Rail travel disruptions

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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March 19, 2018 - 2:41 am
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the train derailment (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Four people were injured after two trains collided and derailed in, Georgetown, Kentucky. Lexington Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Jessica Bowman told The Associated Press early Monday morning that a call came...
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A resident cleans the snow off a vehicle as another winter storm continues to dump more snow throughout the area in Hazleton, Pa., Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The third major nor'easter in two weeks is starting to slam the storm-battered Northeast with more snow and high winds expected in some areas. (Ellen F. O'Connell/Hazelton Standard-Speaker via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 7:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a third nor'easter in two weeks to pound the storm-weary Northeast (all times local): 8: 30 p.m. Snowfall totals are climbing in the Northeast as the third powerful nor'easter in two weeks pounds the region. In New Hampshire, the National Weather Service says 25 inches (...
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A man walks back from his mailbox during a winter storm, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Springfield, Pa. The second big, blustery storm to hit the Northeast in less than a week brought wet, heavy snow to a corner of the country where tens of thousands of people were still waiting for the power to come back on from the previous bout. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 07, 2018 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power outages to a corner of the country still recovering from the previous blast of winter. The nor'easter...
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Two street vendors carry their goods as they walk across a rail crossing during a strike of Greece's railway, in Athens, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. All Greek train routes have been suspended for the day as railway workers stage a 24-hour strike to protest the privatization of the rolling stock maintenance company and demand the hiring of more stuff. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 06, 2018 - 8:20 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek train routes were suspended for the day Tuesday as railway workers staged a 24-hour strike to protest the privatization of the rolling stock maintenance company and a lack of staff. The strike also affected the section of the Athens metro serving the capital city's...
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A child rides a sledge down the hill in Greenwich Park, east London, as the cold weather continues around the country, Saturday March 3, 2018. Unusually cold weather has gripped much of Europe, with predictions that the deep freeze will continue for the coming days. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 8:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Snow and ice warnings for travelers remained in place Saturday even as temperatures crept higher in Britain after days of cold. Authorities warned rail travelers and drivers to expect ongoing disruptions even as temperatures rose above freezing for the first time in days. Heathrow...
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Waves crash against a seawall near the Scituate Lighthouse, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 02, 2018 - 9:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or...
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Icicles photographed at a road in Gruenenplan, Germany, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Snow and freezing sub-zero temperatures have a grasp on some parts of Germany as meteorologists reported a new cold record of minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus 16.6 Fahrenheit) for this winter on Zugspitze mountain in the Alps. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)
February 26, 2018 - 9:36 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on cold weather and snow across Europe (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Chrome and copper miners in northern Albania have not been able to go to work after heavy snow blocked mines. Some areas are languishing under 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) of snow and that's made some national roads...
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