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20 people injured in a bus crash in Spain as a horse runs onto the street

About 30 workers from the PSA Citröen plant in Vigo were on a bus, returning to their homes at the end of the working day when a horse walked onto the road. The bus driver tried to avoid hitting the horse without success. The vehicle overturned from the collision with the horse.

In total, twenty people were injured, including seven that had to be taken to the hospital.

Transportation • Public, Railway & Bus Transportation
Dehli, India: Subway trains resume after 5-month-long Coronavirus shutdown
India's transport system carried around 2.7 million passengers a day before the lockdown.
India's transport system carried around 2.7 million passengers a day before the lockdown. Credit: © Yann Forget / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Dehli's metro is resuming again after being suspended for five months due to the Coronavirus lockdown measures. The Indian economy has started to reopen even though the country experiences high daily counts of new infections.

Commuters will have to wear masks, keep a safe distance and have their temperature checked.

Transportation • Public, Railway & Bus Transportation
Belgium to give all residents 10 free train journeys to encourage domestic tourism
Brussels Central Station
Brussels Central Station Credit: Andrew Nash (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The Belgian government announced Saturday the state would hand out ten free rides, with a bike place included, to every Belgian resident for use across the national network between July and December, as part of a package of measures to boost domestic tourism and the economy.

The plan suffered criticism from Sophie Dutordoir, SNCB CEO, that said in a message posted on Twitter: "The way in which a decision was taken yesterday without any consultation raises serious questions,"

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LNER requires mandatory ticket reservations starting May 18
LNER at London Kings Cross
LNER at London Kings Cross Credit: SavageKieran / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

London North Eastern Railway has announced that "all LNER services will be reservation only from Monday 18 May 2020." Customers can purchase the service in addition to their flexible tickets. While LNER is making reservations mandatory, Avanti West Coast is only recommending reserving tickets.

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First planned shutdown of NY subway in 115 years
Empty New York City subway
Empty New York City subway Credit: Pendect/Ashley Winkler

New York City deliberately shuts down its subway system for the first time in its 115-year history. For the foreseeable future, the system will close overnight between 1 am and 5 am so a crew of cleaners can deep-clean and disinfect the trains and stations to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.