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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Metro subway train, Union Station, Los Angeles, California. © taigatrommelchen | Flickr

LA Metro tests body scans... Trump limits enviro reviews... The Brexit effect... more

Metro tests airport-style body scanners aimed at detecting guns and explosives [latimes.com]

Trump signs order to shorten project permitting process [progressiverailroading.com]

How U.K. Train Travel Could Change After Brexit [travelandleisure.com]

Moscow-Kazan fast-speed railroad construction to be launched in 2018 [tass.com]

Skyrocketing passenger demand on Sydney train lines [smh.com.au]

Germany: LEO Express to relaunch low-fare Locomore service [railwaygazette.com]

High-speed train rolls into Scotland as Virgin looks to cut Edinburgh to London travel time [dailyrecord.co.uk]


 
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Photo: CSX train gaining on Amtrak's Lakeshore Limited, Palmer, Massachusetts. © Derek S | Flickr

CSX told end Amtrak delays... Pacific NW boost ahead... Brits face fare hike... more

Feds tell CSX: Stop delaying Amtrak trains; fix problems [usatoday.com]

More Seattle-Portland trains arriving soon [king5.com]

UK: Rail fares face biggest rise for five years [bbc.com]

AllEarth's commuter rail Budd cars pull into Vermont [vermontbiz.com]

CP Canada 150 special en-route to Ottawa [railwayage.com]

NY-NJ Gateway leaders seek private-sector ideas for Hudson rail projects [progressiverailroading.com]


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

Texas bullet team named... Fast enviro permits sought... California bullet lags... more

Firms chosen for Houston-Dallas bullet train [chron.com]

US: Nonpartisan group floats ideas to fast-track permitting process [progressiverailroading.com]

California: Map shows high-speed rail's sluggish progress [sf.curbed.com]

Amtrak hires consulting team to plan Penn Station concourse improvements [progressiverailroading.com]

New South Wales to replace 130-vehicle train fleet [globalrailnews.com]

Azerbaijan to build a rail line linking tourism centers [railwaypro.com]

Whatever happened to "high speed" passenger rail service from Norfolk to Washington? [pilotonline.com]

Pushing for a Commute That Would Rise Above the Rest [nytimes.com]

The art of queue-jumping on Hong Kong trams [scmp.com]


 
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Rendering: Confederation Line LRT, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. © City of Ottawa

Tracking Ottawa's LRT proj... Another Shanghai maglev... Caribbean rail?... more

Waiting on a train: How Ottawa's Confederation LRT Line is taking shape around us [ottawacitizen.com]

New Chinese maglev train completes pilot run [ecns.cns]

Has Rail A Future In The Caribbean? [barbadosadvocate.com]

Palm Springs Tram: Solar Eclipse Viewing [nbcsandiego.com]

A Glorious Infographic of North America's Transit Fleets [citylab.com]

UK to invest 1bn in West Midlands services [railway-technology.com]

Britain: What next for high speed northern rail? [bbc.com]

Why Even the Hyperloop Probably Wouldn't Change Your Commute Time [nytimes.com]

Proposed Edinburgh tram extension could be open by 2022 [globalrailnews.com]

Illinois: Amtrak's eclipse train shows value of nation's rail passenger service [chicagotribune.com]


 
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Composite photo: The Trump Administration has killed a plan to test train operators and drivers for sleep apnea. © Chriscintron | Dreamstime.com

Trump Adm kills apnea test plan... Maylay proj rolls... Finn rail monopoly out... more

Trump administration withdraws plan to test truck, bus and train operators for sleep disorder [rtands.com]

Malaysia breaks ground on East Coast Rail Link [railjournal.com]

Finland to liberalise passenger rail market [railjournal.com]

Commuting snake hitches a ride home on a Boston train [mashable.com]

KC Streetcar plans new Southern Extension Project [rtands.com]

Long Island beer inspired by LIRR delays [fox5ny.com]

Boston: Amtrak and MBTA sign new agreement for Attleboro Line [railway-technology.com]


 
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Photo: Brightline trainset makes first test run to Miami, Florida. © Go Brightline

Florida line by yearend... LA derailing car habit... French prep for competition... more

Brightline: West Palm to Miami by year's end [palmbeachpost.com]

L.A. — the city of traffic jams — finds a way to get people out of their cars [washingtonpost.com]

French regions prepare for rail market opening [railjournal.com]

Geotechnical work underway for California's high-speed railway [globalrailnews.com]

Miami Pols Want Their Promised Light Rail [nextcity.orgs]

Watch: Chinese commuters push train to save man's life [ecr.co.za]

What New York Subway Stations Actually Look Like [citylab.com]

Japan's First Cat Cafe Train Combines Eating, Traveling, and Feline Bonding [eater.com]


 
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Photo: conceptual image of China-built Indian high-speed train. © ECNS

India set for fast change... London Waterloo upgrading... KC voters boost rail... more

Bullet trains are set to change train travel in India: Here is how [indianexpress.com]

Work begins to upgrade London Waterloo station [railjournal.com]

Voters approve new taxing district for Kansas City streetcar expansion [kansascity.com]

Beijing's first maglev train goes into trial operation, set to open to public by end of year [shanghaiist.com]

Strong start for Gotthard Base Tunnel [railjournal.com]

FRA to invite bids to replace Amtrak on certain routes [progressiverailroading.com]

L.A. Union Station Needs A Concourse That Puts Passengers First [la.streetsblog.org]

The Gift Locomotive That Charmed Samurai Japan [nippon.com]

How one subway line changed New York forever [nypost.com]


 
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Artist's concept: Metro Downtown Regional Connector station, Los Angeles, Caifornia. © LACMTA

LA's Olympic effort... Mongolia speeds up... Fast tracking Israel... more

LA: The most anticipated transit projects opening in time for the 2028 LA Olympics [la.curbed.com]

China opens Inner Mongolian high-speed line [railjournal.com]

The Long Road to High-Speed Rail In Israel [citylab.com]

Penn Station renewal project more than 50% complete, Amtrak says [newsday.com]

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is Doomed for the Worst Reason [bloomberg.com]

Simple, Big Solutions for Penn's Problems [gothamgazette.com]

Understanding Streetcar Costs, Funding, Operations and Partnerships [metro-magazine.com]

David Blittersdorf Bets on Vermont Commuter Rail [sevendaysvt.com]

Have you heard the rapping subway conductor? Take a listen! [abc7ny.com]


 
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Photo: Hyperloop One test pod has reached 192mph (300kmh). © Hyperloop One

Hyperloop hits 192mph... Bay Area line to roll... Face scan security testing... more

The hyperloop just had its fastest test yet, nearly hitting 200 mph [theverge.com]

SF Bay: North Bay's SMART commuter rail system to roll after long delays [sfchronicle.com]

Facial recognition software to catch terrorists being tested at Berlin station [telegraph.co.uk]

California: High-speed rail backers lose another round in court [latimes.coms]

Tokyo train station at rush hour is just endless humans, and it's terrifying [mashable.com]

A real hyperloop is almost here — and it's not what Elon Musk envisioned [theverge.com]


 
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Rendering: The Brightline, a privately owned rail service, will begin operating in South Florida in late 2017. © Go Brightline

USDOT eyes private rail... Albany-Amtrak gondola rising... Hyper hype?... more

USDOT proposal aims to spur private investment in public transit [rtands.com]

Gondola plans pushing forward in Albany [dailygazette.com]

Why Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is Mostly Hype [fortune.com]

New Orleans: Construction begins on Canal streetcar line extension [fox8live.com]

California Bullet Train About to Get Hit With Blizzard of Lawsuits [motherjones.com]

Lyft and Amtrak now let passengers book rides to and from the train station [theverge.com]

London: Waterloo's abandoned Eurostar platforms to be reopened after 10 years [metro.co.uk]

NY-NJ: FRA opens environmental hearings for Hudson River rail tunnels [progressiverailroading.com]

New Zealand: Auckland approves order for battery-electric trains [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: China is building the world's deepest rail tunnel beneath the Great Wall. © Xinhua

Great tunnel of China... Washington I-5 bullet?... EU OKs Baltic funds... more

China builds high-speed rail tunnel under Great Wall [globaltimes.cn]

Washington State: Is a bullet train along the I-5 corridor feasible? State aims to find out [kiro7.com]

European Commission approves funding for Rail Baltica [railjournal.com]

105,000 have travelled by the Madaraka Express — Kenya Railways [kdrtv.com]

Fast trains to nowhere in Southeast Asia [atimes.com]

London's New Subway Symbolized the Future. Then Came Brexit. [nytimes.com]

Exploring the emergency repair work that's shaping Penn Station commutes this summer [amny.com]

First new tram for Sydney's $2.1b light rail line finally unwrapped [smh.com.au]

Is the end near for Europe's passenger night trains? [railway-technology.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Buffalo-DePew Station, New York. © koborin | Flickr.

Amtrak '19 funding backed... Toronto upgrading stations... RI free trains a hit... more

Senate panel restores funds for Amtrak long-distance trains, TIGER grants [progressiverailroading.com]

Toronto: Dozens of GO Transit stations slated for upgrades [thestar.com]

Rhode Island: Ridership up 50 percent on free commuter trains [wpri.com]

Amtrak loses bid to operate new Hartford commuter rail [ctmirror.org]

3 different visions of the future of trains in America [marketwatch.com]

Michigan: A2TC Train from Traverse City to Ann Arbor [groundworkcenter.org]

California: Redlands takes next step in bringing passenger rail service to city [redlandsdailyfacts.com]

China: CRRC tests suspended monorail called the 'Sky Train' [globalrailnews.com]

In defense of the East Coast hyperloop [grist.org]


 
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Rendering: BART has previewed its "train of the future" in advance of the subway car's September launch. © Bombardier

SF BART trains previewed... Silicon Valley Express?... 3D printing on track... more

San Francisco: BART shows off new train cars [sfgate.coms]

Will America's First-Ever High-Speed Rail Line Become the 'Silicon Valley Express'? [govtech.com]

How 3D printing is revolutionising railways around the world [globalrailnews.com]

Via Rail seeks to limit scope of wheelchair and mobility aid policy [globalnews.ca]

A Rare Peek Inside The Penn Station Central Control Room [gothamist.com]


 
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Rendering: New York's MTA will put new Bombardier R179 subway cars into service later this year. © Bombardier

$800m NY subway fix... US-Canada high-speed?... Halifax Canada rail push... more

$800 Million Subway Rescue Plan Adds Cars and Subtracts Seats [nytimes.com]

Infrastructure bank possible option for funding U.S.-Canada high-speed rail [globalnews.ca]

Group proposes light-rail transit system for Halifax [globalnews.ca]

San Francisco's Central Subway: Everything you need to know about it [sf.curbed.com]

Europe is cleaning up its destination stations [citymetric.com]

Toronto: Skylights, Eateries, Shops Highlights of Union Station Work [urbantoronto.ca]

Faster-than-Conventional Rail: Where Could It Work? [pedestrianobservations.com]


 
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Rendering: High-performance electric train concept, Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. © CalMod

Caltrain proj digs in... Hartford Line in May '18... Hyperloop Mars-bound?... more

Caltrain electrification project takes symbolic step forward [sfgate.com]

Commuter Rail Service Between Hartford And New Haven Will Begin In May 2018 [courant.com]

5 Reasons to Be Wary of Elon Musk's Hyperloop [citylab.com]

Joint checkpoint at Hong Kong railway terminal touches a nerve despite success of Shenzhen model [scmp.com]

Britain: Transport Secretary calls for end to first-class carriages on commuter trains [theguardian.com]

Thai government approves their first high-speed rail line. [globalrailnews.com]

Long Island's future is on the right track [newsday.com]


 
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Rendering: Hyperloop vacuum tube passenger transport. © ET3 Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies

Hyperloop race heats up... Chicago-MN plan on track... China up to 215mph... more

Hyperloop race gets crowded with new entrant Arrivo and maybe Musk [usatoday.com]

Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago passenger-rail service proposal enters next phase [progressiverailroading.com]

China increases top high speed rail speeds back to 215mph and soon 250mph [nextbigfuture.com]

Fly through L.A.'s massively upgraded Union Station in this new video [archpaper.com]

Adding Train Service to RI Airport Would Cost $90 Million [usnews.com]

New study to examine possible seasonal rail travel between Pittsfield and New York City [masslive.com]

Study Looks at Restoring Central Washington Train Travel [kpq.com]

San Francisco: Muni Subway Service to Shut Down Weekends, Weeknights Through Aug. 20 [nbcbayarea.com]

Russia confirm free train travel between host cities for World Cup [espnfc.com]


 
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Photo: Metro train tested on elevated line, Honolulu, Hawaii. © Ansaldo Honolulu

Honolulu's transit crisis... Private rail for Ottawa?... Rail's twin threats... more

Honolulu's Rapid Transit Crisis [citylab.com]

Private investors plan metro-Ottawa passenger rail [rtands.com]

Cybercrime and terrorism, the growing twin threats to rail and metro [smartrailworld.com]

USA: The struggle for on-time trains continues [trains.com]

High-speed train to reach Shanghai from Beijing in 4 hours [ecns.cn]

Crews working on L.A.'s subway lines keep finding prehistoric fossils [cnn.com]

How did (more of) the world's major rail terminals get their names? [citymetric.com]

It takes 3 minutes on the escalator to ascend out of China's deepest subway station [shanghaiist.com]


 
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Photo: Pensacola, Florida's station may see the return of Amtrak Gulf service idled by Hurricane Katrina since 2005. © James P Terrebonne | Flickr

Amtrak Gulf return backed... Amtrak Roanoke set... Miami rail debate rages... more

Restore Amtrak to Gulf Coast, Gulf Coast Working Group report says [pnj.com]

Passenger rail service returns to Roanoke on Halloween [roanoke.coms]

Can Miami-Dade afford more rail? [miamiherald.com]

Amtrak co-CEO optimistic about restoring service to Gulf Coast [pnj.com]

Sen. Schumer urges Amtrak to drop seat squeeze study [ny1.com]

Glasgow's forgotten monorail was once the future of travel in the city [glasgowlive.co.uk]

Video Of Commuters Singing On The Subway In Brazil [huffingtonpost.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Potential HS2 high-speed train design. © HS2 Ltd | GOV.UK

Brit HS2 bullet route finalized... Meals on wheels... WiFi boost on track... more

UK: Final HS2 route published [globalrailnews.com]

Meals on wheels: Chinese high-speed trains start pilot food ordering service [ecns.cn]

High-frequency window boosts train reception [smartcitiesworld.net]

CEO of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak): Who Is Richard H. Anderson? [allgov.com]

105,000 have travelled by the Madaraka Express Kenya Railways [the-star.co.ke]

Tanzania: South African Tourists Enter Tanzania By Tazara Railway [allafrica.com]


 
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Photo: Hyperloop One XP-1 pod prototype, Las Vegas, Nevada. © Hyperloop One

Hyperloop nears reality... Melbourne network KO'd... Amtrak seat squeeze?... more

Hyperloop conducts a successful test [washingtonpost.com]

How did a single computer failure take out the whole of the Melbourne rail network? [citymetric.com]

Amtrak considering tighter airline-style economy class seating [reuters.com]

Sneak peek at new Dubai Metro trains under construction [gulfnews.com]

UK: Channel Tunnel rail link sold on to consortium for 3bn [theguardian.com]

Indian Railways launches first DEMU train with solar-powered coaches [thehindubusinessline.com]

Kenya Railways delays launch of inter-county train service [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Rendering: Faster next-gen Amtrak Acela Express trains are expected to enter Northeast Corridor service in 2021. © Amtrak

Feds revise NE rail plan... House eyes transport cuts... Russian bullet OK'd... more

Feds release high-speed rail plan, rethinking 2 New England states [boston.com]

House panel approves transportation funding cuts [thehill.com]

Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project approved in Moscow and Vladimir regions [rustourismnews.com]

The tram in Luxembourg just had its first outing [wort.lu]

Maine: Downeaster exceeds annual targets for revenue, ridership [pressherald.com]

Orlando: Royal Palm Railway tourist trains to begin rolling in late summer [progressiverailroading.com]

Eurostar passengers to be able to watch virtual fish under the Channel [railwaygazette.com]

Have You Seen These Remnants Of A Failed Eurotunnel Project? [londonist.com]

Should You Give Up Your Subway Seat for a Child? [wnyc.org]


 
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Photo: Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © Amtrak

NY hell summer hits... Florida line dispute ends... German competition up... more

How NYC's Summer of Hell Kickoff Went [nextcity.org]

Treasure Coast's last legal action against All Aboard Florida is dropped [tcpalm.com]

Germany: DB facing greater competition on regional rail routes [globalrailnews.com]

The Clock is Ticking on America's Most Urgent Transportation Project [citylab.com]

Welcome to Hell! These Are the 5 Worst Public Transit Systems in the World [bravotv.com]

How did the world's major rail terminals get their names? [citymetric.com]

Planning the Transit Hubs of the Future [citylab.com]

Chinese high-speed sleeper train enters service [railjournal.com]

Grand Central Terminal Returns to its Heyday During 'Summer of Hell' [ny1.com]


 
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Photo: JR East (East Japan Railway) plans to complete an ALFA-X test train by spring 2019. © JR East

Japan to test 225mph in '19.... Stockholm line opens... LA line beats goals... more

JR East to build 360km/h (225mph) test train [railjournal.com]

Stockholm City Line opens [railjournal.com]

LA: Expo Line Reaches Ridership Milestone 13 Years Early [urbanize.la]

A generational failure: As the U.S. fantasizes, the rest of the world builds a new transport system [thetransportpolitic.com]

Weekend trains in Sydney to be boosted by 750 extra services [abc.net.au]

Japan Wants To Staff Its Train Stations With Friendly Robots [digitaltrends.com]

A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Transit Riders [citylab.com]

UK: HS2 upgrade for world's oldest railway terminus building from 1838 [irishnews.com]

TopRail: promoting sustainable rail tourism [railway-technology.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak plans to replace its existing Hudson River tunnel. © Amtrak

NYC tunnel to run $13B... Canada eyes upgrades... France adds 2 bullets... more

Northeast tunnel project to cost nearly $13B: report [thehill.com]

Transport Canada reviewing studies on multibillion-dollar Via Rail expansion [theglobeandmail.com]

France Launches Two New High-speed Rail Lines [voanews.coms]

Manitoba: Northern rail company estimates Churchill line can be fixed for $2M [cbc.ca]

Mumbai steps up removal of British names from railway stations [theguardian.coms]

In a 'Summer of Hell,' Grand Central May Be a Bit of Heaven [nytimes.com]

Boston: State awards $1.5M contract to study North South Rail Link [bizjournals.com]

5 fascinating future rail trends and when we can expect to see them. [smartrailworld.coms]

Heathrow Express Braces for Crossrail to End Airport Monopoly [bloomberg.com]


 
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Composite photo: Amtrak names transportation veteran Richard Anderson President and CEO. © Amtrak

Amtrak names new chief... China launches fastest bullet... Trains that fly... more

Amtrak Picks Delta's Former Chief to Lead It Through Challenging Time [nytimes.com]

New Shanghai-to-Beijing bullet train hits the tracks with 400 km/h top speed and free Wifi [shanghaiist.com]

The Future of Mass Transit - Flying Trains [masstransitmag.com]

Via figuring out how to retrieve train from Churchill cut off by rail closure [cbc.ca]

South Ferry Subway Station Reopens 5 Years After Sandy Flooding [nbcnewyork.coms]

South Florida: Brightline, FPL to partner on biodiesel fuel for trains [palmbeachpost.com]

Chicago in talks with Tesla's Elon Musk for O'Hare to downtown high-speed rail project [curbed.coms]

Meet the couple visiting every single train station in Britain [cnn.com]

New Zealand: Southerner rail trip offers scenery worth sleeping through [stuff.co.nz]


 
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Photo: First Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) train arrives at Liverpool Street station. © Crossrail

London line opens... Trump plan nixes NE fix... NARP rallies for Amtrak... more

London: New Crossrail Trains Have Launched [londonist.com]

Amtrak CEO: Trump budget eliminates money to upgrade Northeast Corridor [northjersey.com]

NARP to rally for funding of Amtrak long-distance trains [progressiverailroading.com]

How Much Bacteria Is On Subway Surfaces? Study Finds Out [baltimore.cbslocal.com]

Wisconsin Amtrak Service at Risk in Trump Budget [wuwm.com]

Charlottesville: Train organization rallies against proposed cuts to Amtrak [newsplex.com]

L.A. Metro approves $1.4B construction plan for Gold Line extension [la.curbed.com]


 
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Rendering: Faster next-gen Amtrak Acela Express trains are expected to enter service in 2021. © Amtrak

US rail future envisioned... Saudi high-speed tested... SF hub previewed... more

The Future of U.S. Train Travel [wsj.com]

Spanish bullet train to Mecca hits speed of 330km/h in trial run [elpais.com]

Transbay Transit Center: Everything you need to know about it [sf.curbed.com]

High-Speed Rail Service Between Springfield, Boston Proposed [necn.com]

A Florida Rail Project Breaks New Ground [wsj.com]

China-Moscow high-speed rail takes the first step [globaltimes.cn]

'Hyperloop Hotel' Could Be the Future of Luxury Travel [livescience.com]

NYC: Straphangers Are Now Jumping Off Stalled Trains [gothamist.com]


 
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Photo: Rush hour commuters crowd platform at Grand Central Terminal, New York City. © WNYC

NYC's transit hell... London Tube hotting up... Ontario aims for electrification... more

Hell Is New York City's Transit Situation [slate.com]

London's Tube has been running so long it's literally raising the temperature of the earth around it [citymetric.com]

Ontario begins environmental review of GO Transit's rail electrification [progressiverailroading.com]

Downtown Minneapolis will be without light-rail service for 11 days [startribune.com]

"Decades behind": Amtrak plans urgently needed upgrades [cbsnews.com]

Don't miss these 5 stations on the Moscow Metro's Circle Ring [rbth.com]

A Look Inside Nepal's Abandoned Railway to India [citylab.com]


 
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Photo: DB will operate regular Ice Sprinter high-speed service between Berlin and Munich beginning in late 2017. © ruhrpott.sprinter | Flickr

Berlin-Munich bullet pre-run... Rochester station readied... Dublin link tested... more

New high-speed train from Berlin to Munich makes 'historic' maiden journey [thelocal.de]

All aboard for the new Rochester train station [democratandchronicle.com]

Testing on Luas Cross City begins in Dublin [rte.ie]

Google's San Jose renewal plan: 'Grand Central of the West' [mercurynews.com]

Portland considers building a subway for downtown [curbed.com]

Why the K Street streetcar will succeed, if DC builds it [ggwash.org]

Inside the Rome metro station that doubles as a museum [cbsnews.com]

Ukrainian Railways install safe sex seat belts on trains so couples wont get hurt [kyivpost.com]


 
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Rendering: Moynihan Train Hall, Penn Staion, New York City. © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

NYC hub revamp advances... Montréal plan boosted... Self-drive bullets?... more

Penn Station's $1.6B revamp is officially moving forward [ny.curbed.com]

Trudeau backs Montréal's 'ambitious' light-rail project [cbc.ca]

High-Speed Trains Could Soon Drive Themselves [popularmechanics.com]

Penn Station's West End Concourse finally opens to the public [ny.curbed.com]

Back on track: Nepal rebuilds its passenger railway [widerimage.reuters.com]

12 Surprising Secrets From a Former Amtrak Train Conductor [popsugar.com]

Amtrak gears up for summer with public safety campaign [rtands.com]

Amtrak to build new locomotive shop in Seattle [progressiverailroading.com]


 
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Photo: Hyundai Rotem commuter trains will operate on Denver's G LIne. © RTD - Denver (Regional Transit District)

Denver line tests resume... Mesa rail leg funded... Chip-in-hand fare pay... more

Denver: RTD resumes long-delayed G-Line testing [denverpost.com]

Mesa, Arizona: Light rail expansion finds funding [nextcity.org]

Swedish commuters are paying for train journeys with a microchip embedded in their hand [thesun.co.uk]

Brightline rail will start with deeply discounted fares [miamitodaynews.com]

L.A. Metro to begin environmental process for West Santa Ana rail line [progressiverailroading.com]

"Midnight Specials" for Milwaukee Chicago Amtrak Hiawatha [railwayage.com]

First of Melbourne's new E-Class trams in service [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Composite photo: President Donald Trump's proposed budget will cut funding for Amtrak and transit. © Chriscintron | Dreamstime.com

Trump transit cuts blasted... Sacramento proj wins funds... Queen on board... more

APTA to Trump: Transit cuts deeply troubling [railwayage.com]

Sacramento streetcar project effort scores key local funding [sacbee.com]

Queen reveals love of trains as she recreates first Royal rail journey, 175 years on [telegraph.co.uk]

Indian Railways to introduce high-speed trains between Mumbai-Delhi [mid-day.com]

San Francisco: The Crazy Idea of Running Caltrain onto Muni's Tracks [sf.streetsblog.org]

How many railway terminals does London have? [citymetric.com]

Trump budget presents 'dichotomy' for rail [progressiverailroading.com]

The twisting and turning tale of Britain's tilting trains [smartrailworld.cos]


 
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Photo: Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © Amtrak

NYC commute ordeal ahead... Beijing tests maglev... Hudson Bay track out... more

NYC: MTA braces for summer of aggravation [amny.com]

Beijing's first maglev line begins comprehensive testing [ecns.cns]

Hudson Bay Railway services to Churchill suspended after washouts [railwaygazette.com]

Seattle Youth Get a Summer Break on Public Transit [nextcity.org]

NYC: 6 Amtrak trains to use Grand Central Terminal this summer [lohud.com]

Tehran Opens New Metro Line [financialtribune.com]

Israel to double rail network by 2040 [railjournal.com]

America's Train Stations: An Architectural Explainer [citylab.com]

This London Building Used To House A Death Railway Station [londonist.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Inspection Train (Oklahoma City - Kansas City), Topeka, Kansas. © DK | Flickr

Amtrak tests Texas-Kansas... Inside Naples' new station... French bullet trials... more

Amtrak considers establishing Texas to Kansas passenger rail service [cjonline.com]

See inside Napoli's spectacular new station [globalrailnews.com]

'Dress rehearsal' for new French high-speed lines [railjournal.com]

12 things we've learned trying to visit all 2,563 British railway stations [telegraph.co.uk]

What Will It Take For Train Travel To Return To Southern Idaho? [boisestatepublicradio.org]

MTA's Subway Library offers up free e-books to NYC commuters [amny.com]

Kenyans Fear Chinese-Backed Railway Is Another 'Lunatic Express' [nytimes.com]

New Yorkers keep calm and carry-on in hilarious defiance of subway ban on dogs [mnn.com]

India:Kochi metro gears up for commissioning [indiatimes.coms]


 
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Photo: CTA Pink Line "L" train on the Chicago Loop. © Rick Chase | Flickr

Chicago 'L' turns 125... Will LA 'dump the pump?'... Reykjavik pushes for rail... more

Chicago's elevated train system started 125 years ago [chicagotribune.com]

LA: Metrolink offers free train rides for those who 'dump the pump' [dailynews.com]

Iceland: Next step taken towards a train system in Reykjavik [icelandmonitor.mbl.is]

Are Philadelphians Ready to Ditch Their Transit Tokens? [citylab.com]

NYC: Unofficial Subway Posters Welcome All Aboard The 'Pride Train' This Month [gothamist.com]


 
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Photo: Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) vehicle operates along a virtual trackway. © CCRC

Virtual track previewed... Gov Brown on high-speed... Kazak-Uzbek debuts... more

China unveils train that runs on virtual tracks [shanghaiist.com]

California Governor Brown Talks High-Speed Rail...While Riding High-Speed Rail [capradio.org]

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan cross-border train service launched [railway-technology.com]

Numbers Game: Predicting Ridership On the Dallas-Houston Bullet Train [dmagazine.com]

Linking Baltimore and Beyond: The Maryland Transit Administration [masstransitmag.com]

Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe [engadget.com]

Plan for new high-speed rail in Istanbul waiting for approval [dailysabah.com]


 
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Photo: Metro train tested on elevated line, Honolulu, Hawaii. © Ansaldo Honolulu

Honolulu line tested... Amtrak sues DC station... Roanoke service readied... more

Metro train travels on Honolulu's elevated rail network for the first time [globalrailnews.com]

DC: Amtrak Sues Union Station Over Delta Air Lines Ads [nbcwashington.com]

Amtrak getting ready for new Roanoke rail service [virginiabusiness.com]

Railways begin trial runs for solar trains in Jodhpur [hindustantimes.com]

Fast and cheap: Getting Caltrain to San Francisco's Transbay Terminal... this year [sfexaminer.com]

Bhopal gets India's first world-class railway station [freepressjournal.in]

Caltrain customers choose their favorite [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Train, © CG Marks | Flickr

Circus rolls into history... USDOT funds rail safety... LA metro breaks through... more

A circus, and its trains, rolls into history [railwayage.com]

USDOT to provide $197m for PTC safety implementation in 13 states [railway-technology.coms]

Downtown LA's Regional Connector subway tunnel reaches Grand Avenue station [la.curbed.com]

What Penn Station's summer track work means for the LIRR [newsday.com]

London: Launch of Crossrail trains pushed back by TfL [railtechnologymagazine.coms]

In Pictures: Beautiful images of underground metro stations in Moscow [ibtimes.sg]

5 differences between the Moscow Metro and the St. Petersburg subway [rbth.com]

The Strange Tale of New York's Forgotten Subway [history.com]

Utah's S-Line streetcar ridership continues to rise [metro-magazine.com]


 
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Photo: Madaraka Express train, Nairobi-Mombasa, Kenya. CRI | China Radio International

Kenya railway opens... Honolulu line tested... French TGVs going inOui... more

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens [cnn.com]

Honolulu: Rail car tested along elevated guideway [staradvertiser.com]

France: SNCF rebrands TGV as 'inOui' [railjournal.com]

A Trolley And A Dream: Texas Border City Aims To Boost Ties With Mexico [fastcompany.com]

Could a light rail connect Staten Island and Bayonne? [nj.com]

A railroad to Ocean Beach: How 'the Octopus' got its way in SF [sfchronicle.com]

Pakistan's abandoned North Western Railway stations echo a forgotten past [dawn.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

NYC-DC cuts ahead... Safety goals in doubt... Should UK trains go public?... more

Amtrak to cancel some D.C. to NY trains as part of summer Penn Station repairs [reuters.com]

USA: Some railroads are not on track to meet a safety system deadline [miamiherald.com]

Britain Debates Nationalizing Its Rail System [citylab.com]

Trump budget does not bode well for Gulf Amtrak route [tallahassee.com]

West Australia: Construction to begin on Perth's airport rail line [thewest.com.au]

Transforming North America's transit hubs [jllrealviews.com]

Eurostar plans Easter launch to Amsterdam [railnews.co.uk]

Rebuilding Riga for Rail Baltica [railway-technology.com]

Japan's new Pikachu train ready to take Poké-passengers on a trip they won't forget this summer [rocketnews24.com]

Uzbekistan: High-speed railway to be built around Tashkent [azernews.az]

Shinkansen smoking seats to disappear by spring 2020 [the-japan-news.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: planned Union Station redevelopment project, Chicago, Illinois. © Goettsch Partners

$1B Chicago hub makeover... Last train to Florida?... Cuomo's NYC vision... more

$1 billion, 6-year Union Station revamp will include food hall, hotel, residential towers [chicagotribune.com]

Amtrak trains may depart Florida for good [sun-sentinel.com]

Cuomo unveils 'aggressive action plan' for Penn Station [progressiverailroading.com]

A Dramatic Plan To Rebuild Penn Station & Restore Its Lost Grandeur [gothamist.com]

New Zealand to invest $384m in rail network improvement [railway-technology.com]

Study of high speed rail between Springfield and Boston clears Massachusetts Senate [masslive.com]

Why high speed rail switched from Montreal to Kitchener-Waterloo [thestar.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Korea is testing high-speed service to the Pyeongchang Olympics site. © Minseong Kim | Wikimedia Commons

Korea tests Olympics line... Western PA boost?... W Palm station previewed... more

South Korea Tests New High Speed Rail Link To Pyeongchang 2018's Olympic Venues [inthesnow.coms]

Additional rail service between Harrisburg, Pittsburgh under review [post-gazette.com]

Photo feature: Brightline's West Palm Beach station nearly completed [therealdeal.com]

Work to start on terminal for Amsterdam to London train [dutchnews.nl]

Toronto: Celebrating 50 Years of GO Transit [urbantoronto.ca]

Helsinki invites Oslo to an Arctic journey by rail [thebarentsobserver.com]

More high speed rail and maglev lines in China [nextbigfuture.com]

Blink and You'll Miss These Maglev Trains Passing Each Other [popularmechanics.com]

Transit Hubs: A Growing Lure for Developers [nytimes.com]

Metropolitan Transportation Authority lingo guide for NYC straphangers [nydailynews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: A current Caltrain Baby Bullet waits at Diridon Station, San Jose, California. © Snty-tact

Feds fund Bay Area proj... Trump rescue for NY hub?... India bullet launched... more

Caltrain electrification project back on track with federal funding [sfgate.com]

Cuomo Appeals To President Trump For Federal Money For Penn Station Repairs [gothamist.com]

India's first high-speed train Tejas makes debut [asianage.coms]

Czechs to Build Rail Network for High-Speed Trains [ap.org]

Biting the bullet: Is Texas ready to embrace high-speed rail? [railway-technology.com]

Indonesia's first high-speed rail project is back on track to meet its 2018 completion date [smartrailworld.com]

Canada: Via Rail changes policy on wheelchairs and mobility aids on trains [thestar.com]

Pakistan: Saad Rafique resolves to revamp century old railway system [arynews.tv]

Yangon commuters face perilous train journeys [todayonline.com]

The derided railway sandwich, and its role in the privatisation of Britain [theguardian.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Ontario high-speed ahead... Feds stall Calif proj... Swiss bullet previewed... more

Ontario premier is all aboard $21B high-speed-rail Toronto-Windsor project [thestar.com]

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says she can't approve Caltrain electrification grant yet [mercurynews.com]

Switzerland's new high speed train unveiled [thelocal.ch]

Washington DOT to unveil Amtrak Cascades locomotive [progressiverailroading.com]

MBTA announces opening of Boston Landing Station [railway-technology.com]

Why Does New York State Control the Subway? That's the 20-Cent Question [nytimes.com]

Philippines: High-speed rail could link Clark, Subic Bay and Manila [stripes.com]

UK: Bucks' Bubble Car travels into history books [mix96.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Muni Metro Seimans S200 light rail train, San Francisco, California. © Siemans

SF modernising Muni... South Florida countdown... Canada '16 ridership up... more

San Francisco: Modernising the Muni Metro [railjournal.com]

South Florida: Countdown to Brightline [passengertrainjournal.com]

Canada: Via Rail traffic and revenue increase in 2016 [ailjournal.com]

Australia: Canberra to Sydney train could take less than three hours under push from ACT Chief Minister [abc.net.au]

NYC: Would Privatizing Penn Station Solve its Problems? [wnyc.org]

MTA unveils plan to improve New York City subway [progressiverailroading.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: A new transit hub has been proposed for Queens, New York. © ReThink Studio

Queens transit hub?... Trump rebuild plan soon... A better sounding subway... more

Fed up with Penn Station? Build a transit hub in Queens [crainsnewyork.com]

Trump's infrastructure plan will be unveiled in weeks, Chao says [progressiverailroading.com]

A Better Sounding Subway [wnyc.org]

This is what it's like to ride North Korea's marble-clad subway [businessinsider.coms]

Opinion: Chicago's rail hub is a train wreck. Here's the fix. [chicagotribune.com]

Minnesota: Millennials are all aboard for passenger rail [startribune.com]

Old School Train Travel Is Being Positioned as New School Luxury [skift.com]

New York City Subway Is Giving 'Baby on Board' Buttons to Pregnant Women [fortune.com]

Will summer construction solve Penn Station woes? [abc7ny.com]

Would Privatizing Penn Station Solve its Problems? [wnyc.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Grand Central Terminal, New York City. © Eric Baetscher | Wikimedia Commons

Amtrak to Grand Central?... Milwaukee laying track... Chennai metro opens... more

NYC: Penn Station track work leads to a grand switch [timesunion.com]

Milwaukee streetcar rails installed along St. Paul Ave. [jsonline.com]

India: Chennai opens first underground metro line [railjournal.com]

Two railway routes to be built in Hanoi [vietnamnet.vn]

Canada: Deadline looms for Via Rail response to order to change wheelchair policy [ctvnews.ca]

The abandoned railway tunnel used by the BBC in WW2 [ianvisits.co.uk]

Miami: Live at the Metrorail station — and bid horrible South Dixie traffic goodbye? [miamiherald.com]

Delhi's 35-km long Ring Railway network to be revived soon [financialexpress.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Opening day, QLine streetcar, Detroit, Michigan. © RTA - Regional transit Authority of Southeast Michigan

Detroit QLine opens... NYC summer cuts limited... Trump fast-track for Calif?... more

All aboard! Detroit's QLINE is open for streetcar riders [freep.com]

Most Trains Will Run During Penn Station Work, Amtrak Chief Says [nytimes.com]

Gov. Brown asks President Trump for help on the California bullet train [latimes.com]

Seattle: World's first light rail on a floating bridge: For I-90 [seattletimes.com]

Amtrak to seek private developer to manage Penn Station [progressiverailroading.com]

Lisbon reveals metro expansion plans [railjournal.com]

How did the tube lines get their colours? [citymetric.com]

Los Angeles: Modified Metrolink beach trains boast surfboard storage [dailynews.com]

Middle Tennessee RTA breaks ground on new Music City Star station [progressiverailroading.com]

Museum of London plans for see-through rail tunnel [bbc.com]


 
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Rendering: LaGuardia Airport AirTrain, Queens, New York. © Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office

LaGuardia proj advances... Detroit line opens Friday... Maglevs for UK?... more

LaGuardia AirTrain moves forward as engineering firm signs on [curbed.com]

Ready for the QLINE? Detroit's streetcar gets ready to debut [freep.com]

Could maglev trains be a magic bullet for UK inter-city travel? [theguardian.com]

Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway begins regular test run [africanews.com]

Railway line linking Kashmir with rest of India may become functional by 2021 [indiatimes.com]

CP Canada 150 Train #ConnectingCanada and rocking the nation this summer with cross-country block party [prnewswire.com]

New Zealand's Far North: Here's a rail alternative [nzherald.co.nz]


 
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Rendering: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for the Dallas to Fort Worth DFW Core Express. © North Texas Council of Governments

DFW bullet on track... Gaspé train returning... Ft Lauderdale station preview... more

Fort Worth takes big step towards high-speed rail link with Dallas [star-telegram.com]

Québec funds Gaspé railway revival [railjournal.com]

JR East to set up prayer room at Tokyo Station [japantimes.co.jp]

Brightline's Fort Lauderdale train station: All aboard for first tour [sun-sentinel.com]

Take a look around China's loneliest subway station [shanghaiist.com]

South Africa: High Speed Trains Ready for Take Off [allafrica.com]

Passenger night trains in Europe: the end of the line? report published [railwaygazette.com]

Vintage photos that show how glamorous train travel used to be [businessinsider.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman inspects tracks at New York Penn Station. © Amtrak

Making trains safer... Mongolian bullet testing... Kenyan train's last trip... more

All the ways we could make trains safer and smarter [popsci.com]

Testing begins on Inner Mongolian high-speed line [railjournal.com]

Kenya: Train's Last Trip to Mombasa Marks the End of an Era [allafrica.com]

Kenya: New standard gauge train to cut travel cost by half [nation.co.ke]

Sliding seats could enable passenger trains to carry freight [railwaygazette.com]

Opinion: The U.S. doesn't need new rail. We need to fix the transit lines we already have [latimes.com]

ReThinkNYC Has a Plan to Improve Penn Station and NYC's Transit System [untappedcities.com]

Two more Brightline passenger trains headed for South Florida [therealdeal.com]

Celebrate QLINE and keep at transit efforts across metro Detroit [freep.com]


 
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Photo: BVG trams, Berlin, Grmany. © John Weis | Wikimedia Commons

Berlin streetcars go west... A subway for Dallas?... Amtrak Roanoke-bound... more

Berlin's Streetcars Go West [citylab.com]

A subway in downtown Dallas? Here are three proposed routes [dallasnews.com]

Preparations continue in Roanoke for return of passenger rail [wdbj7.com]

NJ Transit to resume late-night summer train to Jersey Shore [nj.com]

Canada: Via Rail's fleet is obsolete. Can't we do better? [ottawacitizen.com]

Poor New Yorkers need the BQX streetcar[nydailynews.com]

NYC: The L Train Is Shutting Down to Prepare for the L Train Shutdown [vice.com]

Budapest Children'ss Railway Boosts Hungarian Tourism [travelerstoday.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Lake Shore Limited sandwiched between stack train and grain train in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. © Amtrak in the Heartland

Amtrak sidetracked... Tampa tags 7 trolley plans... Please offer me a seat... more

The Consequences of Amtrak Not Owning Its Own Tracks [atlasobscura.com]

Who goes first, Amtrak or a freight train? A court rules [chicagotribune.com]

Tampa trolley study identifies seven expansion alternatives [tampabay.com]

Transport for London launches 'Please Offer Me a Seat' badge [railway-technology.com]

Let Penn Station Breathe [nytimes.com]

Software tycoon plans belt line around Chicago [railwayage.com]

Sweden to end ID checks on trains from Denmark [thelocal.se]


 
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Photo: Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © Amtrak

44-day Penn Station KO looms... Budget hike for rail... Transit affordability... more

Amtrak's Plan for Penn Station Repairs Calls for 44 Days of Closed Tracks [nytimes.com]

Amtrak, Fast Act Rail Programs, and Transit Receive Boost in Omnibus Budget Released Today [narprail.org]

The Most And Least Affordable Cities For Public Transit [valuepenguin.com]

New Orleans: Consent decree forces St. Charles Streetcar line to become wheelchair accessible [wdsu.com]

Tempe Streetcar Will Be a Hybrid [progressiverailroading.com]

New York City Transit Reporter in Wonderland: Riding the London Tube [nytimes.com]

Passenger Trains Are India's Real Lifeline [odishatv.in]

CTA stations on long path to total ADA accessibility [columbiachronicle.com]

New Amtrak Thruway Shuttle Service for Maricopa - Phoenix [masstransitmag.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Route map, Sound Transit 3 plan, Seattle, Washington. © Sound Transit 3

Seattle debuts transit plan... China fix for Bulgaria... Japan luxe train debuts... more

Here's how Sound Transit plans to roll out 'one of most ambitious transit expansions' U.S. has ever seen [seattletimes.com]

China Steams to The Rescue For Bulgaria's Creaking Railways [news18.com]

Japan: Luxury sleeper train goes into service [the-japan-news.com]

VIA Rail unveils sustainability report [progressiverailroading.coms]

Cuomo Has the Opportunity to Fix Penn Station, but Will He? [nytimes.com]

Philadelphia: Free rides for seniors coming on Regional Rail [philly.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Crescent, Penn Station, New York City. © taigatrommelchen | Flickr

Amtrak to rush NY repairs... Calif proj beats odds... The cost of losing Amtrak... more

Amtrak prioritizes Penn Station improvement initiatives [rtands.com]

Against All Odds, California Bullet Train Barrels Forward [lamag.com]

The Human Cost of Losing Amtrak [citylab.com]

Britain: Theresa May remains 'absolutely committed' to HS2 rail link [theguardian.com]

Strasbourg's cross-border tram line inaugurated [railjournal.com]

Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs [nytimes.com]

Chicago Starts $18.2M Renovations of Historic Train Station [usnews.com]

Metro-North: 2016 highest ridership in railroad history [lohud.com]

Names of Canberra's first 13 light rail stops revealed, next the design [canberratimes.com.au]

RegioJet to launch Prague - Vienna services [railjournal.com]

Why the new 'Moscow' metro train is being called the best [rbth.com]

Could A Hydrogen-Powered Train Make Your Commute Smoother, Quieter, and Better For The Environment? [gizmodo.co.uk]

This Moscow Subway Car Brings an Art Museum to Commuters [smithsonianmag.com]


 

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