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India: IRCTC to launch semi-luxury trains on desert and heritage trips

Strong interest in Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high speed line

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Memphis travellers enjoy its rich history, its love of music, and plenty of beer

Discover the Art World of Bergen

No need for a car in Toronto's core: Trendy neighbourhoods within easy reach by public transit

Weak ruble makes Russia more accessible for budget travel

How to See Sprawling London in Just a Weekend

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Sri Lanka by train: The formerly war-torn north is rebuilding

The new "Snow Turtle" train is slower than running, but at least you won't get tired

Traveling On A Train Across The Entire United States Is So Picturesque

See the snowy Sierras with 2 winter train tours from the Bay Area

Russia: Life at the end of the lonely tracks in the remote, frozen Urals

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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: Maglev pod demonstration system due in late 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel. © SkyTran

Maglev pod for Tel Aviv... Swiss tunnel tested... Tempe streetcar green to go... more

This Futuristic Maglev Pod Transit System Will Soon Be a Reality []

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel begins high-speed rail tests []

Arizona: Tempe Streetcar receives environmental clearance []

India: IRCTC to launch semi-luxury trains on desert and heritage trips []

Strong interest in Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high speed line []

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Photo: Thalys PBA trains link Amsterdam and Brussels with Paris. © Thalys

France ups rail security... VIA Canada expands rail... Riding the fastest train... more

France to introduce security checks for cross-European trains []

Canada: VIA Rail Expands Its Rail Network []

Japan: On board the world's fastest train []

Light rail testing a welcome sight in Phoenix []

Italy plans part-privatisation of railway group Ferrovie dello Stato []

Amid Great Progress, Texas High-Speed Rail Takes a Big Step Back []

Faster Trains Propel the Economy, and our Middle Class, Forward []

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Photo: Passenger train, Ethiopia © Ethiopian Railways Corporation

Somalia's peace train?... Virgin revamping UK line... Budapest kid's railway... more

Can Ethiopia's railway bring peace to Somalia? []

Piano Set Up At Paris Train Station Provides Music And Comfort []

Train in Budapest is run by 10 to 14-year-old kids []

Muscovites Step Up Effort To Rename Metro Station Honoring Tsar's Killer []

Virgin's Ł3.3bn adventure ride along Britain's East Coast line []

High-speed electric trains to link Riyadh, Dammam []

China proposes high-speed rail line connecting Western China to Iran []

New Florida Train Line Tries to Get Travelers Out of Cars []

Tiny 'Arcade' Set Up in Tokyo Train Station []

Expansion, upgrading of Singapore's rail network on track []

Eurostar Velaro e320 enters passenger service []

Nevada: Fast track for high-speed rail belongs to XpressWest []

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Rendering: Hyperloop tube © Hyperloop Transportation Techonologies

Hyperloop seen affordable... Berlin to renew fleet... Rail a plus for job growth... more

Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Expensive, But Doable []

Berlin to invest ¤3bn to renew train fleet []

Without a good transportation network, employees can't work, employers can't employ []

Tysons Corner Plans Transit for When It Gets as Big as Houston []

Train Delay? Ask the MTA for a Late Slip []

New Hampshire: Support for Passenger Rail Increasing []

Hijacking High Speed Rail Hurts America's Future []

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Photo: Times Square subway entrance, New York City. © Norris Wong | Flickr

NYC trains boost security... Bulgaria-Ukraine to relink... UK's double-d future... more

NYC MTA Conducting Bag Searches, Boarding Trains For Security Checks []

Bulgaria, Ukraine to restore direct transport connections []

Here's the UK's (double decker) train of the future []

Budapest runs extra-long streetcars, equal to 3 articulated buses end-to-end []

Why New York Subway Lines Are Missing Countdown Clocks []

Calls grow louder for rationalizing commuter rail fares within New York City []

Route chosen for train from Indio to Los Angeles []

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Photo: Enterprise test train, Belfast, Northern Ireland. © Shaun's Railway Photography | Flickr

New Belfast-Dublin trains... Spotsylvania-DC debut... Glasgow subway redo... more

First of new Belfast to Dublin trains launches []

First VRE trains leave new Spotsylvania station []

Glasgow's subway system prepares for a new age []

Here Are Sydney's New Underground Metro Stations []

Chicago: What Went Wrong with Union Station? []

Wuppertal suspension railway receives first Vossloh train []

Railway in Japan with cat for a stationmaster to get continued public support []

Amtrak adds Chicago-Michigan trains for Thanksgiving travel []

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Photo: Girl on a train, Germany. © Deutsche Bahn AG

Europe best by rail... India buffet cars fading... Tex-Mex bullet?... more

5 Reasons Why Traveling by Rail is the Best Way to See Europe []

The end of the line for India's iconic railway buffet car []

Is a high-speed rail line from San Antonio to Mexico in the works? []

Istanbul to start work on 10 rail projects in 2016 []

Austria: ÖBB improves onboard passenger services []

Shibuya's redevelopment to create a futuristic railway station fit for the 21st century []

India: Northern Railway on a sunny trip []

Cuomo Announces Launch of Wi-Fi Service at Subway Stations []

How Japan's railway systems accidentally invented contactless payments []

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Photo: Cincinnati streetcar on test track. © City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati tests streetcar... Hudson tunnel funded... 'Cold temp' bullet debuts... more

Dynamic testing begins on Cincinnati Streetcar []

Officials reach deal to fund $20B project to dig new rail tunnels below Hudson River []

China makes bullet train that runs in extreme cold weather []

Aboard SEPTA's wash trains, cleaning leaves from the Regional Rails []

Wi-Fi rolled out to 100 more London Underground stations []

Istanbul Golden Horn tram plan moves forward []

St. Louis: Loop Trolley completes major track work in Missouri's Delmar Loop []

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

NE impact study issued... US's first hybrid tram... Reinventing subway maps... more

Rail Officials Release Northeast Corridor Impact Study []

Dallas: Another National First For DART: A Hybrid Streetcar []

Why designers can't stop reinventing the subway map []

Winter Park Ski Train: 'We're Still Working On It' []

Botswana Railways Re-Introduces Passenger Train []

Rural Colorado, Kansas and N.M. have saved Amtrak's Southwest Chief []

Advocates of the proposed Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail line have a plan for the next governor []

Texas Rail Prospects Tempt French, Chinese, Japanese []

Developer hopes colourful trains will help lure Americans from cars []

The U.S. Might've Just Taken Two Steps Closer Toward Its Own Maglev Train []

Improving the 'Amtrak experience' How about assigning everyone seats? []

The fight for passenger trains in the West []

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Photo: VIA Rail Canada currently provides limited service between Campbellton, Moncton and Halifax via The Ocean. © Walter E Pfefferie | CRO

VIA eyes Atlantic Canada... Asians crowd metros... Millennials seek transit... more

VIA Rail Canada talking new routes between Halifax, Moncton, Campbellton []

Most of the world's busiest metros are in Asia []

Boston Millennials say public transit determines where they choose to live and work []

San Francisco: BART's Powell Street Station, Long an Eyesore, Gets Fix-Up Plan []

Dubai Tram serves 3.7m passengers in a year []

The World's Fastest Train Could Be Headed to Washington []

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

Florida Brightline unveiled... US funds for maglev study... Amtrak Wi-Fi woes... more

Miami-Orlando train service gets new name, bold look []

DC-to-NYC maglev train plan lands $27.8M in federal funds []

Wi-Fi Woes Plague Amtrak on Northeast Corridor []

Johannesburg's Gautrain aims to get people out of cars and into the city []

Amtrak Adding Trains and Capacity for Holiday Season []

Sydney Metro Train Design Revealed []

Uncaged Blue Line Bunny Bugs MBTA Don't let your bunny run around a subway car. []

Superfast hyperloop transportation could arrive in about five years, CEO says []

A message from Japanese train station toilet paper: Don't stare at your smartphone while walking []

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Rendering: Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Canada © Bombardier

Toronto LRT a go... NYC terminal shaping up... Prague's little red tram... more

Crosslinx signs C$9.1bn contract to build Toronto's Crosstown LRT []

No Greased Lightning, but tram lubricating Prague's tracks stealing plenty of hearts []

In caverns deep below N.Y. streets, train terminal taking shape []

Trillium blossoming: Ottawa's O-Train has grown from an experiment into an expanding system []

London: Docklands Light Railway strike explodes 'driverless Tube' theories []

Thalys aiming to cut carbon emissions by 40% []

Light rail line 2 becomes operational in The Hague []

VIA Rail CEO Argues Against High-Speed Rail, Wants Dedicated Montreal-Toronto Passenger Track []

Shrink the Second Avenue Subway? Not so Fast, Say Mayor and Lawmakers []

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Rendering: Sky Tram. © Sky Tram International

LA-Vegas options emerge... LA station preview... Eurostar-S France cutback... more

Las Vegas: XpressWest draws nominal high-speed rail competitors []

Los Angeles: Fly Through the Future Of Union Station []

Eurostar cancels south France through-trains []

The strike-proof Docklands Light Railway has gone on strike []

Japan: The cutest, must-have bento lunchboxes you can buy and eat on the train []

Germany: Crowdfunding to kick-start new Stuttgart - Berlin service []

Jersey transit strong []

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Rendering: streetcar, Cincinnati, Ohio. © © CAF USA

New trams for 2 US cities... Fast train to Taj Mahal... Beautiful stations... more

Trams delivered to Cincinnati and St. Louis []

9 train stations with unforgettable architecture []

India's New Fastest Train to Take Tourists to the Taj Mahal []

See a whole other side of Kyoto in this beautiful, quintessentially Japanese train, coming soon []

Hong Kong: Construction of delayed high-speed rail link is 74% complete []

TIGER VII: A look at rail-related projects []

Tokyo: Yamanote Line EMU to enter service this month []

China's great railway dream: Traversing South America []

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

US: light rail leader... China may aid Cali bullet... Brit rail shakeup ahead?... more

The U.S. a leader in LRT? Believe it []

China May Help Finance California High-Speed Rail []

Britain's railways on the verge of a shake-up []

The Sci-Fi SkyTran Monorail May Be Our Most Practical Replacement For Cars []

The beauty of the Montreal Metro []

Will Europe really back more passenger rail competition? []

First look at Hanoi's elevated railway train []

India's fastest train to launch by March []

China plans to triple high speed rail network to over 31000 miles and boost speed from 240 mph to 310 mph by 2020 []

Taking the Train in Europe? Make Sure You Have a Valid Ticket []

There's an abandoned subway station at the southern tip of Manhattan, and you have to pass a background check to visit []

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Photo: Amtrak Northeast derailment passenger train crash north of Philadelphia © PZ Feed.

Miami station steams ahead... US safety delay OK'd... Cuba's aging railway... more

All Aboard's MiamiCentral station steaming ahead []

House Passes Deadline Extension for Rail Safety System []

Cuba's old trains offer fine-grained look at country off the beaten track []

Canada: Via Rail CEO 'cautiously optimistic' Liberals will back $4B rail investment []

New details about Rail Baltica revealed []

First Subway Cars Finally Enter New Amsterdam Underground Line []

Trenitalia planning Paris ­ Brussels high speed service []

Reopening Vermont's rail service to Burlington []

How to act like a local on Vienna's subway []

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Photo: US DOT has awarded a TIGER grant toward replacement of the Portal Bridge, in New Jersey. © Gannett Fleming, Inc.

USDOT rail grants awarded... Solar's rail potential... Hudson tunnel trouble... more

USDOT begins notifying states, cities of TIGER VII grant awards []

'Railway Solar' May Be a Sweet Spot for Green Transportation []

Video Shows Threat to Region From Crumbling Cross-Hudson Rail Tunnels []

UK: New livery for Flying Scotsman train unveiled []

A Tale of Two Trains []

Amtrak train service to reconnect Rutland and Burlington, state says []

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Photo: Railway, E40 Gingelom Wind Park, Belgium. © RTBF

Wind powering Belgian rail... Amtrak: time to build... New trams for Tokyo... more

Belgian trains powered by wind []

Amtrak CEO: It's time to build infrastructure []

Tokyo welcomes new trams []

It's time to redesign the New York City subway map. Here's how []

How to Do Your Makeup on a Moving Train‹Without Poking Your Eye Out []

Second phase of Zürich cross-city link opens []

'Transit Maps of the World' Makes City Navigation Easy []

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Photo: RTD FastTracks East (Airport) Line - A (opening Spring 2016), Denver, Colorado© RTD FasTracks

Denver airport line by April... LA extension in March... SF N Bay line testing... more

Denver RTD announces Union Station-to-airport rail line will open April 22, 2016 []

Los Angeles light rail extension to open in March []

SF Bay: Crews Test Smart Train In North Bay []

Trans-Laos railway construction could begin in November []

Indiana-Chicago: Big plans for upgraded Amtrak line []

Double-Decker Trains to Run Between Moscow and Samara []

Tulsa Ready to Take the "Last Step" Toward Passenger Rail into Downtown []

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Photo: Haizhu Island Tram, Canton Tower Station, Guangzhou, China. © Andy (seat67a1

Streetcar strategies... Japan reserving more seats... Rail bikes in jepoardy... more

In D.C. And China, Two Approaches To A Streetcar Unconstrained By Wires []

Japan: More railways turning to reserved seats on limited express runs []

The end of the line for Adirondack rail bikes? []

This 1928 ad for the London Underground combines data with awesome []

Work on Amtrak rail from Colorado to Kansas has begun []

Eurostar's first new trains in 20 years are bigger, quieter, and Italian-designed []

Miami: New rail bridge at river could open bottleneck []

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

London Night Tube by Xmas?... Google maps Amtrak... Streetcar milestones... more

London: Will the Night Tube be running by Christmas? []

Apple Maps transit directions now include popular Amtrak routes []

Two U.S. Streetcar Lines Celebrate Milestones []

Amtrak Cascades celebrates 20 years of international rail service []

Sometimes a Slow Train Is a Good Thing []

Enter The Ornate World Of Russia's Underground Stations []

South Korea Is Ready To Export Its High-Speed Rail Trains And Related Services Overseas, Starts With Exports To Malaysia []

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Rendering: Texas Central Railway high-speed train. © Texas Central Railway

Texas HSR design team set... France to search riders... WiFi for Auto Train... more

Texas Central selects joint venture for high-speed rail line's pre-construction work []

France reveals plan to search rail passengers []

Amtrak introduces free Wi-Fi service on Auto Train []

Berlin Line U5 tunnelling complete []

Calfornia: Chinese Firms Want in on America's First Bullet Train []

D.C. streetcar on track for year-end opening, top transportation official says []

A tour of the Stockholm metro ­ the world's longest art gallery []

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Rendering: Talgo 350 high-speed tilt-train. Service between Berlin and Moscow begins in 2016. © Talgo

Berlin-Moscow tilt trials... Amtrak shutdown unlikely... Chicago rebuild rolling... more

Tilt train trials underway for Berlin – Moscow service []

Hill moves toward delaying rail safety deadline []

Chicago: Plan to rebuild Union Station finally starts to roll []

High-speed trains could help create dream pocket cities []

Hyperloop vacuum train to commute between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in 15 minutes []

Siemens aims to make Sacramento a hub for bullet train []

A 109-year journey ends in Poway []

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Photo: new e235 train, Yamanote Line, Tokyo, Japan. © Manish Prabhune

New trains on Tokyo loop... 3G on Melbourne loop... Nice trams go wire-free... more

Yamanote Line in central Tokyo getting new trains in November []

Melbourne switches on underground 3G coverage []

Catenary-free trams for Nice []

NYC/NJ: Train to Poconos on Track []

French railway offers migrants free travel []

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Rendering: All Aboard Florida train. © Connecting Florida

Florida rail countdown... California transit rated... Free WiFi for Spain AVEs... more

All Aboard Florida ticketing 15 months off []

Ranked: Best & Worst of California Transit []

Spain's high-speed AVE trains to offer free onboard Wi-Fi internet access []

London Underground Vs Beijing Subway []

Anger at Eurostar plan to make cyclists dismantle their bikes []

Swiss are world's train travel champions []

Chess players match wits on five-day train journey []

Game: Can you identify the city from its metro logo? []

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

Pets on Amtrak... Rail drives Texas boom... Inside a North Korea subway... more

Bring Your Pets on Vacation Courtesy of Amtrak []

In Car-Centric Texas, Cities Reap Economic Boon From Light Rail []

Rare Tour Inside a North Korean Subway []

Feared 'Amtrak shutdown' is actually a rail system shutdown []

Ottawa: Confederation LRT line begins to take shape []

UK: A glass of wine on the train eases the strain []

All aboard in Lorton! []

The ghost train that haunted Stockholm []

Domestic passenger rail competition to start in Europe in 2020 []

5 Ideas That Could Change the Future of Trains []

Ffestiniog Railway marks 150 years since first passengers []

The Train Station That Has Been Housing the World's Refugees for More Than a Century []

One Man's Opus to New York's Subway Art []

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

Amtrak shutdown threat... New Scot line a hit... Through-routing eases travel... more

Amtrak to suspend national rail service without safety extension []

Scotland: More than 125,000 journeys made on Borders Railway in first month []

Why don't more city transport networks use "through-routing"? []

Belgian rail strike to halt international trains on Friday []

Taiwan's first light-rail to begin trial run this month []

India's Lesser Lines []

Full reopening of Alishan Forest Railway delayed by typhoon []

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Rendering: Manchester Victoria station redevelopment, Manchester, UK. © Morgan Sindall

Manchester Victoria anew... KL-Singapore 90 mins... Nola-Baton Rouge 9?... more

UK: Manchester Victoria reopens after Ł44m upgrade []

KL to Singapore in just 90 minutes []

Louisiana: Nola to Baton Rouge in 9 mins by train? []

What It Will Really Take to Fix India's Railways []

Vintage 1917 train will take subway riders to Yankees playoff game against Houston Astros []

Rail corridor purchase could link Kansas City to St. Louis []

Dublin revives Metro North plans []

Panamá City metro Line 2 breaks ground []

Cape Cod tourist train posts another successful summer []

South Korea: Flying the bullet train from Seoul []

Sydney: Central Station then and now: 160 years of train travel []

England: Resort trams have been the rail thing for 130 years []

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Rendering: proposed commuter rail (Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority - PSTA), Tampa Bay Area, Florida © Isaac Grove (IsaacGrove2008) | Photo Bucket

Tampa rail opportunity... San Diego: record riders... Infill stations draw riders... more

CSX's offer finally opens the door to commuter rail in Tampa Bay []

Ridership on San Diego trolleys tops 40 million; UTA sets all-time rail boarding record []

Chicago has examples of a cheap way to bring rail transit to more people: infill stations []

California high-speed rail seeks private investors []

Finnish passenger market to be opened to competition []

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Rendering: SunRail commuter train, Orlando, Florida © SunRail | Florida Department of Transportation

Funds for Orlando rail leg... Japan's rural lines at risk... Britain's ghost trains... more

Central Florida: SunRail gets $93 million grant to expand into Osceola County []

Off the Rails: Japan's rural train lines at risk of closing down. []

The Ghost Trains of Great Britain []

L.A. Metro to begin station construction for Purple Line extension []

Milwaukee-Chicago: Amtrak Hiawatha adds late night train for fall holiday season []

Yerevan -Tbilisi trains resume traveling October 2 []

Evangelion Shinkansen service takes off on November 7 with life-sized Eva cockpit on board []

Montréal: Expansion plan brings new railroad tracks to AMT trains []

New train route links Romania and Moldova: shorter journey removes symbolic barrier []

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Photo: High-speed CRH5 trains are currently China's fastest. © Su Muyao Su | Flickr

China HSR for Indonesia... Maglev office in Baltimore... Paris goes car-free... more

China in Line to Build Indonesia High Speed Rail []

Maglev venture opening Baltimore office []

What did Paris's first car-free day look like? []

Nevada: High-speed rail panel to select operator by Nov. 30 []

TTC launches bike repair stations at 10 subway stops []

High-speed rail is taking over Southeast Asia []

Hamburg adopts U-Bahn expansion plans []

North Louisiana Passenger Rail Service []

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

Amtrak tightens bag policy... France tests new TGV... London's faux station... more

Amtrak Gets Stricter on Baggage, But is Still is Very, Very Generous []

Test train running on new London line []

France: Testing begins on TGV Est Phase 2 []

Inside London's Fakest Tube Station []

Top 10 train station restaurants in Europe [heguardian]

Commute with Wikipedia to the overcrowded New York City Subway []

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Photo: Underground, London, England. © qsimple | Flickr

Slowing London's Tube... Smooth ride in Philly... 2/3 favor US high-speed... more

To Move Faster, London's Tube Needs to Slow Down []

Philadelphia train travel: "1,000 percent better than expected" []

Two-Thirds of Americans Would Use High-Speed Rail []

Private rail company seeks to build high-speed rail across U.S. []

Taiwan: Alishan Forest Railway to reopen most scenic route on Christmas day []

UK: The beautiful stations of rail's golden age []

Don't speak French or Spanish? Then you'll have to pay more for a TGV ticket between Paris and Barcelona []

Twin Cities: Light rail ridership hits 100k in a single day []

10 hot reasons to go to NYC's newest subway stop []

New high-speed rail route may serve Arlington, DFW Airport []

Spain to open first single-track high-speed line []

Ethiopia: Addis Residents Finally Can Enjoy Fast Train Ride []

Why Doesn't America Have High-Speed Rail? []

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Rendering, Hyperloop. © Gizmodo

Hyperloop advantages... Bullet trains in America... Amtrak refutes deal claim... more

The Hyperloop has 5 key advantages over today's fastest trains []

The Unbreakable U.S. High-Speed Rail System []

Amtrak refutes US senator's assertion on HS train deal []

China invests in America's high-speed rail []

Israel opens Ashkelon - Beer-Sheva line []

Massachusetts: CapeFlyer ridership, revenue increase in third season []

Taiwan High Speed Rail opens first Muslim prayer room []

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Photo: Renfe AVE high-speed train, Estación de Atocha, Madrid, Spain. © Falk2 | Wikimedia Commons

High-speed reaches Léon... Saudi rail link for Haj... Largest rail networks... more

Spain: AVE high-speed rail network reaches Leon and Palencia []

Saudi Arabia rolls out metro train service for this year's Haj []

Mapped: The world's largest rail networks []

China: Scenic high-speed rail route opens in Jilin []

Trenitalia extends Frecciarossa to Bari []

Kenya to extend standard-gauge railway north []

Amtrak to award $2.5bn rail contract to Alstom []

Taiwan: Alishan Forest Railway expected to fully reopen in December []

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Rendering: Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT), Ethiopia © CNR Corporation (CNR)

Addis Ababa LRT rolls... Melbourne station reno... St. Louis streetcar revival... more

Modernizing Ethiopia Opens $475-Million, China-Built Urban Rail []

Melbourne: Flinders Street restoration set to begin []

Along for the Ride: A revival of a St. Louis streetcar system []

Potential Superspeed Train Between DC And Baltimore Moves Closer To Reality []

Boston Surface Railway Company plans to create a Worcester to Providence commuter rail by 2018 []

Seattle: Sounder Celebrates 15 Years of Commuter Rail Service []

MassDOT looking once again to expand rail service []

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Rendering: Xpresswest high-speed rail, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. © Xpresswest

LA-Vegas bullet a go?... Pets on Chicago Metra... DC streetcar by yearend... more

A high-speed rail from L.A. to Las Vegas? China says it's partnering with U.S. to build []

Chicago: Metra to allow pets on all weekend trains starting in October []

DC Mayor Claims Streetcar Will Be Running By The End of the Year []

UK: Birmingham New Street station unveils long-awaited makeover []

Maine Eastern Railroad to end passenger service Oct. 31 []

Richmond-to-Raleigh high-speed rail plan approved []

Rapid Moscow-Minsk-Berlin travel by train in 2016 []

Pennsylvania: PennDOT Asks Amtrak About Adding Second Daily Round Trip Between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg []

Polish government backs ambitious rail investment programme []

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Photo: Shinkansen e5 bullet trains to operate on Japan's new Hokkaido Line. © Government of Japan

Hokkaido bullet due... China deal for US high-speed... W African rail upgrade... more

Hokkaido bullet train on track to start March 26 []

China rail firms in joint deal to build U.S. high-speed rail []

Abidjan ­ Ouagadougou railway upgrade launched []

TFL produces geographically accurate London Tube map []

A Nerd's-Eye View of New York's Most Complex Subway Stations []

What's More Important to Non-Car Commuters: Living or Working Near Transit? []

Dallas to Houston in 90 Minutes With New High Speed Rail []

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Photo: Eurostar e300 TGV train undergoing refurbishment. © Railway Gazette

Eurostar refurb preview... BART eases SF commute... Free WiFi in S Florida... more

Inside Eurostar revamps its seating and introduces free Wi-Fi []

SF Bay Area: BART's improved commuter service on track []

South Florida: Tri-Rail offers free Wi-Fi on all trains []

Napa Valley Wine Train sold []

Google to Bring Free High Speed WiFi Access to 400 Railway Stations Throughout India []

Go-ahead for Basle cross-border tram extension []

How To Master The Art Of Amtrak Travel []

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Photo: TriMet MAX light rail Orange Line, Portland, Oregon © TriMet

Portland line opens... 5 more Beijing Metro lines... UK riders double in 20 yrs... more

Portland: TriMet opens MAX Orange Line []

Beijing Metro to start work on five extensions []

UK: Train travel has more than doubled since privatisation []

Elon Musk's 745mph high-speed hyperloop train could connect Madrid and Barcelona in half an hour []

Amtrak expands rails-to-trails service for cyclists []

New York Today: Miracle on 34th Street []

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Photo: Westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief east of Trinidad, Colorado. © Steve Wilson | Wikipedia

SW Chief may fade... From car-crazy to rail... Hop Japan's "Yellow Doctor"... more

Rich In Charm But Losing Money, Amtrak's Southwest Chief May Fade Away []

Why car-crazy cities are riding the rails []

Now bullet train geeks can ride the rare 'Doctor Yellow' train []

First New NYC Subway Station in 2 Decades Opens []

Liverpool tram back on track this weekend after six-year restoration project []

Could the Hyperloop soon be a reality, or are we getting taken for a ride? []

JR Kyushu to change itinerary of Nanatsuboshi train so passengers can view sunset []

All Things Travel: Boston To New York Travel Gears Up []

Amtrak's Northeast Regional: A notable route riding on a noteworthy reputation []

South Aftrica: Sun International to revitalise The Blue Train []

High speed train to be built in Miami []

Take a Ride on the Solar Train []

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Photo: Amtrak Acela Express high-speed train, Northeast Corridor. © Amtrak

Amtrak adds Acela runs... Kenyan proj advances... Phoenix-Tucson eyed... more

Amtrak Expands Weekend Acela Express Service []

Continuing progress on Mombasa-Nairobi high speed rail project []

Arizona planners eye passenger rail linking Phoenix, Tucson []

Twin Cities transit triumph []

Oslo-Stockholm train popularity speeds ahead []

Tunnelling begins on Paris metro extension []

El Paso streetcar nearing construction, vehicle rebuilding start-up []

The case for re-nationalising Britain's rail network []

$6.9-million upgrade to Amtrak station expected to be completed next spring []

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Photo: White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, White Pass Summit, Alaska/British Columbia border. © White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Alaska-Canada train at risk... Amtrak DC faceoff?... Aboard a refugee train... more

Skagway and its Alaska-Canada railroad at critical junction []

Amtrak at Risk of Disruption in Railroad Showdown With Congress []

On board the Budapest to Munich 'refugee train' []

Biden run could be a boon for Amtrak []

Texas Bullet Train Moving Forward Despite Obstacles []

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Trains []

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Photo: New Borders Railway, between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders, Scotland. © Borders Railway Project

Scot Borders Rail debuts... Miami downtown link set?... China accelerating... more

All aboard Scotland's new Borders Railway []

Tri-Rail chief says downtown Miami link is 'going to happen' []

China Railway Corp orders very high-speed trains []

France: SNCF to expand low-cost Ouigo high-speed services []

What America can learn from Europe's high-speed trains []

Amtrak adding 41 trains for weekend of pope visit []

Malaysia, Singapore high-speed rail project to start in 2017 []

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Photo: Higher-speed Seimans Charger may meet Bay Area's future needs. © Siemens

Bay Area need for speed... Eurostar suffers delays... Most metro stations?... more

Four Visions of a Higher-Speed Bay Area Rail Network []

Eurostar suffers severe delays as migrants attempt to block Channel Tunnel []

Which city's metro network has the most stations? []

Delhi Metro Awarded For Increased Use Of Solar Power []

How Will HS2 Affect London? []

Interior images of JR Kyushu theme trains, Shinkansen available on Google Street View []

France Navigo Pass: What changes from September 1st []

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Photo: High-speed CRH5 trains cut travel time between Shenyang and Dandong, China. © Su Muyao Su | Flickr

China-N Korea bullet set... Montréal-DC link?... London Night Tube delay... more

The Montréal to Washington train may soon make a comeback []

China unveils high-speed rail line to North Korean border []

London Underground postpones introduction of 24-hour trains []

Benin-Niger rail link 'another step forward' []

When the first subway opened in Boston []

North Texas puts up more high-speed rail money []

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Photo: New York Subway and London Tube. © Wikimedia Commons

London Tube vs NY Subway... Egypt OKs high-speed... Scot railway to open... more

London Underground Vs New York City Subway []

Egyptian Cabinet Approves First High-Speed Train []

Scotland: Borders Railway complete []

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak []

You Can Now Pre-Order the First Toy Train to Use Maglev Technology []

Downtown Dallas has a visionary rail future []

Peru/Chile: A train will once again connect Tacna and Arica []

Massachusetts: Holyoke Gets Train Stop After 50-Year Absence []

US rail advocates call for Amtrak New Orleans service to be restored []

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Rendering: Texas Central Railway high-speed train. © Texas Central Railway

Feds OK Tex high-speed... Streetcars drive economies... NZ rail subsidy a go... more

Feds approve Texas high-speed rail corridor []

Streetcars still engines of economic development []

New Zealand government confirms KiwiRail subsidy []

I used the women-only train carriages in Tokyo, for good reason []

Medellin light rail testing underway []

The Making of the L.A. Metro 'M' []

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Photo: Train passing windmill, Netherlands. ©

Wind power in Netherlands... Swiss slow for seniors... Importance of Amtrak... more

In Just Three Years All Dutch Trains Will Run On Wind Power []

Slower Swiss rail service for seniors []

Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United States []

Eurostar reports record-breaking numbers []

Explore a 10,000km train journey through Siberia in a single massive image []

Amtrak Subsidy justified []

Record Number of Israelis Take the Train []

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Photo: New light rail vehicle, South Line extension, Sacramento, California © Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT)

Sacramento line opens... Ottawa-Montréal to upgrade... Train to the Pope... more

Sacramento: Transit advocates, riders celebrate opening of light rail's south line []

Funding to upgrade Ottawa ­ Montréal passenger service []

Take the train to the Pope []

Chicago commuter trains will stop marking gender on monthly passes []

Streetcar plan cleared by Orange County Transportation Authority []

Toronto: How Union Station went from 'transportation tomb' to destination []

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Photo: Wi-Fi connected subway station, New York City. © Marc Ehrich | Flickr

Getting subway Wi-Fi... Mesa light rail expands... Japan 'blue trains' end run... more

Why It's So Damn Hard to Put Internet in the Subway []

Mesa light rail expansion debuts to thousands of riders []

Japan's last 'blue train' wraps up final run after nearly 60 years of service []

D.C. students will be riding Metro for free this year []

Beyond Downtown, Cleveland's RTA Rebuild Spurring New Development []

Sacramento's light-rail extension opens Monday with big questions []

Amtrak Adding Trains, Cars for Pope Francis' US Visit []

How to Ride the Metro, According to Puppets []

How to bring high-speed trains to the US []

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Photo: Rendering, Metro Line, Edmonton Transit System (ETS), Alberta, Canada © City of Edmonton

Edmonton LRT startup set... Texas rail revolution?... Azerbaijan unveiling new trains... more

Startup date set for newest Edmonton Transit LRT line []

Will A Dallas-to-Houston Bullet Train Revolutionize Texas? []

Azerbaijan to unveil 30 comfortable passenger trains []

Hospital train brings hope, medical care []

Charting the New York Subway's Plunging On-Time Rate []

D-FW route may be key to Texas high speed rail []

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Photo: Concept, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), Austin, Texas. © PRT USA

Personal RT for Austin?... Dublin proj launched... N-S link for Boston?... more

Is Austin Ready for Personal Rapid Transit? []

Boston: Build the North-South Rail Link []

Irish transport minister launches Dublin rail project []

Rail between Austin and S.A. would be game-changer []

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Photo: Rendering, new Bay Concourse, Union Station, Toronto, Canada © Metrolinx

Toronto concourse closes for reno... Texas bullet controversy... Gainsville-Atlanta?... more

Toronto: Union Station Bay Street concourse closes for renovations []

Will The Houston/Dallas Bullet Train Revolutionize Texas Or Divide It Forever? []

Gainesville-to-Atlanta train, all aboard! []

Switzerland tops the list for most rail travel []

Background & Clarification On "All Aboard Florida" Orlando-To-Miami Train []

China and Japan Compete for Indonesia Rail Contract []

Providence streetcar plan still just under review []

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Photo: Amtrak Cardinal, outside Cincinnati, Ohio. © David Rohdenburg | Capture Cincinnati

Cincy-Chicago rail closer... China opens northmost line... Vermont rail push... more

Another step toward more regular Cincinnati-Chicago rail in works []

China opens northernmost high-speed line []

Vermont pushes for grant to close rail gap []

Massachusetts: Berkshire Scenic Preparing To Run North County Excursion Trains In October []

Is Austin-San Antonio passenger rail service closer to reality? []

Ever-evolving Yokohama Station marks 100th year []

How do metro systems cope with whopping great hills? []

14 things only train commuters understand []

China's longest and most scenic railway to link Xiamen and Xining []

Taking Britain's stations forward []

Cleveland RTA debuts new Red Line rail station []

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Photo: Portal Bridge, Hackensack River, Secaucus and Kearny, New Jersey. © Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Rail Armageddon for NE?... UK's privatisation cost... Minsk-Warsaw soon... more

'Transportation Armageddon' Is Coming to the Northeast Rail Corridor []

Britain's privatised rail: 40% too expensive? []

Belarus and Poland launch new Minsk-Warsaw service []

Japanese railway cameras automatically spot drunk commuters to save their lives []

Florida high-speed rail project challenged by archaeologist []

Maryland and Virginia commuter rail look great together on one map []

Brasilia readies solar-powered metro station []

Roll out of Auckland's electric trains complete []

Liverpool Lime Street train station to get longer platforms to accommodate bigger trains []

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

Stockholm-Oslo speed up... Still no Gulf Amtrak... Miami Beach rail plan... more

SJ launches Stockholm - Oslo X2000 services []

Ten years after Katrina, a wait continues for restoring Gulf Coast passenger rail []

Miami Beach: A bid to jump-start Bay Link light rail []

Japan: Railway names Tama the cat's replacement as stationmaster []

Connecticut Trolley Museum celebrates 75th year []

Tel Aviv cheers new subway, bemoans its construction []

Shibuya Station's new building looks to draw visitors with huge rooftop observatory []

Florida's Privately Funded Passenger Rail Plan Chugs Forward Amid Opposition []

London: Steam trains return to Victoria station []

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Photo: Rendering, monorail, Saõ Paulo, Brazil. © Bombradier

Saõ Paulo monorail rolls... Instanbul subway proj on... China station digs in... more

Brazil Launches First Monorail in Saõ Paulo After Delays []

Subway line project to Istanbul's third airport launched []

Deepest Underground High-speed Rail Station Completed in Tianjin []

Orlando-To-Miami Train Moves Forward As Potential Connector Between Central & South Florida []

Amtrak volunteers tell passengers tales in Trails and Rails program []

I conducted Myers-Briggs personality assessments of London's 11 tube lines. Here's what I learnt []

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Rendering: All Aboard Florida train. © Connecting Florida

State backs Florida rail proj... All-transit cards for US?... UK youth turn to rail... more

State financing authority votes to issue $1.75B in bonds for All Aboard Florida []

Coming Soon to America: One Fare Card for All Transit []

UK: Younger people increasingly turning to trains []

Eurostar to roll out new trains []

Prague: One subway station had the brilliant idea to fight graffiti with graffiti []

U.S.'s Most Used Rail Line to Suffer for Years, Even if Money for Tunnel Found []

Train travel in the US: Boston airport, Amtrak, and the Empire Builder []

Talks begin on Hokuriku Shinkansen extension []

Amtrak trains selling out ahead of pope visit to Philadelphia []

Miami: New train station to connect South Florida to Orlando []

Amtrak Begins Substitute Bus Operation on Hartford Line []

Charlotte mulls light rail expansion []

Souh Florida: What if Tri-Rail Extended All the Way to Homestead? []

Tracking London's Profane Irritation Over the Tube Strike []

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Photo: Circle Tour seasonal excursion, Providence-Worcester mainline. © Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts

Providence-Worcester set... Aussie rail cutbacks... Hiroshima trolley returns... more

Providence-Worcester: Company Plans to Offer First Private Passenger Rail in Years []

Hiroshima Trolley Starts Running Again 70 Years After The A-Bomb []

Great Southern Rail to halve services on Indian Pacific, The Ghan after Federal Government cuts []

All aboard: Campaign for dogs on trains in Spain []

Where the New York City Subway Doesn't Go []

The Future of Rail Travel — and Why It Doesn't Look Like Hyperloop []

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Photo: Rendering, Perth Stadium Station, Perth, Western Australia. © Government Of Western Australia

Perth station opens... London Tube strike on... Israel lays high-speed track... more

Perth's $100 million stadium train station comes to life []

London Tube strike set to go ahead in night service row []

Israel Railways Lays New Tracks for High-Speed Train to Jerusalem []

Baby born at World Trade Center train station []

All Aboard? Vermont's Western Rail Corridor []

Old Delhi to get new transport service: A Tram []

Next stop Paris: Secrets of France's greatest stations []

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

High-speed goes global... Getting US back on track... London Tube strike set... more

High Speed Rail is popping up all over the world. Here's why that's a good thing []

Cash needed to get US transport systems back on track []

San Francisco's E Embarcadero streetcar line opens []

Tube strike to go ahead after unions reject London Underground offer []

Funding agreed for Ottawa - Montreal upgrade []

Germany's First Energy-Plus Train Station []

India: Life on the other track []

Numbers tell the story of light-rail's steady growth in Twin Cities []

Peru to build a commuter train between Lima and Ica []

The Senate passed a surprisingly good transportation bill []

For downtrodden Detroit, hopes of revitalization ride streetcar rails []

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Photo: Rendering, light rail, Tel Aviv, Israel © ISRAEL21c | Flickr

Tel Aviv project starts... Minnesota high-speed?... Indy to Chicago preserved... more

Construction begins for Tel Aviv light rail, six years of traffic jams expected []

Minnesota: Private company seeks exclusive rights for high-speed rail []

Deal preserves Indy-to-Chicago passenger rail []

Azerbaijan-Turkey: Test train launched via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars []

Expo Line train testing in downtown Santa Monica []

The Government of Canada and VIA Rail Canada announce major improvements []

Canada: Why VIA Rail's boss feels 'getting his hands dirty' is important []

Malaysians end through trains to Singapore []

Denver's beautiful Union Station mixes old and new []

Eurasia Express train finishes journey in Berlin []

Schenectady to get new $14 million train station []

Barcelona opens suburban extension []

Fiu Group Wants To Bring Maglev-Style Train System To Miami []

South Florida: Tri-Rail says take the bike to the train []


Denver station 1 year on... Miami link funding likely... Delhi station facelift... more

Denver's iconic Union Station celebrates one year after renovation []

Tri-Rail closing in on funds for Miami rail connection []

Old Delhi station getting a facelift, entry to be hassle-free in a year []

NYC: A Piece Of The Original Penn Station Is Still Standing On 31st Street []

Construction starts on Barcelona airport rail link []

New plans to transform Cardiff Central Railway Station revealed []

How to Explore Japan By Train Without Ever Leaving Home []

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Photo: Amtrak 52nd Street Bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. © PZ Feed.

NE infrastructure aging... Air fares up after rail crash?... $1B for Ottawa rail... more

Aging Infrastructure Plagues Nation's Busiest Rail Corridor []

DOT to investigate airlines for gouging after Amtrak crash []

Federal government pledges $1B for light rail expansion in Ottawa []

Deal on track to bring fast rail link to Scotland []

Ahead of its time: Dubai Tram system second to none []

Seattle selects light rail extension option []

Shuttered L.A. Angels Flight railway may be on track to run again []

Scotland: Steam trains will run along the new Borders Railway []

Osaka Monorail extension planned []

Cat Wreaks Havoc On New York City Metro System []

The Evangelion Shinkansen will let you ride the rails like a cool angel this fall []

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Photo: Metro Rail Blue Line train, Long Beach Civic Center Station, California. © METRO96 |Wikipedia

LA's Metro at 25... Amtrak Gulf Coast revival?... Japan rail by wheelchair... more

Los Angeles: Metro Motion Summer 2015 Metro Rail 25th Anniversary []

Amtrak Coming Back to the Gulf Coast? []

Riding the train or subway in Japan in a wheelchair []

Expansion of New Haven's State Street station part of new Hartford Line []

China: Discredited citizens to be barred from high speed trains []

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Photo: Rendering, Texas Central Railway high-speed train. © Texas Central Railway

$75m for Texas high-speed... Vancouver tests new line... KFC on a train... more

Texans invest $75 million in high-speed rail proposal []

Vancouver: Trains begin to roll on SkyTrain Evergreen Line for testing phase []

India: Now you can order KFC during train journey []

Commuters increasingly glued to electronics boosts ridership; report []

Week-long test of Taiwan's first light rail system begins []

Philadelphia: SEPTA suspends papal pass sales []

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Photo: MARTA train, Martin Luther King Station, Atlanta, Georgia. © jayayess1190 | Flickr

Atlanta rail expansion pushed... Denver ski train comeback?... Saudi high-speed by year-end... more

Atlanta: MARTA pushing for largest expansion in history []

Denver: Plans to Revive Winter Park Train Gain Steam []

Saudi's Haramain high-speed train set to run by year-end []

Eurostar unveils refurbished high-speed train []

Amtrak celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act with upgrades []

Commuters lift Irish Rail fortunes []

India: Bullet train comes a step closer []

NYC: 1910-1963 The destruction of Penn Station []

Montréal: A new train to Vermont? []

Luton Airport reveals plans for direct rail line to central London []

Perth train passengers liven up their journey with a singalong []

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Photo: Rendering, All Aboard Florida train. © Connecting Florida

Rail targets Florida tourists... Maglev's future... San Diego extending trolley... more

Study projects rail line's impact on Fla. tourism []

Maglev trains: The future of high-speed rail? []

New UC San Diego Trolley Blue Line Extension []

Tour guide unlocks secrets of Grand Central Terminal []

Buffalo: Underground Amtrak station at Canalside is envisioned to replace current Exchange Street site []

Ontario: GO Transit's new Hamilton station opens []

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Photo: Amtrak Northeast Corridor rail improvement project, Trenton to New Brunswick, New Jersey © Kyle Conti Construction, LLC

House OKs rail funds... Boston-New Hamp boosted... Hope for Ontario train?... more

House passes five-month transportation funding extension []

Boston: Commuter rail to Manchester, NH one step closer to reality []

Ontario: Railmark makes last-ditch pitch to keep Algoma Spirit alive []

Is India ready for high-speed rail? []

Combating noise from the Shinkansen []

Underground Light Rail Idea Presented as Connect Columbus Initiative Continues []

Ghana to upgrade part of western main line []

Show Your New York Love With a Poster of Every Subway Station []

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Photo: Rendering, MiamiCentral, Miami, Florida. © All Aboard Florida.

Florida project on track... UK high-speed preview... Terminal tranquility... more

All Aboard Florida rail team on track []

NYC: An Oasis of Tranquillity, in Grand Central Terminal []

UK: First look inside high speed train that will replace InterCity 125 []

Vermont proposes passenger rail expansion []

Beijing announces plans for 1,000km rail network linking capital with Tianjin and Hebei []

Travelling on China's high-speed rail like riding the subway []

Taiwan High Speed Rail helps disabled make their dreams come true []

All Aboard Florida preparing major development around Fort Lauderdale station []

History buffs seek re-opening of Angels Flight railway []

High-speed rail can be a reality for Australia []

Commuter rail linking New Orleans to Baton Rouge has broad support, big obstacles []

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Photo: CityLYNX, Gold Line, Charlotte, North Carolina © CATS Charlotte Area Transit System

Charlotte streetcar debuts... Ottawa rail plan OK'd... Philly Papal visit access... more

Charlotte's streetcar debuts []

Ottawa Council endorses $3B plan for light rail expansion []

Philadelphia: SEPTA Announces Papal Visit Pass Sales and Station Details []

Seattle: Sound Transit Finishes Second Light Rail Tunnel []

Canada: Via seeks faster service on Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor []

Japan: JR Kyushu introduces 'nature' car for Yufuin sightseeing train []

A ticket examiner captures the beauty of India's railways in these colourful paintings []

Japan: Don't get derailed when you're angry []

JR West unveils logo design, interior for new Hokuriku sightseeing train []

Nearly 30000 People Travel Everyday on Banihal-Baramulla Railway Track []

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Photo: Amtrak Cascades train, Puget Sound, Washington. © Amtrak

Portland-Seattle speed up... Rio gets Olympic trains... Malaysia goes electric... more

Amtrak speeds up Portland-Seattle Service []

Rio welcomes first Light Rail trains ahead of 2016 Olympic Games []

Malaysia starts new electric train service []

New subway lines eyed for Tokyo []

Canada: CN pulls the plug on Algoma passenger train []

Eurasia Express trains set for 14,400-km journey []

NYC subway mosaics prompt debate on Confederate symbols []

A Life Devoted to the Signs of Trains []

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Photo: Platform, Salt Lake Central Station, Salt Lake City, Utah. © Utah Transit Authority.

US's rail boomtown... Amtrak cameras urged... Saddest Amtrak stations... more

Salt Lake City: What's Next For The U.S.'s Rail Boomtown? []

NTSB urges cameras for Amtrak trains []

These Are the Saddest Amtrak Stations in America []

The World's Smallest Train is a Car []

China's High-Speed Rail Becoming Popular with Tourists []

London Tube strike ­ live updates []

Catenary-free tram arrives in Rio de Janeiro []

Popular Pacific Surfliner Amtrak train now under local control []

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

China's secret weapon... Crossing North Korea... London Tube strike... more

China's Newest Secret Weapon: Bullet Trains []

Foreign tourists allowed to traverse N. Korea by rail []

Tube strike London: Travel chaos expected from 6.30pm - live updates []

The Case for New Hudson River Rail Tunnels []

UK's Network Rail to open Birmingham New Street station on 20 September []

NYC: Treat for subway riders: Nostalgia trains roll next week []

Europe's Busiest Railroad Station Will Get Easier to Navigate []

California: Brighter days for Mendocino County's Skunk Train lead to expansion plans []

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Photo: Northern Line tube commuters, London Underground, UK. © Susanturner70 | Wikipedia

London Tube strike set... Hartford line delayed?... UK sleeper trains fading... more

TfL Tube strike: Walkout confirmed with no service on entire London Underground network from tomorrow []

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail Line May Be Delayed []

UK: Are sleeper trains facing extinction? []

Tentative plan to keep Amtrak running in Kansas and Missouri []

Baby saved from train tracks by brave grandfather at Wentworthville Station []

Toronto Transit Commission completes Union Station renovations []

Civil works completed on Tours-Bordeaux LGV []

Rail passenger rights to be strengthened in Europe []

The amateur map designer who remade London's tube map takes on the "night tube" []

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Photo: Airport Rail Link, Ring Rail Line, Helsinki, Finland. © mwmbwls | Flickr

Helsinki line opens... Tallinn-Moscow link revival... 2nd St Paul-Chicago run?... more

Helsinki's Ring Line opens []

Tallinn to Russia passenger services to be revived []

Second Amtrak train from St. Paul to Chicago would be popular, new study says []

Is That a Confederate Flag in a New York City Subway Station? []

GO train welcomed in Niagara Falls []

Seoul City to Add 10 More Subway Lines []

For rail services, downtown often isn't the right place for a terminus []

Subway-style map of China's high-speed rail network makes navigating the country by train easy []

The cat's miaow []

UK: Train travel is steaming back into its romantic past []

Adirondack Scenic Railroad adds pedal power to rail line []

Settle to Carlisle railway celebrates 150 years: A line carved out of stone []

Shore Line East Riders Frustrated With Amtrak []

Morocco's High Speed Train to Be Inaugurated in 2017 [moroccoworldnews]

San Diego: MTS Gets $31.9M for New Station, Trolleys []

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Photo: Rendering, TGV high-speed train, Morocco. © Office National des Chemins de Fer du Maroc (ONCF)

High-speed for Morocco... Light rail for Reykjavik... Transforming Amtrak... more

In Pictures: Morocco's TGV, Africa's First High Speed Train []

Reykjavik to develop light rail network []

We must do something transformational about Amtrak []

This is what the Luxembourg tram will look like []

Chicago: Amtrak's Big Union Station Transformation Moving Ahead []

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