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Train passengers call for help over hostage fears

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Over 500 passengers were trapped on an Amtrak train for 37 hours after a fault in the network

Hundreds of Amtrak passengers began calling 911 after their train was stuck in South Carolina for over a day.

The train was delayed for over 29 hours after another service was derailed. This forced disruptions to other Amtrak trains across the network.

Panicked passengers began calling emergency services over fears they were being held hostage.

However, the train’s conductor relieved any stress a short time after.

“For those of you that are calling the police, we are not holding you hostage,” train staff said.

The train was expected to arrive in Florida by 10am local time on Tuesday but after waiting in the woods of South Carolina, a new crew had to arrive to operate the train.

U.S. train operators must need service standards when it comes to the number of hours staff can operate for.

“We are giving you all the information which we have. We are sorry about the inconvenience,” train staff said.

Passengers were told not to open their windows to smoke. But Amtrak confirmed there were food and beverages on offer to the stranded passengers.

The train carried 563 passengers and 333 vehicles. It reached its final destination on Wednesday.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Trump & Biden prepare for the earliest debate in modern U.S. history

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The first debate of the year between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump will take place this week in Atlanta.

This debate marks a milestone as the earliest presidential debate in modern U.S. history, and will prove to be a critical event for both candidates.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck in national opinion polls, with a considerable slice of the electorate still undecided five months before the Nov. 5 vote. #featured #trending

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Ferrari’s debut high-performance electric vehicle will be priced above $500,000

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Ferrari has unveiled details about its inaugural electric car, slated to be priced upwards of $500,000, as first reported by Reuters.

This announcement comes amidst growing global interest and competition in electric vehicles, with Ferrari aiming to blend its iconic design prowess with sustainable technology.

The Italian automaker, renowned for its high-performance sports cars, is expected to maintain its commitment to superior craftsmanship and engineering excellence in its electric offering.

Following the EV announcement, Ferrari also confirmed plans to establish a new manufacturing plant aimed at enhancing production flexibility and significantly reducing car development times.

Mike Costello from Cox Automotive joins to discuss the latest in EVs. #featured #trending

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Commercial real estate targeted for producing 40% of global emissions

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Commercial real estate contributes significantly to global emissions, with reports suggesting it makes up to 40% of the total – so is there a solution in sight?

Global strategies are setting out to transform this impact by promoting the development of sustainable buildings.

As climate change continues to be a pressing global issue, the commercial real estate sector must pivot towards more eco-friendly solutions.

One of the most impactful actions that can be taken to mitigate the environmental impact of commercial real estate is the implementation of building automation systems.

Louise Monger, Vice President, Digital Buildings of Schneider Electric, joins to share her key insights into the issue. #featured

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