Rail travel disruptions

A person walks along the lakeshore, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 30, 2019 - 5:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, closing schools and businesses and straining infrastructure across the Rust Belt with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze snapped rail lines and canceled hundreds of flights in the nation's...
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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo a Deutsche Bahn ICE high speed train is pictured in Munich, Germany. Less than three quarters of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance trains arrived on time last year. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP, file)
January 17, 2019 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf." Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros...
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January 06, 2019 - 9:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 71-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife were killed by a train late Saturday after trying to take a shortcut across the tracks. Police in the southwestern city of Reutlingen said Sunday that the couple had disembarked from a regional train at a suburban stop and...
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Coral singer in traditional costumes walk through the snow in Eglingen, southern Germany, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Thomas Warnack/dpa via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 10:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancelations Saturday. Munich Airport, Germany's second biggest, said 120 flights were canceled and others were...
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People walk near damaged cargo compartments on a train parked near the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Danish police say several people have been killed in a train accident on a bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen. Police did not provide further details about those killed or the number of people injured in Wednesday's incident, which took place about 8 a.m. local time. Danish media reported that a tarpaulin on a freight train hit a passenger train going in the opposite direction, prompting it to brake suddenly. (Tim K. Jensen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 1:57 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six passengers were killed when a Danish train crossed a bridge that had been closed to cars because of high wind Wednesday, and authorities investigated if falling cargo from a passing freight train caused Denmark's deadliest railway accident in 30 years. Authorities...
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas, as it is placed on a Union Pacific train. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 06, 2018 - 6:53 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush's remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an...
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An employee walks past a damaged aisle at Anchorage True Value hardware store after an earthquake, Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Tim Craig, owner of the south Anchorage store, said no one was injured but hundreds of items hit the floor and two shelves collapsed in a stock room. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
November 30, 2018 - 10:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Alaska (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A city official says thousands of residents remain without electricity after a powerful earthquake shook parts of Alaska. Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said Friday that progress was being made...
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Members of Communist-affiliated PAME labor union Protesters take part in a rally during a 24-hour strike in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Unions want the left-led government to ditch key elements of the austerity packages that were imposed in waves since 2010 to balance the country's public finances, under pressure from international bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 28, 2018 - 5:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Train and island ferry services in Greece were suspended Wednesday and most Athens public transport was idle as the country's biggest labor union held a strike against persisting austerity measures. The transport shutdown prompted Athenians to drive to work, causing major...
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In this image issued on Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018 by the Catalan regional police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, a security scanner image shows a suspicious object found in a suitcase of a female rail passenger in Barcelona, Spain. A hand grenade-shaped belt buckle in the suitcase of a train passenger triggered major disruptions Wednesday on rail services in Spain's two main cities, prompting station evacuations before police declared the incident a false alarm. An official with Spain's National Police said the alert was ended after agents in Madrid confirmed that the suspicious object in the suitcase of a female passenger who had traveled on a high-speed train from Barcelona didn't pose any danger. (Mossos d'Esquadra, Via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 8:40 am
MADRID (AP) — A hand grenade-shaped belt buckle in the suitcase of a train passenger triggered major disruptions Wednesday on rail services in Spain's two main cities, prompting station evacuations before police declared the incident a false alarm. An official with Spain's National Police said the...
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Remnants of a train lay on the tracks after an ICE high-speed train caught fire in Dierdorf near Montabaur, western Germany, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Nobody was injured in the fire that broke out for unknown reasons. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 8:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway says the high-speed line between Frankfurt and Cologne, a major travel artery, is expected to remain closed until the end of the week after a train caught fire on Friday. Authorities say a technical fault caused the fire on board a high-speed ICE train. The...
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