Striking rail workers protest in Paris on Tuesday over French president Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the state-run rail company, SNCF. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

French rail workers launched a series of nationwide strikes on Tuesday, threatening months of transport disruption in the sternest challenge yet to Pr(...)

France PM Manuel Valls said a strike by train drivers had become “incomprehesible” while CGT chief Philippe Martinez addresses a rally in Fougeres, western France. Photographs: Getty Images

The threat of transport strikes appears to be receding, two days before the start of the Euro 2016 football championship. However, some disturbances (...)

French railway employees and rescue workers inspect the wreckage of a derailed intercity train at the Bretigny-sur-Orge station near Paris on July 13th. Photograph: Reuters

The train crash that killed at least 80 people in Spain has refocused attention in France on the derailment near Paris a fortnight ago in which six pe(...)

Injured persons get medical assistance next to the scene of an intercity train accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge train station near Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

France’s transport minister said human error did not cause a train derailment outside Paris that left six dead yesterday. Frederic Cuvillier said tha(...)