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    • Taiwan probes the train crash that killed 50

      Taiwan probes the train crash that killed 50

      The prosecution authorities of Taiwan announced they have launched a probe in the train accident which killed 50 people and injured another 178 earlier this week in the worst such disaster in country’s history, Reuters reported. The train was carrying 494 people at the start of a long holiday weekend on Friday when it smashed into a construction truck that slid down a hillside above the tracks, the Taiwan Railways Administration said.

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    • EU condemns Russia's train link to Crimea

      EU condemns Russia's train link to Crimea

      Russia's President Vladimir Putin officially opened on Monday the railway linking annexed Crimea with Russia and posed in the cab of the first train going along the bridge, but the showdown was immediately condemned by the EU as yet another violation by Kremlin of Ukraine's sovereignty and territory. The bridge itself was opened in May last year for cars, trucks and buses.

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    • Japan unveils world's fastest bullet train

      Japan unveils world's fastest bullet train

      This week, Japanese railway company JR East started testing its new Alfa-X, a high-speed bullet train that is designed to achieve a top speed of 400kph, or 249mph, which would make it the fastest commercial train in the worldр outpacing China's Fuxing train, which runs at 10 kph slower despite being designed with the same top speed capabilities as the Alfa-X.

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    • Bombardier launches battery-operated train

      Bombardier launches battery-operated train

      Bombardier Transportation’s new battery-operated train was introduced to the German public this week, on the company's Hennigsdorf site near Berlin. The “electro-hybrid” train, dubbed Bombardier Talent 3, is the latest of its kind to debut in Germany and the first to enter passenger services in Europe for more than 60 years. With three carriages and a driver, the Talent 3’s  maiden trip was in Berlin, where it was developed by the company.

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