Digest: NJ Transit resumes full operations after winter storm

News Wire Digest for Dec. 18: Canadian Pacific, IBEW reach tentative agreement on new contract; French court convicts man in 2015 attack that inspired movie
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Friday morning rail news:

NJ Transit set to resume regular service following storm

NJ Transit is slated to return to regular service today following a severe winter storm that brought rail service to a halt Wednesday night and limited operations on Thursday. NJ.com reports commuter rail service was partially restored at midday Thursday, with four lines resuming service at 11 a.m. and five others at noon. Other commuter rail operations in the Northeast managed to continue operations, although with delays and some cancellations.

Canadian Pacific, signal maintainers reach tentative agreement on five-year deal
Canadian Pacific and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Canadian Signals and Communications System Council No. 11 have tentatively agreed to a new five-year contract. The union represents 360 signal maintainers in Canada, and is subject to ratification by union members. "This tentative collective agreement is the result of hard work and good faith negotiating between the IBEW and CP," Canadian Pacific CEO Keith Creel said in a press release. "We look forward to its ratification and to five years of continued growth and opportunity with these employees."

French court sentences man to life in prison for failed terrorist attack on train
A French court has convicted the man behind a failed terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015 of attempted terrorist murder. Euronews reports Ayoub El Khazzani was sentenced to life in prison for the Aug. 21, 2015 attack on the high speed train, which was foiled by three American tourists from California who tackled El Khazzani and knocked him unconscious with his own rifle. El Khazzani was armedwith the rifle, a handgun, nearly 300 rounds of ammunition, and a box cutter. Three other men were sentenced to 27, 25, and seven years, respectively, for their roles in the attack. The incident was depicted in the 2018 movie, “The 15:17 to Paris,” directed by Clint Eastwood.

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