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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: Proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar © Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

NYC streetcar proposed... Morocco tests bullet train... Israel OKs rail funding... more

Elation and Skepticism Over Proposal for Streetcars in Brooklyn and Queens [nytimes.com]

Video: First Tests of Africa's High Speed Train in Morocco [moroccoworldnews.com]

Israel approves $US 7bn rail investment plan [railjournal.com]

Swiss cantons reveal Grimsel Pass railway plan [railjournal.com]

Tram plan to replace Isle of Wight rail line [bbc.com]

Beijing Railway Station Introduces Biometric Passenger Processing [findbiometrics.com]

France: Route confirmed for Montpellier-Perpignan LGV [globalrailnews.com]

Toei subway line in Tokyo begins offering free Wi-Fi [japantoday.com]

New York Has a Streetcar Plan That Isn't Totally Awful [citylab.com]

Massachusetts: Commuter trains from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton, Greeenfield could begin next year [masslive.com]

Sir Elton John plays impromptu gig for commuters at St Pancras [telegraph.co.uk]

Bizarre 'human vending machines' appear in Chinese subway station [dailymail.co.uk]


 
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Photo: Skyway people mover, Jacksonville, Florida. © John Carlton | Flickr

JAX Skyway upgrade?... NYC tunnel needed... Amtrak expands pet policy... more

Jacksonville Might Modernize 1980s People Mover [nextcity.org]

The Urgent Need for a New Rail Tunnel Under the Hudson River [citylab.com]

Amtrak Expands Pets Program Across The Country [masstransitmag.com]

London Tube strike this weekend: everything you need to know [theweek.co.uk]

Tokyo: New foreigner-friendly subway ticket machine gets trial run [the-japan-news.com]

South Korea eyes quasi-high-speed railway system [koreatimes.co.kr]

UK: Cat Who Controls Pests At Train Station Now Has Her Own High-Vis Jacket [uk.news.yahoo.com]


 
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Photo: Incheon Airport Maglev, Seoul, South Korea. © Dr. Bernd Gross | Wikimedia Commons

Seoul airport maglev debuts... CT-RI link backed... Amtrak's biggest problem... more

S. Korea launches maglev train service at main airport [koreatimes.co.kr]

Connecticut: Panel Recommends Shore Line East's Next Stop: Rhode Island [masstransitmag.com]

Late Trains Aren't Amtrak's Biggest Problem [citylab.com]

Elon Musk to Build Hyperloop Test Track [nextcity.org]

'Inspection Train' To Determine Future Of Passenger Rail Along Gulf Coast [wuwf.org]

Seoul's Shinbundang Line reaches Suwon [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: New Hague Central Station, The Hague, Netherlands. © Den Haag Nieuw Centraal

New Hague station ready... Japan's magnetic attraction... Name that metro... more

The Hague Central station rebuilding completed [railjournal.com]

Magnetic trains: Attracting interest in Japan [cnbc.com]

Game: Can you name the metro system from a blank map? [citymetric.com]

India: First high-speed train Gatimaan Express to roll out this month [intoday.in]

Switzerland: Public shows huge interest in riding the first tunnel trains [swissinfo.ch]

Germany: Deutsche Bahn speeds up modernization of rail network [dw.com]

China's Travel Rush for Lunar New Year in Full Swing [voanews.com]

NYC Finally Gets On Board With the Subway Car of the Future [citylab.com]

Tenerife plans light rail expansion [railjournal.com]

A closer look at the vehicles designed for the Hyperloop Pod competition [engadget.com]

South Africa: 'Classy' Blue train returns next month [mmegi.bw]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: High Speed Two (HS2) Euston Station, London, UK © Grimshaw Architects

UK's high-speed future... Rail to Miami mega-mall?... California bullet delays... more

Britain's HS2: a modern railway that's fit for the 21st century [telegraph.co.uk]

California: Bullet train chairman projects lower cost, longer timeline [sfgate.com]

Miami-Dade exploring rail link to the American Dream mega-mall [miamiherald.com]

UK: A craving for Virgin Trains [railpro.co.uk]

Uganda: Two Months Down the Road, Passenger Service Train Has a Long Way to Go [allafrica.com]

4 new, upgraded trains for Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route [thanhniennews.com]

NYC's Finally Trying a Subway Design That Cuts Crowding and Delays [wired.com]

Welsh Government preparing for takeover of domestic rail services [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Rendering: Gautrain trains, Gauteng Province, South Africa. © Bombardier

S Africa railway to grow... Jerusalem OKs 2nd line... Seattle rail launch set... more

South Africa: Gautrain's 200km Expansion On The Cards [ewn.co.za]

Jerusalem approves second light rail route [timesofisrael.com]

Seattle: University Link light-rail service starts March 19 [seattletimes.com]

Delhi Metro tests new driverless trains [indiatimes.com]

Work to begin early on Auckland City Rail Link [railjournal.com]

Nigeria's high-speed rail project complete [khl.com]

Free Wi-Fi goes subterranean in Tokyo [nikkei.com]

It's Time To Rebuild New York's Original Penn Station [forbes.com]


 
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Montage: Ghost of the Sunset Limited, Amtrak Station, Pensacola, Florida. © Studer Community Institute

Amtrak eyes Gulf Coast return... Niagara station soon... Japan's love of trains... more

Amtrak to test restoration of Gulf Coast rail service lost since Katrina [thehill.com]

Niagara Falls International Railway Station could be ready to open in May [masstransitmag.com]

Japan and trains: The love affair [engadget.com]

The Wreck of Amtrak 188 [nytimes.com]

Siemens completes first Brightline coach carshell [railwayage.com]

VIA Rail Partners with Wounded Warriors Canada to Support Injured Veterans and their Families [newswire.ca]

'Major milestone' for Brightline passenger rail [tcpalm.com]

Test running on Strasbourg tramway southern extension [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Rendering: high-speed train crossing the California desert. © California High-Speed Rail

Bullet San Jose bound?... Russia eyes hyperloop... China's New Year rush... more

San Jose back in the running for early high-speed rail link [mercurynews.com]

Faster Than Planes: Russia Mulls Building Hyperloop's Sonic Speed Trains [sputniknews.com]

Ah, the joys of Chinese Lunar New Year train travel [scmp.com]

NYC unveils subway car of the future, and it's a whole lot roomier [nydailynews.com]

Seattle: 75 years later, streetcars return to Capitol Hill [capitolhillseattle.com]

Xiamen Railway Station put into full operation after nearly 2 years' renovation [whatsonxiamen.com]

More testing on Metro Expo Line before opening day [smdp.com]

Pennsylvania's ageing Harrisburg train station to undergo major renovation [railway-technology.com]


 
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Photo: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Douglas, Isle of Man. © Andrew Rabbott | Wikimedia Commons

Oldest horsecar no more... Tex bullet plan gains... Thai-Myanmar link sought... more

Isle of Man horse tram service ends after 140 years [bbc.com]

Plans for Houston-Dallas bullet train moving along [houstonchronicle.com]

Thailand looks to ride on Asia's railway boom [wsj.com]

Passenger rail improvements speed into WPB, Fort Lauderdale and Miami [sun-sentinel.com]

What Commuters Get Wrong About Escalator Etiquette [citylab.com]

Chicago Metra Riders Testing WiFi on Trains [nextcity.org]

Plans to build Thailand-Myanmar rail link stir wartime memories [smh.com.au]

BART to replace decoy cameras on trains with real ones [sfgate.com]

Edinburgh-Glasgow trains 'every ten minutes' [scotsman.com]

The most beautiful subway stations in the world were built to honor Stalin [techinsider.io]


 
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Photo: Chinese CRH5 trains may one day operate on Indonesia's high-speed line.© Su Muyao Su | Flickr

Indonesia high-speed digs in... Transit's paradox... Not minding the gap... more

Indonesia starts construction of high-speed rail line [therakyatpost.com]

The Public Transit Paradox [onearth.org]

Londoners aren't minding the gap: "platform train interface falls" are up 400% in 10 years [citymetric.com]

New railway station will be 'gateway' to Edinburgh [bbc.com]

Europe's open-access passenger operators gain momentum [railjournal.com]

Elon Musk's Hyperloop vision 'passenger ready' by 2018 [newsweek.com]

Polish passengers returning to rail transport [thenews.pl]

Quito metro breaks ground [railwaygazette.com]

Watch a Train Travel Inside the Tunnels of the New York City Subway System [gizmodo.com]

Three new songs selected as departure melodies for Tokyo subway stations [japantimes.co.jp]


 
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Rendering: Oculus by Santiago Calatrava, World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York City. © Skanska

WTC hub due in March... Moscow metro grows... Panama Canal monorail... more

NYC: World Trade Center Oculus transportation hub opening in March [amny.com]

Panama Canal railway to use Japanese monorail system [japantimes.co.jp]

Moscow Metro expands further [railwaygazette.com]

New map shows Scotland's rail commuter boom [scotsman.com]

Stockholm Citybanan test running begins [railwaygazette.com]

18 little known facts about the Moscow Metro [rbth.com]

Train disruption between Carlisle and Glasgow/Edinburgh until March [newsandstar.co.uk]

Map Envisions What a Worldwide Subway System Would Be Like [wired.com]


 
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Photo: Heathrow Express train to London at Heathrow Terminal 5 station, West London, UK. © Adambro | Wikipedia

Heathrow-London fare cut... New CTrain for Calgary... Budapest trams link... more

The Heathrow Express finally becomes affordable [telegraph.co.uk]

Calgary Transit unveils next-generation CTrain [globalrailnews.com]

Budapest inaugurates Buda tram connection [railjournal.com]

Japan: Hello Kitty goes choo-choo for Chichibu [asahi.com]

2016 Will be A Record Year for Expanding Seattle's Light Rail Service [masstransitmag.com]

Light rail: The future of transportation in Las Vegas? [lasvegassun.com]

Abuja-Kaduna High Speed Train Will Start In February [naij.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Siemans ACS 64. © Siemans

Amtrak going greener... Cape Cod train returning... Metro for Bogota?... more

Amtrak touts clean, green trains [railwayage.com]

Massachusetts: First Cape Flyer Train of the Year Scheduled [capecod.com]

After 60+ years of talk, could Bogotá finally build its Metro network? [smartrailworld.com]

Amtrak's Cardinal Train now offers Business Class [railwayage.com]

Passenger train service on America's Northeast Corridor could get a lot faster [newsworks.org]

Slovenian Railways to provide wireless internet access at stations and on trains [think-railways.com]

Charlotte light rail extension's stations taking shape [charlotteobserver.com]

High-speed rail link for new Beijing airport [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: Sound Transit Link train, Seattle, Washington. © Wings777 | Flickr

Seattle East Link due... Chicago OKs weekend pets... Brisbane adds line... more

Light rail between Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond begins next month [mynorthwest.com]

Chicago: Metra to allow pets on all weekend trains [chicagotribune.com]

Brisbane's New Rail Line [busnews.com.au]

Soon, foreigners to be allowed to book train tickets online [thehindubusinessline.com]

More capacity in Mexico City [railwaygazette.com]

S.F.'s Transbay Transit Center retail plans creep forward [bizjournals.com]

All Aboard Florida Riders Could Drink Beer Under New Bill [floridapolitics.com]


 
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Photo: Monorail, Las Vegas, Nevada © Vegas Monorail Info

Vegas light rail... Metro stations of the future... Irish train resumes service... more

Las Vegas: Light Rail Presented as Best Option to Connect Strip, Airport, Downtown [masstransitmag.com]

Metro stations of the future [telegraph.co.uk]

Ireland: Refurbished Enterprise train back in service [belfasttelegraph.co.uk]

Empire Station Complex plans unveiled at Penn Station New York [railwayage.com]

The Case for China's Trains [pastemagazine.com]

The world's most iconic railway stations [railway-technology.com]

Rome Journal: Roma Termini [huffingtonpost.com]


 
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Rendering: Proposed streetcar © Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

NYC streetcar doable... Closing LA's missing link... Irish service stalled... more

Streetcar Fans: $1.7 Billion Line Is Doable for NYC [nextcity.org]

Metro Green Line Could Finally Be Connected to Metrolink in Southeast Los Angeles [la.curbed.com]

Ireland: Safety concerns stall new Enterprise service [irishnews.com]

Disneyland Trains: A New (and Rare) Peek [nbclosangeles.com]

From empire to Hi-tech: 10 magnificent railway stations in Russia [rbth.com]

All New York City subway stations will have WiFi by the end of this year [techinsider.io]

Rolling through the night on 24-hour public transport trial [theage.com.au]


 
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Photo: No Pants Subway Ride Day, Bucharest, Romania © Andreea Alexandru |Mediafax Foto

No Pants Ride 2016... Robust future for Amtrak... Trams return to Yangon... more

World celebrates 'No Pants Subway Ride' [cnn.com]

Retiring Amtrak chief foresees 'more robust' US rail system [thehill.com]

Trams return to Yangon after 100 years [mmtimes.com]

Twin Cities-Chicago high-speed rail plans get a funding boost [mprnews.org]

Japan Keeps This Defunct Train Station Running for Just One Passenger [citylab.com]

Melbourne's first weekend of 24-hour public transport sees three times as many night commuters [abc.net.au]

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's 'toy train to the clouds' hasn't run out of puff [thenational.scot]

Alaska Railroad expands midweek winter train service for 2016 [prnewswire.com]

New York Today: Every Dog Has Its Train [nytimes.com]

Stylish black shinkansen, decorated with fireworks, spotted on the rails of Japan [japantoday.com]


 
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Rendering: Redeveloped Penn Station, New York City. © Office of NY Governor Governor Mario Cuomo | Flickr

Penn Station redo backed... Baltic tunnel eyed... 2016 US transit projects... more

NYC; Penn Station's Latest Grand Plan Unveiled [wsj.com]

Helsinki and Tallinn Agree to Build the World's Longest Underwater Rail Tunnel [citylab.com]

Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2016 [thetransportpolitic.com]

Chicago: CTA makes rail accessibility for riders with disabilities a long-term goal [chicagotribune.com]

When Rail Transit Reshapes the Metropolitan Divides [nextcity.org]

Light Rail Could Connect Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront For $1.7 Billion [gothamist.com]

Hokkaido's 'Happiness' railway station has eyes for Taiwan's 'Love' [japantimes.co.jp]

Japan: Unlimited-ride JR ticket to allow holders to travel on new Hokkaido Shinkansen [ajw.asahi.com]

Tracklaying completed on French high-speed line [railjournal.com]

30th Street District Plan connects station to Center City [weeklypress.com]

China state planner approves $5.3 billion high-speed rail projects [indiatimes.com]


 
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Photo: Rendering, high-speed train crossing the California desert. © California High-Speed Rail | Flickr

California unveils bullet bids... Awkward encounters... Chile ridership push... more

California unveils bids for high-speed rail construction [thehill.com]

A Rider's Guide to 5 Awkward Subway Encounters [citylab.com]

Chile's EFE aims for 100 million passengers [railjournal.com]

Go-ahead for high-speed lines to Inner Mongolia [irrawaddy.com]

Jakaerta High speed train to integrate with LRT, break ground this month [thejakartapost.com]

After a Long Wait, Commuter Tram May Finally Reach Rangoon [irrawaddy.com]

Ontario: Passenger train operator to be chosen soon [northernontariobusiness.com]

The Green Party want to get rid of London's travel zones [timeout.com]

NYC: No Pants Subway Ride 2016: How to Play, Where to Go, What to Wear and What to Expect [mic.com]

Guadalajara awards light metro train contract [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: Businessman working on train. © Monkey Business | Stockfresh

Working on the train... Building the fastest train... Rail boost for Kenya... more

Meet the People Taking 8-Hour Train Rides Just to Get Work Done [details.com]

Building the world's fastest train [dw.com]

Faster rail will be an economic boost to Kenya [nation.co.ke]

Thailand - Cambodia link to reopen "this year" [railjournal.com]

First N. Korean-made subway car makes symbolic run [nknews.org]

Russia to extend world's most northerly railway [railjournal.com]

Here's What Giant Miamicentral Train Station Might Look Like Inside [miaminewtimes.com]

Govt to allow private train operators in India's first bullet-train corridor [indianexpress.com]

The world's most magnificent railway stations [euronews.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Buffalo-DePew Station, New York. © koborin | Flickr.

Amtrak's new Rewards... UK rail fares rise... Robot station attendants... more

A User's Guide to Amtrak's New Rewards System [citylab.com]

Rail fares increase by 1.1% in England, Scotland and Wales [bbc.com]

Robot station attendants introduced [railwaygazette.com]

Detroit connection to speed passenger services [railwaygazette.com]

New federal funding for Northeast rail brings optimism [philly.com]

Palermo light rail network opens [railjournal.com]

Work begins on Auckland's City Rail Link [railwaygazette.com]

Doha, Qatar: Msheireb metro station to be among the world's biggest [menafn.com]

. . and that's the way things happen on The Polar Express [railwayage.com]

Miami Beach Light Rail May Finally Arrive [cleantechnica.com]

Texas high-speed rail eyes Japanese partners [nextbigfuture.com]

Senator pushes for train rail safety technology [wcvb.com]

High speed rail project has eye on Jacksonville [metrojacksonville.com]


 
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Photo: Wireless light rail, similar to the Alstom Citadis 302 LRV in Paris, is proposed for South Beach. © Soundlandscapes' Blog

South Beach rail push... Thai-Malay launched... German sleepers to retire... more

Miami Beach is 'Expeditiously' Moving Forward With Light Rail Public Transportation System [miami.curbed.com]

Thailand-Malaysia cross-border train service launched [paultan.org]

DB to withdraw all remaining sleeper trains [railjournal.com]

Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game Metro Service [pasadenanow.com]

Sweden to halt some passenger rail services to Denmark over identity checks [dw.com]

Edinburgh: Tram service on track with 5m passengers in first year [thetimes.co.uk]

South Africa to introduce state-of-the-art trains [iol.co.za]

3,000 high-speed trains carry 1,600 million passengers a year across world [indiatimes.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Amtrak Northeast Regional train, USA. © Mark Levisay | Wikimedia Commons

NE trains made safer... French up security... US high-speed stuck in station... more

Safety Bolstered on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor [wsj.com]

New security measures on French Thalys cross-border trains [euronews.com]

Obama's proposed high-speed rail network stuck in station [thehill.com]

Amtrak "training" cats and dogs a good thing, says PETA [railwayage.com]

Could High-Speed Train Rev Texas Economy? [nbcdfw.com]

Spain opens Olmedo - Zamora high-speed line [railjournal.com]

All Aboard Florida Tests Lighting for its Stations [masstransitmag.com]

Ten-Year Project to Dig Maglev Railway Tunnel Kicks Off in Japan [wsj.coms]

Latvia: Rail Baltica construction will commence with reconstruction of Riga Central Station [baltic-course.com]

Iceland: Running a railway to it [arcticjournal.com]


 
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Photo: Shinkansen e5 bullet train, Hokkaido Line, Japan. © Government of Japan

Japan's high-speed pitch... Vegas' future tracks... Denver ski train a no go... more

First stop India, next stop Singapore-Malaysia for Japan's bullet train sales campaign [japantimes.co.jp]

The Future of Las Vegas: Monorails, Locomotives, and Hyperloop Hype [inverse.com]

Denver: Winter Park Ski Train Unlikely To Return This Season [cpr.org]

Japan: Drilling to begin for maglev train's Southern Alps tunnel [the-japan-news.com]

For expanding passenger rail in Pennsylvania, there's high demand but no high-speed options [newsworks.org]

Philadelphia: 30th Street Station Part of Proposal to Transform Neighborhood [masstransitmag.com]


 
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Photo: PPC vintage streetcar, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Girard Avenue Line, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. © Mega Anorak | Flickr

Will Philly trolleys survive?... Auckland transit rush... Tots on Japan's trains... more

Will Philly's vintage trolleys survive? [philly.com]

New Zealand: Aucklanders flock to use public transport [scoop.co.nz]

In Japan, 6-year-olds travel solo to school on the train [cbsnews.com]

Riyadh-Dammam high-speed train planned [arabnews.com]

Japan eyeing KL-Singapore high-speed rail project [straitstimes.com]

Revealed: Britain's busiest and quietest stations [bbc.com]

A London Tube Map Made Out of 1,563 Chocolates [citylab.com]

Japan: All aboard the manga train [japan-news.com]


 
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Photo: New Wien Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), Vienna, Austria. © Roman Boensch | ÖBB

Vienna station rolls out... Trains return to Trelleborg... SF's traveling zoo... more

Vienna Main Station fully operational [railjournal.com]

The Wondrous, Traveling Wildlife Park in the San Francisco Muni [citylab.com]

Sweden: Passenger trains return to Trelleborg [railjournal.com]

Headed Northeast? Use Amtrak [houstoniamag.com]

Tips for Europe by train [examiner.com]

Iran's railway revolution [globalconstructionreview.com]

Oregon railroad turns to crowdfunding to clear tracks of storm debris [tillamookcountypioneer.net]

Germany: DB double-deck inter-city trains enter service [railjournal.com]

National Express begins German rail operations [railjournal.com]

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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Streetcar, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. © MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

Atlanta streetcar plan OK'd... Jamaican rail revival... Free WiFi for Chicago... more

Atlanta Approves Ambitious Streetcar Expansion Plan [masstransitmag.com]

Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) to revive Montego Bay to Kingston railway service [jamaicaobserver.com]

Chicago: Free Wi-Fi Now Available at Downtown Metra Stations [masstransitmag.com]

India: The end of a much-loved railway [bbc.com]

Work on monster tunnel to begin for maglev train linking Tokyo to Nagoya [asahi.com]

Japan-India rail deal: Merits of choosing HSR over super-HSR [indiatimes.com]

In pics: Top 10 fastest bullet trains in world [jagran.com]

Sleek Hokkaido Shinkansen station on track for completion [asahi.com]

Agreement reached to bring Tri-Rail to All Aboard Florida's station in Miami [palmbeachpost.com]

NYC: MTA Records Highest Modern One-Day Subway Ridership [masstransitmag.com]

Here's How London Is Making Its Shiny New Tunnels Ready for Trains [wired.com]

House passes S. 808; next stop: the President [railwayage.com]

Denver's restored Union Station is a destination unto itself [latimes.com]

Boston train leaves station with passengers, no driver [reuters.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak California Zephyr, Grand Junction, Colorado. © Ebgundy | Wikimedia Commons

Ft Collins-Denver Amtrak?... New train travel apps... Bill a win for Amtrak... more

Pieces in place for Fort Collins to Denver Amtrak route [coloradoan.com]

Take the A Train? Apple, Google and Other Apps Can Tell You [newsfactor.com]

The transportation bill would move Amtrak in the right direction [washingtonpost.com]

Sweden's longest rail tunnel finally opens [globalrailnews.com]

Indian Cabinet Agrees to Pick Japan For High-Speed Rail Project [wsj.com]

Las Vegas RTC mulls light-rail system, monorail extension [progressiverailroading.com]

App Guides Blind Passengers Through London's Subway [nextcity.org]

Commuting in Scotland: who is on the move and where to? [scotsman.com]

Video: 100 New York Subway Stations In 2 Minutes [gothamist.com]


 
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Photo: MTS Trolley, San Diego, California © Rick Chase Photography

San Diego's trolleys... Seattle's streetcars... DC-Richmond speed up... more

San Diego's light rail system, with its bright red LRVs, expands ridership and reach [railwayage.com]

The Glamour Of The Streetcar Returns To Seattle's First Hill [kplu.org]

Plans for higher-speed rail between Richmond and Washington on trackwashingtonpost.com

This Is What It's Like To Ride MTA's Holiday 'Nostalgia Train' (and How You Can Ride It, Too) [abc7ny.com]

A demolished New York masterpiece remembered [bbc.co.uk]

Funding agreed for Kenyan standard-gauge extension [railjournal.com]

Warsaw's Central Railway Station: 40 and going strong [thenews.pl]

Japanese Bullet Trains Could Serve India's Largest City by 2023 [citylab.com]

Florida: Brightline rail project moves ahead; Brevard seeks stop [floridatoday.com]


 
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Photo: Passenger train, Kampala Station, Uganda, © Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Uganda train launched... Indian toy train returns... Honolulu rail progress... more

Kampala, Uganda: City Passenger Train Starts Operation [allafrica.com]

India: After 20 years, toy train chugs again in Rakh Bagh [indianexpress.com]

Honolulu transit-rail agency finishes 5th mile of elevated guideway [progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak Hartford Rail Line service to launch in 2018 [wfsb.com]

Japan poised to win India's bullet train deal [cnbc.com]

UK: Midland Metro reaches Birmingham city centre [railjournal.com]

What One Artist Learned by Drawing Every Transit Station in Boston [citylab.com]


 
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Photo: CP Holiday Train © Canadian Pacific

North America's Holiday Train... Amtrak for Mobile?... NYC USA's #1 transit... more

Forget Reindeer: Santa's Taking Christmas on the Train [citylab.com]

Study to Look at Amtrak Return to Mobile [wkrg.com]

New York Ranks Best US City for Public Transit in 2016 [redfin.com]

New High-speed Railway to Open in Eastern China [english.cri.cn]

Slow train coming [ft.com]

Russian Railways unveils the design concept of high-speed train for Moscow ­ Kazan route [think-railways.com]

Germany: DB launches next-generation ICE [railjournal.com]

Could daily Cincinnati-to-Chicago train service come with transportation bill? [bizjournals.com]

NYC MTA Will Try Out Interconnected "Human Centipede" Subway Trains [gothamist.com]


 
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Photo: High-speed CRH5 trains are currently China's fastest. © Su Muyao Su | Flickr

China-Laos proj launched... Gulf Coast train?... NYC subway secrets... more

Laos, China launch train project construction [bangkokpost.com]

Gulf Coast train travel may get back on track [pnj.com]

New York Today: Subway Secrets [nytimes.com]

Hong Kong: Peak Tram to keep rolling [thestandard.com.hk]

Maine: Passenger service won't return to Brunswick-Rockland line next year [bangordailynews.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Buffalo-DePew Station, New York. © koborin | Flickr.

Amtrak use holds... Sreetcars for Tampa?... What the hell is a 'metro?'... more

Amtrak: ridership, ticket revenue steady in FY2015 [railwayage.com]

Tampa spending $1.2 million to study streetcar as commuter option [tbo.com]

What the hell is a bloody "metro" anyway? [crikey.com.au]

Good News for Animal Lovers: Amtrak to Let Pets on More Trains [fortune.com]

UK: Trams return to Birmingham on Sunday after 62 years [bbc.com]

Slow road to high-speed rail along Australia's east coast [abc.net.au]

You Can Ride a Real Life Star Wars Hype Train in Japan [outerplaces.com]

Hogwarts Express: Mysterious 'Harry Potter train' bewitches Dublin rail passengers [bbc.com]


 
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Photo: Commuters, Grand Central Terminal, New York City. © wnyc.org

US public backs more transit... New Dutch station dazzles... Turtles crossing... more

Poll: 70 percent of US residents support transit funding increase [thehill.com/]

Futuristic Dutch Train Station Dazzles With Column-Free Curves [curbed.com]

Japan train company builds special rail crossing for turtles [themalaymailonline.com]

Canada: Via Rail Pledges Action on Climate Change [masstransitmag.com]

Living Near a Transit Line Might Be Good for Your Mental Health [citylab.com]

London: An experiment in madness? [iol.co.za]

Texas High-Speed Train Receives More Cash [nbcdfw.com]

Upstarts Rail Against Deutsche Bahn [handelsblatt.com]

The Race to Create Elon Musk's Hyperloop Heats Up [wsj.com]

Amtrak Turns to Private Money to Help Fund New York Tunnel [skift.com]


 
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Rendering: Brightline train, Orlando-Miami, Florida © All Aboard Florida

Miami-Orlando FAQ... Japan derailing slow trains?... China maglev testing... more

Brightline, New Rail Link Between Miami And Orlando, Explained [miaminewtimes.com]

Grand bullet train system sought as expansion threatens slow, parallel routes [japantimes.co.jp]

China's first home-grown maglev goes on trial [xinhuanet.com]

Zhuhai-Beijing high-speed rail commences [macaubusinessdaily.com]

MTA New York City Transit, NY Transit Museum Ring in Holidays with Vintage Buses, Subways [mta.info]

Austria, Germany to reopen rail link closed over migrants [reuters.com]

From Manchester to Marseille: What can the promise of high speed rail do to a city? [citymetric.com]

Denmark's road warriors are increasingly turning to the train [cphpost.dk]

Bring high-speed rail to New England [bostonglobe.com]

In pics: Here's how Indian Railways is planning to make your journey more luxurious [oneindia.com]

UK: Green light for scheme to allow tram-trains [nce.co.uk]

90 Years Ago, the Los Angeles Subway Was Born in This Lost Tunnel [gizmodo.com]


 
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Rendering: Maglev pod demonstration system due in late 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel. © SkyTran

Maglev pod for Tel Aviv... Swiss tunnel tested... Tempe streetcar green to go... more

This Futuristic Maglev Pod Transit System Will Soon Be a Reality [fortune.com]

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel begins high-speed rail tests [smartrailworld.com]

Arizona: Tempe Streetcar receives environmental clearance [rtands.com]

India: IRCTC to launch semi-luxury trains on desert and heritage trips [business-standard.com]

Strong interest in Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high speed line [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Photo: Thalys PBA trains link Amsterdam and Brussels with Paris. © Thalys

France ups rail security... VIA Canada expands rail... Riding the fastest train... more

France to introduce security checks for cross-European trains [france24.com]

Canada: VIA Rail Expands Its Rail Network [masstransitmag.com]

Japan: On board the world's fastest train [bbc.com]

Light rail testing a welcome sight in Phoenix [kpho.com]

Italy plans part-privatisation of railway group Ferrovie dello Stato [ft.com]

Amid Great Progress, Texas High-Speed Rail Takes a Big Step Back [citylab.com]

Faster Trains Propel the Economy, and our Middle Class, Forward [huffingtonpost.com]


 
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Photo: Passenger train, Ethiopia © Ethiopian Railways Corporation

Somalia's peace train?... Virgin revamping UK line... Budapest kid's railway... more

Can Ethiopia's railway bring peace to Somalia? [bbc.com]

Piano Set Up At Paris Train Station Provides Music And Comfort [npr.org]

Train in Budapest is run by 10 to 14-year-old kids [dailymail.co.uk]

Muscovites Step Up Effort To Rename Metro Station Honoring Tsar's Killer [rferl.org]

Virgin's Ł3.3bn adventure ride along Britain's East Coast line [telegraph.co.uk]

High-speed electric trains to link Riyadh, Dammam [saudigazette.com.sa]

China proposes high-speed rail line connecting Western China to Iran [shanghaiist.com]

New Florida Train Line Tries to Get Travelers Out of Cars [skift.com]

Tiny 'Arcade' Set Up in Tokyo Train Station [kotaku.com]

Expansion, upgrading of Singapore's rail network on track [sg.news.yahoo.com]

Eurostar Velaro e320 enters passenger service [railjournal.com]

Nevada: Fast track for high-speed rail belongs to XpressWest [reviewjournal.com]


 
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Rendering: Hyperloop tube © Hyperloop Transportation Techonologies

Hyperloop seen affordable... Berlin to renew fleet... Rail a plus for job growth... more

Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Expensive, But Doable [oilprice.com]

Berlin to invest ¤3bn to renew train fleet [railjournal.com]

Without a good transportation network, employees can't work, employers can't employ [t4america.org]

Tysons Corner Plans Transit for When It Gets as Big as Houston [nextcity.org]

Train Delay? Ask the MTA for a Late Slip [citylab.com]

New Hampshire: Support for Passenger Rail Increasing [patch.com]

Hijacking High Speed Rail Hurts America's Future [whav.net]


 
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Photo: Times Square subway entrance, New York City. © Norris Wong | Flickr

NYC trains boost security... Bulgaria-Ukraine to relink... UK's double-d future... more

NYC MTA Conducting Bag Searches, Boarding Trains For Security Checks [wshu.org]

Bulgaria, Ukraine to restore direct transport connections [focus-fen.net]

Here's the UK's (double decker) train of the future [cityam.com]

Budapest runs extra-long streetcars, equal to 3 articulated buses end-to-end [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Why New York Subway Lines Are Missing Countdown Clocks [theatlantic.com]

Calls grow louder for rationalizing commuter rail fares within New York City [secondavenuesagas.com]

Route chosen for train from Indio to Los Angeles [desertsun.com]


 
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Photo: Enterprise test train, Belfast, Northern Ireland. © Shaun's Railway Photography | Flickr

New Belfast-Dublin trains... Spotsylvania-DC debut... Glasgow subway redo... more

First of new Belfast to Dublin trains launches [utv.ie]

First VRE trains leave new Spotsylvania station [fredericksburg.com]

Glasgow's subway system prepares for a new age [scotsman.com]

Here Are Sydney's New Underground Metro Stations [gizmodo.com.au]

Chicago: What Went Wrong with Union Station? [chicagomag.com]

Wuppertal suspension railway receives first Vossloh train [railjournal.com]

Railway in Japan with cat for a stationmaster to get continued public support [japantimes.co.jp]

Amtrak adds Chicago-Michigan trains for Thanksgiving travel [mlive.com]


 
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Photo: Girl on a train, Germany. © Deutsche Bahn AG

Europe best by rail... India buffet cars fading... Tex-Mex bullet?... more

5 Reasons Why Traveling by Rail is the Best Way to See Europe [usnews.com]

The end of the line for India's iconic railway buffet car [theguardian.com]

Is a high-speed rail line from San Antonio to Mexico in the works? [latina.com]

Istanbul to start work on 10 rail projects in 2016 [railjournal.com]

Austria: ÖBB improves onboard passenger services [railjournal.com]

Shibuya's redevelopment to create a futuristic railway station fit for the 21st century [japantimes.co.jp]

India: Northern Railway on a sunny trip [thehindu.com]

Cuomo Announces Launch of Wi-Fi Service at Subway Stations [masstransitmag.com]

How Japan's railway systems accidentally invented contactless payments [citymetric.com]


 
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Photo: Cincinnati streetcar on test track. © City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati tests streetcar... Hudson tunnel funded... 'Cold temp' bullet debuts... more

Dynamic testing begins on Cincinnati Streetcar [railjournal.com]

Officials reach deal to fund $20B project to dig new rail tunnels below Hudson River [nydailynews.com]

China makes bullet train that runs in extreme cold weather [chinadaily.com.cn]

Aboard SEPTA's wash trains, cleaning leaves from the Regional Rails [philly.com]

Wi-Fi rolled out to 100 more London Underground stations [globalrailnews.com]

Istanbul Golden Horn tram plan moves forward [railjournal.com]

St. Louis: Loop Trolley completes major track work in Missouri's Delmar Loop [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Northeast Regional train, USA. © Mark Levisay | Wikimedia Commons

NE impact study issued... US's first hybrid tram... Reinventing subway maps... more

Rail Officials Release Northeast Corridor Impact Study [abcnews.go.com]

Dallas: Another National First For DART: A Hybrid Streetcar [keranews.org]

Why designers can't stop reinventing the subway map [washingtonpost.com]

Winter Park Ski Train: 'We're Still Working On It' [cpr.org]

Botswana Railways Re-Introduces Passenger Train [allafrica.com]

Rural Colorado, Kansas and N.M. have saved Amtrak's Southwest Chief [denverpost.com]

Advocates of the proposed Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail line have a plan for the next governor [businessreport.com]

Texas Rail Prospects Tempt French, Chinese, Japanese [texastribune.org]

Developer hopes colourful trains will help lure Americans from cars [globalconstructionreview.com]

The U.S. Might've Just Taken Two Steps Closer Toward Its Own Maglev Train [gizmodo.com]

Improving the 'Amtrak experience' How about assigning everyone seats? [commonwealthmagazine.org]

The fight for passenger trains in the West [abqjournal.com]


 
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Photo: VIA Rail Canada currently provides limited service between Campbellton, Moncton and Halifax via The Ocean. © Walter E Pfefferie | CRO

VIA eyes Atlantic Canada... Asians crowd metros... Millennials seek transit... more

VIA Rail Canada talking new routes between Halifax, Moncton, Campbellton [cbc.ca/]

Most of the world's busiest metros are in Asia [citymetric.com]

Boston Millennials say public transit determines where they choose to live and work [wbur.org]

San Francisco: BART's Powell Street Station, Long an Eyesore, Gets Fix-Up Plan [masstransitmag.com]

Dubai Tram serves 3.7m passengers in a year [gulfnews.com]

The World's Fastest Train Could Be Headed to Washington [bloomberg.com]


 
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Rendering: Brightline train, Orlando-Miami, Florida © All Aboard Florida

Florida Brightline unveiled... US funds for maglev study... Amtrak Wi-Fi woes... more

Miami-Orlando train service gets new name, bold look [sun-sentinel.com]

DC-to-NYC maglev train plan lands $27.8M in federal funds [bizjournals.com]

Wi-Fi Woes Plague Amtrak on Northeast Corridor [wsj.com]

Johannesburg's Gautrain aims to get people out of cars and into the city [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Amtrak Adding Trains and Capacity for Holiday Season [travelpulse.com]

Sydney Metro Train Design Revealed [masstransitmag.com]

Uncaged Blue Line Bunny Bugs MBTA Don't let your bunny run around a subway car. [today.com]

Superfast hyperloop transportation could arrive in about five years, CEO says [cnet.com]

A message from Japanese train station toilet paper: Don't stare at your smartphone while walking [rocketnews24.com]


 
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Rendering: Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Canada © Bombardier

Toronto LRT a go... NYC terminal shaping up... Prague's little red tram... more

Crosslinx signs C$9.1bn contract to build Toronto's Crosstown LRT [railway-technology.com]

No Greased Lightning, but tram lubricating Prague's tracks stealing plenty of hearts [usnews.com]

In caverns deep below N.Y. streets, train terminal taking shape [reuters.com]

Trillium blossoming: Ottawa's O-Train has grown from an experiment into an expanding system [railwayage.com]

London: Docklands Light Railway strike explodes 'driverless Tube' theories [theguardian.com]

Thalys aiming to cut carbon emissions by 40% [globalrailnews.com]

Light rail line 2 becomes operational in The Hague [railway-technology.com]

VIA Rail CEO Argues Against High-Speed Rail, Wants Dedicated Montreal-Toronto Passenger Track [huffingtonpost.ca]

Shrink the Second Avenue Subway? Not so Fast, Say Mayor and Lawmakers [wnyc.org]


 
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Rendering: Sky Tram. © Sky Tram International

LA-Vegas options emerge... LA station preview... Eurostar-S France cutback... more

Las Vegas: XpressWest draws nominal high-speed rail competitors [reviewjournal.com]

Los Angeles: Fly Through the Future Of Union Station [la.streetsblog.org]

Eurostar cancels south France through-trains [businesstraveller.com]

The strike-proof Docklands Light Railway has gone on strike [independent.co.uk]

Japan: The cutest, must-have bento lunchboxes you can buy and eat on the train [rocketnews24.com]

Germany: Crowdfunding to kick-start new Stuttgart - Berlin service [railjournal.com]

Jersey transit strong [railwayage.com]


 
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Rendering: streetcar, Cincinnati, Ohio. © © CAF USA

New trams for 2 US cities... Fast train to Taj Mahal... Beautiful stations... more

Trams delivered to Cincinnati and St. Louis [railwaygazette.com]

9 train stations with unforgettable architecture [mnn.com]

India's New Fastest Train to Take Tourists to the Taj Mahal [travelpulse.com]

See a whole other side of Kyoto in this beautiful, quintessentially Japanese train, coming soon [rocketnews24.com]

Hong Kong: Construction of delayed high-speed rail link is 74% complete [hongkongfp.com]

TIGER VII: A look at rail-related projects [progressiverailroading.com]

Tokyo: Yamanote Line EMU to enter service this month [railjournal.com]

China's great railway dream: Traversing South America [mcclatchydc.com]


 
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Photo: Streetcar, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. © MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

US: light rail leader... China may aid Cali bullet... Brit rail shakeup ahead?... more

The U.S. a leader in LRT? Believe it [railwayage.com]

China May Help Finance California High-Speed Rail [cleantechnica.com]

Britain's railways on the verge of a shake-up [telegraph.co.uk]

The Sci-Fi SkyTran Monorail May Be Our Most Practical Replacement For Cars [fastcoexist.com]

The beauty of the Montreal Metro [bbc.com]

Will Europe really back more passenger rail competition? [railjournal.com]

First look at Hanoi's elevated railway train [thanhniennews.com]

India's fastest train to launch by March [traveldailymedia.com]

China plans to triple high speed rail network to over 31000 miles and boost speed from 240 mph to 310 mph by 2020 [nextbigfuture.com]

Taking the Train in Europe? Make Sure You Have a Valid Ticket [cntraveler.com]

There's an abandoned subway station at the southern tip of Manhattan, and you have to pass a background check to visit [businessinsider.com]


 

 

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