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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Korea is testing high-speed service to the Pyeongchang Olympics site. © Minseong Kim | Wikimedia Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yangon commuters face perilous train journeys [todayonline.com]

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

South Florida: Countdown to Brightline [passengertrainjournal.com]

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

A Better Sounding Subway [wnyc.org]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lisbon reveals metro expansion plans [railjournal.com]

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Québec funds Gaspé railway revival [railjournal.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Berlin's Streetcars Go West [citylab.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Let Penn Station Breathe [nytimes.com]

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

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


 
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Photo: Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © Amtrak

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

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

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

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

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

Tempe Streetcar Will Be a Hybrid [progressiverailroading.com]

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

VIA Rail unveils sustainability report [progressiverailroading.coms]

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

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


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

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

Amtrak prioritizes Penn Station improvement initiatives [rtands.com]

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

The Human Cost of Losing Amtrak [citylab.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
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Photo: Tri-Rail commuter train at Airport Station, Miami, Florida. © Phillip Pessar | Flickr

MiamiCentral Tri-Rail by Dec... June start for Tempe proj... Calif funds OK'd... more

Feds Approve Tri-Rail To MiamiCentral, Service Will Begin By The End Of 2017 [thenextmiami.com]

Tempe streetcar construction starts soon [azcentral.coms]

Judge Allows California High-Speed Rail Funding [usnews.com]

Phoenix City Council approves $50-million agreement with Valley Metro [rtands.com]

Australia: Construction starts on Mernda rail line in Melbourne, Victoria [railway-technology.com]

Boston: MBTA adopts strategy to fast-track repairs [progressiverailroading.com]

Texas: Developer Says Bullet-Train Project Will 'Change the Way People Think About the Center of Dallas' [dmagazine.coms]


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

Amtrak eyes NYC shutdown... Can QLine save Detroit?... Florida line hiring... more

Amtrak considering closing Penn Station tracks for repairs: report [thehill.com]

Can a streetcar save Detroit? Project is a bet on the future, but some say it's too little, too late [theglobeandmail.com]

South Florida: High speed train, looking to fill hundreds of new jobs [cbs12.com]

New York City's Subway System Violates Local and Federal Laws, Disability Groups Say [nytimes.com]

Judge intends to permit California high-speed rail funding [sfgate.com]

L.A. Subway Cars Will Smell Better Than New York's [lamag.com]


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

Amtrak at a junction... Canyon tram plan stalled... New life for Vegas bullet?... more

Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems [nytimes.com]

Grand Canyon tram project stalls before Navajo council vote [wtop.com]

Arrival of Las Vegas Raiders breathes new life into high-speed rail project [reviewjournal.com]

Amtrak CEO: Only solution to railroad troubles is a new Hudson River tunnel [crainsnewyork.com]

New Mexico: Rail Runner Zia Station opens in Santa Fe [kob.com]

Anatomy of NYC's 7 Train [citylab.com]

Hints Of Summer Tourism Bring Up NYC-Berkshires Railway [wamc.org]

Prince Charles drives restored Scots steam train [scotsman.com]


 
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Rendering: high-speed train crossing the California desert. © California High-Speed Rail

Calif bullet boss quits... Memphis trolley return set... Morocco bullet in '18... more

Head of California's $64-billion bullet train project is stepping down [latimes.com]

Memphis prepares for return of electric trolleys [commercialappeal.com]

Morocco's High Speed Train to Be Launched in Summer 2018 [moroccoworldnews.com]

London: There's going to be another Tube strike [metro.co.uk]

Penn Station's Moynihan Train Hall expansion project set for spring [nydailynews.com]

California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley [latimes.com]

Crews ready to start laying down rail for the Milwaukee Streetcar [tmj4.com]

As Amtrak Rail Problems Persist, Gov. Christie Mum On Tunnel Project He Axed [abc7ny.com]

Phoenix council approves $50M extension design plan for light rail [ktar.com]

Buffalo: State to decide location of a new train station downtown [buffalonews.com]

India's Minister for Railways launches glass-roof scenic rail cars [globalrailnews.com]


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

Wind power for Seattle... Trump's Amtrak mapped... Cape Cod train in May... more

Seattle: Sound Transit light-rail trains to run on wind energy in 2019 [progressiverailroading.com]

Mapping Amtrak Service, Before and After the Trump Budget [citylab.com]

CapeFLYER Begins Memorial Day Weekend 2017 [capecodtoday.com]

Jerusalem Light-Rail Extensions Are Now Clear to Proceed [nextcity.org]

Free trolley rides in Little Rock, North Little Rock set for summer [arkansasonline.com]

Believe it or not, this isn'ta train – It's a crazy Japanese rail fan's house! [rocketnews24.com]

'Ambitious' Metro Manila subway to be built by 2024 [cnnphilippines.com]

DC: Metrorail Reliability Improving as Old Railcars Removed [masstransitmag.com]

Aerial Video Of Charlotte's New Light Rail Line [moderncities.com]

Nevada Senate signs permission slip for Las Vegas light rail [mynews4.com]


 
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Photo: Dunkin' Donuts coffee will be brewed on board Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express trains starting today. © Amtrak

Amtrak to run on Dunkin'... MIlwaukee proj digs in... Affirming rider diversity... more

Dunkin' is coming to Amtrak, so you can get your coffee fix at 100 mph [bostonglobe.com]

Work begins on 2.5-mile track for streetcar in Milwaukee [tmj4.com]

A rail campaign has been launched to highlight ridership diversity. [smartrailworld.com]

Illinois Amtrak improvements in final stretch [stltoday.com]

Toronto: Vintage TTC streetcar will return to service this summer [blogto.com]

Colorado moving toward Front Range rail study [krdo.com]

Florida: Two more Brightline trains expected to arrive together [palmbeachpost.com]


 
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Rendering: New Metro Station, Los Angeles International Airport, California © The Source | Metro

LAX Metro station preview... Saving transit funding... High-speed food... more

Here's what the New Metro Station at LAX Will Look Like [lamag.com]

Midsize and Small Cities Have Important Role in Saving Federal Transit Funding [nextcity.org]

Ekiben – the world's finest packed lunches – on a Japanese bullet train [nzherald.co.nzs]

French take first steps to open passenger rail market [railjournal.com]

Britain: Huge herd of cows invade train platform in Kent [.telegraph.co.uk]

High-speed train to Belfast on Dublin's Brexit shopping list [belfasttelegraph.co.uks]

Russia's railways passenger traffic increased by 16.5% in IQ2017 [rustourismnews.com]

London: The Planners And Cartoonists Who Preempted The Underground. [londonist.com]


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

Amtrak Gulf revival bucks Trump... Tampa's streetcar dream... Swede speed... more

Amtrak close to reviving Gulf Coast rail line despite Trump budget concerns [al.com]

Tampa Dreams of Turning Novelty Streetcar Into Transit Solution [nextcity.org]

Sweden: Faster trains and reduced journey times for MTR Express [globalrailnews.com]

Chicago-to-Quad Cities rail moves forward [qctimes.coms]

Long Island Rail Road expansion moves forward [railwayage.com]

Navigate your way through Japan's busiest train stations with Google Street View [rocketnews24.com]

Texas high-speed rail standoff: Advocates, foes ramp up rhetoric at legislature [bizjournals.com]

Grand opening celebration for Springfield's Union Station planned for June [masslive.com]


 
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Photo: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has called on Congress to support increased funding for passenger rail. © Senate Democrats | Flickr

Schumer seeks rail funds... Japan's challenged bullet... Forget the gondolas... more

Schumer: Congress must 'get serious' about passenger-rail investment [wamc.org]

JR Hokkaido faces challenges on unique shinkansen line [japantimes.co.jp]

Enough With the Gondolamania Already [streetsblog.org]

The Long Road to Light Rail in the Twin Cities [streets.mn]

Future's bright for Nagasaki tram and its kink-tailed cat [asahi.com]

The new Dublin Luas map is a crime against cartography [citymetric.com]


 
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Photo: FasTracks A Line train, Airport Station, Denver, Colorado. © Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Denver air link turns one... Kan for USDOT post... Battery power on track... more

One year in: Denver's airport train navigates interruptions, a $6 million gate glitch and surprisingly strong ridership [denverpost.com]

Trump to nominate Kan as USDOT undersecretary [progressiverailroading.com]

In rural Japan, battery-powered trains emerge as cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative [japantimes.co.jp]

SBB launches Gotthard Panorama Express [railwaygazette.com]

Rail Baltica: a new corridor for the Baltic states [railway-technology.com]

Five teams vie for California's high-speed rail operations [progressiverailroading.com]

Southern Rail Commission Sets Gulf Coast Rail Meetings [usnews.com]

Chicago: The best – and the worst – of the CTA stations [chicagotribune.com]


 
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Photo: DevLoop test track, Hyperloop One test site, West Las Vegas, Nevada. © Hyperloop One

Making hyperloop real... NYC's inaccessible subway... Transit's vulnerability... more

Hyperloop One Finds U.S. Clamoring For Vacuum-Tube Trains. Next Stop: Make Them Real [forbes.com]

New York Has a Great Subway, if You're Not in a Wheelchair [nytimes.com]

What makes mass transit so great is exactly what makes it so vulnerable to attack [qz.com]

First Full Speed, Full Length Test Of New Amsterdam Subway Ends Successfully [nltimes.nl]

Seoul to build high-speed regional rail network [railjournal.com]

The World's Most Elegant Public Transit Campaign [citylab.com]

Parisian Dogs Can Now Ride the Subway and Commuting Just Got a Lot Cuter [travelandleisure.com]


 
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Photo: Southern trains in Brighton, England; nationally, the railway ranks last in passenger satisfaction. © Sreejithk2000 | Wikimedia Commons

Why Brit trains run late... DC streetcar's allure... Canberra-Sydney bullet?... more

Why Britain's Trains Don't Run on Time: Capitalism [nytimes.com]

The Allure of the DC Streetcar [theamericanconservative.coms]

Two-hour train ride between Canberra and Sydney on the cards [canberratimes.com.au]

Canada: Via Rail Debacle Shows Demand for Affordable Transit [torontoist.com]

Bills aimed at controversial Dallas-Houston bullet train sail out of Senate committee [texastribune.org]

Munich launches €3.8bn second cross-city S-Bahn project [railjournal.com]

Trumping the Transportation Progress Our Cities Need [governing.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak's The Cardinal, Prince, West Virginia. © John Mueller | Flickr

WV seeks Amtrak boost... Toronto airport station eyed... Paris stations reborn... more

WV Senate passes bill for daily Amtrak service [wvgazettemail.com]

'Union Station West' proposed for area around Pearson airport [thestar.com]

The Train Stations of Paris, Reborn [francetoday.com]

Subway's journey from failure to lifeblood of NYC detailed in NYU Rudin Center report [amny.com]

One hour travel times help define a city ... so four hour Acela travel times means Boston-DC-NY are not a city [nextbigfuture.com]

When can So Paulo expect its $8.5 billion inter-city rail network to arrive? [smartrailworld.com]

All Aboard Florida goes extra mile to address rail safety [miamiherald.com]

MTA sets next phase of 2nd Avenue Subway projects [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: Brightline train, test run, West Palm Beach, Florida © Brightline

The way to run a RR... India adds 70m riders... Subliminal ads fast-tracked... more

Florida: The Right Way to Run a Railroad [bloomberg.com]

Railways achieves positive growth with 70 million more passengers traveling in trains in 2016-17 [indianexpress.com]

Subliminal ads fast-tracked for maglev trains in Japan [japantimes.co.jp]

Ontario: Trudeau pledges funds for GO Transit's Regional Express Rail project [progressiverailroading.com]

France rolls out new security gates for its TGV high-speed trains [thelocal.fr]

Russia: St. Petersburg metro hit by deadly blast [dw.com]

A requiem for the overnight sleeper - and a European way of life [theguardian.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak long-distance trains, like the Empire Builder, face elimination under Donald Trump's new budget. © Amtrak Vacations

End of US long-distance?... Montréal proj funded... Maine extension nixed... more

The end of the line for American long-distance trains? [cnn.com]

Quebec pledges funds for new light-rail system in Montreal [progressiverailroading.com]

Maine: Legislative Panel Rejects Studying Expanding Passenger Rail To Bangor [mainepublic.org]

Denmark: Øresund border ID controls moving onto trains soon [cphpost.dk]

Company plans first U.S. bullet train, opponents doubt viability [wkbw.com]

China High-Speed Rail Could be New Hong Kong Leader's First Big Test [voanews.com]

A requiem for the overnight sleeper - and a European way of life [theguardian.com]

Return of an Amtrak passenger train from New Orleans to Orlando in further doubt [nola.com]

'Penis Seat' Causes Double Takes on Mexico City Subway [nytimes.com]

France: Waiting in the station – a whole new experience? [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Amtrak's California Zephyr: Taking the trip under Trump's budget ax [mercurynews.com]

How free wi-fi is transforming India's rail stations [bbc.com]


 
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Photo: University of Utah scientists have installed air quality monitors on two TRAX light-rail vehicles. © Utah Transit Authority

Rail air-impact studied... Brazil rail plan pushed... Berlin's trippy stations... more

Utah Transit Authority light-rail trains help researchers study air quality [progressiverailroading.com]

Brazil: São Paulo to develop inter-city rail plans [railjournal.coms]

Berlin Preserves Its Trippy 1980s Subway Stations [citylab.com]

San Francisco: Building a Better BART [techforhousing.org]

Japan: LEGOLAND train begins service on Nagoya's Aonami line [japantoday.com]

Riga station rebuild to offer 'moments of great wonder' [railwaygazette.com]

Incheon-Gangneung Bullet Train Tracks Built for Pyeongchang Games [kbs.co.kr]

Boston: Take a tour of the new Orange Line train [bostonglobe.com]


 
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Rendering: Brightline train traveling along the Florida coast. © Go Brightline

Mexican Co buys Florida rail... Japan quake plan honed... Cuba eyes railbus... more

Grupo Mexico to buy Florida rail line for $2.1 billion [miamiherald.com]

Japan: JR firms hone earthquake-response systems for shinkansen lines [japantimes.co.jp]

Cuba evaluates lightweight railbus [railjournal.com]

Nashville Is Ready to Embrace Transit [usa.streetsblog.orgs]

Hokkaido Shinkansen celebrates 1st anniversary [nhk.or.jp]

UK: FirstGroup and Hong Kong's MTR win South West Trains franchise from Stagecoach [telegraph.co.uk]

Hitachi Rail Italy delivers First Train to Miami Dade County [masstransitmag.com]


 
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Photo: BART rapid transit train, Warm Springs Station, South Fremont, California. © Jim Maurer | Flickr

SF-Fremont debuts... St Louis tests trolley... LA station expansion a go... more

Bay Area Rapid Transit opens extension to Fremont [progressiverailroading.coms]

St. Louis: Trolley cars make debut for testing in Delmar Loop [fox2now.com]

Los Angeles: Metro moves forward with plan to bring more trains in and out of Union Station [la.curbed.coms]

Only six more months until you can make L.A. history by riding Angels Flight [latimes.com]

JR Shikoku takes stylish modern tourist train for a test ride [asahi.com]

New Hitachi express train's first Welsh test journey [bbc.com]

58 Subway Station Names in Seoul Put up for Sale [kbs.co.kr]


 
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Photo: Amtrak is expanding Acela Express weekend service between Boston and New York City. © Amtrak

Amtrak adds Acela service... Ski train a success... Canada transit funds OK'd... more

Amtrak to expand weekend service between Boston and New York [bostonglobe.com]

Nation's only airport-to-ski slope train a hit this season [bigstory.ap.org]

Canada 2017 federal budget commits to transit funding [rtands.com]

Judge allows California high-speed rail funding to continue [mercurynews.com]

Plans to introduce light rail from Auckland Airport to city centre confirmed [stuff.co.nz]

What can California learn from European HSR hubs? [railway-technology.com]

Washington's politics shouldn't block a needed Caltrain upgrade [sfchronicle.com]

Do You Know Who Needs Your Subway Seat? [citylab.com]

Red, Purple, Green: Why we use colors to name our transit lines [ggwash.org]


 
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Israel Railways will operate Bombardier trainsets on its' new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high-speed line. © Bombardier

Israel high-speed due in '18... Pisa Mover rolls... WV pushing more Amtrak... more

High-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem rail coming down the track [israel21c.org]

Pisa Mover inaugurated [metro-report.com]

WV House votes to push for daily Amtrak service [wvgazettemail.com]

Luxembourg's first funicular carriage arrives [wort.lu]

Anaheim streetcar making a comeback [ocregister.com]

Indonesia Short on Funds to Restart Stalled Rail Projects [nextcity.org]

Construction to begin next year on new 'Central Walk' concourse at Sydney's Central Station [news.com.au]

BART's Newest Station will Boost Already Surging Warm Springs Innovation District [masstransitmag.com]


 
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Photo: MBTA Commuter Rail train, North Station, Boston, Massachusetts. © Mass.Gov - Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Boston cuts averted... Montréal proj growing... High-speed diplomacy... more

Massachusetts Gov. Baker ditches plan to end weekend Commuter Rail service [wcvb.com]

Proposed Montréal electric train project growing in size and cost [globalnews.ca]

High-speed diplomacy: Exporting China's train technology [metro.co.uk]

Buffalo: Downtown train station gains upper hand at hearing [buffalonews.com]

America's Greatest Living Hobos Share Their Secrets To Riding The Rails [thrillist.com]

Train travels right through hole in 19-story block of flats [metro.co.uk]

Rail life art: Commuter art done by doodlers on public transport [straitstimes.com]

Japan's subculture of train fanatics: What being a train geek really means in Japan [stuff.co.nz]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Texas Eagle, Villa Grove, Illinois. © Jackson Vandeventer | Flickr

Texas Eagle 1st in growth... Warren backs MA bullet... Denver RTA's mascot... more

Texas Eagle gains highest passenger increase [news-journal.com]

Elizabeth Warren throws support behind MA high-speed rail system [constructiondive.com]

Denver's New Transit Mascot Is a Total Jerk [citylab.com]

New Zealand: Commuter trains proposed for Christchurch at fraction of previous cost estimates [stuff.co.nz]

A look at BART's overnight testing of new train cars [ktvu.com]

'Bach in the Subways' comes to Warsaw [thenews.pl]

Shinkansen success: What it's like to drive the fastest train in the world [nst.com.mys]

Sleeper train by Ferrari designer is downright decadent [curbed.com]


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

Trump budget rips rail... How to build a trolley... Solar's sunny prospects... more

Trump proposes dramatic cuts to Amtrak operations and capital project grants [railwaygazette.com]

So You Want to Build a Trolley... [politico.com]

Sunny prospects for solar railways [energysavingtrust.org.uk]

The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together [politico.com]

Oklahoma City: Streetcar rail installation begins [newsok.com]

California: What Does The Future Of High-Speed Rail Travel Look Like Now? [capradio.org]

High-Speed Train to Cut Guangzhou-Hong Kong Journey to 48 Minutes [thatsmags.com]

The First Ever 'Made In India' Train Will Start Running On Mumbai Local Line From 18 March [indiatimes.com]

Orlando: SunRail art car takes to the rails [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: DMZ Train, South Korea. © Wikimedia Commons

Rail targets unified Korea... Tampa seeks trolley plan... Abuja line debut near... more

Report: Seoul preparing rail transport for Korea unification [upi.com]

Study will help determine expansion of once-bustling Tampa streetcar system [tampabay.com]

Nigeria: Abuja Rail Mass Transit 90 Percent Complete- FCT Minister [nta.ng]

Legal rights of express rail users will be protected, Hong Kong justice secretary says [scmp.com]

South Florida: Brightline opponents score victory in Tallahassee [tcpalm.com]

Eurostar announces ticket sales for new high-speed line to Bordeaux [telegraph.co.uk]

All Tokyo subway trains will have security cameras [nhk.or.jp]

Germany: Alstom's hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h [think-railways.com]

Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery [japantimes.co.jp]

North Carolina DOT offers transit passes to Amtrak riders [progressiverailroading.com]


 
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Rendering: BART Warm Springs Station, Fremont, California. © BART

SF BART pushes south... Boston rail cut feared... HK-China bullet hits snag... more

SF Bay Area: BART's long-awaited Warm Springs extension to open March 25 [sfgate.com]

Boston: MBTA could cut weekend commuter rail service [bostonglobe.com]

All you need to know about the Hong Kong-mainland rail link, co-located checkpoints and law enforcement issues [scmp.com]

More Details Emerge on Detroit Streetcar [nextcity.org]

The Reason Trains Have Angled Wheels Is Incredibly Clever [gizmodo.com]

South Florida: Difficult track ahead for coastal commuter rail [sun-sentinel.com]

A Silicon Valley Train Gets Stuck [nytimes.com]

NYC: Second Avenue Subway Art [atlasobscura.com]

Novelty or necessity? The world's best sleeper trains [citymetric.com]


 
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Rendering: Conceptual train in station, Grand Paris express project. © Société du Grand Paris

Rail targets Paris 'burbs... New Scot line revs biz... Hope high for Doha metro... more

Paris Big Dig Abandons Chic Haussmann for Trains to the Suburbs [bloomberg.com]

Brewing in the Borders: the businesses thriving along Scotland's new railway line [theguardian.com]

Doha metro aims to break new ground in car-mad Qatar [themalaymailonline.com]

San Francisco: The Results of America's First Transit-Incentive Program [citylab.com]

Why Doesn't The United States Have High-Speed Bullet Trains Like Europe And Asia? [forbes.com]

Japan: Shinkansen's movers are its dedicated manpower [nst.com.my]

How high speed rail could energize Southeast Asia [jllrealviews.com]

Amazing images show the struggle to get seat on commuter train in Bangladesh [thesun.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Brightline train traveling along Florida coast. © Go Brightline

Florida train by summer... London line by May... BC to review Victoria rail... more

Brightline focuses on summer launch in South Florida; Orlando to follow [sun-sentinel.com]

London: The new Elizabeth Line passenger trains have arrived for testing ahead of May launch [cityam.com]

British Columbia: Province to review commuter rail options for Victoria area [cbc.ca]

With Trump on board, Texas puts high-speed rail on the fast track [charlotteobserver.com]

Hey Transit Fans: Worry About Congress, Not Trump [citylab.com]

Florida: Brightline targets inter-city opportunities [railwaygazette.com]

10 Food Items You Must Try If You're Travelling With Indian Railways [indiatimes.com]


 
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Photo: DevLoop test track, Hyperloop One test site, West Las Vegas, Nevada. © Hyperloop One

Hyperloop previewed... Amtrak aims at Gulf return... Slow maglevs on track... more

First images of Hyperloop released [lasvegassun.com]

Moorman: Amtrak committed to reviving Gulf Coast service [progressiverailroading.coms]

Slower maglev trains pick up steam in China [nikkei.com]

France: iDTGV brand to disappear [railwaygazette.com]

The Science of How Trains Turn Without Falling Off the Tracks [popularmechanics.com]

Look: Dubai Tram expansion plans [gulfnews.com]

Beijing subway trips top 10 million a day: official [ecns.cn]


 
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Photo: Maglev train on test track, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. © Saruno Hirobano | Wikimedia Commons

Brit city fast link eyed... Nigeria proj starts... Bus-to-rail upgrade for LA line?... more

Britain: High-speed 'hover train' plans submitted for North [bbc.com]

Nigeria: Lagos-Ibadan's N458b speed rail project takes off [guardian.ng]

L.A. Metro receives proposal to fast-track Orange Line conversion to light rail [progressiverailroading.com]

Mumbai Metro Rail to operate driverless trains [railjournal.com]

Scarborough subway extension design approved by Toronto's executive committee [globalnews.ca]

Florida: 2nd Brightline train on its way to West Palm Beach [mypalmbeachpost.com]


 
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Rendering: Concept for high speed rail link between Southern California and Las Vegas. © XpressWest

LA-Vegas HSR promising... Springfield MA preps station... Going driverless?... more

LA-Vegas HSR Investment-Grade Study Shows Promising Numbers for Future [masstransitmag.com]

Massachusettts: Grand opening date set for Springfield's Union Station [masslive.com]

Let's Talk Seriously About Driverless Trains [sf.streetsblog.org]

Amtrak's Adirondack on track to benefit from customs legislation [timesunion.com]

Chicago Transit Authority plans 70th anniversary celebration [railwayage.com]

Slovakia: Seasonal passenger services to return [railwaygazette.com]

South Africa: Gautrain expansion study completed [railwaygazette.com]

Felix the purrfect railway cat has 100,000 Facebook followers is the subject of a new book [express.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: High-speed train, Transbay Terminal, San Francisco, California. © California High Speed Rail Authority.

California HSR to lay track... Milwaukee proj to start... St. Louis Loop test set... more

California high-speed rail ready to lay some track [bigstory.ap.org]

Construction Of Rail Lines To Begin For Milwaukee Streetcar [milwaukeeindependent.com]

St Louis: Test of Loop Trolley car to mark return of streetcars after decades-long absence [stltoday.com]

Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail from Terrorism [masstransitmag.com]

Algeria's new mainline railway is "underway and progressing extremely well". [smartrailworld.com]

'La La Land's Iconic Angels Flight Railway Will Soon Be Back on Track [thewrap.com]

High-speed London to Frankfurt train service 'to launch within three years' [standard.co.uk]

Turkish 'National Train' set to roll in 2019 [railwaygazette.com]

Moving art: Swedish subway stations wow visitors [usatoday.com]


 
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Photo: Eurostar entering Eurotunnel. © Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel sets record... S American line reopens... Caltrain plan hangs on... more

Eurotunnel reports 'best year ever' [dw.com]

South American railway reopens with goal of attracting tourists and freight [railjournal.com]

Caltrain acts to keep electrification plan alive [sfgate.com]

Amtrak resumes control of Hoosier State Line [journalreview.coms]

Sound Transit kicks off light-rail tunnel construction in downtown Bellevue [progressiverailroading.com]

South Africa: Gautrain's new links and routes unveiled [htxt.co.za]

The importance of China's high-speed tech transfer policy [railway-technology.com]

Vancouver: TransLink's new SkyTrain extension logged 30,000 trips in January [progressiverailroading.com]

Munich-Berlin by train in 4 hours, and Paris-Bordeaux in 2: Europe upgrades its rail lines [travelweek.ca]


 
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Photo: TGV l'Océane, Bordeaux-Saint-Jean Train Station, Bordeaux, France. © SNCF

Paris-Bordeaux TGV bows... Haifa-Nazareth OK'd... US high-speed stumbles... more

France: Hollande inaugurates Sud Europe Atlantique high-speed line [railjournal.com]

Haifa-Nazareth: Ten years on and Israel finally approve their second interurban light-rail project. [smartrailworld.com]

US High-Speed Rail Projects Hit Stumbling Blocks [businesswire.com]

Central Chinese cities to build more maglev lines [chinadaily.com.cn]

Charlotte: CATS delaying opening of blue line light rail extension [wbtv.com]

San Francisco: Amazing photos of Central Subway beneath Chinatown [sf.curbed.com]

Paris vs Tokyo: the two different models for express commuter rail stopping patterns [citymetric.com]

NYC: In the Second Avenue Subway, art and architecture are at odds [ny.curbed.com]


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