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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Improvements to infrastructure will enable next-gen Acela trains to reach 186mph. © Amtrak

US speed-up seen... NY 2nd Av line station preview... LAX link clears hurdle... more

Federal Regulators Will Let U.S. Railroads Run Faster, More Efficient Trains [usa.streetsblog.org]

NYC: The first look at a brand-new Second Avenue subway station [timeout.com]

Metro rail connection to LAX clears key hurdle [la.curbed.com]

Niagara, NY: New Falls train station on track to begin service on Tuesday [niagara-gazette.com]

Baltimore Amtrak tunnel replacement would cost $4 billion [baltimoresun.com]

California High-Speed Rail Authority Unveils Interactive Map [govtech.com]

Nova Scotia: Is Halifax ready for commuter rail? [cbc.ca]

Fare dodging, Russian style! Passenger avoids paying on the Moscow Metro by hanging onto the train [dailymail.co.uk]

Famous designer, manga artist add lustre to Kumamoto rail line [asiaone.com]

Texas Bullet Train Developer Gets Station Design Inspiration [nextcity.org]

Chanel threatens to leave historic home of No 5 over high-speed rail plans [telegraph.co.uk]

The Best Part of L.A.'s Subway Expansion May Be the Fossil Discoveries [travelandleisure.com]


 
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Rendering: Streetcar concept, Los Angeles, California. © Los Angeles Streetcar

LA streetcar by '20?... Face scan tix check debuts... Seattle ridership soars... more

L.A. Streetcar Takes Another Step Toward 2020 Comeback [nextcity.org]

Face recognition ticket checking comes to Beijing West Railway Station [ecns.cn]

Seattle: More people than ever are riding the light rail [seattlepi.com]

Who's Next, After San Francisco's Public Transit System Got Hacked? [nbcnews.com]

Brightline rail from West Palm to Miami 70 percent complete [wptv.com]

Is The Gulf Coast Closer To Getting Back Amtrak? [wuwf.or]

Innovation focus: Seoul's driverless heavy rail metro. [smartrailworld.com]

Exclusive: Board members selected to oversee Amtrak's $24 billion Gateway project [wsau.com]

London: Crossrail – approaching the final stages [railengineer.uk]

Indian Railways To Bring In The Maglev Train Project In 3 Years, Trains To Run At 500 kmh [indiatimes.com]

Moscow-to-Tokyo express: World's longest railway or just a pipe dream? [japantoday.com]

Shanghai metro adds new late night trains as demand grows [ecns.cn]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Elaine Chou, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Transportation Secretary. © Elaine Chou | Flickr

Chao tapped to head DOT... Hartford Line on time... French delays to pay... more

Chao Trump's DOT Secretary choice [railwayage.com]

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line Remains on Schedule to Launch in 2018 [constructionequipmentguide.com]

France: SNCF launches 30-minute train delay compensation scheme [railjournal.com]

First high-speed train runs through China's Three Gorges region [china.org.cn]

Moscow-to-Tokyo express: World's longest railway or just a pipe dream? [japantoday.com]

#MannequinChallenge in Moscow: Metro Station frozen in time [rt.com]

How to Get the Most Out of a Vacation by Train [nytimes.com]

China tries to catch up to Japan with maglev train that can exceed 600km/h [scmp.com]

Talgo wins Spanish high speed train order [railwaygazette.com]

Japan's Train Stations Are Now Using Sex Voice Actresses to Do Their Announcements [nextshark.com]


 
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Photo: Muni Metro light rail train, San Francisco, California. © Crain National | Flickr

San Francisco rail hacked... "Fare" deal for UK... Quake city gets on track... more

Ransomware attack hit San Francisco train system [usatoday.com]

UK: Rail companies to be forced to highlight cheapest fares [standard.co.uk]

'One Piece' train helps efforts to get Kumamoto back on track [asahi.com]

Turkmenistan - Afghanistan railway opens [railjournal.com]

Tokyo's station master [cbsnews.com]

A look inside Chicago Union Station's beautifully restored Burlington Room [curbed.com]

SF's Transit Hack Could've Been Way Worse — And Cities Must Prepare [wired.com]

No Longer Human anime train runs through Aomori [asahi.com]


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

US bullet regs drafted... Irish trains in peril?... Chicago station redo drags... more

US FRA proposes new draft regulations for high-speed rail [railway-technology.com]

Ireland Could Lose Most of Its Intercity Rail Service [nextcity.org]

Chicago: Union Station slowly moving into 21st century [chicagotribune.com]

Vancouver: TransLink wraps up SkyTrain station upgrades [progressiverailroading.com]

City to Glasgow Airport tram links to be complete by 2025 [heraldscotland.com]

Pensacola Amtrak proposal pushing forward [pnj.com]

Nigeria to deploy 150km/hour locomotive on Abuja-Kaduna rail [premiumtimesng.com]

Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman: We'd love to see Trump fund New York infrastructure [cnbc.com]

45 years of Amtrak locomotives [usatoday.com]

Behind the Scenes at Amtrak: How the Rail Giant Turns Trains Around [abcnews.go.com]

Some Rail Advocates Hope The 'Trump Train' Means Faster Trains [wpr.org]


 
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Rendering: Acela Express high-speed train concept, Northeast Corridor, USA. © Alstom

Amtrak CEO eyes future... Eurostar Brussels trips cut... Maine service added... more

Amtrak CEO on new trains, Trump's promises on infrastructure [cbsnews.com]

Eurostar axes 20 trains a week between London and Brussels [independent.co.uk]

Amtrak Downeaster expands service to Freeport and Brunswick, Maine [boston.com]

Should the U.S. spend $1 trillion on new infrastructure? [thetransportpolitic.com]

A German App for Free Transit Rides Is Too Popular for Its Own Good [citylab.com]

Faster Shanghai to Yunnan with new high-speed rail [english.cri.cn]

Who Will Trump Pick for Secretary of Transportation? [citylab.com]

Missouri: Amtrak brings service back to Arcadia Valley [ksdk.com]


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

Amtrak sets records... Cali bullet eyes US maker... China's subway vision... more

Amtrak reports record sales and passenger numbers [railjournal.com]

California's bullet train authority decides to buy American after all [latimes.com]

Explore China's Future In 5 Subway Stops [good.is]

A Lament for the End of Europe's Night Trains [townandcountrymag.com]

Is it the end of the line for Interrail? [independent.co.uk]

Globetrotter Draws Map of Not-All-Fantasy Rail Network [nextcity.org]

Baltimore: Amtrak names finalists in Penn Station master developer competition [baltimoresun.com]

Toronto developer shares plan for Central Terminal [wbfo.org]

Colorado skiers eagerly await return of train to the slopes [mcall.com]

Will Commuter Train Ever Come to Northeast Pennsylvania? [pahomepage.com]

Train travel experience alluring to riders to and from Meridian [meridianstar.com]


 
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Photo: Niagara Falls Intrnational Railway Station, Niagara Falls, New York. © Wendel

Niagara station debut soon... NYC subway remapped... SE Asia bullet likely... more

Niagara Falls expects train station to open before year's end [niagara-gazette.com]

Design duo remixes the MTA subway map with the 'wrong colors' [curbed.com]

Singapore, Malaysia to sign high-speed train agreement [bangkokpost.com]

Vermont: More trains, more often? [commonsnews.org]

Pullman surprise for London rail commuters [bbc.com]

Moscow Metro's unique Wi-Fi network sets another new industry benchmark [smartrailworld.com]

US rail associations set out priorities for Trump and Congress [railjournal.com]

Düsseldorf Subway Replaces Advertising With Art [psfk.com]

Double-deck trains to deliver passengers to Moscow airports [rusaviainsider.com]


 
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Rendering: Sydney Metro West, New South Wales, Australia © Transport for NSW

Sydney metro going west... NYC's subway therapy... London strike planned... more

Sydney: New underground rail link from CBD to Parramatta [dailytelegraph.com.au]

New Yorkers Look to 'Subway Therapy' Post-election [voanews.com]

London: Tube workers vote to hold strikes in run-up to Christmas [metro.co.uk]

Declining Atlantic City Train Draws Loyal Commuter Crowd [rtforty.com]

The Problem With Mussolini and His Trains [citylab.com]

Azerbaijan plans to develop rail tourism [azernews.az]


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

UK unveils HS2 route... China 370mph trial in '21... NYC tunnel proj at risk?... more

UK: Delayed HS2 second-phase route unveiled [theguardian.com]

China's 600 km/h maglev train test line expects completion in 2021 [chinadaily.com.cn]

New Hudson River rail tunnels suddenly face uncertain future under Trump [nj.com]

The Avelia Liberty: transforming the Northeast Corridor [railway-technology.com]

Japan: Tobu Railway's flexible 'Revaty' trains to start runs in spring [asahi.com]

Korea to develop double-deck high-speed train [railjournal.com]

China develops bullet train that can convert its sleeping berths to seats to meet demand [financialexpress.com]

New York Today: The Subway Rolls Onto the Stage [nytimes.com]


 
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Photo: Sound Transit Link train, Seattle, Washington. © Wings777 | Flickr

A win for US transit?... 25 gorgeous stations... Dane bullet proj underway... more

Mass Transit Won Big on Election Day. But It Could Still Lose. [citylab.com]

Twenty-five gorgeous but non-famous US train stations[greatergreaterwashington.org]

Denmark starts laying track for its very first high-speed railway [globalconstructionreview.com]

UK: 'Station of the future' opens in Birmingham [globalrailnews.com]

Five things to know about Japan's Shinkansen: The trains that always run on time [stuff.co.nz]

New York City Subway Takes Major Step Toward Building the Connected Commute [www.statetechmagazine.com]

Montreal rail project has five qualified bidders [rtands.com]

Will Donald Trump support high-speed rail in California? [sfgate.com]

NYC: Four proposals received for LIRR at Penn Station [railwayage.com]

Penn Station proposals fail to recognize unique opportunity to improve regional transit [archpaper.com]

L.A. Is Finally Getting a Transit System to Rival New York's [lamag.com]

Seattle voters back major light rail expansion [railjournal.com]

How Transit Fared in the 2016 Election [nextcity.org]


 
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Rendering: Abu Dhabi to Dubai Hyperloop train, United Arab Emirates. © Hyperloop One

Hyperloop for UAE... Taglo for India high-speed... Sichuan-Tibet by 2025... more

Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 12 minutes? World's first Hyperloop coming to UAE [thenational.ae]

Indian Railways To Bring Talgo Trains To Shatabdi Routes In Under A Year's Time [indiatimes.com]

Sichuan-Tibet railway to be completed in 2025 [ecns.cn]

Pyongyang Metro: An Insight on North Korea's Most Luxurious Railway System [natureworldnews.com]

Fascinating pictures reveal an abandoned Soviet Jet Train that was once capable of travelling at 160mph [dailymail.co.uk]

The 12 most beautiful subway stations around the world revealed [dailymail.co.uk]

NYC: The Subway Rolls Onto the Stage [nytimes.com]


 
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Concept: Electric train system powered via solar canopy. © Solar Trains LLC

Rail harnessing solar... NYC's W Train returns... Stockholm Citybanan in '17... more

7 global rail projects harnessing the power of solar energy. [smartrailworld.com]

NYC: W Trains Back In Service For First Time In 6 Years [cbslocal.com]

Stockholm Citybanan to open in July 2017 [railwaygazette.com]

Why Russia could put night trains back on the rails in Europe [rbth.com]

Travelling Germany by train? Better get there early [thelocal.de]

High-speed rail technologies [railengineer.uk]

NYC: Unearthing the Secrets of the Subway [observer.com]

Street Artists Spruce Up Subway Trains With Flower Boxes [citylab.com]

Trains To Soon Run At 160 kmph On Delhi-Howrah, Delhi-Mumbai Routes [ndtv.com]

Canada: VIA Rail honours the military and their families [newswire.ca]


 
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Photo: Travelers queue at Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © Hudson Tunnel Project

Who rides America's trains?... Acela gets faster WiFi... Philly cuts strike deal... more

Who Rides Passenger Trains in the U.S. These Days? [howstuffworks.com]

WiFi on Amtrak's Acela Express trains shifts into faster gear [washingtonpost.com]

Philadelphia : Deal reached to end strike [philly.com]

Rail work done, Amtrak Michigan is ready to go in time for holidays [freep.com]

Orlando: Ride the train: SunRail Saturday service goes full-steam ahead [bizjournals.com]

Bullet-train developer buying land options [normantranscript.com]

Berlin Is Bringing Back Subway Trains From the 1950s [citylab.com]

Spain's high speed trains introduce high speed WiFi [thelocal.es]

Dallas-Houston high-speed trains could serve 5 million riders by 2026 [progressiverailroading.com]

UK: Hull Trains orders Hitachi bi-mode diesel-electric trains [railjournal.com]

Germany: ICE 4 enters passenger service [railjournal.com]

New South Wales: Very Fast Train. Very slow process [abc.net.au]


 
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Photo: Metro GoldLine train approaching Sierra Madre Villa Station (Freeway 210), Pasadena, California. © Mackensen | Wikimedia Commons

LA's long route to rail... Keeping NY's subway safe... Tel Aviv to Wailing Wall... more

The long, tortured journey to bring rail back to Los Angeles [latimes.com]

Fighting NYC subway crime: How NYPD officers keep the rails safe [amny.com]

Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train will reach Western Wall [timesofisrael.com]

Britain's best new train stations – in pictures [theguardian.com]

Philadelphia: Another Day Of Long Lines And Delays For Septa Customers [6abc.com]

More trains to run between Oslo and Stockholm [thelocal.no]

NYC Teases More Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Details [nextcity.org]

Trains, transit – and Uber [railwayage.com]

San Diego orders 45 Siemens LRVs [railjournal.com]

China to build Zambia - Malawi rail link [railjournal.com]

Video journey of Luxembourg's new tram line [wort.lu]


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

Amtrak set for Thanksgiving... Philly strike: day 2... Paris Nord facelift ahead... more

Amtrak Preparing For Thanksgiving Rush With Expanded Schedules, More Seats [amtrak.com]

Philadelphia: No deal reached as SEPTA strike enters 2nd day [philly.com]

Gare du Nord Paris train station to get €600m facelift [telegraph.co.uk]

Fixing WMATA, the Nation's Second Busiest Transit System, From Every Direction [governing.com]

China's maglev transit initiative picks up steam [china.org.cn]

Mass Transit in the Sustainable City [huffingtonpost.com]

Rhode Island prepares to build a $40 million rail station [630wpro.com]

Portuguese railways are celebrating 160 years [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Germany unveils zero-emissions train that only emits steam [independent.co.uk]

Raleigh now has a subway map (but no subway) [newsobserver.com]


 

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Original photo: SEPTA Philadelphia commuter train, Paoli, Pennsylvania. © John Mueller | Flickr

Strike derails Philly... Raleigh-Charlotte proj advances... Miami line pared... more

Philadelphia: SEPTA strike begins [philly.com]

By the numbers: Raleigh and Charlotte rail travel [bizjournals.com]

Miami: South Beach streetcar project cut in half because of cost [miamiherald.com]

Ankara gets new main station for high speed trains [hurriyetdailynews.com]

All Dutch electric trains to run on renewable energy [railjournal.com]

3 Routes Are Finalists For High-Speed Train Between Chattanooga And Atlanta [chattanoogan.com]

Vietnam to probe high-speed railway between Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi [www.globalconstructionreview.com]

All aboard India's first bullet train [dnaindia.com]

Halloween Costumes On NYC's Subway Are The Best. These 28 Photos Prove It [abc7ny.com]

Japanese train company slammed for ad branding women "undignified" for applying makeup on board [rocketnews24.com]


 
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Photo: RZD Russian Railways Strizh trains, manufactured by Talgo, will cut travel time between Moscow and Berlin. © Bogdan Korolev | Flickr

Moscow-Berlin speedup in Dec... LA proj underway... SE Asia's future track?... more

Russia to introduce new Moscow-Berlin service with automatic gauge change [globalrailnews.com]

Los Angeles County's $6.3B Metro Purple Line Subway Extension Under Way [constructionequipmentguide.com]

What Would Southeast Asia Look Like if Every Proposed Railway Was Built? [thediplomat.com]

Can new governor end Tokyo commuter hell with double-decker trains? [asahi.com]

Chicago: Addison 'L' stop has colorful Cubs history [chicagotribune.com]

Delhi Metro conducts test runs on new Magenta Line [sify.com]

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited to offer business class [timesunion.com]

Illinois DOT opens first new station on Chicago-St. Louis higher-speed route [progressiverailroading.com]

Travel Chennai-Bangalore in less than 3 hours [newindianexpress.com]

Theatregoers Can Take the "W" Train to Times Square Once More [playbill.com]

Buffalo: Central Terminal as new Amtrak Station gaining Momentum [buffalorising.com]

Doha: The next stage of the world's largest metro project is now underway. [smartrailworld.com]

Belgium wants checks of passenger information for rail travel [politico.eu]


 
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Photo: Hoosier State service connects Indianapolis, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. © Hoosier State

Indy-Chicago ridership soars... Tulsa link ahead?... UK's scariest stations... more

Indianapolis-Chicago: Hoosier passenger-rail ridership, revenue soared in September [progressiverailroading.com]

Tulsa could be close to seeing commuter rail service to the city [kjrh.com]

All aboard the ghost train: 8 of the UK's most haunted railway stations [bt.com]

Expanding Melbourne's tram network [newcivilengineer.com]

Florida: Check out the progress on the $3.1B Brightline Express rail [bizjournals.com]

Sweden: The future of train travel for SJ [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Bullet train on track! Construction for Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor to begin in 2017 [financialexpress.com]


 
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Photo: New CAF trains will operate at up to 200 kmh (125 mph), Saudi Arabia. © Saudi Railway Company (SAR)

Saudi launch next year... Dallas extension opens... Alaska ups winter trips... more

Saudi Arabia: North-South passenger services to start next year [railwaygazette.com]

Dallas: DART opens Blue Line light-rail extension [progressiverailroading.com]

Alaska Railroad increasing winter service [travelweekly.com]

High-Speed Rail Route to L.A. Coming Into View [lamag.com]

Trains take the strain as Hong Kong commuters flock to new MTR stations [scmp.com]

After Almost a Century, the 2nd Avenue Subway Is Oh-So-Close to Arriving [nytimes.com]

Trinity Railway Express expands Dallas-Fort Worth commuter rail [star-telegram.com]

A conversation about high-speed rail in California [kalw.org]

South Africa's Gauteng Transport to buy 12 new trains for Gautrain network [railway-technology.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: High-speed train concept, China. © Chuyu | Dreamstime.com

China eyes 375 mph... San Diego project begins... Ottawa's "O" is a go.... more

Chinese firm launches R&D on 600 km/h maglev train [chinadaily.com.cn]

San Diego: Construction Starts on Mid-Coast Trolley Extension to University City [timesofsandiego.com]

Ottawa: Transit commission OKs the O-Train's big red O [ottawacitizen.com]

Houston: Train testing begins along unopened parts of Green Line [chron.com]

Major improvement plan for struggling ScotRail [railnews.co.uk]

Hitachi Rail USA unveils new Miami metro cars [railjournal.com]

Japan: Ancient capitals spar over future train routes as tourism battle heats up [japantimes.co.jp]

London Necropolis Railway was built in 1854 to transport corpses [dailymail.co.uk]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Hiawatha departing Union Station, Chicago, Illinois. © DR04 | Wikimedia Commons

Chicago-Milwaukee adding runs?... Miami chugs along... Amtrak bans Note 7... more

More trips for Milwaukee-Chicago train could be on track [bizjournals.com]

Here's a look at progress on MiamiCentral train station as construction chugs along [miamiherald.com]

Amtrak Bans Galaxy Note 7 From All Trains, Stations [droid-life.com]

Amtrak Adding More Capacity in Midwest for Thanksgiving Holiday [travelpulse.com]

Japan: Odakyu plans to debut new luxurious Romancecar on Hakone run in 2018 [japantimes.co.jp]

Califonia: Newsom, seeking governor's office, now backs high-speed rail [sfgate.com]

California rail authority reduces size of future bullet train stations [latimes.com]

Morocco's ONCF Provides Train Station with Wi-Fi [moroccoworldnews.com]

South Africa: Gauteng expansion project is at an advanced stage [businesslive.co.za]

Man accused of living as a stowaway on Amtrak trains [wpxi.com]


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

NJ-NYC tunnel fast tracked... Toronto air link use soars... Trams before cars... more

Gateway program poised to move ahead at 'record speed,' Amtrak says [progressiverailroading.com]

Ridership Has Tripled on Toronto's Union Pearson Express [torontoist.com]

Melbourne Moves to Prioritize Trams Over Cars at Traffic Lights [nextcity.org]

Construction begins on Paris tram-train extension [railjournal.com]

Korea Developing Subsonic Capsule Train [koreabizwire.com]

The story of the 'ghost Metro stations' of Paris [thelocal.fr]

Eurostar to cut services from December [bbc.com]

Where should Buffalo's modern train station be located? [buffalonews.com]


 
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Rendering: New Greater Anglia train (Bombardier Aventra), UK. © Bombardier

East England's rail reset... Fare-free to Houston polls... Montréal Métro at 50... more

New Greater Anglia rail franchise launches with all trains set to be replaced [cambridge-news.co.uk]

Houston Metro Offers Rides to Polls at No Charge [masstransitmag.com]

The métro at 50: A trip through the past of Montréal transit [montrealgazette.com]

LA: Expo Line Trains to Run More Frequently [urbanize.la]

San Francisco: New 'Subway Vision' maps show tunnels of the future [sfexaminer.com]

Take a virtual tour of BART's 'Fleet of the Future' [bizjournals.com]

Dallas' Union Station to be linked to bullet train station [fox4news.com]

Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World's Longest Shortcut [smithsonianmag.com]


 
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Photo: Valley Metro light rail, Mesa, Arizona. © City of Mesa

Phoenix extension digs in... DC Metro looks to inaugural... Hoboken reboots... more

Phoenix: Valley Metro kicks off Mesa extension construction [rtands.com]

DC Metro preps for Inauguration Day [thehill.com]

Hoboken Terminal back at full service [rtands.com]

BRT Is Not Cheaper Than Light Rail [theurbanist.org]

San Francisco's Sky Tram, a tourist oddity lost to history [sfchronicle.com]

Q&A with an Amtrak train conductor [bostonglobe.com]

British cat launches new Shakespeare-themed train in Moscow [calvertjournal.com]

Vote to determine future of Lone Star Rail project [kxan.com]

How Seattle blew its chance at a subway system [crosscut.com]

China: Xi'an opens third metro line [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: Eurostar train emerging from Eurotunnel portal, Folkestone, UK. © Eurotunnel

Brexit clipping Eurostar... Dallas station turns 100... Jersey line aims north... more

Brexit latest: Eurostar to cut train services and axe staff due to 'challenging environment' after EU vote [independent.co.uk]

On Its 100th Birthday, Dallas' Union Station Gets A New Name And A Brighter Outlook [keranews.org]

New Jersey: Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Heads North [jerseydigs.com]

What Cities Have the Most People Living Near Rapid Transit? [citylab.com]

This Slovakian Transit Hacker is a Streetcar of One [citylab.com]

German long-distance ridership bounces back [railjournal.com]

Seahawks-themed train begins service on Amtrak Cascades [seattlepi.com]

London's Most Persistent American Will Not Quit Until Tube Riders Talk to Each Other [wsj.com]

Toronto: TTC Sets the Stage for New-Look Subway Musicians Zones [masstransitmag.com]

Detroit: QLINE to run until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays [freep.com]


 
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Photo: Eurostar high-speed trains will begin operating between London and Amsterdam in 2017. © Eurostar

Amsterdam Eurostar in '17... Fed grant to Milwaukee... Brit HS2 bullet by '26... more

Eurostar Will Go Direct To Amsterdam Next Year In Just 4 Hours [gizmodo.co.uk]

Milwaukee Streetcar Project Receives Federal Grant [urbanmilwaukee.com]

Britain: HS2 trains 'ready to happen' and will run by next decade [itv.com]

Soon, you can ride to Kashmir Valley in glass-top trains [indiatimes.com]

The future's for sale: Germany auctions maglev train [businessinsider.com]

Ontario: Engineering Hamilton's new LRT [railwayage.com]

Chicago Couple Weds On CTA Train [abc7chicago.com]


 
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Photo: Second Avenue subway test run video, New York City. © Dj Hammers | YouTube

NYC 2nd Ave subway tested... Moscow "ring" a hit... Caltrain funding OK'd... more

NYC: Second Avenue subway one step closer with test train runs [globalrailnews.com]

Successful start for Moscow central ring [railjournal.com]

New California law paves way for Caltrain electrification funding [progressiverailroading.com]

First Four Weeks, Great Success: 150,000+ Rides on Cincinnati Bell Connector [masstransitmag.com]

Amtrak launches PIDS at NY Penn [railwayage.com]

Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital [ticotimes.net]

Dubai Prepares for 2020 World Expo With Metro Extension [nextcity.org]

Toronto: TTC starts running single-operator trains in cost-saving measure [cbc.ca]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: ÖBB Nightjet sleeper train, Austria. © Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB

Austria's night train rescue... Ethiopia-Djibouti opens... Fixing India's railways... more

Austria comes to rescue of German sleeper trains [thelocal.de]

ÖBB and DB finalise German overnight services [railjournal.com]

Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens [bbc.com]

Fixing Indian Railways, the Not-So-Little Engine That Could [wsj.com]

Inside New York City's Moynihan Train Hall: The Future of Penn Station [forbes.com]

Could free InterRail passes have averted Brexit? [theguardian.com]

China to Build Africa a High-Speed Railway Network [footprint2africa.com]

Work on Iceland's new 250 km/h airport train to begin in 2020 [icelandmonitor.mbl.is]

A New Kind of Hyperloop: Canadian Train Could Travel Over 1,200 Km/H [futurism.com]

Buffalo's Opportunity for a Dual Rail Gateway [buffalorising.com]

Next phase of Grand Paris Express approved [railwaygazette.com]

Pigeons Take a Ride on the BART Train [citylab.com]


 
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Photo: PRT (Personal Rapid Transit), Universitity of West Virginia, Morgantown. © PRT Consulting

PRT: Lost in transit... Ethiopia rolls toward the sea... Trans-Siberian at 100... more

A Revolution That Didn't Happen: Personal Rapid Transit [npr.org]

Ethiopia has a lot riding on its new, Chinese-built railroad to the sea [washingtonpost.com]

What is the Trans-Siberian Railway, how long is it and how was it built 100 years ago? [telegraph.co.uk]

Smooth start for Brisbane's new train line [theaustralian.com.au]

Vending machines dispense short stories to bored French commuters [telegraph.co.uk]

Amtrak runs feature Taste NY goods [timesunion.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Opening Day, North Rampart streetcar line, New Orleans, Louisiana. © NORTA

New Orleans streetcar line opens... Apple maps Amtrak... Rail still safest... more

New Orleans holds N. Rampart streetcar line grand opening [curbed.com]

Apple Maps now shows Amtrak train routes across the country [cnet.com]

Despite high-profile crashes, rail is the safest mode of transportation [cleveland.com]

5 ways Britain's railway stations could look in the future [railmagazine.com]

Eurostar train hits wild boar in France [business-standard.com]

NYC's Second Avenue Subway opening: MTA on the clock with hurdles ahead [amny.com]

New Jersey: Bergen light rail in line for rebirth [northjersey.com]

Chicago: CTA moves forward on planned Red Line extension to Far South Side [chicagotribune.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Dallas Streetcar crossing Houston Street Viaduct en route to Bishop Arts District, Dallas, Texas. © DART | Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas expansion OK'd... Ottawa station redo funded... Hoboken followup... more

Dallas: DART approves 2017 budget with money for downtown and suburban rail [dallasnews.com]

Canada: Feds announce $20M plan to renovate Ottawa train station [obj.ca]

One Big Question About Hoboken's Fatal Commuter Train Crash [philly.com]

China plans world's deepest high-speed rail station, right under the Great Wall [washingtonpost.com]

Boston: North-South Rail Link Has Friends in High Places, But Will It Be Enough? [bostonmagazine.com]

Rhode Island: Amtrak closes Westerly strain station [wpri.com]

The New Penn Station Is Pretty. But It Might Not Be So Convenient. [slate.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: RTD light rail train, Union Station, Denver, Colorado © Craig Walker | RailPictures.Net

Denver tracks success... NOLA streetcar rolls Sun... Montréal plan grows... more

Denver's Transit System Makes Tracks [wsj.com]

New Orleans: North Rampart St. Claude streetcar line opens Oct. 2 [nola.com]

Montréal: Train network plan includes stops at McGill, Édouard-Montpetit, Peel-Bassin [montrealgazette.com]

High-Speed Rail on its Way to Northern California [sf.streetsblog.org]

Atlanta gets $500K to plan future Streetcar corridors [ajc.com]

Japan PM Promotes Shinkansen 'Bullet' Train to Singapore [abcnews.go.com]

NJ Transit line's busiest station celebrates its 100th birthday [nj.com]

The Desire streetcar line [bestofneworleans.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: New Moynihan Train Hall, Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © SOM | Office of the Governor of New York

Redo for NY station... Florida line nears finish... Cairo's post-revolution metro... more

Governor Cuomo unveils plans for Penn Station's massive revamp [ny.curbed.com]

South Florida: Brightline passenger rail service 65% built [miamitodaynews.com]

Riding Public Transit in Cairo After the Revolution [citylab.com]

Are the odds of daily rail service from Cincinnati to Chicago improving? [bizjournals.com]

A subway instead of a limo, Beijing wedding sets green trends [cri.cn]

A speedy ride to Chennai airport, courtesy Metro [thehindu.com]

Saratoga North Creek Railway to offer new overnight 'snow train' service [poststar.com]

Texas: Bullet train to survive 2017 legislature, representative predicts [wfaa.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: HART light rail train, Honolulu, Hawaii. © Hitachi

Honolulu rail previewed... Tampa streetcar wakes up... Reviving DC's Metro... more

Residents preview Honolulu's rail transit cars [kitv.com]

Tampa's streetcar gets early-morning wakeup call [baynews9.com]

How D.C. Metro Can Bring Riders Back [nextcity.org]

First XRL high-speed train arrives in Hong Kong [globalrailnews.com]

Kenya: The never seen before amazing plan of the Standard Gauge Railway [tuko.co.ke]

Ethiopia: Landmark railway line blazes path to seaports [worldbulletin.net]

China developing 500km/h trains to lead export of high-speed rail technology [scmp.com]

Proposed Metro rail line to Missouri City picks up speed [houstonchronicle.com]

New map reveals how London's rail network will look if TFL runs suburban trains [times-series.co.uk]

Snake wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train [usnews.com]

Tokyo: Shibuya Station continues to develop from down under [the-japan-news.com]


 

Train Travel News Links

Photo: A TSA officer conducts a bag check on Amtrak. © Jeremy Trujillo | Department of Homeland Security

Rail terrorist checks backed... Austria boosts night trains... Bosnia speeds up... more

New Bill Would Bring Terrorist Watch List Check to U.S. Rail Travel [skift.com]

Austria: ÖBB reveals Nightjet brand for overnight trains [railjournal.com]

High-speed Talgo trains to start operating in Bosnia on Monday [seenews.com]

San Francisco: BART gives sneak peek of new East Bay train cars [kron4.com]

VIA Rail prepares to order new trains [railjournal.com]

China_ CRRC high-speed 'intercontinental' train combines passengers and freight [globalrailnews.com]

Take your bike to the train: Amtrak [railwayage.com]

Smithsonian train exhibit preserves lost history of Jim Crow South [charlotteobserver.com]

Seattle: Angle Lake light rail station opens [king5.com]

Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport [phys.org]

London's train map set for overhaul as Crossrail and Overground network expand [independent.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Acela Express high-speed train concept, Northeast Corridor, USA. © Alstom

Conn split on Acela future... Seattle-Vancouver bullet?... Still drawn by trains... more

Acela fight splits hedge-fund Connecticut, old-money enclaves [chicagotribune.com]

Seattle to Vancouver in 57 minutes? Political leaders push for cross-border high-speed rail [geekwire.com]

Why I'm still drawn by trains [csmonitor.com]

Port Authority brings 7 line extension to NJ into play [therealdeal.com]

Japan's bullet train operators ride on realty [gulfnews.com]

Flip-up seats the solution to Britain's overcrowded trains? [dailymail.co.uk]

India: Chennai Metro Rail adds service to airport [thehindubusinessline.com]

Massachusetts: Cambridge ranked as best midsized city in the country for public transit [boston.com]

Pee-resistant Paint: Coming to a Train Station Near You [howstuffworks.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Alstom iLint hydrogen cell-powered, emission-free train. © Michael Wittwer | Alstom

Zero-emission train unveiled... Saudi service increased... Return to Wichita?... more

Alstom reveals zero-emission regional train [globalrailnews.com]

Saudi Railways increases train trips to 238 weekly [zawya.com]

Ticket to bringing trains back to Wichita: Hot meals and dome car? [mcclatchydc.com]

U.S. voters to consider nearly $200 billion in transit initiatives [progressiverailroading.com]

Rail Baltica moves ahead [railwaygazette.com]

ICE 4 future 'backbone' of long-distance rail travel in Germany [globalrailnews.com]

Could Sydney to Melbourne high speed rail solve all Australia's problems? [citymetric.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: BART train, Montgomery Station, San Francisco, California. © Sergio Ruiz | Flickr

Off-peak rider perks... China eyes Minnesota plan... Battery power on track... more

San Francisco Bay's Ambitious Plan To Ease Overcrowded Trains? Pay Riders [fastcodesign.com]

Minnesota: High-speed rail plan impresses Chinese investors [politicsinminnesota.com]

Japan: JR Kyushu to run eco-friendly battery-powered passenger train [asahi.com]

Seventy Percent of Passengers on the L.A. Metro Expo Line are New Riders [masstransitmag.com]

Amtrak's Massive Network Looks Way Better as a Subway Map [wired.com]

Tehran metro grows to 104 stations [railwaygazette.com]

New Cincinnati Streetcar Meets Ridership Estimates in First Week [nextcity.org]

JR-West Extends Evangelion Bullet Train Campaign [animenewsnetwork.com]

3D Mapping Turns Trains in Moscow Into Living Works of Art [sputniknews.com]

France Just Launched a New High-Speed Train Model [citylab.com]

Work on Manchester Metrolink line to be completed by year-end [railway-technology.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Mid-Coast Corridor project, San Diego, California. © Kleinfelder

$1B for San Diego proj... France unveils new TGV... Nashville 'Star' hits 10... more

San Diego: Mid-Coast Trolley line gets $1 billion federal grant [sandiegouniontribune.com]

SNCF unveils first TGV Océane train [railjournal.com]

Nashville: Music City Star solid at 10 years, but more impact wanted [tennessean.com]

Expanded Via Rail service delayed between Windsor and Toronto [windsorstar.com]

All Aboard Florida tops off Lauderdale train station [therealdeal.com]

In India, A Rich Food Culture Vanishes From The Train Tracks [npr.org]

5 Metro Stations That Changed L.A. and 5 That Will [lamag.com]

Sydney's Central train station set for major upgrades [abc.net.au]

Train for one at Ireland's quietest station [thetimes.co.uk]

Japan: This Bullet Train Could Go Faster [bloomberg.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: New Seimans ICE4 high-speed train, DB, Berlin, Germany. © Seimans

Germany unveils ICE4... Italy's Ferrari of trains... Into Jerusalem's unknown... more

Deutsche Bahn presents ICE 4, its new long-distance train [think-railways.com]

Italy's high-speed rail is the Ferrari of trains [afr.com]

In East Jerusalem, a Trip Into the Unknown [nytimes.com]

This Cardiff train station is one of Britain's most endangered historic buildings [walesonline.co.uk]

Here's A Sneak Peek Into Indian Railways' New Fully AC 3-Tier Train – The Humsafar Express [indiatimes.com]

Amtrak Downeaster to expand Freeport service [keepmecurrent.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: QLINE Streetcar, M-1 Rail, Detroit, Michigan © M-1 Rail

1st Detroit streetcar arrives... Working on the railroad... All about transit... more

First New Streetcar to Arrive in Detroit This Week [wdet.org]

Working on the Railroad [theatlantic.com]

A One-Stop Data Shop For Transportation Wonks [citylab.com]

Tokyo: Skyliner train tops 20 million passengers amid demand for swift travel to Narita [japantimes.co.jp]

All the ads in this London subway station are gone ... and replaced with cats [cnn.com]

China: Lanzhou trains turn to tourism ambassadors [globaltimes.cn]

China high speed rail network has passed 20,000 kilometers in total length [nextbigfuture.com]

Austria: Linz and Graz launch tram extensions [railjournal.com]

Massachusetts: CapeFlyer sees ridership increase [villagesoup.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar, Cincinnati, Ohio. © Paul Stewart

Cincinnati streetcar debuts... Moscow line opens... China's first sky train... more

It's a go: Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar finally opens [cincinnati.com]

Vladimir Putin attends opening of Moscow Central Ring [railwaygazette.com]

China Rolls Out Its First Sky Train [ndtv.com]

NYC: Bar cars returning to New Haven Line trains on Metro North [ctpost.com]

In Japan, Transit Is Light-Years Ahead [travelandleisure.com]

Mumbai's 'ghost' station set to finally spring to life [mid-day.com]

China has world's longest bullet train network [thehindu.com]

Cincinnati.com: Where does the streetcar go from here? [cincinnati.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Florida Brightline in peril?... Easy go in Moscow... UK's future rail city... more

Suit raises questions about All Aboard Florida's Orlando link [therealdeal.com]

How Moscow's new light rail system will make life easier for passengers [rbth.com]

Why Birmingham will be the 'rail city' of the future [birminghampost.co.uk]

France: Next-generation TGV to enter service in 2022 [railjournal.com]

Plans unveiled for Bangkok-KL high-speed rail project [nationmultimedia.com]

Brightline locomotive rolls on Siemens test track [railwayage.com]

Why are NYC subways so ridiculously overcrowded? [crainsnewyork.com]

Hyperloop coming to UK? Futuristic train could travel from London to Manchester in 18 minutes [ibtimes.co.uk]

Would You Take A Ride On A Swing On The Subway? [fastcoexist.com]

When Light Rail Opens, Do People Really Get More Exercise? [citylab.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metro train at Flinders Station, Melbourne, Victoria. © Michael Coley | Flickr

Rail plan for Melbourne... Portland's TriMet hits 30... Old tracks to new transit... more

Melbourne: New rail plan calls for 200km/h trains and 'fast line' to airport [theage.com.au]

Portland: TriMet logs 30 years of MAX light-rail service [progressiverailroading.com]

Transit Revival and Urban Regeneration on Abandoned Railways [globaltransitblog.wordpress.com]

Thello acquisition to support Trenitalia expansion [railwaygazette.com]

Taipei's beating heart: 125-year-old train station [straitstimes.com]

Ann Arbor Passenger Train To Traverse City Feasbility Study Underway [wemu.org]

The weird and wonderful things people leave behind on Japanese trains [rocketnews24.com]

Amtrak to Continue Saturday Late Night Trains from Milwaukee to Chicago [cbs58.com]

Maglev Between D.C. And Baltimore? MTA Embarks On Environmental Study [wamu.org]

DC Metro ridership falls amid repair project [thehill.com]

Riding on India's 'intense' trains [cnn.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Scotland's revived Borders Railway is celebrating one year of service. © Borders Railway

Scot Borders Rail turns 1... 2nd Twin Cities link?... High-speed's advantage... more

Scotland: Borders Rail's first birthday celebrations [midlothianadvertiser.co.uk]

High-Speed Rail Commission begins study for second Twin Cities-Chicago Amtrak train [postbulletin.com]

Recognising the advantages of high-speed [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Mother Teresa's Darjeeling toy train journey recreated [indiatimes.com]

Switzerland's new Gotthard train tunnel might be too small [lenews.ch]

Brisbane Central Station set for $67m facelift [brisbanetimes.com.au]

Old Delhi railway station to get major facelift [sundayguardianlive.com]

Via Rail passenger traffic to Churchill up 20% [winnipegfreepress.com]


 
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Photo: Ice high-speed train arriving at Berlin's Central Station. © kaffeeeinstein | Flickr

Berlin-Munich speed up... Canada ridership up... Signs of the times depart... more

Traveling Between Berlin and Munich Is About to Get a Whole Lot Easier [citylab.com]

VIA Rail logged 2.8 percent ridership increase in Q2 [progressiverailroading.com]

Now Departing: Some of America's Most Iconic Train Signs [smithsonianmag.com]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan becomes Crossrail's first passenger [telegraph.co.uk]

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch [atlasobscura.com]

Building a seamless European rail infrastructure for the future [europeanrailwayreview.com]

The Victorian Hyperloop: the forgotten pneumatic railway beneath the streets of London [citymetric.com]

Mapping the Sounds of the London Underground [citylab.com]

Fokstrot tram enters passenger service in Kyiv [railwaygazette.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Dallas Streetcar crossing Houston Street Viaduct en route to Bishop Arts District, Dallas, Texas. © DART | Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas expands streetcar... Boost for onboard phones... Luxury rolls in Ireland... more

Dallas: Expanded Bishop Arts District Streetcar Service Begins [cbslocal.com]

Laser-treated train windows give passenger phone signals a boost [newatlas.com]

Delux Belmond Grand Hibernian train makes debut trip [irishtimes.com]

Inside a Chinese bullet train [indiatimes.com]

New York Today: King of the Subway [nytimes.com]

DC: Metro launches Wi-Fi for riders, real-time rail map [wtop.com]

Hitachi reveals first train for Taipei Circular Line [railjournal.com]

Thailand launches new inter-city trains [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: Portable ramps are one way access is improved Japanese trains. © Nippon.com

Barrier-free in Japan... Station names for sale... Miss a train, catch a tune... more

Barrier-Free Design in Japan [nippon.com]

For Sale: Sacramento Light-Rail Station Names [nextcity.org]

If You Miss a Train in France, You May Catch a Tune Instead [nytimes.com]

Train Makes Inaugural Trip on New Line in Northern Israel [haaretz.com]

Bangkok: SRT's brand new passenger cars make inaugural run [bangkokpost.com]

Mexican government reclaims control of 'La Bestia' for national security [humanosphere.org]

Now Arriving on the New York Subway: Free E-Books, Timed for Your Commute [nytimes.com]

Amtrak's next-gen high-speed trains may arrive at the same time as the Hyperloop [digitaltrends.com]

Thailand: Tracking a transit renaissance [bangkokpost.com]


 
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Rendering: Acela Express high-speed train concept, Northeast Corridor, USA. © Alstom

160mph Acela by 2021... Uzbek bullet launched... LA transit options grow... more

Amtrak's Answer for Aging Acela Fleet: 160 M.P.H. Trains [nytimes.com]

Uzbekistan: Tashkent-Bukhara connects with high-speed train [eturbonews.com]

L.A.'s expanding menu of transit options is challenging the city's auto-urbanism [archpaper.com]

Amtrak threatens to cut Boston rail service [bostonglobe.com]

Next phase of London Night Tube to begin in October [railwaygazette.com]

Bones and pickled onions: what lies beneath London's new rail line [afr.com]

10 secret subway tunnels in New York City [ny.curbed.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Amtrak's Winter Park Express will return to the slopes this winter, Denver, Colorado. © Amtrak

Denver ski train returning... DFW proj digging in... Japan readies new bullet... more

Denver to Winter Park ski train returning for 2016-17 [denverpost.com]

Construction on Rail Line Linking Fort Worth to DFW Airport Begins Soon [wbap.com]

JR Tokai designs new bullet train to reign 'supreme' abroad [nikkei.com]

Québec City's historic train station marks centennial [therecord.com]

Detroit: M-1 Rail to begin QLine streetcar testing with specialized 'speeder' vehicle [crainsdetroit.com]

A new era of leadership for Amtrak [politico.com]

Another Step Closer to High Speed Rail From Houston to Dallas? [nbcdfw.com]

Boston: No Acela to NYC? Amtrak suggests MBTA dispute threatens rail service [bizjournals.com]

Saudi Arabia's high-speed trains to connect holy sites [siasat.com]

NYC: This 1927 city subway map shows early transit plans [6sqft.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Double-deck trains will travel Israel's new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv fast line by 2018. © Bombardier

Jerusalem-TA line by '18... Milwaukee proj to start... Getting Detroit moving... more

First high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv said to revolutionize travel [jpost.com]

Milwaukee: Streetcar construction to begin this fall [cbs58.com]

Can Public Transit Get Detroit Moving Again? [bloomberg.com]

Vancouver: TransLink unveils the new Mark III SkyTrain [cbc.ca]

Scotland's railways: to nationalise or not to nationalise, that is the question... [heraldscotland.com]

Netherlands: New Den Haag Centraal Metro Station Opens To Public [nltimes.nl]

5 observations from European mass transit [patheos.com]

Rails remain, but Amtrak left Las Vegas with the Desert Wind [reviewjournal.com]

New London Tube Service an Overnight Sensation [nextcity.org]

Mumbai's 8 suburban railway stations get Wi-Fi services [yourstory.com]


 
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Photo: RTA Music City Star train, Riverfront Station, Nashville, Tennessee. © Michael Ostertag | Flickr

Nashville targets rail growth... Italian bullet line tested... Australia looking up... more

Nashville transit plan proposes LRT and commuter rail expansion [railwayage.com]

Italy: Testing begins on Treviglio - Brescia high speed line [railwaygazette.com]

Could a driverless, elevated rail solve Australia's transport woes? [architectureau.com]

Benin Plans To Get Railway Network Back On Track Linking 5 African Countries [afkinsider.com]

Here's how US regional transit agencies impede the development of public transport [citymetric.com]

Canada: Via Rail may offer $5 fares for 'Highway of Tears' route [thestar.com]

Cincinnati Streetcar becomes Cincinnati Bell Connector with naming rights sale [railwaygazette.com]

Lausanne Railway Station Expansion, Switzerland [railway-technology.com]

Saudi Arabia to install 190 metro trains in the capital [alarabiya.net]


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

Amtrak names new CEO... How railways run... What about BRT?... more

Amtrak hires freight railroad veteran as CEO [thehill.com]

How railways are run around the world [heraldscotland.com]

What is Bus Rapid Transit — and why doesn't every city want one? [citymetric.com]

FRA Awards $25M in Grants for Positive Train Control Implementation [masstransitmag.com]

Bad Trains, Explained [citylab.com]

San Francisco Wants You to Design Its Future Transit System [citylab.com]

Indian Railways is building the country's longest railway tunnel and tallest bridge in Manipur [yourstory.com]

London Opens Up Long-Awaited 'Night Tube' Trains [npr.org]

Curious Nashville: How We Got Left With A Nice Station And No Passenger Train [nashvillepublicradio.org]

Young Egyptians Are Leading Cairo's Transit Mapping Revolution [citylab.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

London Tube goes 24-hour... Freight vs Amtrak... Florida's new approach... more

Countdown to a non-stop capital: London goes 24-hour [theguardian.com]

Freight Railroads Fight New Rule for Amtrak Trains [wsj.com]

All Aboard Florida: a new approach for US passenger rail [railjournal.com]

Uzbekistan completing high speed rail route between Tashkent and Bukhara [timesca.com]

Atlanta's Next Fleet of Trains Could Double as Streetcars [nextcity.org]

Via Rail seeks private sector partnership for Toronto-Montreal upgrade [railjournal.com]

LA: Metro wins grant to speed up Red, Purple Line service at Union Station [la.curbed.com]

New DART Service Starts August 29 for Oak Cliff, Downtown Dallas and Design District [masstransitmag.com]

Amtrak Pet Program Expands to New York State [masstransitmag.com]

State puts Sacramento's streetcar dreams back on track with $30 million grant [sacbee.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

UK PM backs HS2 high-speed... LA rail lines linked... Norfolk's Tide hits 5... more

U.K.'s May 'Fully Committed' to $73 Billion High-Speed Rail Line [bloomberg.com]

$22 million tunnel opens, connecting Metro Orange Line with Red Line subway [dailynews.com]

Five years of the Tide light rail in Norfolk: What was said then, and the reality now [pilotonline.com]

Japan's bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan [thenational.ae]

America's public transit is costing us more than money [thehill.com]

Grand opera takes the subway in Buenos Aires [foxnews.com]

Swiss are Europe's train champions [swissinfo.ch]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: New "China Standard" high-speed G8041 EMU train, China. © Xinhuanet

New China bullet rolls... Cheap London-Scot link?... Baltimore redo revs up... more

First self-developed bullet train launched in NE China [cctv.com]

A new low-fare train service between Edinburgh and London has been given the green light [cityam.com]

Amtrak laying the groundwork for Baltimore Penn Station overhaul [constructiondive.com]

How Hyperloop One Went Off the Rails [bloomberg.com]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes unnoticed as he plays drums in subway station [nydailynews.com]

Sydney: End of the line [australiangeographic.com.au]

China tightens smoking ban on trains: Violators caught twice are prohibited to purchase train tickets [people.cn]

Wales: Ambitious plans to transform Cardiff Central Train Station still on track [walesonline.co.uk]

Ontario: Modernised Polar Bear Express coach unveiled [railwaygazette.com]

Active Warning Signals Could Mean Fewer Pedestrian Deaths [nextcity.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metro Transit Green Line light-rail train, UMN Station, Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Metro Transit | Flickr

Twin Cities transit best in US... Sydney laying track... Tex-Mex high-speed?... more

Twin Cities transit best in the U.S. for 2016 [mprnews.org]

Track laying starts on Sydney light rail line [railjournal.com]

High speed train will unite Mexico and the USA [theyucatantimes.com]

An Austin-San Antonio train? Possibilities exist beyond Lone Star Rail [bizjournals.com]

State-of-the-art Charger locomotive offers a smooth, 125-mph rail ride [chieftain.com]

Journey into the depths of London's Crossrail tunnels in this exclusive video [wired.co.uk]

K.C. Residents Try DIY Streetcar Expansion [nextcity.org]

Australia: What's Holding Back High Speed Rail? [sourceable.net]


 

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