Rail travel disruptions

August 19, 2018 - 9:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A junkyard in Northeast Philadelphia erupted into flames Sunday night, suspending some SEPTA and Amtrak service. Philly.com reports that the Philadelphia Fire Department is on scene in the city's Frankford section. NBC 10 says the fire began shortly before 7 p.m. and that no...
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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 - 6:39 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 - 6:37 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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May 03, 2018 - 6:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak says service between Philadelphia and Washington has been temporarily suspended due to a freight train derailment in southeastern Pennsylvania. Service was running with 30-minute delays before Amtrak suspended service shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday after two cars from a...
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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 - 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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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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March 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The perils facing commuters as a tug of war over funding a multibillion-dollar rail project continues were evident as a century-old bridge malfunctioned, suspending train service for hours in and out of New York. The Portal Bridge just outside Newark became stuck around 4:20 a.m...
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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 - 8:37 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 - 11:21 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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March 06, 2018 - 4:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — 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 a lack of staff. The strike halted all intercity trains Tuesday. As part of Greece's international bailout...
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