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Follow train travel news and features with Train Travel News Links. Photo: Classic signage, Great Hall, Union Station, Chicago. © © Pongson Chingchoo | 123rf.

Chicago Union Station rehab... Amtrak launches NE Gateway site... more

Chicago: $12 million rehab ahead for Union Station []

New Amtrak Site Aims to Make the Case for Gateway Project []

High speed train from Istanbul to Bulgaria []

Construction On All Aboard Florida's MiamiCentral To Begin Within 45 Days []

Railways plan a 'Go-India' travel card, branded trains []

What Your Nearest Transit Station Says About Your Income []

New York's 'Underground Museum' Pleases Passerby []

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F Photo: Seattle Monorail and Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA. ©

Pacific NW by rail... Dublin-Cork speed-up ahead... Polar bear on a train... more

Dream nine-day vacation in Pacific Northwest can easily be made with these public transit connections []

Rail upgrade will slash 15 minutes off Dublin-Cork trip []

Thai-Japan railway to link Burma & Cambodia []

He's inclined to believe Angels Flight will get back on track []

Don't look now, but there's a polar bear on the train []

How UK's Network Rail measures against its European peers []

Amtrak Cascades gives reliable ride between Seattle/Portland, with showy sense of arrival in both cities []

Dallas: Downtown-to-Oak Cliff streetcars could roll by April []

'Low-Floor' Trolleys Now Travel The Blue Line In San Diego []

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Photo: SJ X2000 tilt train, Stockholm, Sweden. © Michael Hanisch | Flickr.

Stockholm-Oslo tilt train due...Yinchuan-Beijing train debuts... Aliens on a train... more

SJ to step up Stockholm-Oslo services []

"The Silk Road Station-Ningxia" Train Starts Debut Journey []

Taiwan: Aliens fall in love with local railway []

Beijing to start building four subway lines in 2015 []

French involvement in Texas high-speed rail? Mais oui! []

Maine: Bill introduced to bring passenger rail back to Bangor []

Korea's Seohae Golden G-train to start operations on Feb 5 []

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Photo: Indian Pacific, Nullarbor Plain, Australia. © Great Southern Rail.

Australia's epic journey... Seattle's transit appetite... Nigeria's rail rebound... more

Australia: The spaces in between: riding the Indian Pacific []

Survey Reveals Huge Appetite for Transit Expansion in Seattle []

Tenerife LRT carries 100-millionth passenger []

Riding the rails to Charleston, W.Va. []

Subculture in the subway: The existential life of graffiti artists []

Irish Rail plan to link Dublin Airport with rest of country []

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Photo: Metro sign, Sadat Metro Station, Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. ©

Still no metro in Cairo's Tahrir... Pacific NW high-speed?... India railway facts... more

Subway station at centre of Egypt's political feud []

High speed train proposed between Portland and Vancouver []

Ten lesser known facts about Indian Railways []

Portland: MAX train makes first self-powered trip across Tilikum Crossing bridge []

'Watermelon brother' spotted multiple times on Beijing metro []

These 11 Incredibly Fast Trains Leave America's Railroads In The Dust []

Edmonton's Metro Line now set to open in spring []

China to build high-tech railway between Moscow and Beijing []

Light rail system plan for Phuket []

South Korea: A-Train takes you to birthplace of 'Arirang' []

The 10 Coolest Subway Stations in the World []

History's worst predictions: 'Rail travel at high speed is not possible' []

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Photo: Wakefield Westgate Station, West Yorkshire, UK. © Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher.

Europe's greenest train station... High-speed rail and sustainability... more

Europe's Greenest Railway Station Revealed []

High-speed rail and sustainability []

Funding agreed for Seattle light rail expansion []

Great Train Journeys of the World []

Surprised Iran subway riders brush shoulders with president []

Commuter rail proposal connecting Austin, San Antonio gains momentum []

Andrew Cuomo announces $450M plan to build AirTrain connecting LaGuardia Airport to the subway []

Judge rejects New Orleans streetcar objection []

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Photo: Rendering, 'Fleet of the future' train, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), California. © Bombardier.

2015 US passenger rail outlook... VIA Rail Canada's new CEO... Spain by narrow gauge... more

US: 2015 Passenger Rail Outlook []

VIA Rail's ambitious new CEO []

Spain by train: riding the narrow-gauge FEVE railway []

Coolest subway stations in NYC []

The world's best new train trips []

Rotterdam Central Station recognized []

NYC shrine to saint complicates Amtrak station plan []

Bulgaria reverses railway cutbacks []

Forget the Hyperloop! Plan for vacuum tube travel between UK and the US unveiled []

Civilized Travel by Rail []

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Photo: Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit (IPEMU), prototype battery-powered train, UK. © Network Rail Media Centre.

Battery-power in the UK... A rail pilgrimage in Pakistan... Mountain rails... more

A Railway Pilgrimage in Pakistan []

UK: Battery-powered train enters service []

The Train of the Future Might Be Battery-Powered []

Riding the Mountain Rails []

Charlotte streetcar debut pushed back []

New competition for Mexico City ­ Querétaro high speed line []

New South Wales: What next for the Zig Zag Railway? []

Amtrak returns to old schedule in Whitefish []

NYC: Subway 'manspreading' ads debut to shame bro riders []

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Photo: Streetcar, Portland, Oregon, USA. © Portland Streetcar Flickr.

Streetcar or light rail?... Japan fast tracks projs... Antwerp's romantic station... more

How to tell the difference between streetcars and light rail []

Japan to accelerate Shinkansen extensions []

Antwerp Central "Europe's most romantic station" []

'Girl On The Train' Is A Journey Into The Lives Of Familiar Strangers []

Comparing California's Future Bullet Train To Taiwan's []

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Photo: St Kitts Scenic Railway, Basseterre, St Kitts, West Indies. © St Kitts Scenic Railway.

The last railway in the West Indies... Sizing up U.S. urban rail... more

St. Kitts: The last railway in the West Indies []

See America's light rail and streetcars at the same scale []

SF Bay Area: Longer Trains With More Room for Bikes Coming to Caltrain []

Turkey is building a high-speed railway line to Bulgaria []

Taiwan to nationalise high-speed operator? []

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Photo: Union Station, Denver, Colorado, USA. © Amtrak.

An Amtrak adventure... A vintage ride in Myanmar... Living close to transit... more

An Amtrak-Airbnb American (and Canadian) adventure []

Myanmar: Vintage Rail Ride []

What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean? []

Subway journey reveals New York's diversity []

Japan to move up opening of new bullet train lines in Hokkaido, Hokuriku []

Tri-Rail's Miami Airport station won't open until spring []

New Hampshire Wants to Build a Commuter Rail to Boston []

NYC: The MTA Has Turned the Subway Into an Underground Museum []

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Photo: Darjeeling Himalyan Railway, Batasia Loop, West Bengal, India.

Enjoy a toy-train ride... High-speed for Mongolia... Hop an Aussie food train... more

Enjoy a toy-train ride with your family in Darjeeling this season []

Inner Mongolia enters high-speed rail era []

Treat yourself on an Aussie food train []

Providence pursues streetcar development []

Report: Private sector eyes LA streetcar []

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Photo: Rendering, Transbay Terminal, San Francisco, California, USA. © California High Speed Rail Authority.

America's first high-speed rail project breaks ground in California... more

Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Line []

Touring Canada by Train []

Helsinki Airport To Get Long-awaited Train Connection []

Amtrak launches Northeast Corridor website []

Miami: Rail station's impact may alter neighborhood []

Taking the slow train to Limerick []

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Photo: Tranz Alpine Express, Central Plateau, South Island, New Zealand. © KiwiRail

Aboard NZ's TranzAlpine... Unmissable journeys... Atlanta pins hopes on a streetcar... more

New Zealand: On Board the TranzAlpine Railway []

Atlanta Hopes a Three-Mile Streetcar Route Will Help Foster a New Urban Image []

Rail holidays: 10 unmissable new train journeys for 2015 []

Republic of Ireland: Iarnród Éireann passenger numbers up by 1 million []

Mexico To Reopen Bidding For Multibillion High-speed Train At Center Of Scandal []

A brief history of Toronto's lost railway system []

Last train left Detroit depot 27 years ago today []

4,300-mile super railway to be built between Moscow and Beijing []

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Photo: High-speed train, Yongdinghe Bridge, Beijing, China.

Beijing-Moscow in 48 hours... Switzerland's romantic rail... Subway sitting... more

Russia Is Building a Train That Will Zip From Moscow to Beijing In Just 48 Hours []

Centovalli Railway: Switzerland's most romantic train trip []

The Idiot's Guide to How and When to Sit on the Subway []

Ten great train journeys []

Free tram rides in Melbourne CBD []

Puffing Billy: Steam railway looks to expansion to keep up with visitor numbers []

California bullet train getting on track []

Washington DC: Streetcar Expected To Begin Passenger Service Before End of January []

California readies HSR groundbreaking []

Passenger rail can restart New Hampshire's economic engine []

Dallas-Fort Worth rail changes to improve travel time []

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

Atlanta Streetcar opens... Beijing metro expands... Final run for Aussie train... more

Atlanta's Streetcar makes first trip []

Beijing opens 35mi of new metro lines []

Queensland's historic Sunlander train makes final journey []

Amtrak Vermonter makes first Knowledge Corridor run in Springfield, Northampton and Greenfield []

MTR opens Island Line extension in Hong Kong []

Tanzania-Zambia Railway to resume cross-border passenger trains []

After 24 years, Lanka's iconic Yal Devi train to travel to Kankasanthurai on Jan.2 []

Japan seeks to introduce famed bullet train network in Malaysia []

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Follow train travel news and features with Train Travel News Links. Photo: Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn Gwynedd, Wales, UK. © David Mitchell | Talyllyn Railway.

Welsh railway turns 150... VIA Rail Canada's vision... Oklahoma rail due in January... more

Year of celebration in 2015 for the Talyllyn Railway []

Oklahoma: Long-awaited passenger rail line will soon be reality, as might expansion plans [okgazette.coms]

The interview: Via Rail head maps out his transportation vision []

Railroads and a sense of place []

Two cops help deliver Christmas baby on a Philadelphia train []

More Good News for California High Speed Rail []

Anaheim: ARTIC bullet-train station a curious, conspicuous bit of symbolism []

East-west passenger rail for Miami? []

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Follow train travel news and features with Train Travel News Links. Photo: Thalys TGV, Gare du Nord, Paris, France. © Vincent Babilotte | Wikimedia Commons.

Thalys Amsterdam-Paris in 3 hours... DC streetcar by New Year's?... Cablecars for NYC... more

3 Hours Flat from Amsterdam to Paris on the Thalys Train []

D.C. streetcar debut by New Year's eve? []

Could cable cars solve New York commuter nightmare? []

My trip to Nice by train []

India to introduce secure 'tourist carriages' on trains amid concerns []

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Follow train travel news and features with Train Travel News Links. Photo: Rendering, MiamiCentral, Miami, Florida. © All Aboard Florida.

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

Year in Review: All Aboard Florida speeds along []

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

Belgrade-Budapest HSR to be built by 2017 []

Athens-Thessaloniki in 3.5 Hours by Rail in 2017 []

Japan: Top speed of Nozomi bullet trains to hit 285 kph []

Berlin Main Station tram link opens []

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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 []

Paris inaugurates light rail Line T8 []

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

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

JR Tokai begins building maglev train stations []

San Francisco street lights will animate subway trains below []

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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 []

Russia's Fastest Train Turns Five Today []

New Italy ­ Austria regional services launched []

Geneva: new rail links make the capital of Francophone Switzerland more accessible []

Eurostar heads to Marseille and the Med []

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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 []

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

High-speed services reach Rome airport []

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

Dubai Tram: Loop from Marina to JBR from today []

Amtrak readies Vermonter reroute []

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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 []

Poland launches first high-speed train []

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

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

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

The world's best trams: where to ride them []

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

Massachusetts: Amtrak Service Begins in Greenfield, Northampton []

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

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

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Follow rail travel news and features with Train Travel News Links from top newspapers, magazines, blogs and industry sources. Photo: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Cumbres Pass, Colorado, USA. © Stephen Rees | Flickr.

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

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

Mandalay, Myanmar: Steam train trips to Bagan []

Testing begins on LA Gold Line extension []

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

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

Ticket centre for foreigners to open 24 hours at New Delhi railway station []

First train pulls out of new Dearborn Amtrak station []

UK: Consortium to buy East Coast trains announced []

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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 []

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

The 10 greatest English railway stations: English Heritage releases list of top terminuses []

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

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

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

Dutch Trains Prove Everything Is Better With Lasers []

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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 []

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

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

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

Phoenix airport train extends service to another terminal []

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

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Photo: VIA Rail Canada passenger train. © VIA Rail Canada.

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 []

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

Iran — by luxury train []

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

UK: Night train cuts will de-rail green travel []

Providence-Worcester commuter rail gathers momentum []

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

Sydney to operate 'world's longest trams' []

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Photo: Train versus plane.

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

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

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

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

Mountain railway journeys: Five ways to let the train take the strain []

New Silk Road train []

Beijing to Deploy Automatic Trains Next Year []

On the Shalimar Express []

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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 []

First test run for Hokkaido Shinkansen train []

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

London: Upgrade for Gatwick Airport train station []

Germany: Free train wifi on track for 2016 []

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

UK: How can data improve train travel? []

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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 []

South America's First Subway Turns 101 []

Jakarta: Riding the rails on carts []

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

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

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

Massachusets: Springfield Union Station demolition begins []


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Rome opens first section of metro Line C []

Istanbul's Asian And European Metros Link Up []

The 4,736-mile Trans-Siberian railway - in three minutes []

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

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