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 - 6:30 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 18, 2018 - 4:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Rail traffic across France and Air France flights were disrupted by strikes Wednesday despite the insistence of French President Emmanuel Macron that protest actions won't prevent him from making changes to the country's economy. Rail workers resumed a strike set to disrupt traffic off...
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Commuters arrive at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris, Friday, April 13, 2018. The government's strategy is to go fast and hope protest actions will lose momentum. But a bill aimed at preparing the national railway company SNCF to open up to competition has prompted strikes that have massively disrupted train traffic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris riot police ousted students seeking to occupy Sorbonne university and strikes Friday shut down the Eiffel Tower and two-thirds of French trains — all part of a season of simmering national discontent. Much of the anger centers on President Emmanuel Macron, but he went on national...
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April 07, 2018 - 12:56 pm
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 - 2:49 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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April 03, 2018 - 1:01 pm
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Five cars of a Norfolk Southern freight train have derailed alongside a creek in central Pennsylvania, disrupting travel on Amtrak. A Norfolk Southern spokesman says a train carrying general merchandise went off the tracks around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the borough of Huntingdon...
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A passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris, France, as union stage a mass strike, 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/Francois Mori)
April 03, 2018 - 4:19 am
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 for President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy. The SNCF national rail authority said only...
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Wind and white frost have formed an ice sculpture on Brocken mountain in the Harz region, Germany, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (Matthias Bein/dpa via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 10:28 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Emergency crews in Croatia struggled to contain a swollen river that reached record levels southeast of Zagreb Monday, while soldiers distributed food and drinking water to a section of Albania that has been flooded for two weeks. Croatian authorities said the Sava River...
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March 19, 2018 - 3:41 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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March 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road has suspended service on four of its branches because of a large fire at a recycling plant near the tracks east of the Jamaica station. Service is suspended in both directions on Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay, Hempstead branches because of the fire...
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