Rail travel disruptions

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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Emergency services attend the scene after a cargo train and a passenger train collided in Aichach, 50 Kilometers west of Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 7, 2018. At least two people have been killed. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 1:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say two people have died and 14 have been injured after a passenger train hit a stationary cargo train in southern Germany late Monday. Police said those killed were the driver of the passenger train and a female passenger. One of the injured is in a serious condition...
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May 02, 2018 - 7:54 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A train derailment in Fort Worth has knocked out power and closed a major artery for rush-hour traffic. About 40 train cars were traveling north of downtown early Wednesday when the derailment occurred, causing about 25 cars to slide off the tracks. The cause of the...
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University students gather during a general assembly at Rennes II University, Monday, April. 16, 2018 in Rennes, western France. French students intensified blockades of universities over the government's reform. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
April 18, 2018 - 5:30 am
PARIS (AP) — French rail workers, airline employees and students staged another string of strikes and sit-ins Wednesday despite French President Emmanuel Macron's insistence that protests won't prevent him from trying to overhaul the economy. Rail workers resumed a strike set to disrupt traffic off...
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April 07, 2018 - 11:56 am
PARIS (AP) — Some 30 percent of Air France flights were cancelled Saturday as strikes over pay rises appear to be intensifying. And that's just part of France's travel troubles this month. Most French trains will screech to a halt as a strike over President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms...
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A french rail worker demonstrates in Paris, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. French unions plan strikes two days every week through June to protest government plans to eliminate some rail worker benefits — part of broader European plans to open national railways to competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 03, 2018 - 1:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — A major French railway strike brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt Tuesday, leaving passengers stranded or scrambling for other options — and posing the biggest test so far of President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy. The SNCF national rail authority said only...
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