogs

Pet owners often consider their dogs and cats full-fledged family members, and Amtrak is embracing that by expanding a pilot program that allows passengers to bring their small pets onto trains in the tri-state area.

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Gov’t proposes requiring at least 2-member train crews

Trains would have to have a minimum of two crew members under rules proposed Monday by federal regulators. The move is partly in response to a deadly 2013 crash in which an unattended oil train caught fire and destroyed much of a town in Canada.

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U.S. Skies and Roads Busy Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend
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GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.

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Tractor Trailer Collides with Train in Shocking Video

This video is the worst fear for a lot of drivers. You get stuck on train tracks and before you know it, a speeding train comes heading your way.

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Nan Buziak Lexow, left, Srikanth Reddy, center, and Mark DeMonte, right, raise a toast while riding the bar car on the 7:07 p.m. train from Grand Central Terminal in New York to New Haven, Conn., Thursday.  (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
Nan Buziak Lexow, left, Srikanth Reddy, center, and Mark DeMonte, right, raise a toast while riding the bar car on the 7:07 p.m. train from Grand Central Terminal in New York to New Haven, Conn., Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
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Bar Cars Make Last Call on Metro-North

Last call came Friday for the bar cars on commuter trains between Manhattan and Connecticut, a final run for rolling taverns where city workers gathered for decades to play dice, find jobs and hold annual Christmas parties with a jazz band.

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9/11 Anniversary Prompts More Transit Security [AUDIO]

Mass transit officials are on high alert this week as we mark the twelfth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

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Gateway Project Still in Design Phase

A planned project to increase the number of trains and tracks going to and from New York City is still in the design phase.

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Suicides by Train on the Rise [AUDIO]

Regardless of all the work done to prevent accidental deaths on railroad tracks, 2013 is shaping up to be one of the deadliest years for suicides by train.

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Amtrak Ridership Hits Record Levels

Amtrak ridership increased in the first six months of fiscal year 2013, with ridership in March setting a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak's history, the railroad said Tuesday.

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