Train travel

Leader of the labor union Worker Force Pascal Pagageau, arrives at the Prime Minister's office in Paris, France, Monday, May 7, 2018. A powerful French union is vowing to push ahead with strikes that have hobbled nationwide train services, even as signs of a possible compromise emerged in talks with President Emmanuel Macron's government. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 07, 2018 - 8:04 am
PARIS (AP) — A powerful French union is vowing to push ahead with strikes that have hobbled nationwide train services, even as signs of a possible compromise emerged in talks with President Emmanuel Macron's government. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met Monday with unions to discuss amendments to...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 1993, file photo shows the wreckage of the Amtrak Sunset Limited train, north of Mobile, Ala. A barge hit a railroad bridge and minutes later the train hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service’s 1993 tragedy, its deadliest accident ever. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:32 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged...
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Motorcycles escort a motorcade along Chang'an Avenue, a major east-west thoroughfare in Beijing, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Speculation about a visit to Beijing by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or another high-level Pyongyang official was running high Tuesday amid talk of preparations for a meeting between the North's reclusive leader and President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 27, 2018 - 8:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a possible North Korean visit to China (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The speculation over just who traveled by special train from North Korea to Beijing drew a swift reaction from Chinese censors. Searches for the term "North Korea" were blocked Tuesday while "Kim Jong...
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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 large wave crashes into a seawall in Winthrop, Mass., Saturday, March 3, 2018, a day after a nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast. Officials in eastern Massachusetts, where dozens of people were rescued from high waters overnight, warned of another round of flooding during high tides expected at midday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 03, 2018 - 9:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Coastal communities in the Northeast experienced damaging high tide flooding and the lingering effects of powerful, gusting winds Saturday even as residents tried to shake off a nor'easter that had already inundated roads and basements, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than...
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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 - 9:11 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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People stand at the entrance to a pizza shop as water floods a street, in Scituate, Mass., Friday, March 2, 2018. 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 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a major late-winter storm pounding the East Coast (all times local): 5:45 p.m. An 11-year-old boy in New York state is the fifth person reported killed by downed trees in a fierce winter storm bringing high winds and heavy rain to the East Coast. A tree crashed through a...
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Stationary traffic stands on the M20 near Ashford, Kent, southeast England following overnight snowfall which has caused disruption across Britain. Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018. Roads across Britain have already seen a good covering snow, with police forces reporting treacherous driving conditions and blocked routes. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
February 27, 2018 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on frigid weather in Europe (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Heavy snow in parts of Britain is causing disruptions to road, rail and air travel and has forced hundreds of schools across the country to close. Snow and ice warnings were in place Tuesday in eastern Britain. Met...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, crews work on clearing Highway 101 in the aftermath of a mudslide in Montecito, Calif. Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people. Much of the water on...
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The first passenger train is leaving the train station towards Taesch, in Zermatt, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt was only reachable by air. In the meantime the train track reopened this evening. (Dominic Steinmann/Keystone via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 12:52 pm
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) — A train packed with tourists left from a snowbound resort town near Switzerland's famed Matterhorn peak Wednesday, marking the resumption of railway service that had been halted for two days because of avalanche risks and had stranded around 13,000 visitors. The...
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