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Florida project speeds along... Los Angeles by light rail... Europe upgrades for 2017... more

Year in Review: All Aboard Florida speeds along [bizjournals.com]

Los Angeles by light rail: how to get around Southern Cal by choosing to go car-free [oregonlive.com]

Belgrade-Budapest HSR to be built by 2017 [globalrailnews.com]

Athens-Thessaloniki in 3.5 Hours by Rail in 2017 [greekreporter.com]

Japan: Top speed of Nozomi bullet trains to hit 285 kph [japantimes.co.jp]

Berlin Main Station tram link opens [railjournal.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features with Train Travel News Links. Photo: High-speed train, Turkey. © TCCD Turkish State Railways.

Turkey adds high-speed... Paris adds light rail... Americans loving transit?... more

High-speed Train Route Between Istanbul To Konya Opens [dailysabah.com]

Paris inaugurates light rail Line T8 [railjournal.com]

Five signs America is falling in love with public transit [cnn.com]

There's nothing like train travel for tossing together people who'd never otherwise meet [salon.com]

JR Tokai begins building maglev train stations [japantimes.co.jp]

San Francisco street lights will animate subway trains below [greatergreaterwashington.org]


 
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Photo: Rainbow station, Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam, Netherlands. © Studio Roosegaarde.

Amsterdam's rainbow station... New links to Geneva... Russia's fastest train turns five... more

Amsterdam Central train station sports a high-tech rainbow [gizmag.com]

Russia's Fastest Train Turns Five Today [sptimes.ru]

New Italy ­ Austria regional services launched [railjournal.com]

Geneva: new rail links make the capital of Francophone Switzerland more accessible [independent.co.uk]

Eurostar heads to Marseille and the Med [telegraph.co.uk]


 
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Photo: Santa and friend, Strassburg Rail Road, Ronks, Pennsylvania. © Strassburg Rail Road.

Six trains with spirit... #IllRideWithYou... High-speed to Rome airport... more

Six Historic Trains That Embody the Holiday Spirit [smithsonianmag.com]

With #IllRideWithYou Australians Show Solidarity With Muslims After Sydney Hostage Crisis [huffingtonpost.com]

High-speed services reach Rome airport [railjournal.com]

Winners and losers in Europe's new timetable [railjournal]

Dubai Tram: Loop from Marina to JBR from today [khaleejtimes.com]

Amtrak readies Vermonter reroute [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states. © Amtrak .

Amtrak awaits Supreme Court ruling... Poland launches high-speed... Quito-Guayaquil... more

The 5 Key Moments from Amtrak's Supreme Court Hearing [citylab.com]

Poland launches first high-speed train [presstv.ir]

The passenger train from Quito to Guayaquil, the clouds to the coast [commdiginews.com]

Trains in Europe: From the Channel to the Balkans, it is getting better [independent.co.uk]

End of Berlin-Paris Sleeper Train Signals Last Call for Europe's Night Trains [skift.com]

The world's best trams: where to ride them [couriermail.com.au]

Santa makes rounds on Polar Express throughout the U.S. [saratogian.com]

Massachusetts: Amtrak Service Begins in Greenfield, Northampton [iberkshires.com]

Amtrak's Coscia to Congress: Rail requires a trust fund [railwayage.com]

No sex allowed in subway tunnels, warns Moscow Metro [therakyatpost.com]


 
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Riding into yesteryear... Steaming through Mandalay... Testing LA's Gold Line extension... more

Take a ride into yesteryear aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad [commdiginews.com]

Mandalay, Myanmar: Steam train trips to Bagan [ttrweekly.com]

Testing begins on LA Gold Line extension [railjournal.com]

See America's streetcar systems at the same scale [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Botswana: The return of the passenger train is welcome [mmegi.bw]

Ticket centre for foreigners to open 24 hours at New Delhi railway station [economictimes.indiatimes.com]

First train pulls out of new Dearborn Amtrak station [freep.com]

UK: Consortium to buy East Coast trains announced [itv.com]


 
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Photo: St. Charles streetcar, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. © Poco a poco | Wikimedia Commons.

NOLA streetcar named... Calgary transit use up... Greatest English stations... more

New Orleans: Take a ride on the nation's newest historic landmark [wgno.com]

Calgary's soaring transit use suggests high ridership is possible even in sprawling cities [thetransportpolitic.com]

The 10 greatest English railway stations: English Heritage releases list of top terminuses [independent.co.uk]

Support Continues to Grow for Daily Train Service Between Cincinnati and Chicago [urbancincy.com]

NYC: With Transit Benefits, the Rich Pay Less and the Poor Pay More [wnyc.org]

Italy to link Rome airport to Florence, Venice by train [channelnewsasia.com]

Dutch Trains Prove Everything Is Better With Lasers [spectrum.ieee.org]


 
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Photo: Rendering, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), California. © ARTIC.

Anaheim center debut... WiFi for Delhi Station... NYC weekend PATH returns... more

California: New Anaheim Transportation Center Opens [nbclosangeles.com]

Wi-Fi service launched at New Delhi railway station [thehindu.com]

NYC: Weekend PATH service to resume between WTC and Exchange Place [nj.com]

London: The Train to the Plane is Only Improving at London-Gatwick [jaunted.com]

Phoenix airport train extends service to another terminal [ktar.com]

Union Station Hartford: latest construction project to 'transform' Insurance City [masslive.com]


 
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VIA Rail Canada eyes new lines... New luxury trains in Japan and Iran... more

Canada: Via Rail eyeing private capital to build its own dedicated rail lines [financialpost.com]

Embrace the luxurious slow life with Japan's answer to the Orient Express [cnn.com]

Iran — by luxury train [ft.com]

Small Girl Starts Impromptu New York City Subway Dance Session, Goes Viral [Watch] [socialnewsdaily.com]

UK: Night train cuts will de-rail green travel [greenpeace.org.uk]

Providence-Worcester commuter rail gathers momentum [telegram.com]

Dearborn: Train station construction finally reaching the end of the line [pressandguide.com]

Sydney to operate 'world's longest trams' [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Train versus plane... Honolulu rail milestone... Europe by Eurail Pass... more

Train Travel Vs. Air Travel: There Are Clear Advantages To Railroads [inquisitr.com]

Tour the first mile of Honolulu rail's elevated guideway [khon2.com]

Europe by Rail: A Commentary on the Eurail Pass [theepochtimes.com]

Mountain railway journeys: Five ways to let the train take the strain [independent.co.uk]

New Silk Road train [euronews.com]

Beijing to Deploy Automatic Trains Next Year [yibada.com]

On the Shalimar Express [tribune.com.pk]


 
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Photo: MBTA "T" Green Line, Boston, Massachusetts. © Adam E. Moreira | Wikimedia Commons

Boston T extension OK'd... New Japanese high-speed tested... Vienna airport link opens... more

Boston to get Green Line extension funding [railwaygazette.com]

First test run for Hokkaido Shinkansen train [railjournal.com]

Austria: New low-cost train service for Vienna airport [thelocal.at]

London: Upgrade for Gatwick Airport train station [railwaygazette.com]

Germany: Free train wifi on track for 2016 [thelocal.de]

Miami: Downtown rail link would cost $68 million [miamitodaynews.com]

UK: How can data improve train travel? [techdigest.tv]


 
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Photo: Train de l'est, Mascouche-Montréal, Québec, Canada. © AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport | Flickr

Montréal line debuts... Buenos Aires metro turns 101... DIY railway and station... more

Montréal opens new commuter rail line [railjournal.com]

South America's First Subway Turns 101 [citylab.com]

Jakarta: Riding the rails on carts [thejakartapost.com]

Do-It-Yourself: A village near Delhi that built its own railway station [firstpost.com]

This Is What It Looks Like To Build A New Subway [gizmodo.com]

Montréal: $671 million later, a train to Mascouche [montrealgazette.com]

Massachusets: Springfield Union Station demolition begins [masslive.com]


 

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UK: Stagecoach and Virgin win East Coast mainline rail franchise [bbc.com]

Isle of Man horse trams: Passenger numbers show 3.6% increase [bbc.com]

Watch A Subway-Loving Couple Get Married On The N Train [gothamist.com]

Passengers enjoy Queensland's Sunlander train as locomotive makes final journey [abc.net.au]

Canada: Via Rail increases Ocean line service for holiday season [globalnews.ca]

Feds look at big expansion to Connecticut rail routes [ctpost.com]

'Ladies Compartment' in the Delhi Metro Isn't Such a Bad Idea [citylab.com]

Twin Cities rail link makes St. Paul a much closer sibling [chicagotribune.com]

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts [citylab.com]

Amtrak: Railroad's mixed signals [baltimoresun.com]

Massachusetts: Long a dream, high-speed passenger rail service set for Dec. 29 launch throughout the Pioneer Valley [gazettenet.com]

South Africa: Tram and a few drams [timeslive.co.za]

London: First Crossrail tracks laid [globalrailnews.com]

Amtrak: Getting Back On Track [imarketreports.com]

BART opens link to Oakland Int'l Airport [railwayage.com]

Why the Delhi Metro Needs to Get Rid of the 'Ladies Compartment' [citylab.com]

Trial runs start on Paris tram route T8 [railwaygazette.com]

La Jolla link next for San Diego Trolley [railwayage.com]

Map: The world's longest train journey now begins in China [washingtonpost.com]

Atlanta's new trams [economist.com]

Worcester-Providence 'JetBlue of rail commuting' envisioned [telegram.com]

Denmark's new 'super station' [thelocal.dk]

Egypt's old railway system overdue for renovation [alarabiya.net]

6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It [huffingtonpost.com]

Ski train: Make tracks for après-ski [independent.co.uk]

Amtrak Gears Up for Thanksgiving Surge [abcnews.go.com]


Ambitious San Antonio to Austin Passenger Rail Plans Unveiled [woai.com]

New Bullet Line Will Open Hokuriku [travelpulse.com]

How to Travel by Train in Burma (If You Must) [jaunted.com]

Texas 'ideal market' for high-speed rail [wfaa.com]

No Amtrak trains west of Albany through Wednesday afternoon [timesunion.com]

Is All Aboard Florida A Match For Jacksonville? [metrojacksonville.com]

Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express train gets facelift [cbc.ca]

Central Arkansas Transit's River Rail celebrates 10 years, 1.2 million passengers [thv11.com]

All aboard! Travel Great Britain by rail [iafrica.com]

Luxury South African safari train where work is forbidden [boingboing.net]

These Passengers Are So Pumped About Riding in a Really Fast Train [citylab.com]

Construction begins on Xinjiang ­ Qinghai Railway [railjournal.com]

Slovak Republic: First day of free travel brought overcrowded trains [spectator.sme.sk]

New owner of Maui's Sugar Cane Train looks to restart service in 2015 [latimes.com]

Watch Japan's New Floating Train Go 300 Miles Per Hour [ryot.org]

LA: Charting Metro Rail Ridership Along Every Line [la.curbed.com]

Princeton, NJ: Commuters praise new Dinky station [centraljersey.com]

Honolulu: Rail Is a Gift for Generations [civilbeat.com]

'Floating' high-speed train in Japan open to passengers during testing [nydailynews.com]

Can High-Speed Rail Help Dallas Build a Great Transit System? [citylab.com]

Riding light rail and streetcars into better communities [washingtonpost.com]

Russia: Sapsan sets record for world's longest high-speed train [globalrailnews.com]

Stretch of New High-Speed Rail Opened in Restive Western China [nytimes.com]

Connecticut: Shore Line East Trains Are Attracting More Riders [courant.com]

Americans Check Out Iran's Golden Eagle Danube Express Tourist Train [nbcnews.com]

Chicago: Take a virtual cab ride on CTA's Red Line [railwayage.com]

Egypt allocates funds to expand Cairo metro [railjournal.com]

Eurostar unveils first of new 200mph e320 trains [independent.co.uk]

Steam safari on world's most luxurious train [wptz.com]

Europe: 10 of the best ski resorts reached by train [telegraph.co.uk]

Inside New York City's 'Underground Art Museum' [citylab.com]

What was the most original design in rail, in 2014? [globalrailnews.com]

Virginia: First passenger train to be in Roanoke in 2017 [wdbj7.com]

Dallas: DART eyes streetcar links, more downtown LRT [railwayage.com]

Riding the Sunset Limited [huffingtonpost.com]

Dubai tramway opens [railwaygazette.com]

Billion Euro Eco-Friendly Train Station Opens in Vienna [ens-newswire.com]

The world's most amazing train stations [dailytelegraph.com.au]

A Very Napa Valley Noël [nbcbayarea.com]

Take a ride on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Polar Express starting this Friday [newsnet5.com]

Bratislava's new tram begins trial run [globalrailnews.com]

Los Angeles breaks ground on Purple Line extension [railwaygazette.com]

Possible high-speed rail quickens Dallas transit plans [dallasnews.com]

Rome opens first section of metro Line C [railjournal.com]

Istanbul's Asian And European Metros Link Up [dailysabah.com]

The 4,736-mile Trans-Siberian railway - in three minutes [telegraph.co.uk]

Tokyo Station lists departing train's destination as... New York?! [rocketnews24.com]

Inside NYC's Dazzling New $1.4 Billion Subway Station [gizmodo.com]

Minsk National Airport rail link launched [railwaygazette.com]

Queensland's Gold Coast: Ride the rails [nzherald.co.nz]

NYC: Fulton Center subway station opens for business [nydailynews.com]

Traveling through Canada by rail [recorderonline.com]

Mexico Pulls High-Speed Train Contract From China-Led Group [wsj.com]

Mexico Reopens Bidding on High-Speed Rail Project [abcnews.go.com]

Tea, trains and tales from India's Darjeeling [stcatharinesstandard.ca]

Will L.A.'s 'subway to the sea' finally get there? [latimes.com]

Scaling the Andes [travelpulse.com]

Australia: A food odyssey across the Nullarbor [abc.net.au]

Getting Out in the Ozarks: Branson Scenic Railway [ozarksfirst.com]

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Track laying reaches Scottish Borders [bbc.com]


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Belmond's Grand Hibernian Could Change How You Travel in Ireland [travelpulse.com]

Utah: Riding the rails along the Wasatch Front [saltlakemagazine.com]

An overnight train adventure [journalstandard.com]

A 220 MPH commute? Feds discuss plans for aging northeast rail line [foxct.com]

China is on track to build high-speed rail in just about every corner of the world [qz.com]

Seattle: Future late but looks bright for First Hill streetcars [seattletimes.com]

Lahina: Efforts to restore Sugar Cane Train underway [lahainanews.com]

How Transit Measures Fared on 2014 Midterm Ballots [citylab.com]

Chinese Firm Wins Mexican Rail Contract [abcnews.go.com]

A Ride on the New Panama Metro, Central America's First Subway [huffingtonpost.com]

Shanghai may introduce transparent hanging trains [ecns.cn]

Connecticut: Essex steam train, riverboat trip almost like traveling in time [herald-review.com]

California: High Speed Rail Thinking About Bikes [capradio.org]

Kyoto Can Teach the D.C. Metro a Lesson About Express Tracks [citylab.com]

Canada: VIA Rail increases carry-on baggage allowance [globalnews.ca]

Brevard leaders support All Aboard Florida train plan [floridatoday.com]

Detroit streetcar contract awarded [railwayage.com]

Best Australian Rail Journeys [in.lifestyle.yahoo.com]

Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive [smh.com.au]

Texas bullet train plan banks on Japan [dallasnews.com]

Expect 350-kmph trains for Oman in future [timesofoman.com]

JR Hokkaido gears up for trial runs of its 1st Shinkansen [ajw.asahi.com]

China Approves New Railway for Tibet [cri.cn]

All Aboard Florida stop in Port Canaveral? [clickorlando.com]

Agra-Delhi high speed train from December 10 [indileak.com]

Riding the T in search of Boston's muse [bostonglobe.com]

Shanghai will have 21 subway lines by 2030 [shanghaiist.com]

Downeaster train service adds stop in Kennebunk [pressherald.com]

BART's Oakland Airport Connector on track for holiday debut [sfgate.com]

'Lost' train of Egypt to be rescued from desert limbo [theguardian.com]

New Hampshire: The Battle to Expand Rail [millyardcommunications.com]

Deal reached on Rail Baltica joint venture [railjournal.com]

Detroit-to-Chicago rail plan: 110 m.p.h., 10 daily trips [freep.com]

Among global cities, New York's subway is safest for women [crainsnewyork.com]

Maglev: The Future of Rail Travel is Here [travelpulse.com]

Goodnight to Night Trains? [citylab.com]

Another record year for Amtrak [railjournal.com]

Toronto Votes for Mayor in Election Focused on Transit [businessweek.com]

Are Federal Transit Models Short-Changing Universities? [usa.streetsblog.org]

West Virginia: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley to take over Cass railroad [wvgazette.com]

NYC: Fulton Center To Open Next Month [wnyc.org]

Amtrak assembles blue ribbon panel to address Chicago gridlock [rtands.com]

North Korea launches Victory railway upgrade [railwaygazette.com]

London: Ghost Tube stations of the Central Line [london24.com]

Amtrak Vacations Goes Digital With eTicketing and eDocuments [travelpulse.com]

Amtrak: Ridership Up Despite 'Chronically Underfunded' Infrastructure [businesstravelnews.com]

Mapping London's 'Tube Tongues' [citylab.com]

This Clever Train Station Doubles as a Part of the Landscape [wired.com]

Station construction begins for commuter-rail program in Connecticut [progressiverailroading.com]

Train travel in Europe: Let the world pass you by [bendigoadvertiser.com.au]

Ohio: Locomotive for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad being retooled in 'green' [news-herald.com]

CP Holiday Train ready to roll [railwayage.com]

G Adventures Takes to the Rails with Train-Based Journeys [travelpulse.com]

By a Wide Margin, Americans Favor Transit Expansion Over New Roads [streetsblog.org]

X Train begins engineering of proposed western alignment for L.A.-to-Vegas route [progressiverailroading.com]

Malaysia confirms its Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail stations [straitstimes.com]

How the Twin Cities got transit right [money.cnn.com]

Backers of a Maglev Train Hope to Outpace Acela in the Northeast Corridor [nytimes.com]

Fort Lauderdale mulls next streetcar phase [railwayage.com]

What France Can Teach U.S. Cities About Transit Design [citylab.com]

Maglev Train Seen Making Washington-to-Baltimore Trip at 311 MPH [bloomberg.com]

Commuting Cambodians create bamboo 'rail taxis' on abandoned train line [dailymail.co.uk]

6 ways to fix transport [forumblog.org]

Alaska Railroad announces new midweek winter departures for 2015 [nassaunewslive.com]

Texas: First Bullet Train Meeting Focuses on Station Locations [texastribune.org]

South Africa: A moving experience [scmp.com]

Construction begins on Chicago-Moline rail line [news-gazette.com]

There's never a dull moment on this Trans-Siberian adventure [mprnews.org]

Belmond adds two rail tours in Southeast Asia [travelweekly.com]

China to pitch high-speed trains to California [reuters.com]

How scenic excursions help sustain a positive image of train travel [trains.com]

Moscow-Beijing high-speed rail project in the pipeline [wantchinatimes.com]

A gamble on Philadelphia nets a love of SEPTA underground trolleys [philly.com]

Demystifying Tokyo's Train and Subway System [shingetsunewsagency.com]

A Train Ride Through Time: From Iraq's Checkered Past Into an Uncertain Future [nytimes.com]

Japan is building a levitating train that travels at 300mph [geek.com]

Train your sights on Switzerland [gulfnews.com/]

Google Now automatically reminds you of Indian Railway bookings [techshout.com]

Great luxury train journeys - and their budget alternatives [telegraph.co.uk]

Will China encircle the world with rail? [globalconreview.com]

Ontario: Niagara passenger railway proposed [chch.com]

London Underground Trains to Get Automated and Fancy [travelpulse.com]

Russian railway company discontinues service to Budapest [bbj.hu]

A Chat with Amtrak's CEO on the State of U.S. Passenger Rail [citylab.com]

California high court clears way for more bullet train work [latimes.com]

Budapest ­ Tehran Luxury Train Launches [hungarytoday.hu]

World's Fastest Train-Ride Lottery Meets Massive Demand [bloomberg.com]

Riding the Rails: A trip on Philly's Chestnut Hill West Line wows [keystoneedge.com]

Half the fun of taking the train in India is the food [pri.org]

Russia, China sign deal on Kazan-Moscow high-speed rail [wantchinatimes.com]

Twin Cities' new light rail line tops 1 million rides in September [trains.com]

The Return of the American Streetcar [wnpr.org]

Who Will Buy Eurostar? [travelpulse.com]

Surpassing Expectations Tucson Streetcar Ridership Enjoys Great Beginning [cleantechnica.com]

The 10 Best American Cities for Riding Transit To Work [gizmodo.com]

Vienna's new central station opens [railjournal.com]

Britain Begins Sale of Stake in Eurostar [nytimes.com]

Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers unique way to experience fall foliage views [cnycentral.com]

Railway boom for the Middle East [traveldailymedia.com]

Canada: Travelling through time on a passenger train [therockymountaingoat.com]

Miami To Orlando Rail May Mark Promising Return of Private US Passenger Rail [cleantechnica.com]

Sri Lanka re-opens rail link between Colombo and former war zone Jaffna after 24 years [abc.net.au]

Atlanta Streetcar starts test running [railwaygazette.com]

First major Melbourne rail line in 80 years still six months off [theage.com.aus]

Rarely Traveled Amtrak Route Offers Stunning Views of Pennsylvania Fall Foliage [phillymag.com]

The most stunning train stations around the world revealed [dailymail.co.uk]

Japan: We take a luxurious trip to Aomori in the first class section of the bullet train [rocketnews24.com]

London Underground set for fast, new driverless trains [gizmag.com]

Details for LA downtown streetcar emerge [railwayage.com]

Canada: 20 Reasons To Travel By Train Before The Age Of 25 [mtlblog.com]

UK: Cheaper advance fares among Abellio ScotRail plans [scotsman.com]

See Chicago and New Orleans in style aboard a classic sleeper train [express.co.uk]

India: Normal toy train services to Darjeeling to resume [asianage.com]

Philadelphia: SEPTA Extends Weekend Overnight Subway Service Indefinitely [philadelphia.cbslocal.com]

UK: Abellio wins new ScotRail franchise [globalrailnews.com]

Opening of Houston light rail lines delayed until 2015 [globalrailnews.com]

South Africa: Soweto commuters to get a business express train [bdlive.co.za]

DC Streetcar begins trial operation [globalrailnews.com]

$1.9 Billion Railway Will Run From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 28 Minutes [shalomlife.com]

New England: Downeaster offers $5 fares for leaf peepers [seacoastonline.com]

Massive MiamiCentral train station would be a new urban hub downtown [miamiherald.com]

What 50 Years of Bullet Trains Have Done for Japan [theatlantic.com]

Queensland: New tilt train ready for travel [frasercoastchronicle.com.au]

Japan's bullet trains rolling for 50 years‹and without a fatal accident [economist.com]

The Koch Brothers' War on Transit [billmoyers.com]

NYC: Your Upcoming Delays Were Avoidable [wnyc.org]

California Rail Project Pursues Deal With Las Vegas Train [bloomberg.com]

A Tour of the Futuristic Roof on Anaheim's High-Speed Rail Station [gizmodo.com]

Madrid's Public Transit, Brought to You by Megacorporations [citylab.com]

LA breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail extension [globalrailnews.com]

Flam: The most beautiful train journey in the world? [bbc.com]

Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years [wnyc.org]

Hey, Streetcar Critics: Stop Making 'Perfect' the Enemy of 'Good' [citylab.com]

11 of the world's most amazing train stations [cnn.com]

Where to Ride Amtrak's Only Panoramic Dome Car This Autumn [jaunted.com]

Train or Plane? U.S. Routes Where Amtrak Beats Flying [thepointsguy.com]

Silver Meteor is still a fine ride along the East Coast [tbo.com]

Leaving on a night train: the best long-distance rail journeys [theguardian.com]

New Mexico: Santa Fe Southern Railway ceases passenger service [bizjournals.com]

Bullet train sorely needed in Texas [chron.com]

Can Light Rail Still Unite Jerusalem? [citylab.com]

8 Ways Rail Travel Could Evolve By 2050 [fastcoexist.coms]

How the Shinkansen bullet train made Tokyo into the monster it is today [theguardian.com]

China hopes to revive the Silk Road with bullet trains to Xinjiang [theguardian.com]

VIA Rail Canada Extends Discount on 20/20 Card [travelpulse.com]

Jakarta to build light rail transit next year [thejakartapost.com]

Deutsche Bahn freezes most ticket prices [thelocal.de]

Sri Lanka: Return of the Queen [nation.lk]

Athens-Thessaloniki by Train in 3.5 hours [greekreporter.com]

Rail services resume to Kashmir [kashmirtimes.in]

Trans-Siberian railway: Slow and almost steady across the steppe [independent.co.uk]

There's no better way to travel than by train [telegraph.co.uk]

The best of Japan's bullet trains [heraldsun.com.au]

Sacramento launches downtown depot makeover [sacbee.com]

Traveling Europe by Train is a Great Vacation Experience [Video] [guardianlv.com]

Thello to launch Marseille ­ Milano service [railwaygazette.com]

The weird afterlife of the world's subterranean 'ghost stations' [theguardian.com]

Japan Tests Its New 500kmph Maglev Train [gizmodo.com]

Amtrak Residency offers 24 writers a desk during a long train ride [pbs.org]

Singapore: All aboard the Gracious Train [channelnewsasia.com]

Connecticut/NYC: Metro-North could connect to Penn Station [news12.com]

Seattle To Vancouver On The Rocky Mountaineer [komonews.com]

Romanticizing Rail Is No Way to Save Amtrak [citylab.com]

Across China: Pilgrims put faith in Tibet railway [xinhuanet.com]

London Underground to run 24-hour weekend tube from September 2015 [theguardian.com]

Losing track at Tokyo Station [torontosun.com]

Crossing Canada in Art Deco Splendor [travelpulse.com]

Whodunit on wheels: Riding London's murder mystery express [cnn.com]

Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train with chef Kelly Macdonald [mercurynews.com]

Seattle Wants to Change the Whole Conversation on Streetcars [citylab.com]

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050 [ens-newswire.com]

Florida: Federal report supports All Aboard plan [miamiherald.com]

China's railways: chariots of fire [afr.com]

A High-Speed Ride On Italy's Luxurious New Italo Train [forbes.com]

Train Travel: Reading, Romance and Reconsideration [chicagonow.com]

Gary Hewitt's Train Puzzle [nytimes.com]

New England: Knowledge Corridor Rail Line in WMass is on track [wwlp.com]

Denmark investing 110 billion in train travel [thelocal.dk]

Train offers scenic trek through Colorado [newsok.com]

Train vs. Porsche: Boston to Washington race [philly.com]

The train with the shortest rail route in India has a loyal following [indianexpress.com]

India: A Darjeeling joyride in a British garden [indiatimes.com]

A High-Speed Trip Along Austin's Proposed Urban Rail Route [austinpost.org]

Amtrak Funding: Rail advocates to Congress: Don't cut Amtrak funding [thehill.com]

Amtrak Funding: Amtrak overhaul approved by House panel [poughkeepsiejournal.com]

Amtrak Funding: Don't Look Now, But the House Amtrak Bill Actually Has Some Good Ideas [streetsblog.org]

Amtrak Funding: Amtrak Bill Strikes Tough, Yet Bipartisan, Tone [nationaljournal.com]

Korea: Train ride to the DMZ [koreatimes.co.kr]

Miami yearns for streetcar's return [miamitodaynews.com]

The cult of the Amtrak Quiet Car [fortune.com]

Exploring the Art Along Detroit's People Mover [citylab.com]

Seattle First Hill streetcar launch inches closer [railwayage.com]

Don't Look Now, But the House Amtrak Bill Actually Has Some Good Ideas [streetsblog.org]

Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System [citylab.com]

How San Francisco Is Designing Its Metro Train of the Future [citylab.com]

Next Up For Brooklyn, an Urban Gondola [citylab.com]

Sydney's rapid transit trains to run every four minutes [commbank.com.au]

US: Poll shows 68 percent want more transit spending [thehill.com]

Colorado: Georgetown train also gives you a cool look at mining's past [latimes.com]

Amtrak funding hearing set for Wednesday [thehill.com]

FDR's 'secret' train at Grand Central [chron.com]

Baltimore-DC High Speed Train Secures $5bn in Funding [archinect.com]

Japan: 50 years of the bullet train [telegraph.co.uk]

Canberra's $750m light rail line gets final go ahead [smh.com.au]

With bullet trains as a new Silk Road, China tightens embrace of its restless West [helsinkitimes.fi]

Train service from Islamabad to all major cities of country demanded [nation.com.pk]

A life of luxury, all thanks to French trains [my.telegraph.co.uk]

California: Discoveries: Sugar Pine Railroad ride is crazy good fun [sacbee.com]

Queensland: Second tourist train touted between Cairns and Kuranda [cairnspost.com.au]

Morocco: A day on a train [moroccoworldnews.com]

Dinner Trains Around the World [wsj.com]

Australia: An epic train journey [stuff.co.nz]

UK: Belles & Whistles: Five Journeys Through Time on Britain's Trains [theguardian.com]

End of the line for Europe's iconic night trains? [theguardian.com]

Travelling with kids: A clever train of thought on a British rail journey [thenational.ae]

Semi-high speed train covers Agra-Delhi route in 103 minutes [indiatimes.com]

The Top 5 Train Journeys to Take in India [aluxurytravelblog.com]

Amtrak readies 'Great Dome' car for six-week run on Adirondack service [progressiverailroading.com]

Follow Me: A sentimental journey on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad [ruidosonews.com]

Riding Beijing's subway end to end: 55mi of queues and crushes on a 35¢ ticket [theguardian.com]

A short history of world metro systems ­ in pictures [theguardian.com]

A grand journey from Stockholm to Copenhagen on an Orient Express trip into a lost golden era [dailymail.co.uk]

Why the People in Charge of Transit Systems Should Be Required to Actually Ride Transit [citylab.com]

High-speed Shinkansen train raced to its place in Japanese culture [chicagotribune.com]

Amtrak Guest Rewards Members Earn Double Points [travelpulse.com]

Transformative transit: a look at Ottawa [edmontonjournal.com]

East Japan Railway targets Californian high speed contracts [railwaygazette.com]

Heritage railroad offers scenic ride through Arizona's Verde Canyon [reviewjournal.com]

Thousands of migrants fleeing bloodshed in Syria pass through Milan's central station in hope of finding safety in Europe [independent.co.uk]

Train station's amusing tribute to Joan Rivers [itv.com]

Switzerland's Golden Pass: Three train trips in one [commdiginews.com]

Review: Los Angeles Metro Art Tour [neontommy.com]

The rail thing: from Venice to Scandinavia on the Orient Express [standard.co.uk]

Pullman Rail Journeys Launching Chicago-to-Madison Run For First Time in 44 Years [travelpulse.com]

Iowa: Dinner Train Survival — Tale of Two Trains [whotv.com]

Backers of high-speed 'maglev' train to Washington claim $5 billion in funding [baltimoresun.com]

Kenya: Construction of Mombasa high speed railway to start in October [coastweek.com]

Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit [citylab.com]

How Should Streetcars and Bikes Interact? [streetsblog.org]

Dubai gives high five to Metro [gulfnews.com]

Deccan Odyssey gets on popularity track, to extend holiday tours from October [indiatimes.coms]

How to Navigate Los Angeles Without a Car [cntraveler.com]

Riding the Russian Rails: Traveling aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway [heraldextra.com]

Eurail and Grimaldi Lines' Ferries Offer Discounts [travelpulse.com]


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