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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: TGV Sud Europe Atlantique, France. © LISEA

French test TGV line... Infrastructure: left vs right... SA-Austin bullet eyed... more

Testing begins on TGV Sud Europe Atlantique [railjournal.com]

USA: Both parties claim support for investing in infrastructure. But how will they do it? [thetransportpolitic.com]

Texas: Research underway for SA to Austin 'bullet train' with 15-minute commute [kvue.com]

St. Louis: Testing on Loop Trolley to begin this fall [stltoday.com]

Niagara Falls to unveil Amtrak station ahead of Amtrak lease signing [buffalonews.com]

Miami: Tri-Rail on Florida East Coast Railway tracks? [miamitodaynews.com]

Taipei Railway Station renovations completed after three years of work [taipeitimes.com]

Inside the Oculus: A Look at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub [masstransitmag.com]

Mobile joins coalition to support restoring passenger rail service to Gulf Coast [fox10tv.com]


 
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Photo: RTD B-Line (Westminster to Union Station), Denver, Colorado. © RTD | Denver Regional Transit District

Denver B-Line opens... Delhi-Mumbai tests in Aug... Chicago's strange train... more

Denver: B-Line from Westminster to Union Station opens to fanfare [denverpost.com]

Talgo’s Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani route trials to start on August 1; to test less than 12 hours train journey claim [financialexpress.com]

Chicago: The South Side’s Strange Train [southsideweekly.com]

Test running starts on Israel’s Valley Line [railjournal.com]

One of NYC’s Busiest Subway Lines to Close for 18 Months [nextcity.org]

Rail Advocates Praise Study Of Potential New England Expansion [wamc.org]

With a projected $1.5 million in annual ticket sales, an Amtrak stop is in the works for Pueblo [gazette.com]


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

Florida line JAX-bound?... Canada station upgrades... Amtrak mag launch... more

Florida: Brightline rail service may extend to Jacksonville [therealdeal.com]

Transport Canada to fund improvements for VIA Rail's stations, maintenance facilities [progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak to launch magazine in re-branding effort [nypost.com]

Tanzania: Dar es Salam to Kigali Railway Projects secures funding [eturbonews.com]

Gov. Jerry Brown's best hope for high-speed rail? A Donald Trump presidency [latimes.com]

Houstin: Metro reviving possibility of U.S. 90A rail line [chron.com]

NYC s fastest subway rider beats his own all-stations speed record [nypost.com]

Double-decker trains offer double joy New, high class trains begin Tbilisi-Batumi route [agenda.ge]

UK: Seamless station-to-train wi-fi roaming goes live [railwaygazette.com]

Discovering the secrets of Kyiv metro railway's night life [uatoday.tv]


 
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Photo: SNCF Night Train, Marseille-St-Charles Station, France. © J. N. | Flickr

French night trains axed?... New England plan OK'd... Miami station rising... more

End of the Line for France's Night Trains? [citylab.com]

FRA approves passenger rail blueprint for New England Rail Initiative [rtands.com]

Brightline marks progress on MiamiCentral transportation hub [progressiverailroading.com]

Chinese high speed network to double in latest master plan [railwaygazette.com]

UK: Dover to Folkestone railway will reopen this autumn [networkrail.co.uk]

New York: Gov. Cuomo's U-Turn on Mass Transit [nytimes.com]

Long-Awaited DART Train Finally Arrives at UNT Dallas Station [nbcdfw.com]

Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks [skift.com]

China's Plan to Become High-Speed Rail Power in Southeast Asia on Track [huffingtonpost.com]

High-speed trains running on these five routes soon to be a reality [zeenews.india.com]

Miami-Dade approves huge Metrorail station project so you can ditch your car [miamiherald.com]

Sometimes Pigeons Ride a Train Too [sputniknews.com]


 
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Photo: Eurostar train emerging from Eurotunnel portal, Folkestone, UK. © Eurotunnel

€25M Brexit hit for Eurostar... Feds pass on Tex proj... Auckland ridership up... more

Eurotunnel slashes earnings target by €25m after Brexit vote [theguardian.com]

Federal board declines to oversee Houston-Dallas bullet train project [chron.com]

Auckland's rail network adds millions of new passengers [stuff.co.nz]

Beijing-Shanghai bullet train nets about $1 billion profit [financialexpress.com]

Toronto's Questionable Plan to Add a Single Subway Stop [citylab.com]

Dreamy, Colorful, Empty Subway Stations [citylab.com]

China rolls out first metro train for Lagos [railjournal.com]

Design Smackdown | The Hyperloop VS The California High-Speed Rail [craveonline.com]

Kolkata: First look of your future Metro [telegraphindia.com]


 
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Photo: U Link light rail launch in March, Seattle, Washington. © Sound Transit

Seattle lovin' light rail... Singapore-KL bullet by '26... South Texas-OK line?... more

At last, Seattle loves its light rail [seattletimes.com]

Singapore-KL High Speed Rail targeted to start running by around 2026 [straitstimes.com]

South Texas-OK: Rapid growth along I-35 creates new passenger rail options [bizjournals.com]

Lithuanian Railways launches free Wi-Fi for Vilnius - Kaunas passengers [think-railways.com]

A 1960s Cartoon Hilariously Mocks America's Car Obsession [citylab.com]

Hong Kong commuters on new railway extension could save 28 minutes [scmp.com]

Virginia Railway Express Shatters Ridership Records [princewilliamliving.com]

All Aboard Florida on track for construction to OIA [bizjournals.com/]

Toronto council votes to move forward with Scarborough subway [cbc.ca]


 
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Rendering: Next-generation MTA subway train and station, New York © Office of the Governor of New York

Future NYC subway preview... UK proj still on track... New locos for LA... more

Next-generation New York MTA R-211 cars previewed [railwayage.com]

UK: HS2 rail project backed by new transport secretary [bbc.com]

LA: Metrolink unveils new locomotives that could help improve the region's air [latimes.com]

Portland, Oregon: America's Mass Transit Mecca [westportnow.com]

Nigeria: President Buhari okays July 26 Abuja-Kaduna rail line flag-off [vanguardngr.com]

100-Year-Old Street Trolley Technology Could Completely Change Trucking [trucks.com]

L.A.'s 'subway to the sea' is less about play, more about work [lasvegassun.com]

The UK rail network is rubbish because Churchill's advisor thought we'd all be commuting by air by now [citymetric.com]


 
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Photo: Bullet trains crossing between Zhengzhou and Xuzhou, China. © Xinhuanet

China bullets cross at 420 kmh... New Kashmir line... San Diego dreaming... more

Chinese bullet trains cross in historic first [xinhuanet.com]

A New Rail Line Across Kashmir [pulitzercenter.org]

San Diego's dream trolley line extension getting closer to reality [latimes.com]

Modern trains Bangkok-Chiang Mai: Next month [bangkokpost.com]

When Will the Feds Stop Outlawing Railcars Used By the Rest of the World? [usa.streetsblog.org]

Miami moves forward with light rail possibilities [railwayage.com]

Insider's guide to... Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus [hindustantimes.com]

Schoolchildren asked to imagine future of trains [dailymail.co.uk]

Putin Wants To Build His Own Hyperloop [popularmechanics.com]

JR West unveils new EMUs for Osaka Loop Line [railjournal.com]


 
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Rendering: advanced high-speed trains like Bombardier Zefiro may connect Australian cities in the future. © Bombardier

Aussie bullet plan revealed... Train vs plane in Texas... India's medical train... more

New high speed rail plan connecting Sydney to Melbourne revealed [news.com.au]

Airplanes vs. Bullet Trains: The Race Is On in Texas [nrdc.org]

The Medical Train Of India [roadsandkingdoms.com]

Once it opens, you'll be able to take a bullet train straight to Beijing's new airport [shanghaiist.com]

Life at both ends of the 'Chunnel' [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Design for new Amtrak station in Tacoma unveiled [kiro7.com]

Minsk-Vilnius day train in service as from today [belta.by]

Toronto: Yorkdale Station Could Get a Groovy Makeover [torontoist.com]

Boston: MassDOT unveils final environmental report for South Station expansion plan [progressiverailroading.com]


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

What riders want... UK boosting disabled access... LA line called success... more

What Transit Riders Really Want [citylab.com]

UK: Network Rail promises improvements for disabled passengers [theguardian.com]

More People Are Riding the Train Thanks to Expo Line Extension to Santa Monica [la.curbed.com]

Paris suburban rail modernisation approved [railjournal.com]

Did you know Milwaukee had a rapid transit system? [radiomilwaukee.org]

Massachusetts: State OKs $19M to complete West Fitchburg rail extension [sentinelandenterprise.com]

China completes 16km high-speed tunnel [railjournal.com]

Bratislava trams cross the Danube [railwaygazette.com]

Interactive Map Exposes NYC's Sprawling Subway Deserts [gothamist.com]

New France - Germany regional services planned [railjournal.com]


 
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Rendering: One of three light rail proposals for South Beach (Miami Beach), Florida. © Connect Miami Beach

SoBe eyes its options... Israeli city link previewed... Kazak capital rail by '18... more

Miami Beach to weigh choices for SoBe streetcar [miamiherald.com]

Travelling the tracks to connect Israel's largest two cities [ynetnews.com]

Astana, Kazakhstan: Light rail to launch in august 2018 [kazakh-tv.kz]

Chicago: Union Station renovation inches forward with engineering company selection [chicagotribune.com]

California: Late-blooming measure would fast-track bullet train's 'bookends' [sacbee.com]

High-speed rail system most desired transportation mode for Las Vegans [reviewjournal.com]

India: Tejas trains to have entertainment units, Wi-Fi [timesofindia.indiatimes.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Amtrak Sprinter (Seimans ACS-64) at the Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado. © Seimans

Amtrak for Pueblo?... Ontario's bold rail expansion... DC Metro compared... more

Proposed Southwest Chief stop in Pueblo could mean $1.4 million in tickets, Amtrak says [usatoday.com]

Ontario undergoing unprecedented growth in all forms of passenger rail [railwayage.com]

How does DC's Metro compare to rail in Amsterdam and Paris? [greatergreaterwashington.org]

CTrail to serve Hartford from 2018 [railwaygazette.com]

Singapore-Malaysia high speed rail plans inch closer [asiaone.com]

Virginia's commuter rail service may become more of a transit system [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Isle of Man horse tram service: Buy-out plan revealed [bbc.com]

Milwaukee: Council Okays Streetcar to Bucks Arena [urbanmilwaukee.com]

Greek railway privatisation attracts one bid [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Rendering: Passengers boarding Hyperloop pod. © Hyperloop Technologies

Finland-Sweden under 30 min... NY commuters going mobile... Rail to sail... more

Hyperloop One says it can connect Helsinki to Stockholm in under 30 minutes [theverge.com]

New York transit is finally getting mobile ticketing — but only for commuter rail [theverge.com]

Rail to sail travel as train is shunted onto ferry ready to cross sea [mirror.co.uk]

400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death Marked with Poems on the London Underground [masstransitmag.com]

High speed rail access could connect Springfield to Boston [wwlp.com]

UK: How Anglo-Scottish sleepers will appear by 2018 revealed [rail.co.uk]


 
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Photo: High-speed train, LGV Est Phase 2, France. © LGV Est

Strasbourg line opens... Best commuter station?... Houston LRT winding up... more

LGV Est Phase 2 opening completes Paris – Strasbourg high speed line [railwaygazette.com]

Last Piece Of Houston's Light Rail System Close To Completion [houstonpublicmedia.org]

Copenhagen opens probably the best commuter train station in the world [cphpost.dk]

An electric train you can hitch your car to [theglobeandmail.com]

Thomas Cook steam train marks 175th year since first excursion [bbc.com]

Tokyo's Shibuya Station now sending trains on their way by playing the Dragon Quest theme  [ocketnews24.com]

Memphis: Facing ever more rules and requirements, MATA still can’t say when trolleys will return [commercialappeal.com]

Indian Railways to construct elevated corridors to overcome traffic congestion [intoday.in]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Qinghai-Tibet (Qingzang) Railway, China. © China Tibet Online

Tibet railway turns 10... SF's BART changing track... London's $20B line... more

World's highest railway celebrates 10th anniversary [xinhuanet.com]

SF Bay: BART welcomes a new kind of train [sfgate.com]

London's New, $20 Billion Subway Line: A Tour [bloomberg.com]

A Rail System Option That Offers The Best Fit For Honolulu [civilbeat.org]

Florida: Brightline gears up with first engine install [railwayage.com]

D/FW Airport Approves TEX Rail Station at Terminal B [nbcdfw.com]

Broadmoor's Pikes Peak Cog Railway celebrates 125 Years [krdo.com]


 
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Rendering: Purple Line train, Riverdale Park Station, Maryland. © Maryland Transit Administration

Maryland line funded... Brexit doom for HS2 proj?... LA's grim rail safety ads... more

Maryland Purple Line closes financial deal [railwayage.com]

HS2 could be casualty of Brexit [railnews.co.uk]

Brutal, Bruising Ads About Train Safety From the L.A. Metro [citylab.com]

Fort Worth: FWTA gets greenlight to start TEX Rail construction [rtands.com]

Work starts soon on high-speed rail trench into downtown Fresno [fresnobee.com]

Bangladesh Railway introduces new coaches [railjournal.com]

The magic of Britain's least-used train stations [telegraph.co.uk]


 
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Photo: Chinese CRH5 high-speed train. © Su Muyao Su | Flickr

China's high-speed push... Niagara station debut set... Hyper-leap too far?... more

China's bullet trains in race to win global high-speed rail market [scmp.com]

$43 million train station gets ready to open in Niagara Falls [buffalonews.com]

Hyperloop may be a transportation leap too far [usatoday.com]

JR Central's next-generation Shinkansen train set for 2020 launch [railjournal.com]

What the subway looks like in 13 different countries around the world [businessinsider.com.au]

Here are London's 31 most aggravating station names [citymetric.com]

St Louis to study three light rail extensions [railjournal.com]

Chicago: Idea to convert Metra Electric to rapid-transit line draws mayor's interest [chicagotribune.com]


 
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Photo: Eurostar train emerging from Eurotunnel portal, Folkestone, UK. © Eurotunnel

Brexit's rail impact... Legal tangle for Texas bullet?... LAX station preview... more

Britain to leave the EU; the rail industry responds. [smartrailworld.com]

Will Texas Law Trip up a $10 Billion High-Speed Rail Project? [slate.com]

Check Out The Plans For The Long-Awaited LAX Metro Station [laist.com]

Toronto: GO Train to expand service to Niagara area [niagara-gazette.com]

Uzbekistan inaugurates Angren - Pap railway [railjournal.com]

Rail Sizzles in Phoenix [masstransitmag.com]

Rochester: Celebrating the defunct city subway [democratandchronicle.com]

Lake Oswego: Willamette Shore Trolley unveils improved downtown Lake Oswego station [pamplinmedia.com]


 
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Rendering: Metro Northwest train, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. © Alstom

Sydney metro funded... El Paso laying track... Estonian capital rides free... more

Sydney Metro "fully funded" in latest NSW budget [globalrailnews.com]

El Paso: First rails installed for Downtown Streetcars [kvia.com]

Estonia: Tallinn residents to continue to ride train for free within city limits [err.ee]

Milwaukee: Rebuilt concourse pulls into Intermodal Station [dailyreporter.com]

Turning Subway Rides Into Performance Art [citylab.com]

North-South Rail Link would be an investment in core MBTA system, Dukakis says [boston.com]

California's $64 Billion Bet on North America's First True Bullet Train [nextcity.org]

Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever [archinect.com]


 
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Photo: GO Transit train, Toronto, Ontario © GO Transit

Toronto-Durham by 2024... Peru-Chile restored... America's best transit... more

Ontario plans 12-mile GO Transit extension to Durham Region [rtands.com]

Peru restores its only international railway [railjournal.com]

Which US cities have good public transport? [citymetric.com]

Hyperloop One unveils Russia deal with goal of new Silk Road [usatoday.com]

Illinois Moving Forward On Chicago To Quad Cities Passenger Rail Project [progressillinois.com]


 
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Rendering: Proposed TEX Rail will connect DFW Airport and Grapevine with Fort Worth, Texas. © The T

DFW-Fort Worth by 2018... Reinventing NY's transit... Arizona's rail success... more

DFW-Fort Worth: TEX Rail on track to open in 2018 despite lack of federal funds [wfaa.com]

Light rail is an Arizona success story [azcentral.com]

Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics [bigstory.ap.org]

Check out Montreal's transit network [greatergreaterwashington.org]

DC: Getting WMATA back on track [progressiverailroading.com]

Chicago: South Shore a commuter rail survivor [chicagotribune.com]

Bullet train to reduce Delhi-Kolkata travel time to five hours: Feasibility study [indiatimes.com]

Oregon: Streetcar's Next Stop: Some of Portland's Major Commuting Corridors [oregonlive.com]

Toronto opens Cherry tram extension [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Rendering: 95th/Dan Ryan station, CTA Red Line, Chicago, Illinois. © TransitChicago.com

Chicago stations makeover... Quieter NYC stations?... Minsk-Vilnius in July... more

Chicago Transit Authority embraces bright signature look for rail and bus terminals [bizjournals.com]

Get Ready for Quieter NYC Subway Stations (Yes, It’s Possible) [wired.com]

Belarusian Railways to launch new Minsk-Vilnius service 14 July [belta.by]

Tokyo: Shibuya Station area undergoing once in a century makeover [asahi.com]

China's High-Speed Rail Diplomacy [foreignaffairs.com]

Step Into the Huge Factory Forging America’s Fancy New Trains [wired.com]

Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad adds new Saturday train with Akron departures for bicyclists, hikers [ohio.com]

Standard-gauge finds favour in South Africa [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: East 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal, © Eric Baetscher | Wikimedia Commons

Grand Central's secrets... Shanghai's Disney trains... London's tube codes... more

360 Video: Hidden Secrets of Grand Central Terminal [nbcnews.com]

Look Inside Shanghai's New Disney-Themed Trains [travelandleisure.com]

Eight London Underground codes and what they actually mean [timeout.com]

Ontario Expanding GO Rail Service to Waterloo Region [ontario.ca]

Lahore: Flagship Orange Line mass-transit project inching ahead [tribune.com.pk]

Ontario: First Nation's train plan gets more support [sootoday.com]

Hyperloop: Slovakia takes centre stage [railway-technology.com]

NYC: Floating Inflatable East River Tunnel Proposed For L Train Doomsday Survivors [gothamist.com]


 
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Rendering: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for Texas. © Texas Central Railway

Tex bullet proj start in '17... Toronto expansion funded... NYC borough line?... more

Multi-billion dollar bullet train connecting Houston to Dallas expected to break ground next year [yourhoustonnews.com]

Ontario to fund Toronto metro expansion plans [railjournal.com]

NYC Planners Propose Subway Line Just for the Boroughs [nextcity.org]

Light rail use soars to record levels in England [railmagazine.com]

Austria's Semmering Base Tunnel in full construction [railjournal.com]

Hyperloop: Tube Travel at Near Supersonic Speed [kcet.org]


 
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Photo: Sierra Madre Villa Station (Freeway 210), Pasadena, California. © Mackensen | Wikimedia Commons

LA shedding car-centric rep?... Addis-Djibouti by Sept... Paris Metro redrawn... more

The Expo Line, and five other reasons Los Angeles may finally shed its car-centric reputation [citymetric.com]

Addis-Djibouti electric rail to begin operations in September [newtimes.co.rw]

We kind of love this new, circular take on the Paris metro map [citymetric.com]

JR East to rebuild stations for Tokyo Olympics [railjournal.com]

UK: Train gets royal makeover for Queen's 90th [itv.com]

Austria: ÖBB launches world's first live onboard TV service [globalrailnews.com]

20 years and 90 miles later, how light rail has transformed Dallas [dallasnews.com]

News Analysis: China discusses speed hikes for bullet trains [xinhuanet.com]

Oklahoma passenger rail service in jeopardy [tulsaworld.com]

Germany May Have Driverless Trains By 2023 [popsci.com]


 
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Rendering: Proposed XpressWest high-speed train. © XpressWest

LA-Vegas high-speed dead... Canada strike averted... Turkey bullet in '18... more

What Won't Happen in Vegas [theatlantic.com]

Commentary: XpressWest's termination of high-speed rail project with China smells of protectionism, hurts interests of both [xinhuanet.com]

Canada: Strike Averted – All VIA Rail trains running as scheduled [viarail.ca]

Turkey's high-speed train on track for 2018 [yenisafak.com/]

Indiana: INDOT declares Indy-to-Chicago train line saved [theindychannel.com]

Indiana: Ridership, Revenue Up For Hoosier State Rail Line [wfyi.org]

Jamaican government in rail revival talks [railwayage.com]

Women-Only Passenger Cars May Appear in Argentina's Capital Subway [sputniknews.com]

UK: Are paper train tickets soon to be a thing of the past? [cambridge-news.co.uk]

Tracklaying starts on Riyadh metro [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Photo: M-1 RAIL streetcar (QLine), Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. © M-1 RAIL

Detroit's $4.6B rail choice... Austin-San Antonio in doubt... NY subway art... more

Metro Detroit Has a $4.6 Billion Transit Decision to Make [nextcity.org]

Austin-San Antonio: Planning organization debates future of passenger rail project [expressnews.com]

NYC subway art: See photos of stunning and thought-provoking artwork [amny.com]

South Florida: Brightline unveils Siemens locomotives and coaches [railwaygazette.com]

London Tube Deploys a Hologram to Enforce New Escalator Rules [citylab.com]

Thailand: Chiang Mai gets first new-look express train [bangkokpost.com]

DC: Metropocalypse Meltdown [dcinno.streetwise.co]

Core vs. Edge Debates in Public Transit [humantransit.org]

Why German Trains Don't Run On Time [global.handelsblatt.com]


 
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Photo: Next generation high-speed train, test track, China. © Xinhua

China fast tracks to 250 mph... Atlantic City airtrain?... Dallas DART turns 20... more

China: Researchers fast-track a train for all systems [china.org.cn]

Could Atlantic City's airport get a train station? [philly.com]

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Rail Turning 20 [masstransitmag.com]

Eurostar Unveils the Newest High-Speed Train in Europe [architecturaldigest.com]

Oklahoma: Streetcars En Vogue, But Study Urges Use Beyond Tourists [kosu.org]

The Best Way Through the Alps Is the World's Longest Rail Tunnel [wired.com]

The Great Train Robbery: Privatizing Europe's Railways [counterpunch.org]


 
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Photo: Paris Métro, Line 6, crossing the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. © DXR Daniel Vorndran | Wikimedia Commons

Paris project launched... Toronto line work complete... Rio Olympic tram rolls... more

Construction begins on Grand Paris Express metro [railjournal.com]

Track work completed on Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension [cp24.com]

Rio inaugurates tram service conceived as Olympic legacy [foxnews.com]

Seattle: Sound Transit approves faster ST3 light-rail extensions [rtands.com]

Arcadia Valley prepares for coming Amtrak service [dailyjournalonline.com]

China developing faster high speed trains with adjustable wheels for different gauges from China to Europe [nextbigfuture.com]

Indonesia's Railway, a Backbone for the Economy Since the Colonial Period [globalindonesianvoices.com]

Korea's 'Pink Light' Campaign Reminds Riders to Yield Seats to Pregnant Women [citylab.com]

Metros by the numbers: How D.C. stacks up against other capital cities [washingtonpost.com]

Trinity Railway Express may expand Dallas-Fort Worth service [star-telegram.com]

High-speed passenger rail line could link San Antonio to Monterrey [news4sanantonio.com]


 
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Rendering: Stage 2 LRT station, Ottawa, Canada © Sage 2 LRT | City of Ottawa

$1B CDN for Ottawa LRT... Orlando station on track... Amtrak sets pet policy... more

Ottawa to get more than $1 billion from province for LRT [theglobeandmail.com]

Train station construction at Orlando airport on track [orlandosentinel.com]

Amtrak to permanently allow small pets on some trains [thehill.com]

China approves high-speed train line to 2022 Winter Games site [ctvnews.ca]

Silver machine rolls down the track to new efficiency record [gizmag.com]

High-speed railway projects to revitalise Russia's construction industry [railway-technology.com]

A New Metrolink Extension to Riverside Opens on Monday [lamag.com]

Hungary's Longest Narrow-gauge Forest Railway Opens In The Bõrzsõny Hills [hungarytoday.hu]

The Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth [citylab.com]

Scotland: Borders Railway beats forecast passenger levels by 22% [bbc.com]


 
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Photo: Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland. © AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd

Longest rail tunnel opens... Moroccan bullet in 2018... Track work mires DC... more

Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland [bbc.com]

Moroccan high-speed line to open in June 2018 [railjournal.com]

Auckland New Zealand: City Rail Link construction begins [radionz.co.nz]

DC: Riders living in a world of Metro track work [washingtonpost.com]

Belgium plans high-speed train connection via Luxembourg [wort.lu]

French rail strike bites amid labor law standoff [reuters.com]

Rails and the Back Bay remain interconnected [bostonglobe.com]

Scotland: Borders Railway beats forecast passenger levels by 22% [bbc.com]


 
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Photo: Tri-Rail train, Mangonia Park, Florida. © Jordan Hood | Flickr

Miami Tri-Rail OK'd... Austria adding night trains... India plan pushes ahead... more

Tri-Rail trains will roll into MiamiCentral [miamitodaynews.com]

Austrian railway prepares to step up overnight train services [railjournal.com]

Bullet Train Plan Drags India's Railway Into the 21st Century [bloomberg.com]

Nearly 60 Percent of Americans will Use Public Transportation While Visiting Top U.S. City Destinations This Summer [apta.com]

France: Approval for Bordeaux and Toulouse/Dax high-speed lines [globalrailnews.com]

London's trams are finally joining the tube map [citymetric.com]

England: Birmingham’s New Street tram extension opens [globalrailnews.com]

Rome's new subway line unearths ancient treasures [cbsnews.com]

Japan’s train conductors would like to remind everyone not to attack them [rocketnews24.com]

6 of the most beautiful railway stations in India [intoday.in]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Paris Metro ticket. © Clare Griffiths | Flickr

Paris Metro ticket adieu... German ICE turns 20... Seattle races ahead... more

Say 'au revoir' to the Paris Metro ticket [thelocal.fr]

Germany: Happy Birthday, Intercity Express! [dw.com]

Seattle: Light-rail stations could open years earlier under new Sound Transit plan [seattletimes.com]

UK: Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains? [bbc.com]

World Trade Center Oculus link to Fulton Center now open [amny.com]

First China-Developed Maglev Monorail Train Completes Test Run [cri.cn]

Metro-North gets go-ahead on Penn Station plan [ctpost.com]

India:Darjeeling Toy Train to get a makeover [intoday.in]

Minnesota: Stealth Train [tcbmag.com]

Madrid: Chamberí Ghost Station [atlasobscura.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Illuminated Underground sign, Westminster Station, London, UK. © Gerard McGovern | Flickr.

London Night Tube in Aug... Rio games link running... Swiss tunnel June 1st... more

Night Tube services to start in August [bbc.com]

New Rio metro line up and running ahead of Olympics [traveller24.news24.com]

Switzerland's Gotthard Train Tunnel Will Be World's Longest, Deepest [nbcnews.com]

Northern Lights Express linking Twin Cities to Duluth quietly hums along [startribune.com]

St Petersburg airport tram plan [railwaygazette.com]

Catskill Mountain Railroad offers its final rides this weekend [dailyfreeman.com]

Chicago: Kids Ride Free on Metra Memorial Day Through Labor Day [masstransitmag.com]

Rio Light Rail Gets a Boost Ahead of Olympics [nextcity.org]

Keeping up with the Bavarians [railjournal.com]

Hungary's MAV eyes railway around Budapest [bbj.hu]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: DB City Night Line train, Germany. © Eurail

German night trains axed... Saving NYC's subway... Brit's privitization failure... more

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn to axe night train service by end of 2016 [dw.com]

How to Save New York's Overwhelmed Subways [nytimes.com]

The great train wreck: Privatizing British rail [idahostatejournal.com]

Amtrak Trains Fight to Go First [wsj.com]

Chicago-Milwaukee: Amtrak adds late night Saturday trains to Hiawatha line for summer [bizjournals.com]

Your Five Step Guide To Planning A Train Trip [passportmagazine.com]

Nonstop Worcester-Boston train makes its inaugural trip [telegram.com]

Scenes from the first train from Santa Monica to downtown L.A. in 63 years [latimes.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Opening Day, Expo Line extension, Santa Monica, California. © Steve Hymon, The Source | METRO - L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

LA train to beach opens... Reshaping Turkey's rail... DC shutdown in June... more

Trains are packed as Metro's Expo Line extension to Santa Monica opens [latimes.com]

Expansion and reform reshape Turkey's railways [railjournal.com]

Two Week-Long Track Shutdowns Imminent As DC Metro Reveals Final Repair Plan [dailycaller.com]

Bullet Train: Russia Working on High-Speed Projects Similar to Hyperloop [sputniknews.com]

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed deal imminent [railjournal.com]

The 10 Fastest Trains in the World [cntraveler.com]

China keen on India joining Tibet-Nepal railway network [thehindu.com]

Can light rail turn University City into a walkable downtown? [charlotteobserver.com]

Advocates Lobby For Increased Train Travel Between Pittsburgh And Harrisburg [wesa.fm]

Nova Scotia: It's green, we have the tracks, it's not that expensive — train travel could work [thechronicleherald.ca]

India's first driverless metro train on test in Delhi [railjournal.com]

Commuter trains in Paris get royal makeover [thelocal.fr]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for Texas. © Texas Central Railway

Bullet office for Dallas... Miami connection closer... Android Pay for London... more

Japanese bullet train operator opening office in Dallas to assist Texas high-speed rail [dallasnews.com]

Tri-Rail connection to new MiamiCentral station advances [miamitodaynews.com]

Android Pay for pay-as-you-go travel in London [railwaygazette.com]

Facebook releases 360-degree vid of Grand Central, a preview of virtual reality  [nydailynews.com]

The world's sexiest subway stations, in 15 Instagrams [timeout.com]

How your brain learns to ride the subway, and why AI developers care [sciencedaily.com]

Funding deadline for California bullet train pushed back four years [latimes.com]

Sneak Preview: Inside Ireland's first luxury sleeper train [independent.ie]

MTA Looking Into Proposal For Reduced Commuter Rail Fares Within NYC [gothamist.com]

A Cyclist Is Setting Out to Prove You Can Travel Around the U.S. by Bike and Rail [citylab.com]

DC's streetcar may go to Georgetown with dedicated lanes [greatergreaterwashington.org]

First refurbished Budapest metro train delivered [railwaygazette.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Roosevelt Island Tram, New York City. © Autopilot | Wikimedia Commons

Big Apple tram turns 40... Hyperloop wars... Poetry in motion... more

A look at the evolution of the Roosevelt Island tram as the celebrated sky marvel turns 40 [nydailynews.com]

HTT vs Hyperloop One: What are the differences between futuristic high speed train technologies? [ibtimes.co.uk]

'The kettle’s on, or have a Sauvignon': The train buffet car worker who's waxing lyrical [manchestereveningnews.co.uk]

China: Changsha Maglev Line Kicks Off Trial Operation [yibada.com]

Amtrak 188 engineer distracted before wreck, says NTSB [railwayage.com]

Bosnian Talgo trains to enter service in July [railjournal.com]

Map Mashup: The NYC Subway System Gets Re-Stylized as The London Tube [6sqft.com]

Paris Museums Are Papering a Subway Station With Cheeky Recreations of Famous Art [citylab.com]

France Decks Out Its National Railway Cars to Look Like the Palace of Versailles [slate.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Construction, Standard Gauge Railway, Tsavo, Kenya. © Kenya Today

Kenya proj takes shape... China's longest line bows... Attracting transit users... more

Kenya's $13 billion railway project is taking shape [cnn.com]

China's longest railway starts operation [china.org.cn]

Frequent service, not escalator access, is what attracts transit users [thetransportpolitic.com]

Middle Tennessee's Best Hope For New Commuter Rail Is Taking Shape [nashvillepublicradio.org]

Detroit-Pittsburgh corridor campaign [allaboardohio.org]

Argentina to upgrade Belgrano North commuter network [railjournal.com]

Commuter rail begins countdown to nonstop Worcester-Boston service [telegram.com]

Malaysia plans new East Coast Railway [railjournal.com]

Should an Atlantic City rail line start looking west instead? [philly.com]

Cross-Border bookings rise as Virgin launches expanded Edinburgh-London timetable [heraldscotland.com]

Borders Railway extension to Carlisle 'a realistic prospect' [scotsman.com]

One Man's Decades-Long Quest to Draw Every Subway Station in New York [citylab.com]

India: Popular passenger train Century Express chugs into pages of history [indiatimes.com]


 

 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Brightline train station, Fort Lauderdale, Florida © Brightline

Ft Lauderdale station rising... Saudi high-speed delay... London line preview... more

Brightline's Fort Lauderdale train station about to rise [sun-sentinel.com]

Saudi Arabia: Haramain High Speed Rail opening delayed [railwaygazette.com]

Stations on London's new rail link will be fit for royalty [gizmag.com]

Shanghai: Subway Line 18 breaks ground [shanghaidaily.com]

Indian Railways goes green, solar-powered train to be tested soon [dnaindia.com]

Rail Baltica -picking up steam [dw.com]

Who's ready to ride a hyperloop? [usatoday.com]

Switzerland Is Opening the World's Longest-Ever Rail Tunnel [citylab.com]

Boston - Worcester: Bullet to the Heart [railwayage.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Hyperloop One desert test site, Nevada. © Hyperloop One

Hyperloop test success... Privatize Canada's VIA?... Vermont Amtrak boost... more

0 to 400 mph in mere seconds: Welcome to the age of hyperloop [usatoday.com]

Canada: The case for privatizing VIA Rail [nationalpost.com]

Federal grant will restore passenger rail to western Vermont [reformer.com]

First Group to run Edinburgh to London budget rail service [bbc.com]

Melbourne's new train station revealed - and there's something a bit different about it [theage.com.au]

Longest railway tunnel comes up in Switzerland [thestatesman.com]

Hokuriku shinkansen threatening region's air links with Tokyo [japantimes.co.jp]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rail Baltica service between Kaunus, Lithuania and Bialystok, Poland begins in June. © Lietuvos gelezinkeliai | Lithuanian railway

Poland-Lithuania in June... Boston T proj advances... Adieu, Paris sleepers?... more

Poland - Lithuania standard-gauge passenger services to begin next month [railjournal.com]

Green light for $2.3 billion MBTA extension plan [bostonherald.com]

Sleeper train services from Paris threatened with closure [telegraph.co.uk]

Test for China's First Hybrid-power Train Set for Next Month [nikkei.com]

Hudson rail tunnel could be unusable before new one is built, study says [nj.com]

8 Fast Facts On The Texas Bullet Train [bisnow.com]

Chicago Catches Gondola Fever [citylab.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Skytran maglev pod to be built in Lagos, Nigeria. © SkyTran

Maglev pod for Nigeria... Caltrain ridership up... Santa Monica line previewed...more

Lagos, Nigeria: A self-driving monorail is being built to chop 2-hour commutes down to 10 minutes [techinsider.io]

For Caltrain, another ridership record [railwayage.com]

Sneak Peek Of New Metro Expo Line Extension Into Santa Monica [abc7.com]

DB Germany: Europe's largest railway wants to self-drive you home [readwrite.com]

Caledonian Sleeper turns the clock back to a bygone age with old carriages [pressandjournal.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: KC Streetcar, Kansas City, Missouri. © City of Kansas City, , Missouri

KC Streetcar debuts... Moscow Metro on fast track... Canada ridership up... more

Crowds jam streetcars in Kansas City return [kansascity.com]

Moscow's Huge Subway Expansion Is Actually Ahead of Schedule [citylab.com]

Canada: Via Rail boosts ridership, cuts operating loss by 12 per cent [theglobeandmail.com]

DC: Metro will shut down sections of lines for year-long subway repair work [washingtonpost.com]

U.S. bullet train proposals shun public funds, favor private cash [reuters.com]

What it's really like to be in the driver's seat of a high-speed train travelling at over 170mph [dailymail.co.uk]

Amtrak lets passengers bring bicycles on Milwaukee-Chicago trains [jsonline.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Passengers boarding Hyperloop pod. © Hyperloop Technologies

France eyes hyperloop... Airport bullet for Dallas... Denver RTD aims SE... more

French railways invest in 700mph inter-city 'hyperloop' super-tube train [independent.co.uk]

High-Speed Rail Service Planned For DFW [cbslocal.com]

Denver: RTD to begin Southeast Rail Extension in May [rtands.com]

Las Vegas: Monorail to use interest money to kick-start expansion to Mandalay Bay [reviewjournal.com]

Canada: VIA Rail praised, government panned by financial watchdog [railwayage.com]

Privatised, nationalised, electrified? A guide to the UK's railways [theguardian.com]

New route between Kaunas and Bialystok to make possible railway trips to Europe for Lithuanian travellers [delfi.lt]

Ready, set, go: Can 4 Russians hit every Moscow metro station in a day? [rbth.com]

Isle of Man" Horse Tramway services now operating [isleofman.com]

Hyperloop to high-speed rail: Who will build the future of mobility? [greenbiz.com]

In Car-Crazy L.A., Rail to the Beach Promises Stress Relief [bloomberg.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Heartland Flyer, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. © Ken Fitzgerald | FL9

Dallas-OKC at risk... Ontario line return sought... Amtrak eyes bottleneck... more

Dallas-OKC: Heartland Flyer could fall victim to state budget cuts [kfor.com]

Ontario: Fight for Algoma passenger train service continues [thesudburystar.com]

For faster train travel, Amtrak wants to fix railway bottlenecks in Maryland [baltimoresun.com]

How will Expo Line affect Santa Monica? [smdp.com]

Connecticut: Shoreline trolley up and running for first time since 1950s [wtnh.com]

Here's everything we learned from an analysis of the colours on every metro map in the world [citymetric.com]

Amtrak will retire more than 50 locomotives [bostonglobe.com]

Houston: City wants shot at downtown bullet train stop [houstonchronicle.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: 42 Street - Grand Central subway platform, New York City. © NYC Subway Rider | Flickr

NYC's subway surge... Toronto-Niagara returns... New Eurostar unveiled... more

Surge in Ridership Pushes New York Subway to Limit [nytimes.com]

Toronto-Niagara Falls: Seasonal GO train service returns May 20 [niagarafallsreview.ca]

Eurostar Unveils the Newest High-Speed Train in Europe [cntraveler.com]

China lending Russia $6.2 billion for Russia's Moscow-Kazan high speed rail project [nextbigfuture.com]

Amtrak turns 45 today. Here's why American passenger trains are so bad. [vox.com]

DC Metro subway shutdown brings America's aging subway systems into focus [ipwatchdog.com]

Twizell train: 125 years old and still going strong [chroniclelive.co.u]

The Edinburgh to Glasgow line, on track since 1842 [scotsman.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Amtrak train stopped for passing freight train, Martinez, California. © SP8254 | Flickr

Freight bumps Amtrak... Cali OKs bullet plan... Charlotte's big makeover... more

Getting there on time: Who goes first, Amtrak or a freight train? A court rules. [washingtonpost.com]

Charlotte's streetcar getting a serious makeover [charlotteobserver.com]

California: Bullet train agency approves a new business plan [latimes.com]

Orlando: SunRail marks 2nd anniversary with plans for growth [orlandosentinel.com]

Kenyan standard-gauge railway nears completion [railjournal.com]

Forget romantic fantasies – rebuild Penn Station without uprooting the Garden [crainsnewyork.com]

China continues building the Pan Asian High speed railway network [nextbigfuture.com]

West Papua to Have Its Own Bullet Train Network [beritasatu.com]

Fort Collins Colorado: Trolley service starts back up in Old Town, City Park [coloradoan.com]

Amtrak: See photos of trains through the years [amny.com]

Could high speed rail between Rochester and Buffalo happen? [northcountrypublicradio.org]

Shinkansen gets contemporary art makeover in Niigata [asahi.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Tram passing Lisbon Cathedral in Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal. © VisitLisboa.com

Lisbon: rail transit mecca... Mexico City metro icons... Rail vs climate change... more

Lisbon is a rail transit mecca [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Deciphering Mexico City's Metro Icons [citylab.com]

Can the US rediscover rail to tackle climate change? [railway-technology.com]

Edmonton Valley Line groundbreaking [railwaygazette.com]

Montréal's 24 All-New Train Stations And Where They Will Be Located [mtlblog.com]

Seattle: Sound Transit Kicks off East Link Light Rail Construction [masstransitmag.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Union Station, Denver, Colorado. © Wikimedia Commons

Denver station boosted... Worcester-Boston nonstop... NY station redo hit... more

Denver's Vintage Train Station Gets (Another) Update [nytimes.com]

MBTA's nonstop service between Worcester and Boston will begin next month [boston.com]

Moving MSG For Penn Station's Redevelopment Could Cost $5B [curbed.com]

Amsterdam Subway Station Rooftops To Get Solar Panels [nltimes.nl]

Express rail in Kashmir soon 90-minute travel in 35 minutes [greaterkashmir.com]

Is Hyperloop A Better Option Than High Speed Rail For Australia? [lifehacker.com.au]

Traveling in Spain’s Fast Lane [huffingtonpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Tri-Rail train, South Florida. © TRi-Rail

Tri-Rail for Miami CBD... Strasbourg tram extended... Seattle project begins... more

Tri-Rail finalizes plans for downtown Miami station [bizjournals.com]

France: Strasbourg tram network extends south [railwaygazette.com]

Seattle: Construction begins on Sound Transit's East Link light-rail extension [rtands.com]

Shanghai: Disney subway station opens its doors [shanghaidaily.com]

Miami’s New $375 Million Train of Thought [forwardflorida.com]

Intimate Portraits of Train Travelers Across America [flavorwire.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: FasTracks A Line train, Airport Station, Denver, Colorado. © Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Denver-airport rail opens... Munich air link debuts... Light rail for Montréal... more

A-train to Denver airport opens to public, hundreds wait to ride [denverpost.com]

München Airport peoplemover inaugurated [railwaygazette.com]

Electric light-rail train network to span Montréal by 2020 [montrealgazette.com]

Denver: Bid to restart Ski Train to Winter Park gets state boost [denverpost.com]

Madrid high speed link nears completion [railwaygazette.com]

Miami-Dade may build six new rail lines for commuters [miamiherald.com]

China plans world's 2nd largest high-speed rail line in Chennai [indiatimes.com]

China's unique circular high-speed railway braves weather extremes [indiatimes.com]

Art on the go: A look at the art in Seattle's new light-rail stations (and a poll) [seattletimes.com]

China first hybrid bullet train on track for full operation [cctv-america.com]

Asia Dominates High-Speed Train Rankings [bigthink.com]

Amtrak's 'Trails and Rails' program adds NYC - Washington, D.C. route [railwayage.com]

The Most Beautiful Subway Station in the World: NYC Pays Tribute to Prince [hyperallergic.com]

Which riders matter? [thetransportpolitic.com]

RegioJet to connect Bratislava and Prague [spectator.sme.sk]

Yakima Trolleys at the end of the line? [yakimaherald.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Westbrook Station, currently C-Train's only underground LRT station, Calgary, Alberta. © Surrealplaces | Flickr

Calgary eyes subway... Steam lifts Scot tourism... Undersea bullet for India?... more

Tunnel initial winner of Calgary Green LRT evaluation [rtands.com]

India: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to navigate 21 km tunnel under sea [indianexpress.com]

Steam trains provide a boost for Scottish tourism [scotsman.com]

Czech Republic: Massive renovation of country's train stations to begin in summer [radio.cz]

Gulf Coast: Passenger rail group finding priorities [tallahassee.com]

Baku, Azerbaijan inaugurates third metro line [railwaygazette.com]

Delhi metro to get free WiFi service across all stations and trains [medianama.com]

Coming Soon: Dubai Tram to Burj Al Arab, Mall of Emirates [emirates247.com]

Denver’s airport finally getting a rail link to the city [usatoday.com]

How new light rail in Aurora will make trip to DIA faster [denverpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Flight Rail. © Flight Rail

Ultra light right for US?... NY subway sets record... London Luton link seen... more

Could ultra light rail technologies solve America's transport problems? [citymetric.com]

NYC subway ridership reaches highest point in nearly 70 years [progressiverailroading.com]

London Luton Airport plans to open 24-hour light rail link by 2020 [railway-technology.com]

Connecticut: Proposed plan seeks to connect UConn through rail [dailycampus.com]

French railways to strike on 26 April [rfi.fr]

SF Bay Area: Race 'Til Dawn: a Rare Look at BART's Overnight Shift [masstransitmag.com]

Jordan’s Hejaz Railway depicts an Ottoman legacy [dailysabah.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metromover, Miami, Florida © Pete Cross | VISIT FLORIDA

Miami mover stays free... SF seat hogs face fines... Lisbon metro expands... more

MIami: Metromover Free Rides to Continue [masstransitmag.com]

In San Francisco, Hog a Train Seat and Get a $100 Ticket [citylab.com]

Lisbon Metro opens Blue Line extension [railjournal.com]

London: Remembering the Voice Behind the Tube's 'Mind the Gap' [citylab.com]

The Secret Lives of Amtrak Passengers [newyorker.com]

Three developments for three Boston train stations [bostonglobe.com]

Delhi-Mumbai: First high-speed train to arrive next week [business-standard.com]

Orlando: Construction begins on SunRail's southern expansion [orlandosentinel.com]

Aboard Shanghai's breakneck speed levitation rail [theaustralian.com.au]

New suburban train from Ho Chi Minh City jammed with passengers [tuoitrenews.vn]

NYPD Will No Longer Arrest You For Asking For A Subway Swipe [gothamist.com]

'Women Only' Train Compartments Roll Out in Germany [nbcnews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Caltrain Baby Bullet, Diridon Station, San Jose, California © Snty-tact

California's rail future... Denver airport train Friday... NYC's subway secrets... more

High-speed rail is just part of a bigger role for trains in California's transit future [bizjournals.com]

How the Denver-to-DIA train, opening Friday, will change the metro area forever [denverpost.com]

12 Secrets of the New York Subway [smithsonianmag.com]

Lessons from Japan: What makes a train system efficient? [rappler.com]

Qatar Rail marks journey milestone [zawya.com]

10 strangest things to happen on Hong Kong's MTR [scmp.com]

Discover Stockholm: Art in the subway [esctoday.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Royal Railway passenger train, Cambodia. © Cambodia Expats Online

Cambodia train returns... S Beach rail draws interest... Japan's rising seats... more

Cambodian passenger train rumbles back to life [dailymail.co.uk]

South Beach Light Rail Attracting Interest From Around The World [thenextmiami.com]

Japanese train has seats that lift up into the ceiling during rush hour to create more room [dailymail.co.uk]

Sometimes the journey is the destination: How public transport design defines our cities [thedrum.com]

Metro-North line to Waterbury to get promised upgrades [mycitizensnews.com]

90-minute train rides from Springfield to Boston? [masslive.com]

Thought Japanese trains couldn't get any better? Think again. [scmp.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: SNCF high-speed TGV train, Burgundy, France. © Rail Europe

Paris-Bordeaux in 2 hours... Car-crazed America.... Fast track for Australia?... more

Paris to Bordeaux in 2 hours! French trains get even faster [thelocal.fr]

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life [citylab.com]

Australia: The service that could challenge air, bus travel [thenewdaily.com.au]

NYC: Metro-North plans for 'aggressive' track improvement program in 2016 [progressiverailroading.com]

Northern California: Amtrak adds trains to Valley-Bay route [visaliatimesdelta.com]

Metromover: No more free rides in downtown Miami? [miamiherald.com]

France: TGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire timetable revealed [railjournal.com]

Kuala Lompur-Singapore high speed rail agreement expected to be signed this year [todayonline.com]

Commemorating India's First Train Journey [nyoooz.com]

Queensland, Australia: City MP lobbies for fast trains to connect to Gold Coast [goldcoastbulletin.com.au]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Train versus plane, Europe. © Creative Commons (CC)

Euro trains beating planes... A pro-transit prez?... LA-Valley tunnel planned... more

It's Quicker to Travel by Train Than Plane in Europe Right Now [cntraveler.com]

Will Next U.S. President Be All Aboard for Public Transit? [nextcity.org]

Latest plan for California's high-speed rail calls for tunnel into San Fernando Valley [dailynews.com]

Could Trains Ever Run on Cincinnati's Secret Subway? [thedailybeast.com]

Tokyo's Subway System is About to Get Way Easier to Navigate [travelandleisure.com]

Indian Talgo trials to begin next month [railjournal.com]

Middle East: Will trains soon be faster than air travel? [esquireme.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Forecourt, Union Station Master Plan, Los Angeles, California. © The Source | Metro - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

LA's Union Station vision... Who uses US transit?... Africa's rail revival... more

LA: How Metro plans to reinvent Union Station from transit hub to urban destination [latimes.com]

How 10 U.S. Cities Use Public Transit [nextcity.org]

Kenyan giraffe underpass heralds $30 billion africa rail revival [chicagotribune.com]

Rail safety official: Maintenance problems plague Northeast Corridor [upi.com]

Iran hopes to get its trains back on track [al-monitor.com]

What a Dance Party on the Metromover Says About Transit in Miami [citylab.com]

The Death Star Has the Most Impressive Public Transit System in the Galaxy [gizmodo.coms]

Seoul's subway lines to provide free high-speed Wi-Fi from next year [pulsenews.co.kr]

Britain: Swanage railway sees first passenger trains in 44 years [bbc.com]

DC/Maryland: The Purple Line will have America's longest railcars [greatergreaterwashington.org]

8 railway plans eyed to ease Tokyo travel [the-japan-news.com]

British Columbia: Campaign to restore passenger rail service picking up steam [lillooetnews.net]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Never-used subway tunnel, Cincinnati, Ohio. © cincymap.org

Cincinnati's lost subway at 100... SF tests new BART car... Mumbai gets AC... more

Cincinnati's Never-Used Subway Is 100 Years Old This Month [nextcity.org]

SF Bay Area: Onsite Testing Begins for BART's First New Train Car [masstransitmag.com]

Mumbai gets its first-ever AC local›train [indianexpress.com]

Australia Pink Train Carriages Only for Women: Feminists Ridicule the Idea [australianetworknews.com]

Cool cat delighting animal lovers as he regularly rides the train in Tokyo [rocketnews24.com]

ScotRail launch £20 fare for passengers connecting with Flybe flights [scotsman.com]

Izy launches low-fares Paris - Brussels services [railjournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Gatimaan Express flag off, Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway Station, New Delhi, India. © Ministry of Railways

India speeds up... NY line adds quiet cars... Brits loco for iconic train... more

All Aboard India's Fastest Train [wsj.com]

NYC: Metro-North now offering quiet cars on weekday trains [wtnh.com]

Britain still going loco for the iconic Flying Scotsman: 'The most famous locomotive in the›world' [nationalpost.com]

Changsha airport maglev line opens [railjournal.com]

Germany: Lufthansa Express Rail now from Dortmund to Frankfurt [finchannel.com]

Reykjavik airport rail link plans move forward [railjournal.com]

NYC: There's Still Hope for a New 7 Train Stop on Tenth Avenue [nymag.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Diridon Station high-speed rail terminal, San Jose, California. © California High Speed Rail Authority

San Jose station boosted... Oslo links rail lines... Crash bares Amtrak flaws... more

San Jose Gets Diridon Station Funding Through High-speed Rail Agreement [abc7news.com]

Oslo inaugurates LĮren Line metro connection [railjournal.com]

Amtrak crash highlights need for improvements [ctpost.com]

Why I Love Riding On The Women-Only Car On Delhi's Metro [krcu.org]

What One Really Expensive Tunnel Means to U.S. Train Travel [nextcity.org]

India: Gatimaan Express to zoom at 160-kmph from today [thehansindia.com]

Amtrak rolling on after tragic day [wtsp.com]

Japanese islands finally linked by bullet train [stuff.co.nz]

Renovated Sofia Railway Station to be ready by end of April 2016 [sofiaglobe.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: WiFi Hot Spot on board an Amtrak Northeast train. © Night Owl City | Flickr

Amtrak expands Wi-Fi... World's longest tram debuts... Japan to go invisible?... more

Amtrak Advancing Wi-Fi Technology [prnewswire.com]

World's longest tram enters service in Budapest [railwaygazette.com]

Japan's Newest Train Design Will Be Practically Invisible [fastcodesign.com]

Glasgow Is Designing A Fully Driverless Train System [psfk.com]

China has high-speed trains, but try getting a ticket for one [scmp.com]

India's fastest train Gatiman Express to begin service from April 5 [indiatimes.coms]

Dublin: Luas drivers' strike and train line works cause travel chaos [irishtimes.com]

NYC: Midtown Exhibit Showcases Transit Faux Pas Across the World [ny1.com]

Searching for Wi-Fi on One of Russia's Oldest Train Cars, Platzkart [vogue.com]

Gotthard Base Tunnel: inside the world's longest railway tunnel [railway-technology.com]

JR rail pass to be available in Japan, ending frustration for tardy tourists [japantimes.co.jp]

Australia's colonial past haunts major Sydney tram project [reuters.com]

DC: Here's a closer look at what's in store for Union Station [greatergreaterwashington.org]


 

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