MADRID (Reuters) - Two trains lines were temporarily shut down at Barcelona’s main station on Wednesday after a security scanner detected a possible explosive device inside a suitcase, but police later declared there was no danger. Madrid’s Atocha train station was also evacuated on Wednesday on police orders, Spanish train company Renfe said, but that incident turned out to be a false alarm. A police bomb disposal team had been sent to the station in the Catalan capital after a security check on a suitcase detected a possible explosive device. After further tests, Catalan police said it represented no danger. The two high-speed trains lines at Barcelona Sants were later reopened, Renfe said. In the Atocha incident, police gave no reason for the evacuation. Atocha station was the site of a bombing in March 2004 which killed 193 people and wounded about 2,000, Spain’s deadliest militant attack. Police say it was carried out by Islamist militants inspired by al … [Read more...] about Services at Madrid, Barcelona train stations disrupted by security…
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Meira Gebel and Marc Daalder Detroit Free Press Published 8:54 AM EDT Oct 23, 2018 When Steve Gillon first walked into Michigan Central Station, he closed his eyes. He imagined thousands of people walking past him and the hissing of steam engines. "And then I opened my eyes and saw this run-down building with beautiful bones," he said. "There’s that striking contrast between what is was and what it is now.” Gillon, the History Channel’s historian-in residence, had a hand in the film “Detroit: Comeback City,” about the station's triumphant and troubled past. Those beautiful bones, which are symbolic of the city where it resides, will now join the film. Literally. Ford and Freep Film Festival have announced screenings of the documentary, “Detroit: Comeback City,” inside Michigan Central Station, the building that inspired it, on Nov. 2. The 60-minute special, which aired earlier this summer on … [Read more...] about Michigan train station documentary to screen at depot
Jamie L. LaReau Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 23, 2018 In a funky, faceless, 2,000-square-foot art studio at the edge of downtown Plymouth, Tony Roko stands, paint brush in hand, staring intensely at a looming 6-foot-tall canvas. The 48-year-old Roko has sketched on it an image of a bygone era's train conductor. The painting, though far from finished, is worth tens of thousands of dollars: Not for what it is, but for what it will be and where it is expected to be displayed. There is also the value of Roko's rising clout in the art community. "The frame will make it 8 feet tall," said Roko, who stands about 5 feet 9 himself. To create it, Roko becomes a casting director for a silent film. "I'm shaping the story. So I consider, 'Who is this guy? What were his convictions? What is he proud of.'" This guy matters a lot. Roko said Ford Motor Co.'s commercial real estate arm, Ford Land, wants him to … [Read more...] about Ex-Ford factory worker to paint for Detroit train station
MULTI-million pound plans to develop the former Waterside Train Station in Derry have been given the provisional council green light.The £27 million North West Transport Hub has been recommended for approval by Derry City & Strabane District Council, with a final decision on the proposals due to be made at Wednesday's planning committee meeting.The ambitious multi-million pound plans for a new multi-modal transport hub include the demolition of the existing station to make way for a new train terminus, bus stands, park-and-ride facility, passenger waiting area, retail units and community space. The project, which Translink states, sets a new standard in sustainable transport, has already secured significant European funding, and will support continued passenger growth including up to 1100 new local and cross border bus and connecting rail services.The proposals have been met with local opposition however, with over 1,400 people signing an online petition calling on planning … [Read more...] about Multi-million redevelopment of Derry train station set for council green light
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Could abandoned Detroit train station be Ford's millennials magnet? Detroit's derelict train station needs a deep-pocketed savior. Ford Motor Co. could benefit from a talent youthquake. Is this a match? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 9 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET March 24, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 9 COMMENT EMAIL MORE From trespassers to graffiti artists, Detroit's abandoned Michigan Central Station has always drawn lots of attention from young people. The question is whether the 105-year-old train station — one of … [Read more...] about Could abandoned Detroit train station be Ford’s millennials magnet?