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US streetcars return... UK selling off Eurostar stake... California high-speed rail clears hurdle... more

The Return of the American Streetcar [wnpr.org]

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

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

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

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

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

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


Latest News Links

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

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

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

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

Fort Lauderdale mulls next streetcar phase [railwayage.com]


Recent News Links

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

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

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

6 ways to fix transport [forumblog.org]

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

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

South Africa: A moving experience [scmp.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Train your sights on Switzerland [gulfnews.com/]

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

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

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

Ontario: Niagara passenger railway proposed [chch.com]

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

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

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

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

Budapest ­ Tehran Luxury Train Launches [hungarytoday.hu]

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

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

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

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

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

The Return of the American Streetcar [wnpr.org]

Who Will Buy Eurostar? [travelpulse.com]

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

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

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

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

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

Railway boom for the Middle East [traveldailymedia.com]

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

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

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

Atlanta Streetcar starts test running [railwaygazette.com]

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

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

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

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

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

Details for LA downtown streetcar emerge [railwayage.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DC Streetcar begins trial operation [globalrailnews.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bullet train sorely needed in Texas [chron.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deutsche Bahn freezes most ticket prices [thelocal.de]

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

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

Rail services resume to Kashmir [kashmirtimes.in]

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

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

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

Sacramento launches downtown depot makeover [sacbee.com]

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

Thello to launch Marseille ­ Milano service [railwaygazette.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Losing track at Tokyo Station [torontosun.com]

Crossing Canada in Art Deco Splendor [travelpulse.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gary Hewitt's Train Puzzle [nytimes.com]

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

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

Train offers scenic trek through Colorado [newsok.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amtrak funding hearing set for Wednesday [thehill.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dinner Trains Around the World [wsj.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai gives high five to Metro [gulfnews.com]

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

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

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

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


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