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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Andean Explorer, Peru. © Peru Rail

Peru's magnificent train... Amtrak coast to coast... Light rail is bigger in Texas... more

Peru: That Magnificent Train [theawl.com]

Coast to coast on Amtrak in winter [usatoday.com]

Would you have guessed? Dallas has the country's biggest light rail system [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Cambodia: Riding the rails on a bamboo train [mnn.com]

Top 5 train journeys in India [india.com]

What's Behind The Secret Door At Chicago's Union Station? [cbslocal.com]

Michigan Central Station: The story of its rise, fall and... [bbc.com]


 
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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! [japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp]

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

You Can Rent Chicago's 'L'-Train for Parties [citylab.com]

This website can literally save you hundreds on UK train travel [businessinsider.com]

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

Ontario: Rally to save Algoma rail service [saultstar.com]

The Little Engine That Could (Run On Batteries) [pddnet.com]

Lyon-Turin railway back on track [euronews.com]


 
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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' [tricities.com]

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

Now Pizza To Be Delivered At Your Train Seat [newshub.org]

China: Modern Rails Make Traveling Civilized [yibada.com]

Boston: MBTA restores full rail transit service [railwayage.com]

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

Oklahoma: Important steps taken for passenger rail service [tulsaworld.com]

California: Redlands Passenger Rail Project chugs along [sbsun.com]


 
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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 [cnn.com]

DOT chief: 'America needs passenger rail' [thehill.com]

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

Eurostar: London To Marseille Route Is Growing In Popularity [tourism-review.com]

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

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

All-night services to be extended in London [railwaygazette.com]


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

Profits to Amtrak NE?... Commute's other benefits... Sochi's light rail failure... more

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

Commuting makes you younger, and more attractive - kind of [telegraph.co.uk]

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

Are freight railroads starting to take passenger trains more seriously? [trains.com]

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

Dubai Tram 100-day milestones: 1m commuters, busiest month, stationŠ [emirates247.com]

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

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

Eurostar sales and passengers up in 2014 [railjournal.com]

12 Classic Train Posters That Lured Riders In and Out of Boston [boston.curbed.com/]

The history of Siberian Railways [railstaff.uk]

Property owners vote for Sacramento streetcars [sacbee.com]

Funding kickstarts Melbourne Metro tunnel plans [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Photo: Eastbound Empire Builder heading towards West Glacier Station, Montana. © Loco Steve

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

Following the tracks of the Empire Builder [minnpost.com]

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

Sacramento overhauling vintage train station [sacbee.com]

Melbourne: Century-old Flinders Street Station to receive a long-overdue $100m facelift [9news.com.au]

Manchester, UK: Victoria Station transformation nears completion [manchestereveningnews.co.uk]

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

A Fast-Track Plan For New Yorkers [observer.com]

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


 

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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 [telegraph.co.uk]

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

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

Melbourne Metro authority to develop cross-city link [railwaygazette.com]

Train travel reaches first peak in China [xinhuanet.com]

Trolley system proposed as downtown Fargo redevelops [grandforksherald.com]


 
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Photo: Dog on a train. © Ted Scodras | Flickr

Amtrak going to the dogs?... Streetcar or street car?... Love on the rails... more

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

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

NYC: Love on the rails [amny.com]

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

4 Ways to Enjoy Luxury Train Travel [travelpulse.com]

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

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

Australia: Queensland tilt trains set for a mid-life revamp [gladstoneobserver.com.au]

Ireland: Luxury Rail Coming [travelpulse.com]

Sweden: Longest rail tunnel set for December opening [railjournal.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: MBTA Green Line, Boston, Massachusetts. © MaxVT | Flickr

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 [wired.com]

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

New Zealand: Boarding call for Christchurch's new tram [3news.co.nz]

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

Germany: Passenger numbers reach record high [railjournal.com]

Texas: Dallas sets Oak Cliff streetcar debut [railwayage.com]

Missouri: KC unveils first streetcar station stop [bizjournals.com]


 
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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 [thestar.com.my]

Green light for Milwaukee light rail line [globalrailnews.com]

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

Trans-Siberian: highlights of the world's greatest rail journey [telegraph.co.uk]

Dressing to the Nines on the Orient-Express [cntraveler.com]

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

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

Miami: Downtown commuter rail has just one shot [miamitodaynews.com]

UK: Caledonian Sleeper to acquire luxurious rolling stock [businesstraveller.com]

Japan: Test ride of new Komachi bullet train launching in March [dailymail.co.uk]


 
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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 [globalrailnews.com]

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

Amtrak Train Days To Celebrate Reasons To Ride [prnewswire.com]

The Hidden Beauty of American Train Travel [slate.com]

Glasgow train singer's Pavarotti video goes viral [scotsman.com]

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

Canberra expands light rail project [railjournal.com]


 
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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 [oregonlive.com]

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation in Africa [citylab.com]

Shanghai Train chef becomes 'coolest train chef in history' [cctv-america.com]

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

New Zealand train station erects questionably shaped sculpture  [nydailynews.com]

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

MassDOT buys Housatonic Railroad line between Pittsfield, Connecticut [berkshireeagle.com]

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

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

Prototype Berlin U-bahn trains begin testing [globalrailnews.com]


 
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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 [wort.lu]

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

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

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

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

Idaho's Only Passenger Rail Station Nears Opening [boiseweekly.com]

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

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


 
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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? [cnn.com]

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

World-record holding train trips [stuff.co.nz]

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

Light rail brings high hopes for downtown Mesa [azcentral.com]

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

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

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

Vermont: Commuting By Train [vpr.net]

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

Mexico: High speed project cancelled as economy worsens [railwaygazette.com]


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

Trains to the airport... FTA backs Sacramento light rail... Tehran to Ankara... more

Going to the Airport? Take a Train! [smartertravel.com]

Feds on board with Sacramento streetcar [sacbee.com]

From Tehran to Turkey: An international journey by train [msnbc.com]

First 5-star express train in Vietnam [vietnamnet.vn]

Addis Ababa light rail test running begins [railwaygazette.com]

Israel Railways passenger traffic up 7.5% in 2014 [globes.co.il]

Ten of the world's finest luxury trains [nzherald.co.nz]


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

Women's transit needs... Egypt's rickity railway... Transit transforms Denver... more

More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn't Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them? [citylab.com]

Thirty Hours Aboard The Rickety Upper Egypt Railway [worldcrunch.com]

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

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

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

Second BART Tunnel Under Bay Allowing 24-Hour Service Gets Renewed Attention [sfgate.com]

Karachi railway station: On the right track [tribune.com.pk]

Russian-Made Double Decker Train Ready for New St.Petersburg-Moscow Route [sputniknews.com]

Sweden to upgrade Stockholm-Oslo train service [newsinenglish.no]

Detroit M-1 Rail: We'll open in 2016 [railwayage.com]

Amtrak's Hoosier State train gets a 60 day extension [fox59.com]

Plane Train At Atlanta's Airport To Get Major Overhaul [gpb.org]

Montréal Train de l'Ouest backers hopeful for West Island rail by 2020 [.cbc.ca]


 
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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 [chicagotribune.com]

New Amtrak Site Aims to Make the Case for Gateway Project [blog.tstc.org]

High speed train from Istanbul to Bulgaria [ftnnews.com]

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

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

What Your Nearest Transit Station Says About Your Income [citylab.com]

New York's 'Underground Museum' Pleases Passerby [voanews.com]


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

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 [oregonlive.com]

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

Thai-Japan railway to link Burma & Cambodia [bangkokpost.com]

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

Don't look now, but there's a polar bear on the train [news24.com]

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

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

Dallas: Downtown-to-Oak Cliff streetcars could roll by April [transportationblog.dallasnews.com]

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


 
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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 [railjournal.com]

"The Silk Road Station-Ningxia" Train Starts Debut Journey [english.cri.cn]

Taiwan: Aliens fall in love with local railway [taipeitimes.com]

Beijing to start building four subway lines in 2015 [nextcity.org]

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

Maine: Bill introduced to bring passenger rail back to Bangor [wcsh6.com]

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


 
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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 [thenewdaily.com.au]

Survey Reveals Huge Appetite for Transit Expansion in Seattle [streetsblog.net]

Tenerife LRT carries 100-millionth passenger [railjournal.com]

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

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

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


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

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

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

High speed train proposed between Portland and Vancouver [cbc.ca]

Ten lesser known facts about Indian Railways [jagran.com]

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

'Watermelon brother' spotted multiple times on Beijing metro [shanghaiist.com]

These 11 Incredibly Fast Trains Leave America's Railroads In The Dust [businessinsider.com.au]

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

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

Light rail system plan for Phuket [bangkokpost.com]

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

The 10 Coolest Subway Stations in the World [huffingtonpost.com]

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


 
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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 [sourceable.net]

High-speed rail and sustainability [msnbc.com]

Funding agreed for Seattle light rail expansion [railjournal.com]

Great Train Journeys of the World [theepochtimes.com]

Surprised Iran subway riders brush shoulders with president [nbc-2.com]

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

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

Judge rejects New Orleans streetcar objection [railwayage.com]


 
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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 [railwayage.com]

VIA Rail's ambitious new CEO [railwayage.com]

Spain by train: riding the narrow-gauge FEVE railway [telegraph.co.uk]

Coolest subway stations in NYC [amny.com]

The world's best new train trips [stuff.co.nz]

Rotterdam Central Station recognized [archdaily.com]

NYC shrine to saint complicates Amtrak station plan [northjersey.com]

Bulgaria reverses railway cutbacks [sofiaglobe.com]

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

Civilized Travel by Rail [huffingtonpost.com]


 
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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 [roadsandkingdoms.com]

UK: Battery-powered train enters service [theengineer.co.uk]

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

Riding the Mountain Rails [travelpulse.com]

Charlotte streetcar debut pushed back [railwayage.com]

New competition for Mexico City ­ Querétaro high speed line [railwaygazette.com]

New South Wales: What next for the Zig Zag Railway? [lithgowmercury.com.au]

Amtrak returns to old schedule in Whitefish [wtma.com]

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


 
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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 [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Japan to accelerate Shinkansen extensions [railjournal.com]

Antwerp Central "Europe's most romantic station" [expatica.com]

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

Comparing California's Future Bullet Train To Taiwan's [kvpr.org]


 
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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 [bbc.com]

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

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

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

Taiwan to nationalise high-speed operator? [railjournal.com]


 
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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 [sandiegoreader.com]

Myanmar: Vintage Rail Ride [irrawaddy.org]

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

Subway journey reveals New York's diversity [ledger-enquirer.com]

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

Tri-Rail's Miami Airport station won't open until spring [sun-sentinel.com]

New Hampshire Wants to Build a Commuter Rail to Boston [bostinno.streetwise.co]

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


 
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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 [economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Inner Mongolia enters high-speed rail era [ecns.cn]

Treat yourself on an Aussie food train [dailymail.co.uk]

Providence pursues streetcar development [railwayage.com]

Report: Private sector eyes LA streetcar [railwayage.com]


 
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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 [npr.org]

Touring Canada by Train [theepochtimes.com]

Helsinki Airport To Get Long-awaited Train Connection [airport-world.com]

Amtrak launches Northeast Corridor website [progressiverailroading.com]

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

Taking the slow train to Limerick [irishtimes.com]


 
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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 [theepochtimes.com]

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

Rail holidays: 10 unmissable new train journeys for 2015 [telegraph.co.uk]

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

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

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

Last train left Detroit depot 27 years ago today [freep.com]

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


 
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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 [slate.com]

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

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

Ten great train journeys [irishtimes.com]

Free tram rides in Melbourne CBD [au.news.yahoo.com]

Puffing Billy: Steam railway looks to expansion to keep up with visitor numbers [theage.com.au]

California bullet train getting on track [mercurynews.com]

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

California readies HSR groundbreaking [railwayage.com]

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

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


 
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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 [13wmaz.com]

Beijing opens 35mi of new metro lines [railjournal.com]

Queensland's historic Sunlander train makes final journey [theguardian.com]

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

MTR opens Island Line extension in Hong Kong [railjournal.com]

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

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

Japan seeks to introduce famed bullet train network in Malaysia [thestar.com.my]


 
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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 [dailypost.co.uk]

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 [theglobeandmail.com]

Railroads and a sense of place [trains.com]

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

More Good News for California High Speed Rail [railpac.org]

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

East-west passenger rail for Miami? [miamitodaynews.com]


 
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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 [jaunted.com]

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

Could cable cars solve New York commuter nightmare? [dailymail.co.uk]

My trip to Nice by train [thelondoneconomic.com]

India to introduce secure 'tourist carriages' on trains amid concerns [dailymail.co.uk]


 
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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 [bizjournals.com]

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

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

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

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

Berlin Main Station tram link opens [railjournal.com]


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

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

Paris inaugurates light rail Line T8 [railjournal.com]

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

New Italy ­ Austria regional services launched [railjournal.com]

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Amtrak readies Vermonter reroute [railwayage.com]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Iran — by luxury train [ft.com]

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

New Silk Road train [euronews.com]

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

On the Shalimar Express [tribune.com.pk]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Montréal opens new commuter rail line [railjournal.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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