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2018 Year in Review: Offbeat Transportation Stories

To recap 2018, is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year.
Today we’re looking at some offbeat stories from the world of transportation.

India: Train Rolls 9 Miles With No Driver

Train in Odisha, India
On Saturday, a train in India carrying 1,000 people rolled for 9 miles without an engine or a driver. Workers put rocks on the tracks to stop the train. No one was hurt.

On the Road Again

A Brink's armored truck and a UPS truck parked in Manhattan.
Truck problems around the world have left some very strange items on roads recently. From cash to coins to chocolate, it’s been a busy time.

Hello Kitty Train Starts in Japan

A train company in Japan has started a Hello Kitty Train.
A train company in Japan has created a Hello Kitty Train that they hope will make more people want to travel. The special pink bullet train started running yesterday.

Bunny Causes Bomb Scare

Bunny in the arms of a rescue worker.
Police thought there might be a bomb in a bag someone had left at the Adelaide Airport. But instead of a bomb, they found a bunny.

World’s First Plastic Bike Path

The inventors, Anne Koudstaal and Simon Jorritsma, try the plastic path.
In 2015, two inventors had an unusual idea – what if you recycled plastic, and turned it into a road? The world’s first plastic bike path is now testing their idea.



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