Rail travel disruptions

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January 06, 2019 - 8:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 71-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife were killed by a train late Saturday after trying to take a shortcut across the tracks. Police in the southwestern city of Reutlingen said Sunday that the couple had disembarked from a regional train at a suburban stop and...
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Coral singer in traditional costumes walk through the snow in Eglingen, southern Germany, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Thomas Warnack/dpa via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 11:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancelations Saturday. Munich Airport, Germany's second biggest, said 120 flights were canceled and others were...
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas, as it is placed on a Union Pacific train. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 06, 2018 - 5:53 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush's remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an...
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A tow truck holds a car that was pulled from on an off-ramp that collapsed during a morning earthquake on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. The driver was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (AP Photo/Mike Dinneen)
November 30, 2018 - 5:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Alaska (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A state official says Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is open and operating at reduced capacity with delayed flights following back-to-back earthquakes. Alaska transportation and public...
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Members of Communist-affiliated PAME labor union Protesters take part in a rally during a 24-hour strike in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Unions want the left-led government to ditch key elements of the austerity packages that were imposed in waves since 2010 to balance the country's public finances, under pressure from international bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 28, 2018 - 4:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Train and island ferry services in Greece were suspended Wednesday and most Athens public transport was idle as the country's biggest labor union held a strike against persisting austerity measures. The transport shutdown prompted Athenians to drive to work, causing major...
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Remnants of a train lay on the tracks after an ICE high-speed train caught fire in Dierdorf near Montabaur, western Germany, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Nobody was injured in the fire that broke out for unknown reasons. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 7:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway says the high-speed line between Frankfurt and Cologne, a major travel artery, is expected to remain closed until the end of the week after a train caught fire on Friday. Authorities say a technical fault caused the fire on board a high-speed ICE train. The...
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August 25, 2018 - 10:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire in a building near Zurich's main train station is disrupting traffic and transport in Switzerland's biggest city. The blaze in the building across the road from the station erupted early Saturday and left much of the structure in danger of collapse. During the fire, there were...
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A home appears cut off as a torrent of water rushes past, in Saint Ambroix, France, Thursday Aug. 9, 2018. Heavy rain has caused flash flooding, transforming rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister Gerard Collomb said on Thursday. (Loic Spadafora via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 7:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Scandinavia warned of high winds on Friday amid storms that followed a long spell of hot, dry weather, while Germany's national railway worked to reopen routes closed the previous night due to storms. Across Norway, ferry companies canceled crossings on Friday...
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The gate of Myotoku-ji temple collapses after an earthquake hit Ibaraki City, Osaka, western Japan, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka on Monday morning. (Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 5:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities in western Japan say the number of people treated for injuries suffered in a strong earthquake Monday morning now exceeds 210. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake near the major city of Osaka killed three people,...
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Rail workers gather at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, Monday, May 14, 2018. French rail unions stepped up their strike action on Monday, the 18th day of the ongoing action, which left rail services severely disrupted around the country. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 14, 2018 - 5:37 am
PARIS (AP) — French train traffic is widely disrupted as rail workers prepare to hold a union vote on the government's plan to revamp the national railway company SNCF. Rail workers resumed Monday rolling strikes that are planned through June to protest against proposed changes at SNCF. The company...
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