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Pension strike brings travel chaos for a 2nd day in France

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to redesign the national retirement system. Most trains were shut down - including Paris subways -...

Amtrak service suspended from New York to Boston, New Haven

Dec. 5, 2019 7:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak service has been temporarily suspended from New York to Boston and New York to New Haven after reported power outages. An emergency notification sent by New York City announced the passenger rail service was being suspended between New York and Boston in both directions due to...

Paris police arrest scores amid strike over pension reform

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 90 people were...

The Latest: French protesters set fires amid strikes

Dec. 5, 2019 9:51 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on strikes in France (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Small groups of protesters are hurling flares, smashing store windows and setting fires in eastern Paris amid mass strikes over the government’s retirement reform. Associated Press reporters saw demonstrators destroy a bus...

French trains stop as mass strike begins over pensions

Dec. 4, 2019 3:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French trains rolled to a halt Wednesday evening, kicking off massive nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the retirement system, seen as an untouchable symbol of the French way of life. Tourists canceled travel plans and Paris deployed...

Planned France strikes promise bleak commute for travelers

Dec. 3, 2019 12:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s rail operator and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that nine out of 10 high-speed trains won’t run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled too....

Smoke condition shuts down AirTrain to Kennedy Airport

Dec. 2, 2019 7:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shuttle buses are replacing AirTrain service to New York City’s Kennedy Airport because of a smoke condition on the tracks. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says all trains were brought to stations and service was suspended around 5:45 p.m. Monday. Bus service between...

Vermont town anticipating disruption for rail project

Nov. 30, 2019 8:05 AM EST

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Transportation Agency officials say a five-year $60 million rail improvement project for downtown Middlebury is going to cause significant disruption next summer. The project involves expanding a tunnel through the downtown to accommodate Amtrak passenger and larger freight...

NJ Transit data: Rail cancellations down but not out

Nov. 26, 2019 10:24 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has released data showing how often its trains have been delayed or cancelled in the last three years. The data shows cancellations have dropped significantly from a year ago but that hundreds of trains are still cancelled each month. The information released Tuesday...

Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles

Nov. 22, 2019 3:26 PM EST

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An RV stopped on the tracks was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames near Los Angeles, causing widespread rail delays at rush hour Friday, officials said. There were no immediate reports of major injuries following the fiery collision around 5:30 a.m. at an...