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USA's rail face off... Hyperloop vs high-speed... Hydrogen-powered trams... more

The fight over America's rails []

Can the Hyperloop beat high-speed rail? []

China's hydrogen-powered future starts in trams, not cars []

Saudi North-South line trains to begin testing []

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How Philly Could Ride a Commuter Train Line Like a Subway []

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Photo: Union Pearson Express (UP), Toronto, Canada. © Craig James White

Toronto air link due... London Waterloo boost... German ridership push... more

Toronto poised for air-rail link []

Germany: DB looks to revitalise long-distance rail market []

London: Major changes due at Waterloo []

Russia unveils plans for high speed railway and superhighway to connect Europe and America []

West Virginia: New-look Cass Railroad nearing start-up []

Plan to expand high-speed rail from Springfield to Boston, and beyond []

Lithuanian Railways introduces e-ticketing system []

Amtrak Line in Western Massachusetts Sees Boost in Riders []

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

Kids free to Hearthrow... Beijing stations linked... Wire-free trams for Dallas... more

London: Heathrow Express offers free travel for under 16s []

Rail link opens between Beijing's two major railway stations []

Catenary-free trams arrive in Dallas []

New Japanese timetable heralds major changes []

Spain: Valladolid-León AVE to open this spring []

Indian bullet train could transform subcontinent - if it ever arrives []

Putin Considering Russian High-Speed Train That Would End At Bering Strait, Doorstep Of Alaska and US []

New York's Newest Subway Expansion Is Delayed, But at Least the Photos Are Gorgeous []

kengo kuma unveils the main railway station of the Grand Paris Express []

South Africa: Fast Tracking SA's Trains []

Beijing to Seoul high-speed rail proposed to open by 2030 []

UK: FirstGroup to run Great Western trains for four more years []

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NYC fares rise... Bach in subways... Tsunami-idled line returns... more

NYC: MTA fare hike officially takes effect []

Celebrating J.S. Bach's birth in subways around the world []

Tsunami-damaged Ishinomaki Line makes full recovery in Miyagi []

Does Seattle offer the path forward for the national streetcar movement? []

Multi-billion pound plans to overhaul rail in North of England []

Botswana to resume passenger train by end of 2015 []

A Terminal Adventure at Denver's Union Station []

Puffing Billy steaming in to mark 150 years []

UK: First handed TransPennine Express extension []

Scotland: Aberdeen railway station to get £1 million revamp []

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Orlando's maglev train a step closer to reality []

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Speed increase on the Tokaido Shinkansen []

Life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine Chugs Into Fans' Hearts []

Germany: DB to reconquer the long-distance market []

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Fukui Station, the upcoming Shinkansen station, is also home to roaring dinosaurs! []

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France: SNCF to refresh flagship TGVs []

China: The sound of sleeping trains []

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How the Twin Cities got transit right []

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Cross-Tokyo link inaugurated []

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Southeast Asia regular and high speed rail network likely to be substantially complete by 2022 []

New year-round routes on Eurostar trains []

Are superfast trains speeding down the tracks? []

San Diego's Trolley is just the beginning of an extensive countywide rail network []

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Sino-Thai railway agreement signed []

China: Guide dogs to be allowed on trains []

Hokuriku Shinkansen Line opens for service, linking Tokyo and Kanazawa []

Laying tracks for high-speed rail in the U.S. []

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Japan's longest-traveling passenger train ends over 25-year service []

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Denmark lays the tracks for future train travel []

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UK: FirstGroup bids to take on Virgin Trains on east coast mainline []

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We went inside the top-secret tunnel under Grand Central that only presidents use []

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Funding to bring Tri-Rail downtown advances []

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Jeddah station debut nears... Court favors Amtrak... New Miami hub detailed... more

Jeddah's rail station soon to be operational []

Supreme Court Sides With Amtrak, With Some Distaste []

On track: Details for downtown Miami railway hub are revealed []

South Korea: Down and up again on the ChooChoo Park Railway []

Cleveland: Tower City rail station overhaul begins this year []

Vietnam plans new railway line for high-speed trains []

Toronto's Union Pearson Express: new airport train revealed []

U.S. transit ridership highest in 58 years []

Denver: No slowdown for FasTracks []

Warsaw inaugurates metro Line 2 []

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Maglev for Orlando?... Indiana kills Hoosier train... Tracking Alaska by rail... more

Orlando: Maglev-train plan for airport, convention center back on track []

Indiana to end Amtrak's Hoosier State line []

Take in Alaskan scenery, wildlife on 12-hour rail ride []

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost []

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Edinburgh to Glasgow trains off for 6 weeks []

Japan: A new bullet train to Kanazawa []

Miami-Dade mayor: a downtown Tri Rail station is 'once in a lifetime opportunity' []

China's high speed railway 60% of world's total length []

Colorado: Winter Park, Amtrak want return of ski train []

Ghana to introduce standard-gauge suburban service []

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Chicago: $350 million Superloop streetcar system being studied []

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House OKs Amtrak Bill... KC streetcars due in '16... Dublin to Cork in 16 sec... more

House Passes Amtrak Bill That Could Boost Northeast Service []

Kansas City streetcar construction is on pace for passengers in early 2016 []

Travel from Dublin to Cork in 83 seconds with Irish Rail []

Shanghai city centre tram plan revealed []

The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality []

Miami: Light rail to beach on funding track []

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US-Mex high-speed?... Auckland ridership soars... St. Louis loop digging in... more

Breaking down borders: How feasible is high-speed rail between the US and Mexico? []

Auckland rail passenger numbers top 13 million []

St. Louis Loop Trolley sets groundbreaking date []

Buenos Aires commuter routes renationalised []

Gold Coast light rail gets green light from Queensland Government []

Australia: Embarrassed girl gets her head stuck between metal poles at train station []

Two sold-out days float hope for revived Winter Park Ski Train []

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Photo: Metro Rail Blue Line train, Long Beach Civic Center Station, California. © METRO96 |Wikipedia

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L.A. Light Rail Transit and Twenty Five Years of the Blue Line []

The 11 Most Beautiful Train Stations Across America []

Virgin takes over the East Coast main line []

Trolleys may return to Galveston []

California: Talking about High-Speed Rail []

Amour Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train []

Azerbaijan: From Baku to Sumgait in just 40 minutes by train []

Japan: Hokuriku shinkansen setting tourists abuzz []

A New Beijing to Moscow Express []

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Korea's DMZ train... Birth of Amtrak... Record Indian rail budget... more

South Korean train provides foreign tourists with a glimpse of North []

11 Historical Maps and Charts That Explain the Birth of Amtrak []

India unveils record railway budget []

Europe's high speed trains: Romancing the rails []

San Francisco: BART changes new train car design to satisfy disabled riders' concerns []

NYC: Clocking Your Train []

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UK: Postcard from...a Pullman []

What it's like working on Canada's Rocky Mountaineer []

Michigan coast to coast: Passenger train service from Detroit to Grand Rapids being studied []

Tickets sell out for train from Denver to Winter Park []

Texas: Choo-choo cheer on the Grapevine train []

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Peru: That Magnificent Train []

Coast to coast on Amtrak in winter []

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Photo: Rendering, Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train, Japan. © West Japan Railway Company

Japan bullet launch set... Bill bad for Amtrak NE?... Partying on Chicago's L... more

Let's go to Toyama and Kanazawa on the newest Hokuriku Shinkansen! []

Amtrak Funding Bill Isn't Good News for Northeast Corridor Passengers []

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Denver: Winter Park ski train returns - for 1 day - through partnership with Amtrak []

Ontario: Rally to save Algoma rail service []

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Lyon-Turin railway back on track []

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Photo: The Canadian, transcontinental Toronto-Vancouver train, Canada. © VIA Rail Canada

Canada's "Snow Train"... Reno's "Fun Train"... India's pizza trains... more

Riding Canada's 'Snow Train' []

Soul on the tracks: 'Fun Train' boogies on up to Reno []

Now Pizza To Be Delivered At Your Train Seat []

China: Modern Rails Make Traveling Civilized []

Boston: MBTA restores full rail transit service []

Choo choo! Ireland gets first week-long steam train tour of modern age []

Oklahoma: Important steps taken for passenger rail service []

California: Redlands Passenger Rail Project chugs along []

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

On track in Germany... America's need for rail... What trains teach us... more

World's best rail network? How to get on track in Germany []

DOT chief: 'America needs passenger rail' []

What Long-Distance Trains Teach Us About Public Space in America []

Eurostar: London To Marseille Route Is Growing In Popularity []

UK: Cheap train tickets? Website TrainSplit does the seemingly impossible and finds users cheaper journeys using secret algorithm []

Miami-Orlando train track may host Tri-Rail commuter trains to downtown []

All-night services to be extended in London []

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Amtrak bill aims to keep Northeast Corridor profits on the Northeast Corridor []

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The Sochi Light Rail Is the Most Epic Failure in Olympic History []

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'Hogwarts Express' bullet train to be launched in Japan []

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All aboard! Ireland gets its first week-long steam train tour of the modern age []

London to Marseille Eurostar Route Turning Into a Surprise Hit []

Eurostar sales and passengers up in 2014 []

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The history of Siberian Railways []

Property owners vote for Sacramento streetcars []

Funding kickstarts Melbourne Metro tunnel plans []

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Amtrak Empire Builder tracked... Texas route options narrow... Station renos... more

Following the tracks of the Empire Builder []

Texas: Route options narrow for Dallas-Houston rail []

Sacramento overhauling vintage train station []

Melbourne: Century-old Flinders Street Station to receive a long-overdue $100m facelift []

Manchester, UK: Victoria Station transformation nears completion []

St. Louis: Delmar Loop trolley construction set to begin in March []

A Fast-Track Plan For New Yorkers []

China's high speed rail: All dressed up with no place to sell? []

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Photo: Passengers boarding Budapest NightTrain, Munich, Germany. © samatceu

London to Budapest... High speed targets US... Sketching the NY Subway... more

London to Budapest by train []

High-speed rail giants see US as next frontier []

A Closer Look: Andrew Sanders' 'Riding the NYC Subway' []

Melbourne Metro authority to develop cross-city link []

Train travel reaches first peak in China []

Trolley system proposed as downtown Fargo redevelops []

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USA: The Dream Of Dogs Riding On Amtrak Is Tantalizingly Close []

"Streetcar" or "street car"? That is the question []

NYC: Love on the rails []

Japan: Tickets for first Tokyo-Kanazawa Hokuriku bullet trains sell out in 25 seconds []

4 Ways to Enjoy Luxury Train Travel []

Indonesia: Trans-Papua railway study to start this year []

Chicago: Pets-on-trains experiment won't happen -- at least not yet []

Australia: Queensland tilt trains set for a mid-life revamp []

Ireland: Luxury Rail Coming []

Sweden: Longest rail tunnel set for December opening []

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Boston's snowed in T... WiFi on UK trains by '17... Christchurch's new tram... more

Massachusetts: How Snow Can Cripple Boston's Subway Cars []

UK: Government unveils plans for free wi-fi on trains from 2017 []

New Zealand: Boarding call for Christchurch's new tram []

USA: Amtrak to Launch 'Amtrak Train Day' in Spring 2015 []

Germany: Passenger numbers reach record high []

Texas: Dallas sets Oak Cliff streetcar debut []

Missouri: KC unveils first streetcar station stop []

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Photo: City Circle tram, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. © Liamdavies | Wikimedia Commons

Melbourne's free trams... Milwaukee light rail OK'd... NYC's missing X line... more

Enjoying the free tram rides in Melbourne []

Green light for Milwaukee light rail line []

NYC: Calls, again, for outer-borough X line []

Trans-Siberian: highlights of the world's greatest rail journey []

Dressing to the Nines on the Orient-Express []

China in talks with 28 countries on high-speed rail []

Michigan: Passenger train service between Ann Arbor and Traverse City being discussed []

Miami: Downtown commuter rail has just one shot []

UK: Caledonian Sleeper to acquire luxurious rolling stock []

Japan: Test ride of new Komachi bullet train launching in March []

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Photo: Metro train, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. © Maurits90

Middle East on track... Spain picking up more speed... Amtrak Train Days... more

Middle East: The return of the railway ­ Eastern promise []

Spain to open 800km of high-speed lines in 2015 []

Amtrak Train Days To Celebrate Reasons To Ride []

The Hidden Beauty of American Train Travel []

Glasgow train singer's Pavarotti video goes viral []

High-speed railway to link Chinese border city to Vladivostok []

Canberra expands light rail project []

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Photo: Trolley, Old Town, San Diego, California, USA. © Brett Shoaf | MTS (San Diego Metropolitan Transit Authority)

San Diego's lovable 'trolley'... Africa's rail revival... Shanghai's cool train chef... Rail crossing sensors... Kiwi station erects questionable art... more

San Diego's lovable 'Trolley' actually three high-tech light-rail train lines []

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation in Africa []

Shanghai Train chef becomes 'coolest train chef in history' []

Technology Solution? Sensors Could Warn Trains of Cars on Tracks []

New Zealand train station erects questionably shaped sculpture  []

Springfield, MA: Union Station seen as a centerpiece of city's revival []

MassDOT buys Housatonic Railroad line between Pittsfield, Connecticut []

Texas Central Railway Selects Two Possible Dallas High-speed Rail Station Locations []

Boston: T extends weekend late-night service to June []

Prototype Berlin U-bahn trains begin testing []

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Photo: TGV, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. © Leon Schrijvers

Luxembourg to Strasbourg... Texas route options narrow... Through India... more

Luxembourg to Strasbourg in 1 hour 20 []

TxDOT narrows route option list for proposed high-speed rail system from Houston to Dallas []

A Yale Student's Account of Indian Train Journey []

Canada's lack of high speed rail is a national embarrassment []

Why Istanbul Is Building the Largest Monorail Network in Europe []

Idaho's Only Passenger Rail Station Nears Opening []

Nigeria Unveils Take-off of High Speed Train from Abuja to Lagos []

China in talks to sell high-speed trains to US []

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Photo: Rendering, SkyTran levitating pods. © SkyTran

SkyTran's levitating pods... LA's forgotten subways... World record rail trips... more

SkyTran's levitating pods, a taxi for the sky? []

Inside L.A.'s Dark Network of Deserted Underground Railways []

World-record holding train trips []

U.K. Town Plans to Be First "Very Light Rail" Innovation Hub []

Light rail brings high hopes for downtown Mesa []

New Hampshire: Commuter rail expansion best option for job creation []

Obama's New Transportation Budget: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly []

Glasgow: prepare for new driverless Subway trains with viewing deck windows at each end []

Vermont: Commuting By Train []

Germany's DB loses Nuremberg S-Bahn to UK's National Express []

Mexico: High speed project cancelled as economy worsens []

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Photo: AirTrain at station, Newark Liberty international Airport, Newark, New Jersey, USA. © Bombardier

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Photo: Woman on subway platform, New York City, New York, USA. © Satish Indofunk | Flickr.

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Thirty Hours Aboard The Rickety Upper Egypt Railway []

Denver is being transformed by FasTracks, 10 years after key vote []

Groups pressure Congress to invest in passenger rail, transit infrastructure []

Seattle to open second streetcar line on First Hill, joining South Lake Union line []

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