Rail travel disruptions

Commuters wait for trains at Clapham Junction train station in London, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Thousands of commuters face a week of mayhem from Monday as Southern, Greater Anglia and South Western Railway staff plough ahead with planned strike action. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 08, 2018 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Rail passengers in some parts of England are facing travel disruptions this week after workers at five train companies supported strikes over the role of conductors responsible for safety on board. The long-running dispute involves members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union and...
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The DFDS Dover Seaways passenger ferry is engulfed by waves in heavy weather as she approaches the Port of Dover, southern England, Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018. A severe storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour has battered much of Europe overnight and Wednesday morning, bringing heavy rain, hail and lightning to the region and leaving some thousands of homes without power. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 9:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A violent storm packing winds up to 100 mph (160 kph) battered parts of western Europe on Wednesday, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights. Authorities said one person was killed and at least 15 others were injured in France and Switzerland. The high winds played havoc...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 5:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Brutally cold weather has iced plans for scores of events in the Northeast from New Year's Eve through New Year's Day, but the show will go on in New York City, where people will start gathering in Times...
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People walk through snow on the coast at Whitley Bay, north east England, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. Snow and wintry weather is continuing to wreak havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday. With temperatures predicted to drop overnight to as low as minus 12 Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit), transport officials worked on...
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Lights from automobile traffic leave trails on a street in Freeport, Maine, where most outlet shopping stores are closed due to a severe storm knocked out electricity, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 6:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. Falling trees knocked down power lines across...
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September 17, 2017 - 12:56 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 1 a.m. Violence during a protest in a St. Louis suburb has forced the public transportation agency Metro to suspend light rail and bus service...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An empty New Jersey Transit train derailed early Wednesday in Manhattan's Penn Station, causing some delays at the beginning of the morning rush hour. An Amtrak crew was moving a New Jersey Transit train out of a railyard around 5 a.m. when some cars derailed on Track 4, where...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail workers have cleared an empty New Jersey Transit train that derailed inside New York's Penn Station, causing early morning delays. NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett says the derailed cars were cleared by 6:20 a.m. Wednesday. She says an Amtrak crew was moving a NJ Transit...
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August 23, 2017 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters heading into New York City are facing delays after an empty commuter train derailed inside Penn Station. New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett says an Amtrak crew was moving a NJ Transit train out of a railyard when some of the cars derailed Wednesday. The...
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Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
August 09, 2017 - 8:06 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's elections (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Kenya's Railways have suspended operations of trains on its recently launched line from Mombasa to Nairobi from Thursday until further notice. The announcement was made as violent protests erupted in Kenya as...
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