Category - Europe

24
Mar

France: Lille: shooting

Terror fears in Lille as ‘many wounded’ in shooting near metro station in centre of French city Armed police have sealed off roads into the city centre as they try to contain the situation A mass shooting in central Lille has left ‘many wounded’ and sparked fears of a terror attack.   It is unclear …

23
Mar

Switzerland: Lucerne train station closed until at least Monday March 27

Lucerne station is due to remain closed until Monday morning after a Eurocity train carrying 160 passengers from Milan to Basel partially derailed on Wednesday afternoon. Six people received minor injuries.     Several carriages of the Eurocity 158 jumped on the tracks near Lucerne station, causing one to overturn on its side at around …

23
Mar

Italy: Milan: March 25: 4-hour strike: bus, metro, suburban rail

Milan – Union representing public transport workers announced a 4-hour strike from 6pm -10pm, 24 March, affecting bus, metro, suburban rail services throughout Milan. https://www.investireoggi.it/  

20
Mar

Italy: strike update: Mar 23-Apr 21

Thursday, March 23, 2017             Taxis will be on strike for 14 hours, from 8 am to 10 pm. Wednesday, April 5, 2017             Some Air Italy and Alitalia personnel will be on strike for 24 hours, from 00:01 to 23:59. Please check with your ticket office whether this will affect your flight. Friday, April 21, 2017       …

20
Mar

Italy: Alitalia strike today

March 20 Tourists and travellers at airports across Italy are facing delays and cancelled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers. Italy’s flagship carrier, Alitalia, said it was cancelling some 40 per cent of its domestic and international flights Monday. Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and other carriers also were …

16
Mar

France: Paris: Gare de Lyon: closed Mar 17 through Mar 19

No SNCF trains will run from or to Gare de Lyon in Paris from midnight March 17 to midnight March 19. Metro and RER services will run with some interruptions Gare de Lyon in Paris is shutting up shop for a full 48 hours from Friday to Sunday to complete signalling works. No trains will …

16
Mar

Finland: Helsinki airport: Mar 17: Finnair flight affected by ground crew strike

Strike and support actions are planned for Friday, March 17 from 3 pm – 7 pm EET at Helsinki Airport, related to the dispute between the Finnish Aviation Union and the service sector employer union Palta about labour agreements in Airpro Oy. The strike will considerably impact Finnair’s flights on Friday, as during the strike, …

16
Mar

Sicily: Mt Etna: increased activity

Following an increase in Strombolian activity on February 27, 2017, Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano, continues erupting and it appears the activity is now spreading to all the craters at the top of the mountain.   INGV reported that Strombolian activity at Etna’s New Southeast Crater (NSEC) cone had gradually intensified beginning at 16:00 UTC …

14
Mar

Malta Airport: construction disruptions until March 27

Airport passengers urged to check in early as terminal project enters new phase Some disruptions expected until March 27   Check-in and security process at Malta International Airport may take longer than the norm in the coming weeks as its major terminal reconfiguration project enters a new phase. Works on the project, which started last …

13
Mar

Germany: Berlin: ground crew strike again on Monday at Tegel and Schoenefeld

BERLIN Ground staff at Berlin’s two airports went on strike Monday for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.   The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) Monday until 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) Tuesday, then extended …

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