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EUROPE:
Storms wreak havoc on Europe's railways

  Tuesday, December 28, 1999
Gales which swept across Europe over the Christmas holiday period created havoc on the continent's rail network.
France bore the brunt of the storms which battered Europe on Sunday and Monday. Damage to infrastructure was severe with overhead power lines particularly affected. Many thousands of passengers' travel plans were disrupted as they faced delays, cancellations and complete suspension of service in some areas.
  • France: SNCF cancelled virtually all train services through northern France on Sunday, leaving tens of thousands of angry Christmas travellers stranded in stations. The high winds also forced authorities to shut seven of the city's 14 Metro lines as well as nearly all commuter train services to and from the suburbs.
  • Germany: state railways, Deutsche Bahn, say 13 lines in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate are closed, with storm damage estimated at millions of marks.
  • Switzerland: Many road and rail links were closed for at least part of the day - Swiss Federal Railways said that 66 rail routes were affected. Two people were killed at the ski resort of Crans Montana, when a tree crashed into a ski lift cable and sent their gondola crashing to the ground.
  • Spain: the rail service between Madrid and Paris was suspended - one train returned to Madrid after encountering difficult conditions in northern Spain.


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