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Brexit's rail impact... Legal tangle for Texas bullet?... LAX station preview... more

Britain to leave the EU; the rail industry responds. [smartrailworld.com]

Will Texas Law Trip up a $10 Billion High-Speed Rail Project? [slate.com]

Check Out The Plans For The Long-Awaited LAX Metro Station [laist.com]

Toronto: GO Train to expand service to Niagara area [niagara-gazette.com]

Uzbekistan inaugurates Angren - Pap railway [railjournal.com]

Rail Sizzles in Phoenix [masstransitmag.com]

Rochester: Celebrating the defunct city subway [democratandchronicle.com]

UK: Brexit to bring back BR? What could the vote mean for our railways? [rail.co.uk]

Lake Oswego: Willamette Shore Trolley unveils improved downtown Lake Oswego station [pamplinmedia.com]


 
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Rendering: Metro Northwest train, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. © Alstom

Sydney metro funded... El Paso laying track... Estonian capital rides free... more

Sydney Metro "fully funded" in latest NSW budget [globalrailnews.com]

El Paso: First rails installed for Downtown Streetcars [kvia.com]

Estonia: Tallinn residents to continue to ride train for free within city limits [err.ee]

Milwaukee: Rebuilt concourse pulls into Intermodal Station [dailyreporter.com]

Turning Subway Rides Into Performance Art [citylab.com]

North-South Rail Link would be an investment in core MBTA system, Dukakis says [boston.com]

California's $64 Billion Bet on North America's First True Bullet Train [nextcity.org]

Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever [archinect.com]


 
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Photo: GO Transit train, Toronto, Ontario © GO Transit

Toronto-Durham by 2024... Peru-Chile restored... America's best transit... more

Ontario plans 12-mile GO Transit extension to Durham Region [rtands.com]

Peru restores its only international railway [railjournal.com]

Which US cities have good public transport? [citymetric.com]

Hyperloop One unveils Russia deal with goal of new Silk Road [usatoday.com]

Illinois Moving Forward On Chicago To Quad Cities Passenger Rail Project [progressillinois.com]


 
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Rendering: Proposed TEX Rail will connect DFW Airport and Grapevine with Fort Worth, Texas. © The T

DFW-Fort Worth by 2018... Reinventing NY's transit... Arizona's rail success... more

DFW-Fort Worth: TEX Rail on track to open in 2018 despite lack of federal funds [wfaa.com]

Light rail is an Arizona success story [azcentral.com]

Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics [bigstory.ap.org]

Check out Montreal's transit network [greatergreaterwashington.org]

DC: Getting WMATA back on track [progressiverailroading.com]

Chicago: South Shore a commuter rail survivor [chicagotribune.com]

Bullet train to reduce Delhi-Kolkata travel time to five hours: Feasibility study [indiatimes.com]

Oregon: Streetcar's Next Stop: Some of Portland's Major Commuting Corridors [oregonlive.com]

Toronto opens Cherry tram extension [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Rendering: 95th/Dan Ryan station, CTA Red Line, Chicago, Illinois. © TransitChicago.com

Chicago stations makeover... Quieter NYC stations?... Minsk-Vilnius in July... more

Chicago Transit Authority embraces bright signature look for rail and bus terminals [bizjournals.com]

Get Ready for Quieter NYC Subway Stations (Yes, ItÕs Possible) [wired.com]

Belarusian Railways to launch new Minsk-Vilnius service 14 July [belta.by]

Tokyo: Shibuya Station area undergoing once in a century makeover [asahi.com]

China's High-Speed Rail Diplomacy [foreignaffairs.com]

Step Into the Huge Factory Forging AmericaÕs Fancy New Trains [wired.com]

Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad adds new Saturday train with Akron departures for bicyclists, hikers [ohio.com]

Standard-gauge finds favour in South Africa [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: East 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal, © Eric Baetscher | Wikimedia Commons

Grand Central's secrets... Shanghai's Disney trains... London's tube codes... more

360 Video: Hidden Secrets of Grand Central Terminal [nbcnews.com]

Look Inside Shanghai's New Disney-Themed Trains [travelandleisure.com]

Eight London Underground codes and what they actually mean [timeout.com]

Ontario Expanding GO Rail Service to Waterloo Region [ontario.ca]

Lahore: Flagship Orange Line mass-transit project inching ahead [tribune.com.pk]

Ontario: First Nation's train plan gets more support [sootoday.com]

Hyperloop: Slovakia takes centre stage [railway-technology.com]

NYC: Floating Inflatable East River Tunnel Proposed For L Train Doomsday Survivors [gothamist.com]


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

Tex bullet proj start in '17... Toronto expansion funded... NYC borough line?... more

Multi-billion dollar bullet train connecting Houston to Dallas expected to break ground next year [yourhoustonnews.com]

Ontario to fund Toronto metro expansion plans [railjournal.com]

NYC Planners Propose Subway Line Just for the Boroughs [nextcity.org]

Light rail use soars to record levels in England [railmagazine.com]

Austria's Semmering Base Tunnel in full construction [railjournal.com]

Hyperloop: Tube Travel at Near Supersonic Speed [kcet.org]


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

LA shedding car-centric rep?... Addis-Djibouti by Sept... Paris Metro redrawn... more

The Expo Line, and five other reasons Los Angeles may finally shed its car-centric reputation [citymetric.com]

Addis-Djibouti electric rail to begin operations in September [newtimes.co.rw]

We kind of love this new, circular take on the Paris metro map [citymetric.com]

JR East to rebuild stations for Tokyo Olympics [railjournal.com]

UK: Train gets royal makeover for Queen's 90th [itv.com]

Austria: ÖBB launches world's first live onboard TV service [globalrailnews.com]

20 years and 90 miles later, how light rail has transformed Dallas [dallasnews.com]

News Analysis: China discusses speed hikes for bullet trains [xinhuanet.com]

Oklahoma passenger rail service in jeopardy [tulsaworld.com]

Germany May Have Driverless Trains By 2023 [popsci.com]


 
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Rendering: Proposed XpressWest high-speed train. © XpressWest

LA-Vegas high-speed dead... Canada strike averted... Turkey bullet in '18... more

What Won't Happen in Vegas [theatlantic.com]

Commentary: XpressWest's termination of high-speed rail project with China smells of protectionism, hurts interests of both [xinhuanet.com]

Canada: Strike Averted Ğ All VIA Rail trains running as scheduled [viarail.ca]

Turkey's high-speed train on track for 2018 [yenisafak.com/]

Indiana: INDOT declares Indy-to-Chicago train line saved [theindychannel.com]

Indiana: Ridership, Revenue Up For Hoosier State Rail Line [wfyi.org]

Jamaican government in rail revival talks [railwayage.com]

Women-Only Passenger Cars May Appear in Argentina's Capital Subway [sputniknews.com]

UK: Are paper train tickets soon to be a thing of the past? [cambridge-news.co.uk]

Tracklaying starts on Riyadh metro [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Photo: M-1 RAIL streetcar (QLine), Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. © M-1 RAIL

Detroit's $4.6B rail choice... Austin-San Antonio in doubt... NY subway art... more

Metro Detroit Has a $4.6 Billion Transit Decision to Make [nextcity.org]

Austin-San Antonio: Planning organization debates future of passenger rail project [expressnews.com]

NYC subway art: See photos of stunning and thought-provoking artwork [amny.com]

South Florida: Brightline unveils Siemens locomotives and coaches [railwaygazette.com]

London Tube Deploys a Hologram to Enforce New Escalator Rules [citylab.com]

Thailand: Chiang Mai gets first new-look express train [bangkokpost.com]

DC: Metropocalypse Meltdown [dcinno.streetwise.co]

Core vs. Edge Debates in Public Transit [humantransit.org]

Why German Trains Don't Run On Time [global.handelsblatt.com]


 
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Photo: Next generation high-speed train, test track, China. © Xinhua

China fast tracks to 250 mph... Atlantic City airtrain?... Dallas DART turns 20... more

China: Researchers fast-track a train for all systems [china.org.cn]

Could Atlantic City's airport get a train station? [philly.com]

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Rail Turning 20 [masstransitmag.com]

Eurostar Unveils the Newest High-Speed Train in Europe [architecturaldigest.com]

Oklahoma: Streetcars En Vogue, But Study Urges Use Beyond Tourists [kosu.org]

The Best Way Through the Alps Is the World's Longest Rail Tunnel [wired.com]

The Great Train Robbery: Privatizing Europe's Railways [counterpunch.org]


 
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Photo: Paris Métro, Line 6, crossing the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. © DXR Daniel Vorndran | Wikimedia Commons

Paris project launched... Toronto line work complete... Rio Olympic tram rolls... more

Construction begins on Grand Paris Express metro [railjournal.com]

Track work completed on Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension [cp24.com]

Rio inaugurates tram service conceived as Olympic legacy [foxnews.com]

Seattle: Sound Transit approves faster ST3 light-rail extensions [rtands.com]

Arcadia Valley prepares for coming Amtrak service [dailyjournalonline.com]

China developing faster high speed trains with adjustable wheels for different gauges from China to Europe [nextbigfuture.com]

Indonesia's Railway, a Backbone for the Economy Since the Colonial Period [globalindonesianvoices.com]

Korea's 'Pink Light' Campaign Reminds Riders to Yield Seats to Pregnant Women [citylab.com]

Metros by the numbers: How D.C. stacks up against other capital cities [washingtonpost.com]

Trinity Railway Express may expand Dallas-Fort Worth service [star-telegram.com]

High-speed passenger rail line could link San Antonio to Monterrey [news4sanantonio.com]


 
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Rendering: Stage 2 LRT station, Ottawa, Canada © Sage 2 LRT | City of Ottawa

$1B CDN for Ottawa LRT... Orlando station on track... Amtrak sets pet policy... more

Ottawa to get more than $1 billion from province for LRT [theglobeandmail.com]

Train station construction at Orlando airport on track [orlandosentinel.com]

Amtrak to permanently allow small pets on some trains [thehill.com]

China approves high-speed train line to 2022 Winter Games site [ctvnews.ca]

Silver machine rolls down the track to new efficiency record [gizmag.com]

High-speed railway projects to revitalise Russia's construction industry [railway-technology.com]

A New Metrolink Extension to Riverside Opens on Monday [lamag.com]

Hungary's Longest Narrow-gauge Forest Railway Opens In The Bõrzsõny Hills [hungarytoday.hu]

The Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth [citylab.com]

Scotland: Borders Railway beats forecast passenger levels by 22% [bbc.com]


 
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Photo: Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland. © AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd

Longest rail tunnel opens... Moroccan bullet in 2018... Track work mires DC... more

Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland [bbc.com]

Moroccan high-speed line to open in June 2018 [railjournal.com]

Auckland New Zealand: City Rail Link construction begins [radionz.co.nz]

DC: Riders living in a world of Metro track work [washingtonpost.com]

Belgium plans high-speed train connection via Luxembourg [wort.lu]

French rail strike bites amid labor law standoff [reuters.com]

Rails and the Back Bay remain interconnected [bostonglobe.com]

Scotland: Borders Railway beats forecast passenger levels by 22% [bbc.com]


 
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Photo: Tri-Rail train, Mangonia Park, Florida. © Jordan Hood | Flickr

Miami Tri-Rail OK'd... Austria adding night trains... India plan pushes ahead... more

Tri-Rail trains will roll into MiamiCentral [miamitodaynews.com]

Austrian railway prepares to step up overnight train services [railjournal.com]

Bullet Train Plan Drags India's Railway Into the 21st Century [bloomberg.com]

Nearly 60 Percent of Americans will Use Public Transportation While Visiting Top U.S. City Destinations This Summer [apta.com]

France: Approval for Bordeaux and Toulouse/Dax high-speed lines [globalrailnews.com]

London's trams are finally joining the tube map [citymetric.com]

England: BirminghamÕs New Street tram extension opens [globalrailnews.com]

Rome's new subway line unearths ancient treasures [cbsnews.com]

JapanÕs train conductors would like to remind everyone not to attackÊthem [rocketnews24.com]

6 of the most beautiful railway stations in India [intoday.in]


 
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Photo: Paris Metro ticket. © Clare Griffiths | Flickr

Paris Metro ticket adieu... German ICE turns 20... Seattle races ahead... more

Say 'au revoir' to the Paris Metro ticket [thelocal.fr]

Germany: Happy Birthday, Intercity Express! [dw.com]

Seattle: Light-rail stations could open years earlier under new Sound Transit plan [seattletimes.com]

UK: Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains? [bbc.com]

World Trade Center Oculus link to Fulton Center now open [amny.com]

First China-Developed Maglev Monorail Train Completes Test Run [cri.cn]

Metro-North gets go-ahead on Penn Station plan [ctpost.com]

India:Darjeeling Toy Train to get a makeover [intoday.in]

Minnesota: Stealth Train [tcbmag.com]

Madrid: Chamber’ Ghost Station [atlasobscura.com]


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

London Night Tube in Aug... Rio games link running... Swiss tunnel June 1st... more

Night Tube services to start in August [bbc.com]

New Rio metro line up and running ahead of Olympics [traveller24.news24.com]

Switzerland's Gotthard Train Tunnel Will Be World's Longest, Deepest [nbcnews.com]

Northern Lights Express linking Twin Cities to Duluth quietly hums along [startribune.com]

St Petersburg airport tram plan [railwaygazette.com]

Catskill Mountain Railroad offers its final rides this weekend [dailyfreeman.com]

Chicago: Kids Ride Free on Metra Memorial Day Through Labor Day [masstransitmag.com]

Rio Light Rail Gets a Boost Ahead of Olympics [nextcity.org]

Keeping up with the Bavarians [railjournal.com]

Hungary's MAV eyes railway around Budapest [bbj.hu]


 
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Photo: DB City Night Line train, Germany. © Eurail

German night trains axed... Saving NYC's subway... Brit's privitization failure... more

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn to axe night train service by end of 2016 [dw.com]

How to Save New York's Overwhelmed Subways [nytimes.com]

The great train wreck: Privatizing British rail [idahostatejournal.com]

Amtrak Trains Fight to Go First [wsj.com]

Chicago-Milwaukee: Amtrak adds late night Saturday trains to Hiawatha line for summer [bizjournals.com]

Your Five Step Guide To Planning A Train Trip [passportmagazine.com]

Nonstop Worcester-Boston train makes its inaugural trip [telegram.com]

Scenes from the first train from Santa Monica to downtown L.A. in 63 years [latimes.com]


 
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Photo: Opening Day, Expo Line extension, Santa Monica, California. © Steve Hymon, The Source | METRO - L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

LA train to beach opens... Reshaping Turkey's rail... DC shutdown in June... more

Trains are packed as Metro's Expo Line extension to Santa Monica opens [latimes.com]

Expansion and reform reshape Turkey's railways [railjournal.com]

Two Week-Long Track Shutdowns Imminent As DC Metro Reveals Final Repair Plan [dailycaller.com]

Bullet Train: Russia Working on High-Speed Projects Similar to Hyperloop [sputniknews.com]

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed deal imminent [railjournal.com]

The 10 Fastest Trains in the World [cntraveler.com]

China keen on India joining Tibet-Nepal railway network [thehindu.com]

Can light rail turn University City into a walkable downtown? [charlotteobserver.com]

Advocates Lobby For Increased Train Travel Between Pittsburgh And Harrisburg [wesa.fm]

Nova Scotia: It's green, we have the tracks, it's not that expensive — train travel could work [thechronicleherald.ca]

India's first driverless metro train on test in Delhi [railjournal.com]

Commuter trains in Paris get royal makeover [thelocal.fr]


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

Bullet office for Dallas... Miami connection closer... Android Pay for London... more

Japanese bullet train operator opening office in Dallas to assist Texas high-speed rail [dallasnews.com]

Tri-Rail connection to new MiamiCentral station advances [miamitodaynews.com]

Android Pay for pay-as-you-go travel in London [railwaygazette.com]

Facebook releases 360-degree vid of Grand Central, a preview of virtual realityÊ [nydailynews.com]

The world's sexiest subway stations, in 15 Instagrams [timeout.com]

How your brain learns to ride the subway, and why AI developers care [sciencedaily.com]

Funding deadline for California bullet train pushed back four years [latimes.com]

Sneak Preview: Inside Ireland's first luxury sleeper train [independent.ie]

MTA Looking Into Proposal For Reduced Commuter Rail Fares Within NYC [gothamist.com]

A Cyclist Is Setting Out to Prove You Can Travel Around the U.S. by Bike and Rail [citylab.com]

DC's streetcar may go to Georgetown with dedicated lanes [greatergreaterwashington.org]

First refurbished Budapest metro train delivered [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Photo: Roosevelt Island Tram, New York City. © Autopilot | Wikimedia Commons

Big Apple tram turns 40... Hyperloop wars... Poetry in motion... more

A look at the evolution of the Roosevelt Island tram as the celebrated sky marvel turns 40 [nydailynews.com]

HTT vs Hyperloop One: What are the differences between futuristic high speed train technologies? [ibtimes.co.uk]

'The kettleÕs on, or have a Sauvignon': The train buffet car worker who's waxing lyrical [manchestereveningnews.co.uk]

China: Changsha Maglev Line Kicks Off Trial Operation [yibada.com]

Amtrak 188 engineer distracted before wreck, says NTSB [railwayage.com]

Bosnian Talgo trains to enter service in July [railjournal.com]

Map Mashup: The NYC Subway System Gets Re-Stylized as The London Tube [6sqft.com]

Paris Museums Are Papering a Subway Station With Cheeky Recreations of Famous Art [citylab.com]

France Decks Out Its National Railway Cars to Look LikeÊthe Palace of Versailles [slate.com]


 
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Photo: Construction, Standard Gauge Railway, Tsavo, Kenya. © Kenya Today

Kenya proj takes shape... China's longest line bows... Attracting transit users... more

Kenya's $13 billion railway project is taking shape [cnn.com]

China's longest railway starts operation [china.org.cn]

Frequent service, not escalator access, is what attracts transit users [thetransportpolitic.com]

Middle Tennessee's Best Hope For New Commuter Rail Is Taking Shape [nashvillepublicradio.org]

Detroit-Pittsburgh corridor campaign [allaboardohio.org]

Argentina to upgrade Belgrano North commuter network [railjournal.com]

Commuter rail begins countdown to nonstop Worcester-Boston service [telegram.com]

Malaysia plans new East Coast Railway [railjournal.com]

Should an Atlantic City rail line start looking west instead? [philly.com]

Cross-Border bookings rise as Virgin launches expanded Edinburgh-London timetable [heraldscotland.com]

Borders Railway extension to Carlisle 'a realistic prospect' [scotsman.com]

One Man's Decades-Long Quest to Draw Every Subway Station in New York [citylab.com]

India: Popular passenger train Century Express chugs into pages of history [indiatimes.com]


 

 
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Rendering: Brightline train station, Fort Lauderdale, Florida © Brightline

Ft Lauderdale station rising... Saudi high-speed delay... London line preview... more

Brightline's Fort Lauderdale train station about to rise [sun-sentinel.com]

Saudi Arabia: Haramain High Speed Rail opening delayed [railwaygazette.com]

Stations on London's new rail link will be fit for royalty [gizmag.com]

Shanghai: Subway Line 18 breaks ground [shanghaidaily.com]

Indian Railways goes green, solar-powered train to be tested soon [dnaindia.com]

Rail Baltica -picking up steam [dw.com]

Who's ready to ride a hyperloop? [usatoday.com]

Switzerland Is Opening the World's Longest-Ever Rail Tunnel [citylab.com]

Boston - Worcester: Bullet to the Heart [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: Hyperloop One desert test site, Nevada. © Hyperloop One

Hyperloop test success... Privatize Canada's VIA?... Vermont Amtrak boost... more

0 to 400 mph in mere seconds: Welcome to the age of hyperloop [usatoday.com]

Canada: The case for privatizing VIA Rail [nationalpost.com]

Federal grant will restore passenger rail to western Vermont [reformer.com]

First Group to run Edinburgh to London budget rail service [bbc.com]

Melbourne's new train station revealed - and there's something a bit different about it [theage.com.au]

Longest railway tunnel comes up in Switzerland [thestatesman.com]

Hokuriku shinkansen threatening region's air links with Tokyo [japantimes.co.jp]


 
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Photo: Rail Baltica service between Kaunus, Lithuania and Bialystok, Poland begins in June. © Lietuvos gelezinkeliai | Lithuanian railway

Poland-Lithuania in June... Boston T proj advances... Adieu, Paris sleepers?... more

Poland - Lithuania standard-gauge passenger services to begin next month [railjournal.com]

Green light for $2.3 billion MBTA extension plan [bostonherald.com]

Sleeper train services from Paris threatened with closure [telegraph.co.uk]

Test for China's First Hybrid-power Train Set for Next Month [nikkei.com]

Hudson rail tunnel could be unusable before new one is built, study says [nj.com]

8 Fast Facts On The Texas Bullet Train [bisnow.com]

Chicago Catches Gondola Fever [citylab.com]


 
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Rendering: Skytran maglev pod to be built in Lagos, Nigeria. © SkyTran

Maglev pod for Nigeria... Caltrain ridership up... Santa Monica line previewed...more

Lagos, Nigeria: A self-driving monorail is being built to chop 2-hour commutes down to 10 minutes [techinsider.io]

For Caltrain, another ridership record [railwayage.com]

Sneak Peek Of New Metro Expo Line Extension Into Santa Monica [abc7.com]

DB Germany: Europe's largest railway wants to self-drive you home [readwrite.com]

Caledonian Sleeper turns the clock back to a bygone age with old carriages [pressandjournal.co.uk]


 
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Photo: KC Streetcar, Kansas City, Missouri. © City of Kansas City, , Missouri

KC Streetcar debuts... Moscow Metro on fast track... Canada ridership up... more

Crowds jam streetcars in Kansas City return [kansascity.com]

Moscow's Huge Subway Expansion Is Actually Ahead of Schedule [citylab.com]

Canada: Via Rail boosts ridership, cuts operating loss by 12 per cent [theglobeandmail.com]

DC: Metro will shut down sections of lines for year-long subway repair work [washingtonpost.com]

U.S. bullet train proposals shun public funds, favor private cash [reuters.com]

What it's really like to be in the driver's seat of a high-speed train travelling at over 170mph [dailymail.co.uk]

Amtrak lets passengers bring bicycles on Milwaukee-Chicago trains [jsonline.com]


 
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Rendering: Passengers boarding Hyperloop pod. © Hyperloop Technologies

France eyes hyperloop... Airport bullet for Dallas... Denver RTD aims SE... more

French railways invest in 700mph inter-city 'hyperloop' super-tube train [independent.co.uk]

High-Speed Rail Service Planned For DFW [cbslocal.com]

Denver: RTD to begin Southeast Rail Extension in May [rtands.com]

Las Vegas: Monorail to use interest money to kick-start expansion to Mandalay Bay [reviewjournal.com]

Canada: VIA Rail praised, government panned by financial watchdog [railwayage.com]

Privatised, nationalised, electrified? A guide to the UK's railways [theguardian.com]

New route between Kaunas and Bialystok to make possible railway trips to Europe for Lithuanian travellers [delfi.lt]

Ready, set, go: Can 4 Russians hit every Moscow metro station in a day? [rbth.com]

Isle of Man" Horse Tramway services now operating [isleofman.com]

Hyperloop to high-speed rail: Who will build the future of mobility? [greenbiz.com]

In Car-Crazy L.A., Rail to the Beach Promises Stress Relief [bloomberg.com]


 
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Photo: Heartland Flyer, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. © Ken Fitzgerald | FL9

Dallas-OKC at risk... Ontario line return sought... Amtrak eyes bottleneck... more

Dallas-OKC: Heartland Flyer could fall victim to state budget cuts [kfor.com]

Ontario: Fight for Algoma passenger train service continues [thesudburystar.com]

For faster train travel, Amtrak wants to fix railway bottlenecks in Maryland [baltimoresun.com]

How will Expo Line affect Santa Monica? [smdp.com]

Connecticut: Shoreline trolley up and running for first time since 1950s [wtnh.com]

Here's everything we learned from an analysis of the colours on every metro map in the world [citymetric.com]

Amtrak will retire more than 50 locomotives [bostonglobe.com]

Houston: City wants shot at downtown bullet train stop [houstonchronicle.com]


 
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Photo: 42 Street - Grand Central subway platform, New York City. © NYC Subway Rider | Flickr

NYC's subway surge... Toronto-Niagara returns... New Eurostar unveiled... more

Surge in Ridership Pushes New York Subway to Limit [nytimes.com]

Toronto-Niagara Falls: Seasonal GO train service returns May 20 [niagarafallsreview.ca]

Eurostar Unveils the Newest High-Speed Train in Europe [cntraveler.com]

China lending Russia $6.2 billion for Russia's Moscow-Kazan high speed rail project [nextbigfuture.com]

Amtrak turns 45 today. Here's why American passenger trains are so bad. [vox.com]

DC Metro subway shutdown brings America's aging subway systems into focus [ipwatchdog.com]

Twizell train: 125 years old and still going strong [chroniclelive.co.u]

The Edinburgh to Glasgow line, on track since 1842 [scotsman.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak train stopped for passing freight train, Martinez, California. © SP8254 | Flickr

Freight bumps Amtrak... Cali OKs bullet plan... Charlotte's big makeover... more

Getting there on time: Who goes first, Amtrak or a freight train? A court rules. [washingtonpost.com]

Charlotte's streetcar getting a serious makeover [charlotteobserver.com]

California: Bullet train agency approves a new business plan [latimes.com]

Orlando: SunRail marks 2nd anniversary with plans for growth [orlandosentinel.com]

Kenyan standard-gauge railway nears completion [railjournal.com]

Forget romantic fantasies – rebuild Penn Station without uprooting the Garden [crainsnewyork.com]

China continues building the Pan Asian High speed railway network [nextbigfuture.com]

West Papua to Have Its Own Bullet Train Network [beritasatu.com]

Fort Collins Colorado: Trolley service starts back up in Old Town, City Park [coloradoan.com]

Amtrak: See photos of trains through the years [amny.com]

Could high speed rail between Rochester and Buffalo happen? [northcountrypublicradio.org]

Shinkansen gets contemporary art makeover in Niigata [asahi.com]


 
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Photo: Tram passing Lisbon Cathedral in Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal. © VisitLisboa.com

Lisbon: rail transit mecca... Mexico City metro icons... Rail vs climate change... more

Lisbon is a rail transit mecca [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Deciphering Mexico City's Metro Icons [citylab.com]

Can the US rediscover rail to tackle climate change? [railway-technology.com]

Edmonton Valley Line groundbreaking [railwaygazette.com]

Montréal's 24 All-New Train Stations And Where They Will Be Located [mtlblog.com]

Seattle: Sound Transit Kicks off East Link Light Rail Construction [masstransitmag.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Union Station, Denver, Colorado. © Wikimedia Commons

Denver station boosted... Worcester-Boston nonstop... NY station redo hit... more

Denver's Vintage Train Station Gets (Another) Update [nytimes.com]

MBTA's nonstop service between Worcester and Boston will begin next month [boston.com]

Moving MSG For Penn Station's Redevelopment Could Cost $5B [curbed.com]

Amsterdam Subway Station Rooftops To Get Solar Panels [nltimes.nl]

Express rail in Kashmir soon 90-minute travel in 35 minutes [greaterkashmir.com]

Is Hyperloop A Better Option Than High Speed Rail For Australia? [lifehacker.com.au]

Traveling in SpainÕs Fast Lane [huffingtonpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Tri-Rail train, South Florida. © TRi-Rail

Tri-Rail for Miami CBD... Strasbourg tram extended... Seattle project begins... more

Tri-Rail finalizes plans for downtown Miami station [bizjournals.com]

France: Strasbourg tram network extends south [railwaygazette.com]

Seattle: Construction begins on Sound Transit's East Link light-rail extension [rtands.com]

Shanghai: Disney subway station opens its doors [shanghaidaily.com]

MiamiÕs New $375 Million Train of Thought [forwardflorida.com]

Intimate Portraits of Train Travelers Across America [flavorwire.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Denver-airport rail opens... Munich air link debuts... Light rail for Montréal... more

A-train to Denver airport opens to public, hundreds wait to ride [denverpost.com]

München Airport peoplemover inaugurated [railwaygazette.com]

Electric light-rail train network to span Montréal by 2020 [montrealgazette.com]

Denver: Bid to restart Ski Train to Winter Park gets state boost [denverpost.com]

Madrid high speed link nears completion [railwaygazette.com]

Miami-Dade may build six new rail lines for commuters [miamiherald.com]

China plans world's 2nd largest high-speed rail line in Chennai [indiatimes.com]

China's unique circular high-speed railway braves weather extremes [indiatimes.com]

Art on the go: A look at the art in Seattle's new light-rail stations (and a poll) [seattletimes.com]

China first hybrid bullet train on track for full operation [cctv-america.com]

Asia Dominates High-Speed Train Rankings [bigthink.com]

Amtrak's 'Trails and Rails' program adds NYC - Washington, D.C. route [railwayage.com]

The Most Beautiful Subway Station in the World: NYC Pays Tribute to Prince [hyperallergic.com]

Which riders matter? [thetransportpolitic.com]

RegioJet to connect Bratislava and Prague [spectator.sme.sk]

Yakima Trolleys at the end of the line? [yakimaherald.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Westbrook Station, currently C-Train's only underground LRT station, Calgary, Alberta. © Surrealplaces | Flickr

Calgary eyes subway... Steam lifts Scot tourism... Undersea bullet for India?... more

Tunnel initial winner of Calgary Green LRT evaluation [rtands.com]

India: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to navigate 21 km tunnel under sea [indianexpress.com]

Steam trains provide a boost for Scottish tourism [scotsman.com]

Czech Republic: Massive renovation of country's train stations to begin in summer [radio.cz]

Gulf Coast: Passenger rail group finding priorities [tallahassee.com]

Baku, Azerbaijan inaugurates third metro line [railwaygazette.com]

Delhi metro to get free WiFi service across all stations and trains [medianama.com]

Coming Soon: Dubai Tram to Burj Al Arab, Mall of Emirates [emirates247.com]

DenverÕs airport finally getting a rail link to the city [usatoday.com]

How new light rail in Aurora will make trip to DIA faster [denverpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Flight Rail. © Flight Rail

Ultra light right for US?... NY subway sets record... London Luton link seen... more

Could ultra light rail technologies solve America's transport problems? [citymetric.com]

NYC subway ridership reaches highest point in nearly 70 years [progressiverailroading.com]

London Luton Airport plans to open 24-hour light rail link by 2020 [railway-technology.com]

Connecticut: Proposed plan seeks to connect UConn through rail [dailycampus.com]

French railways to strike on 26 April [rfi.fr]

SF Bay Area: Race 'Til Dawn: a Rare Look at BART's Overnight Shift [masstransitmag.com]

JordanÕs Hejaz Railway depicts an Ottoman legacy [dailysabah.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metromover, Miami, Florida © Pete Cross | VISIT FLORIDA

Miami mover stays free... SF seat hogs face fines... Lisbon metro expands... more

MIami: Metromover Free Rides to Continue [masstransitmag.com]

In San Francisco, Hog a Train Seat and Get a $100 Ticket [citylab.com]

Lisbon Metro opens Blue Line extension [railjournal.com]

London: Remembering the Voice Behind the Tube's 'Mind the Gap' [citylab.com]

The Secret Lives of Amtrak Passengers [newyorker.com]

Three developments for three Boston train stations [bostonglobe.com]

Delhi-Mumbai: First high-speed train to arrive next week [business-standard.com]

Orlando: Construction begins on SunRail's southern expansion [orlandosentinel.com]

Aboard Shanghai's breakneck speed levitation rail [theaustralian.com.au]

New suburban train from Ho Chi Minh City jammed with passengers [tuoitrenews.vn]

NYPD Will No Longer Arrest You For Asking For A Subway Swipe [gothamist.com]

'Women Only' Train Compartments Roll Out in Germany [nbcnews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Caltrain Baby Bullet, Diridon Station, San Jose, California © Snty-tact

California's rail future... Denver airport train Friday... NYC's subway secrets... more

High-speed rail is just part of a bigger role for trains in California's transit future [bizjournals.com]

How the Denver-to-DIA train, opening Friday, will change the metro area forever [denverpost.com]

12 Secrets of the New York Subway [smithsonianmag.com]

Lessons from Japan: What makes a train system efficient? [rappler.com]

Qatar Rail marks journey milestone [zawya.com]

10 strangest things to happen on Hong Kong's MTR [scmp.com]

Discover Stockholm: Art in the subway [esctoday.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Royal Railway passenger train, Cambodia. © Cambodia Expats Online

Cambodia train returns... S Beach rail draws interest... Japan's rising seats... more

Cambodian passenger train rumbles back to life [dailymail.co.uk]

South Beach Light Rail Attracting Interest From Around The World [thenextmiami.com]

Japanese train has seats that lift up into the ceiling during rush hour to create more room [dailymail.co.uk]

Sometimes the journey is the destination: How public transport design defines our cities [thedrum.com]

Metro-North line to Waterbury to get promised upgrades [mycitizensnews.com]

90-minute train rides from Springfield to Boston? [masslive.com]

Thought Japanese trains couldn't get any better? Think again. [scmp.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: SNCF high-speed TGV train, Burgundy, France. © Rail Europe

Paris-Bordeaux in 2 hours... Car-crazed America.... Fast track for Australia?... more

Paris to Bordeaux in 2 hours! French trains get even faster [thelocal.fr]

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life [citylab.com]

Australia: The service that could challenge air, bus travel [thenewdaily.com.au]

NYC: Metro-North plans for 'aggressive' track improvement program in 2016 [progressiverailroading.com]

Northern California: Amtrak adds trains to Valley-Bay route [visaliatimesdelta.com]

Metromover: No more free rides in downtown Miami? [miamiherald.com]

France: TGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire timetable revealed [railjournal.com]

Kuala Lompur-Singapore high speed rail agreement expected to be signed this year [todayonline.com]

Commemorating India's First Train Journey [nyoooz.com]

Queensland, Australia: City MP lobbies for fast trains to connect to Gold Coast [goldcoastbulletin.com.au]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Train versus plane, Europe. © Creative Commons (CC)

Euro trains beating planes... A pro-transit prez?... LA-Valley tunnel planned... more

It's Quicker to Travel by Train Than Plane in Europe Right Now [cntraveler.com]

Will Next U.S. President Be All Aboard for Public Transit? [nextcity.org]

Latest plan for California's high-speed rail calls for tunnel into San Fernando Valley [dailynews.com]

Could Trains Ever Run on Cincinnati's Secret Subway? [thedailybeast.com]

Tokyo's Subway System is About to Get Way Easier to Navigate [travelandleisure.com]

Indian Talgo trials to begin next month [railjournal.com]

Middle East: Will trains soon be faster than air travel? [esquireme.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Forecourt, Union Station Master Plan, Los Angeles, California. © The Source | Metro - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

LA's Union Station vision... Who uses US transit?... Africa's rail revival... more

LA: How Metro plans to reinvent Union Station from transit hub to urban destination [latimes.com]

How 10 U.S. Cities Use Public Transit [nextcity.org]

Kenyan giraffe underpass heralds $30 billion africa rail revival [chicagotribune.com]

Rail safety official: Maintenance problems plague Northeast Corridor [upi.com]

Iran hopes to get its trains back on track [al-monitor.com]

What a Dance Party on the Metromover Says About Transit in Miami [citylab.com]

The Death Star Has the Most Impressive Public Transit System in the Galaxy [gizmodo.coms]

Seoul's subway lines to provide free high-speed Wi-Fi from next year [pulsenews.co.kr]

Britain: Swanage railway sees first passenger trains in 44 years [bbc.com]

DC/Maryland: The Purple Line will have America's longest railcars [greatergreaterwashington.org]

8 railway plans eyed to ease Tokyo travel [the-japan-news.com]

British Columbia: Campaign to restore passenger rail service picking up steam [lillooetnews.net]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Never-used subway tunnel, Cincinnati, Ohio. © cincymap.org

Cincinnati's lost subway at 100... SF tests new BART car... Mumbai gets AC... more

Cincinnati's Never-Used Subway Is 100 Years Old This Month [nextcity.org]

SF Bay Area: Onsite Testing Begins for BART's First New Train Car [masstransitmag.com]

Mumbai gets its first-ever AC localİtrain [indianexpress.com]

Australia Pink Train Carriages Only for Women: Feminists Ridicule the Idea [australianetworknews.com]

Cool cat delighting animal lovers as he regularly rides the train in Tokyo [rocketnews24.com]

ScotRail launch £20 fare for passengers connecting with Flybe flights [scotsman.com]

Izy launches low-fares Paris - Brussels services [railjournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Gatimaan Express flag off, Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway Station, New Delhi, India. © Ministry of Railways

India speeds up... NY line adds quiet cars... Brits loco for iconic train... more

All Aboard India's Fastest Train [wsj.com]

NYC: Metro-North now offering quiet cars on weekday trains [wtnh.com]

Britain still going loco for the iconic Flying Scotsman: 'The most famous locomotive in theİworld' [nationalpost.com]

Changsha airport maglev line opens [railjournal.com]

Germany: Lufthansa Express Rail now from Dortmund to Frankfurt [finchannel.com]

Reykjavik airport rail link plans move forward [railjournal.com]

NYC: There's Still Hope for a New 7 Train Stop on Tenth Avenue [nymag.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Diridon Station high-speed rail terminal, San Jose, California. © California High Speed Rail Authority

San Jose station boosted... Oslo links rail lines... Crash bares Amtrak flaws... more

San Jose Gets Diridon Station Funding Through High-speed Rail Agreement [abc7news.com]

Oslo inaugurates L¯ren Line metro connection [railjournal.com]

Amtrak crash highlights need for improvements [ctpost.com]

Why I Love Riding On The Women-Only Car On Delhi's Metro [krcu.org]

What One Really Expensive Tunnel Means to U.S. Train Travel [nextcity.org]

India: Gatimaan Express to zoom at 160-kmph from today [thehansindia.com]

Amtrak rolling on after tragic day [wtsp.com]

Japanese islands finally linked by bullet train [stuff.co.nz]

Renovated Sofia Railway Station to be ready by end of April 2016 [sofiaglobe.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: WiFi Hot Spot on board an Amtrak Northeast train. © Night Owl City | Flickr

Amtrak expands Wi-Fi... World's longest tram debuts... Japan to go invisible?... more

Amtrak Advancing Wi-Fi Technology [prnewswire.com]

World's longest tram enters service in Budapest [railwaygazette.com]

Japan's Newest Train Design Will Be Practically Invisible [fastcodesign.com]

Glasgow Is Designing A Fully Driverless Train System [psfk.com]

China has high-speed trains, but try getting a ticket for one [scmp.com]

India's fastest train Gatiman Express to begin service from April 5 [indiatimes.coms]

Dublin: Luas drivers' strike and train line works cause travel chaos [irishtimes.com]

NYC: Midtown Exhibit Showcases Transit Faux Pas Across the World [ny1.com]

Searching for Wi-Fi on One of Russia's Oldest Train Cars, Platzkart [vogue.com]

Gotthard Base Tunnel: inside the world's longest railway tunnel [railway-technology.com]

JR rail pass to be available in Japan, ending frustration for tardy tourists [japantimes.co.jp]

Australia's colonial past haunts major Sydney tram project [reuters.com]

DC: Here's a closer look at what's in store for Union Station [greatergreaterwashington.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: future concourse, Union Station, Washington, D.C. © KGP Design Studio

DC Union Station expanding... Boston station redo... More DC shutdowns?... more

DC: Amtrak unveils $50 million solution to cramped conditions at Union Station [washingtonpost.com]

Back Bay station to become a vision in glass [bostonglobe.com]

DC Metro may shut down entire rail lines for months [thehill.com]

Seattle: Sound Transit releases proposal for 58 miles of light-rail extensions [rtands.com]

Light-rail revolt in South Miami-Dade [miamiherald.com]

JR train stations in Tokyo to get visitor-friendly alphanumeric IDs [japantimes.co.jp]

French Rail, Air Traffic Disrupted by Hollande Labor Law Protest [bloomberg.com]

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express unveils new Bar Car [rustourismnews.com]

Britain's train fleet could double in size by 2045 [railjournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: SunRail train departing for Orlando, Winter Park Station, Florida © Artystyk386 | Wikipedia

Orlando rail build out... Vermont-Montréal return?... 1st Honolulu Metro car... more

Orlando: SunRail to start construction on next phase [bizjournals.com]

Vermont: Amtrak Montreal train service could take three years [burlingtonfreepress.com]

First new metro train built for Honolulu [globalrailnews.com]

Milwaukee-Chicago: Study to consider adding more round-trips on Amtrak Hiawatha line [bizjournals.com]

Iran's new continent-spanning trains [economist.com]

Amtrak in the 1970s: Exclusive historical photos [usatoday.com]

Doubts about bullet train rising in Southern California [latimes.com]

Philadelphia: SEPTA adds Delaware express trains [delawareonline.com]

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station: Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station. [atlasobscura.com]

London (Ontario) looks to LRT [railwayage.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Hitachi Metrorail vehicle prototype, Miami, Florida. © Hitachi

Rail's future in Miami?... Atlanta transit bill OK'd... Tel Aviv-Jerusalem by '18... more

Could Miami's rail project be test model that could change mass transit in US? [theguardian.com]

MARTA expansion bill passes, could generate billions of dollars in new Atlanta transit funding [clatl.com]

High-speed rail between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on track to open in 2018 [jns.org]

Honolulu: Rail Will Open With 10-Mile Route [masstransitmag.com]

US High Speed Rail Service Ranks Lower Than Turkey And Uzbekistan [gas2.org]

When rail reigned, L.A. had several grand train depots [latimes.com]

German train operator begins women only carriages over fears of migrant attacks [dailymail.co.uk]

With train tourism, the journey is the destination [herald-dispatch.com]

The train station that stayed open for a single school girl finally closesİdown [rocketnews24.com]

The unique mosquito that lives in the London Underground [bbc.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Hokkaido Shinkansen e5 bullet train, Hakodate, Japan. © Government of Japan

Hokkaido bullet rolls... Ottawa slights VIA Rail... Hudson Gateway advances... more

Japan: Hokkaido Shinkansen Line opens, cutting Tokyo-Hakodate travel time by 53 minutes [japantimes.co.jp]

Canada: Federal budget 2016 spends up to $3.4B in public transit but falls short of VIA Railİdemands [financialpost.com]

Amtrak Gateway Hudson River rail tunnels take big step forward [nj.com]

UK: House of Commons gives approval to HS2 [railnews.co.uk]

Botswana: Return Of The Blue Train [thevoicebw.com]

Providence train station debutes $7M upgrades [turnto10.com]

Seattle: $50B Sound Transit proposal: big taxes, big spending, big plan [seattletimes.com]

New Genoa metro train unveiled [railjournal.com]

Amtrak passenger service on track for rail service across Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Orlando [theadvocate.com]

JapanBullet trains with first class, bigger seats, take on airlines [todayonline.com]

The U.S. is just pathetic on high-speed rail [grist.org]

Subway riders love this 'time traveling'İprank [nypost.com]

Majority of Californians Still Want HSR Built [cahsrblog.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: The Overland, Great Southern Rail, Melbourne, Australia. © Noel Hidalgo | Flickr

Melbourne-Adelaide funded... Charlotte line previewed... Accessiblity for all... more

Australia: Overland train given short-term security after funding from Victoria [abc.net.au]

First peek at light-rail line near UNC Charlotte [bizjournals.com]

Japan: Defusing tension between commuters and people in need of assistance [japantimes.co.jp]

NS, Thalys & Eurostar trains to Belgium cancelled [nltimes.nl]

The 'Dead Road' Transpolar Railway [atlasobscura.com]

Cambodia to revive passenger trains next month [railjournal.com]

Kenya: A Train Called the Lunatic Express [huffingtonpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: U Link light rail launch preview, Seattle, Washington. © Sound Transit

Seattle launches U Link... Phoenix line opens... Why high-speed eludes US... more

Seattle inaugurates University Link LRT [rtands.com]

Phoenix: Valley Metro celebrates light-rail extension opening [rtands.com]

Why Is There Still No High-Speed Rail Network In America? [manufacturing.net]

Israel Railways expands double-deck fleet [railwaygazette.com]

Japan: Popular Cassiopeia sleeper train makes final regular service run [japantimes.co.jp]

Hello Kitty-themed train departs from Taiwan station [reuters.com]

The Edible Wonders of the Mexico City SubwayİSystem [eater.com]

Revived Focus on Lagging Night Life as Boston Ends Late Transit Service [nytimes.com]

A Caltrain customer's experience [mercurynews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Virgin Azuma train, London. © Virgin Trains East Coast

Faster go for Britain... Eurostar goes wireless... Train assembly for Miami... more

Sir Richard Branson unveils new 140mph high-speed train in London [telegraph.co.uk]

Eurostar finally gets Wi-Fi and on-board entertainment [telegraph.co.uktelegraph.co.uk]

Hitachi Rail USA opens Miami assembly plant [railwayage.com]

Toronto: Union Pearson Express ridership jumps after fare cut [cbc.ca]

Pets on trains a hit for Amtrak [usatoday.com]

Canada: Why VIA Passenger Rail Is Worth Saving [huffingtonpost.ca]

Scotland: Future goals for new Borders Railway route drawn up [bbc.com]

Arriva wins London Overground concession [railjournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Fulton Center MTA station, New York City. © New York MTA

NYC's greenest station... Atlanta rail bill OK'd... Eurostar wine line?... more

Fulton Center is first subway station to receive special rating for environmental friendliness [metro.us]

Georgia House panel passes resurrected Atlanta MARTA expansion bill [myajc.com]

Wine line: Eurostar mulls direct trains to Bordeaux from London [theguardian.com]

D.C. Metro GM: System to reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday [usatoday.com]

Dublin: St Patrick's Day tram strike cancelled after breakthrough in pay dispute [bbc.com]

Britain allocates funds to HS3 and Crossrail 2 [railjournal.com]

Bullet train to potentially change course into Southern California [dailynews.com]

Taiwan: Taichung metro step closer to train-testing by yearend [focustaiwan.tw]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metro station, Washington, D.C. © 4²5² productions | Flickr

DC Metro reopens 5AM... Marin County preview... Philly station expansion... more

Entire DC Metro shuts down for safety checks [wbaltv.com]

Marin County: San Rafael Meets its New Train [sf.streetsblog.org]

Philadelphia: Amtrak proposes underground concourse linking 30th St. Station to subways, trolleys [philly.com]

Japan: Kazuyo Sejima envisions "camouflaged" design for Seibu's new bullet train [archinect.com]

California: Redlands passenger-rail project advances to final design [progressiverailroading.com]

Phoenix light rail extension opens on March 19 [abc15.com]

Japan's newest bullet train line has busy first year [asia.nikkei.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: MBTA CapeFLYER approaching Hyannis, Massachusetts. © Kevin Rutherford | Wikimedia Commons

Cape Cod train returning... Cambodia line revival... LA's transit future... more

Train Service to Cape Cod Begins Memorial Day Weekend [masstransitmag.com]

Cambodia: Passenger Train to Resume Operations on April 9 [cambodiadaily.com]

What Will The Future Of L.A. Transit Look Like? [laweekly.com]

Chicago: CTA board approves contract to replace half of rail cars [chicagotribune.com]

Iceland's high-speed airport train one step closer [icelandmonitor.mbl.is]

More trains for Melb as it exceeds Sydney [news.com.au]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: Passengers boarding Hyperloop pod. © Hyperloop Technologies

Hyperloop eyes Europe... S Florida link imperiled... New Hampshire no go... more

Elon Musk's Hyperloop could head to Europe before California [theguardian.com]

Legislative inaction imperils Tri-Rail link to Miami [therealdeal.com]

House Stops N.H. Commuter Rail Project in its Tracks [nhpr.org]

Hillary Clinton Vows To Give High-speed Rail Another Look In Florida If Elected President [floridapolitics.com]

Philadelphia: New SEPTA rail line coming from King of Prussia [fox29.com]

Metro's LA Transit Wishlist Has Something For Everyone [la.curbed.com]

NJ Transit Reaches Deal With Rail Workers, Averting Strike [abcnews.go.com]

Connecticut has begun talks about commuter rail to Westerly RI [theday.com]

Possible train service from Springfield to Boston being discussed [wwlp.com]

Bay Area: BART board holds off on fines for seat hogs, for now [ktvu.com]

NYC: The Best Part of Calatrava's World Trade Center Plan [newyorker.com]

Cocoa eyed for possible All Aboard Florida train station [floridatoday.com]

Canada: Green Party Seeks National Passenger Rail Policy [netnewsledger.com]

Australia: Why are we still waiting for high-speed rail between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane? [theguardian.com]

Ding ding! Portuguese artist transforms Hong Kong tram into 'Debris' for a moving art experience [scmp.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: China-made train, Argentina. © Xinhua

China trains going global... Euro ski train revival?... Mobile ticketing for LA... more

China plans 'smart trains' to take on global rail companies [chinadaily.com.cn]

Europe: All aboard the ski train [natgeotraveller.co.uk]

Los Angeles' Metrolink launches JustRide mobile ticketing system [railway-technology.com]

Getting up to Speed: U.S. Lags as Upscale High-Speed Trains Take Off in Europe and Asia [travelmarketreport.com]

Maglev trains could do Dubai-Abu Dhabi in 25 minutes [gulfnews.com]

Official says cross-strait high-speed train tunnel is 'technologically ready' - just waiting on Taiwan [shanghaiist.com]

Sky rail's 'secret expansion': four-track future looms for Melbourne's south-east [theage.com.au]

Kuwait: Railway, Metro projects to meet future requirements [kuwaittimes.net]

The New France-Italy High-Speed Rail Plan Has a Lot of Haters [citylab.com]

'Music For Train Stations' takes over LA's Union Station Fridays in March [scpr.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: New MetrôRio cars await Line 4 completion, Rio de Janiero © Governo do Rio de Janiero

Rio Olympic line on time?... Court nixes Cali HSR suit... Ann Arbor on track... more

Rio's Metro Line 4 to Open in Time for Olympics Games [riotimesonline.com]

Court rejects key lawsuit against California high-speed rail system [latimes.com]

Light rail chosen for Ann Arbor Connector [railjournal.com]

Tube drivers accept pay deal on all-night service [theguardian.com]

Fast and futuristic trains for the desert [khaleejtimes.com]

New legislation aims to advance Nev.-Calif. high-speed rail project [railwayage.com]

Next stop: Art history on the Moscow metro [dw.com]

'They Don't Make These Anymore': Maintaining The MBTA's 100-Year-Old Signals [wbur.org]

Swiss trains pilot ticketless fare system [thelocal.ch]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metro station, Washington D.C. © Mega Anorak | Flickr

USA's best transit... Crash mars LA line debut... Beijing-Taipei sought... more

Which U.S. city has the best public transport network? [smartrailworld.com]

Beijing Dreams of High-Speed Railway Link With Rivals in Taipei [bloomberg.com]

New Gold Line extension reopens for Monday commute after big-rig crash [latimes.com]

Life in the fast lane; ranking the world's 20 high-speed trains [smartrailworld.com]

Southern Rail commissioners evaluate Gulf passenger rail trip [sunherald.com]

What to do if NJ Transit strikes [northjersey.com]

Moscow Metro: Step back in time in the world's most beautiful underground railway stations [ibtimes.co.uk]

Connecticut DOT Preparing For New Haven-Springfield Rail Debut [courant.com]

High speed UK: Why HS2 must only be the start of a wider national high speed rail network [citymetric.com/]

Making mass transit work for travelers [usatoday.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: China's current Tibet service operates between Qinghai and Lahasa. © Tibet.cn

China eyes 2nd Tibet line... Trump favors HSR... Cairo's grim metro security... more

China to build second railway line into Tibet [theguardian.com]

Trump Agrees With Democrats on High-Speed Trains [time.com]

Egypt subway commuters pay high price for security [gulfnews.com]

US DOT Launches National Transit Map Initiative [masstransitmag.com]

Watch MiamiCentral's station foundation take shape [therealdeal.com]

New trains unveiled for Glasgow Subway system [bbc.com]

Australia Soon to Construct High Speed Rail: Experts [australianetworknews.com]

Colorado: Amtrak for Pueblo? [masstransitmag.com]

Bay Area: BART Will Pay Commuters Not to Travel During Rush Hour [citylab.com]

Massachusetts: Springfield to Boston rail proposal study given green light [masslive.com]

Transit hub planned for downtown Kitchener, Ontario [railwayage.com]

Passenger train to run between Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan, Iran's Mashhad [trend.az]

NYC: nypost.com ban on anti-Muslim subway ads is legal, courtİrules [nypost.com]

California: Anaheim Proposes Streetcar Link to Disneyland [masstransitmag.com]

Here Are All The Major Miami-Dade Mass-transit Proposals Under Discussion [miaminewtimes.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: Rail Baltica will connect Poland with Finland via Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. © RailBaltica | RB Latvija

Rail boost for Baltic region... Tasmania on track?... LA's forgotten terminal... more

The 'Rail Baltica' Project: True European Interconnectedness? [eurasiareview.com]

Call to establish passenger rail in Tasmania [skynews.com.au]

Into the Depths of LA's Old Red Car Subway Terminal [la.curbed.com]

Bill would help pre-clear Canada to USA train passengers [.watertowndailytimes.com]

Torontonians on board with lowered airport train fare, poll suggests [thestar.com]

Maryland chooses private team to build, operate light-rail Purple Line [washingtonpost.com]

Minneapolis-Rochester high speed rail decision expected by July [v]

South Africa: Rovos Rail buys Shongololo Express [railwaygazette.com/]

Massive pour keeps MiamiCentral on track for All Aboard Florida [miamitodaynews.com]


 
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Rendering: Concept for Australian high-speed train. © Constructive Media

Australia's need for speed... DC-VA bullet eyed... €10 Paris-Brussels due... more

New push for Australia to adopt high-speed rail [news.com.au]

Plan for high-speed rail from Richmond to Washington, D.C., is chugging along [virginiabusiness.com]

Budget Paris ‚ Brussels train service to offer €110 standing tickets [railwaygazette.com]

A Clockwork Orange: How Glasgow's Subway system failed to break out of its circle [citymetric.com]

Melbourne: Flinders Street Station's $100 million renovation begins [theage.com.au]

Night Tube map: What London Underground lines will run and when [independent.co.uk]

Rail sector, subway trains take center focus in new N.Korean posters [nknews.org]

NYC's first subway was luxurious, pneumatic and built illegally [nydailynews.com]

India: Corporation formed to implement the project of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train [business-standard.com]

Houston Gives Transit Riders a Quicker Way to Pay [citylab.com]

Thailand plans Phuket Airport rail link [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © Alan Turkus | Flickr

America's worst station... LA red cars returning... KC streetcars in May... more

Inside America's worst train station [theverge.com]

A Few Red Cars Will Return to Los Angeles, Running on Light Rail [la.curbed.com]

Missouri: KC Streetcar slated for May start-up[railwayage.com]

Free VIA from 'limited access' CN tracks with its own $3B corridor from Toronto to Montreal [nationalpost.com]

Railroad supporters to sue NY over plan to tear up Adirondack track [northcountrypublicradio.org]

Connecticut: New railroad station taking shape in Meriden [myrecordjournal.com]

Railways unveil plans for luxury sleepers / High-end cars aimed partly at wealthy foreign visitors [the-japan-news.com]

Canada: Via Rail boss speaks about a $1 billion investment, high-speed trains and what it takes to beİsuccessful [financialpost.com]

Kenya: Work on Standard Gauge Railway goes full steam ahead [standardmedia.co.ke]

D.C. Streetcar Debuts to Mixed Reactions [nextcity.org]

Los Angeles to Get Long-Needed Rail Line to Santa Monica in May, After Decades of Intrigue [forbes.com]


 
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Photo: Streetcar, H Street NE, Washington, D.C. © Mariordo | Wikimedia Commons

DC streetcar opens... Phoenix rolls NW in March... LA-Santa Monica in May... more

Streetcar is off and rolling in D.C. [washingtonpost.com]

Phoenix: Valley Metro Northwest Extension Opens in March [masstransitmag.com]

LA's First Light Rail to the Sea Opens May 20 [la.curbed.com]

WTC Hub Will Get An Opening Ceremony After All [nextcity.org]

Driverless trains revealed for Riyadh; the world's largest metro project [smartrailworld.com]

Honolulu breaks ground on first metro station [railwaygazette.com]

Texas: High-Speed Rail Maps Made Public [freese.com]

Incheon commuter rail extension opens [railjournal.com]

Planning progresses for Twin Cities-Duluth passenger train service [twincities.com]

Study finds Detroit - Grand Rapids train service feasible [railjournal.com]

Arriva to start new rail services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia [think-railways.com]

Ann Arbor opts for LRT [railwayage.com]

China's First Middle-low Speed Maglev on Debugging [cri.cn]

The World's 15 Most Complex Subway Maps [citylab.com]

Western New England: Region States Its Case for Expanded Rail [businesswest.com]


 
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Rendering: Hyperloop high-speed transportation system, Los Angeles, California. © Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Hyperloop gets real... Metro swaps ads for art... W Hollywood subway?... more

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Idea for Sonic Tubular Travel Gets Real [nationalgeographic.com]

How West Hollywood Is Fighting for Its Own Subway [lamag.com]

Ad-free art on the underground: Düsseldorf's 'pure' new metro line [nytimes.com]

Trans-Gulf railway opening date of 2018 no longer realistic: UAE minister [alarabiya.net]

Restoring passenger rail on Gulf Coast among topics discussed at congressional hearing [al.com]

1.7 million passengers might ride Detroit to Holland train by 2040 [mlive.com]

New York Today: A 'Slender Stegosaurus' Awakes [nytimes.com]

Light rail system with cost up to $700 million proposed in Ann Arbor [mlive.com]

What to expect from India's first semi high speed train [yahoo.com]

Nagasaki Shinkansen line project overhaul likely to prevent delays [asahi.com]

Pakistan Railways adds 10 passengers trains in last three years [dnd.com.pk]


 
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Photo: Shinkansen bullet train at station, Japan. © John Leung | 123RF

Japan's bullet world's best... Boston N-S link revisited... Indo-Pak reconnect... more

GoEuro Ranks World's Best High-Speed Trains; Names Japan as Number 1 [globenewswire.com]

North-South Rail Link gets another look [bostonglobe.com]

Train service between India-Pakistan to resume on Thursday [hindustantimes.com]

London's new rail line to be named after Queen Elizabeth [uk.reuters.com]

Denver: RTD kicks off testing on new commuter-rail lines [progressiverailroading.com]

Munich Airport streaks ahead of Berlin with driverless trains [thelocal.de]

In an ever-expanding Delhi, a ghost railway serviceİlingers [indianexpress.com]

'No Pants Subway Ride' hits Mexico City [baltimoresun.com]

Meet the Woman Making the Subway Smell Better ã One Sticker at a Time [villagevoice.com]


 
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Photo: Line 4 station construction in late 2015, Metrô Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © Francisco Medeiros | Brasil 2016

Will Rio's Metrô be ready?... Mind-blowing transit maps... Amtrak's Merlin?... more

Rio's Subway At High-risk Of Not Being Ready In Time For Olympics [swimswam.com]

Transport maps have become too complex for our brains to understand, according to science [citymetric.com]

Is Robert Serlin Amtrak's Merlin? [railwayage.com]

Nairobi plans light rail network [railwaygazette.com]

Robots on test at Paris stations [railwaygazette.com]

New York City's 'W' subway line is coming back from the dead after six years [theverge.com]

This massive subway expansion would completely transform NYC [timeout.com]

The Most Optimistic Possible LA Metro Rail Map of 2040 [la.curbed.com]

Testing begins on Bratislava dual-gauge tram extension [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak NCDot train, Charlotte, North Carolina. © Gareth Bayer (Catcliffe Demon) | Flickr

N Carolina's railvolution... Bullet OK'd for CDG Paris... DC streetcar at last... more

A welcome railvolution in North Carolina [newsobserver.com]

France finally clears Charles-de-Gaulle airport rail link [thelocal.fr]

DC Streetcar to begin passenger service [railwayage.com]

Amtrak Gulf Coast return: Test run could spark revival of Sunset Limited eastern leg [traintraveling.com]

Kenya: Passenger train for Nairobi CBD-suburbs to launch in June [capitalfm.co.ke]

India: Hyderabad Metro Rail by June 2 [deccanchronicle.com]

Inside Heathrow's 'immense' secret railway station [bbc.com]

Some secrets and sounds of the NYCİSubway [pix11.com]

Moscow metro tests automatic operation [railwaygazette.com]

How to Ride the D.C. Streetcar [citylab.com]

Why Chicago needs an express train to O'Hare [chicagobusiness.com]


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

Amtrak seeks $1.8b in '17... Chicago hub plan outlined... China races ahead... more

Amtrak requests $1.8B for fiscal 2017 [thehill.com]

Chicago: A Look at Union Station's Ambitious Restoration and Redevelopment Plans [chicago.curbed.com]

China's high-speed trains ready to go further in 2016 [en.people.cn]

Nashville: Transportation officials adopt $8.5 billion, 25-year plan [tennessean.com]

Why Do Passengers Insist on Crowding Around Subway Doors? [citylab.com]

Pittsburgh's romance with street cars and trolley lines [post-gazette.com]

Azerbaijan: Baku awaits for 30 luxury trains for BTK [azernews.az]

South Africa: Rovos Rail gets on the Shongololo Express [bizcommunity.com]


 
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Photo: Union Pearson Express (UP), Toronto, Canada. © Craig James White | Wikimedia Commons

Toronto's bold transit plan... $300m for LA Metro... Tokyo's new station app... more

Toronto Unveils Ambitious New Transit Plans [nextcity.org]

L.A. Metro nets $300 million for rail projects; Caltrain to receive funds for electrification [progressiverailroading.com]

Tokyo's busiest train stations have a new, free, English-compatible navigationİapp [rocketnews24.com]

Trains still most interesting way to see Europe [torontosun.com]

Croatia's first electro-diesel train makes its journey [balkans.com]

California: Proposal Would Shift HSR Funding for Use on New Water Projects [masstransitmag.com]

Andalusian heritage tiled at subway of Buenos Aires [aa.com.tr]


 
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Photo: L.A. Metro Gold Line Station, Azusa, California. © Metro Library and Archive | Flickr

Pasadena-Azusa set to go... Toronto-Niagara boost?... O'Hare link rehash... more

LA: $1 Billion Pasadena to Azusa Light Rail Project Prepares for Passengers [enr.com]

Toronto: Niagara GO train service may run year-round [chch.com]

Chicago resurrects idea of express train to O'Hare [wndu.com]

Moscow metro opens 200th station [railwaygazette.com]

Europe's longest driverless metro line goes operational in Barcelona. [smartrailworld.com]

Hanoi's first elevated rail line to start service in December [thanhniennews.com]

High-speed rail on fast track to Bay Area [sfchronicle.com]

A Secret Bedroom Was Just Discovered in the Berlin Subway [citylab.com]


 
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Rendering: Proposed Los Angeles - Las Vegas high-speed train. © Xpress West

LA-Vegas questioned... Calgary-Banff proposed... Fort Worth-Georgia sought... more

Will Los Angeles - Las Vegas Bullet Ever Get Built? [casino.org]

Banff ponders bringing back passenger train service from Calgary [cbc.ca]

Upcoming passenger rail line would run from Fort Worth to Georgia [news-journal.com]

Work gets under way on Tokyo's maglev train station [globalconstructionreview.com]

Officials to study second daily round-trip train from Chicago to Twin Cities [chicago.suntimes.com]

Greater New York: Leisure travel draws younger riders to Metro-North [poughkeepsiejournal.com]

Which famous hotel has a train station hidden beneath it? [bbc.co.uk]

Inside look at new Niagara Falls train station [wkbw.com]

Anaheim built ARTIC ‚ now it needs high-speed rail to arrive in 2029 [ocregister.com]

Amtrak Considering One New And One Old Southern Route [wabe.org]

Spring Festival railway travel peaks in China [xinhuanet.com]

A monorail for New Orleans? That was the bold 1950s plan for metro transportation [nola.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak train stopped for passing freight train, Martinez, California. © SP8254 | Flickr

Amtrak cites study flaws... Sacramento trolley reset... Subway in the sky... more

Amtrak to feds: Count delays at all train stops [thehill.com]

Sacramento Streetcar Plan Gets a Boost From Feds [masstransitmag.com]

Subway in the sky: has La Paz's cable car made a real difference to the city? [theguardian.com]

Iran to launch high-speed rail network [mehrnews.com]

Dogs Now Ride for Free on the Madrid Metro [citylab.com]

Norway reveals list of rail routes to be privatised [globalrailnews.com]

Tokyo's JR Shinjuku Station to Get Its Own Navigation App [wsj.com]

Push is on to extend Montreal's orange metro line [globalnews.ca]

Link Montreal to Chicago with Ontario's high speed rail, official says [cbc.ca]

High-speed Rail Eases China's New Year Holiday Transport Strain [yibada.com]


 
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Rendering: New STM Azur Metro train, Montréal, Québec. © Société de transport de Montréal (STM)

Montréal debuts new metro... Driverless metro for Istanbul... Subway scents... more

Canada's STM begins first Azur metro train service in Montreal [railway-technology.com]

Turkey's first driverless metro line to be put into service in Istanbul by end of 2016 [dailysabah.com]

NYC: Scratch And Sniff Subway Posters Try To Combat Stinky Stations [abc7ny.com]

NC rail plan not high-speed, just better [charlotteobserver.com]

Queen rides with commuters on train back to London [telegraph.co.uk]

Kenya's Electric Rail Plan Receives Regional Backing [allafrica.com]

Rhode Island: 'Rhody Pass' Plan in Budget Would Streamline Providence-to-Boston Train Service [masstransitmag.com]

Rail plan may serve China's interests more than Thailand's [nationmultimedia.com]


 
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Photo: Paris Métro, Line 6, crossing the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. © DXR Daniel Vorndran | Wikimedia Commons

Reconnecting Paris... Closing the gap in Florida... Pakistan chugs ahead... more

Tying Paris Back Together [theatlantic.com]

Brightline Innovation: First Passenger Train in the U.S. to Utilize Retractable Gap Filler [masstransitmag.com]

Pakistan Railways chugging its way back to prosperity [dailytimes.com.pk]

Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court [sfexaminer.com]

A Brief History of Subway Etiquette Campaigns [citylab.com]

High-speed Talgo train to undertake trial run on Delhi-Mumbai route soon [indiatimes.com]

How to Stay Calm on Public Transit [citylab.com]

Sizing Up the Next Penn Station(s) [nymag.com]

Obama Wants to Raise Your Gas Prices to Pay for Trains [motherjones.com]

Cleaning brigade helps Japan's bullet trains to run on time [todayonline.com]

15 tips for traveling around Europe by train [ksl.com]


 
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Rendering: Proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar © Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

NYC streetcar proposed... Morocco tests bullet train... Israel OKs rail funding... more

Elation and Skepticism Over Proposal for Streetcars in Brooklyn and Queens [nytimes.com]

Video: First Tests of Africa's High Speed Train in Morocco [moroccoworldnews.com]

Israel approves $US 7bn rail investment plan [railjournal.com]

Swiss cantons reveal Grimsel Pass railway plan [railjournal.com]

Tram plan to replace Isle of Wight rail line [bbc.com]

Beijing Railway Station Introduces Biometric Passenger Processing [findbiometrics.com]

France: Route confirmed for Montpellier-Perpignan LGV [globalrailnews.com]

Toei subway line in Tokyo begins offering free Wi-Fi [japantoday.com]

New York Has a Streetcar Plan That Isn't Totally Awful [citylab.com]

Massachusetts: Commuter trains from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton, Greeenfield could begin next year [masslive.com]

Sir Elton John plays impromptu gig for commuters at St Pancras [telegraph.co.uk]

Bizarre 'human vending machines' appear in Chinese subway station [dailymail.co.uk]


 
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Photo: Skyway people mover, Jacksonville, Florida. © John Carlton | Flickr

JAX Skyway upgrade?... NYC tunnel needed... Amtrak expands pet policy... more

Jacksonville Might Modernize 1980s People Mover [nextcity.org]

The Urgent Need for a New Rail Tunnel Under the Hudson River [citylab.com]

Amtrak Expands Pets Program Across The Country [masstransitmag.com]

London Tube strike this weekend: everything you need to know [theweek.co.uk]

Tokyo: New foreigner-friendly subway ticket machine gets trial run [the-japan-news.com]

South Korea eyes quasi-high-speed railway system [koreatimes.co.kr]

UK: Cat Who Controls Pests At Train Station Now Has Her Own High-Vis Jacket [uk.news.yahoo.com]


 
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Photo: Incheon Airport Maglev, Seoul, South Korea. © Dr. Bernd Gross | Wikimedia Commons

Seoul airport maglev debuts... CT-RI link backed... Amtrak's biggest problem... more

S. Korea launches maglev train service at main airport [koreatimes.co.kr]

Connecticut: Panel Recommends Shore Line East's Next Stop: Rhode Island [masstransitmag.com]

Late Trains Aren't Amtrak's Biggest Problem [citylab.com]

Elon Musk to Build Hyperloop Test Track [nextcity.org]

'Inspection Train' To Determine Future Of Passenger Rail Along Gulf Coast [wuwf.org]

Seoul's Shinbundang Line reaches Suwon [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: New Hague Central Station, The Hague, Netherlands. © Den Haag Nieuw Centraal

New Hague station ready... Japan's magnetic attraction... Name that metro... more

The Hague Central station rebuilding completed [railjournal.com]

Magnetic trains: Attracting interest in Japan [cnbc.com]

Game: Can you name the metro system from a blank map? [citymetric.com]

India: First high-speed train Gatimaan Express to roll out this month [intoday.in]

Switzerland: Public shows huge interest in riding the first tunnel trains [swissinfo.ch]

Germany: Deutsche Bahn speeds up modernization of rail network [dw.com]

China's Travel Rush for Lunar New Year in Full Swing [voanews.com]

NYC Finally Gets On Board With the Subway Car of the Future [citylab.com]

Tenerife plans light rail expansion [railjournal.com]

A closer look at the vehicles designed for the Hyperloop Pod competition [engadget.com]

South Africa: 'Classy' Blue train returns next month [mmegi.bw]


 
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Rendering: High Speed Two (HS2) Euston Station, London, UK © Grimshaw Architects

UK's high-speed future... Rail to Miami mega-mall?... California bullet delays... more

Britain's HS2: a modern railway that's fit for the 21st century [telegraph.co.uk]

California: Bullet train chairman projects lower cost, longer timeline [sfgate.com]

Miami-Dade exploring rail link to the American Dream mega-mall [miamiherald.com]

UK: A craving for Virgin Trains [railpro.co.uk]

Uganda: Two Months Down the Road, Passenger Service Train Has a Long Way to Go [allafrica.com]

4 new, upgraded trains for Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route [thanhniennews.com]

NYC's Finally Trying a Subway Design That Cuts Crowding and Delays [wired.com]

Welsh Government preparing for takeover of domestic rail services [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Rendering: Gautrain trains, Gauteng Province, South Africa. © Bombardier

S Africa railway to grow... Jerusalem OKs 2nd line... Seattle rail launch set... more

South Africa: Gautrain's 200km Expansion On The Cards [ewn.co.za]

Jerusalem approves second light rail route [timesofisrael.com]

Seattle: University Link light-rail service starts March 19 [seattletimes.com]

Delhi Metro tests new driverless trains [indiatimes.com]

Work to begin early on Auckland City Rail Link [railjournal.com]

Nigeria's high-speed rail project complete [khl.com]

Free Wi-Fi goes subterranean in Tokyo [nikkei.com]

It's Time To Rebuild New York's Original Penn Station [forbes.com]


 
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Montage: Ghost of the Sunset Limited, Amtrak Station, Pensacola, Florida. © Studer Community Institute

Amtrak eyes Gulf Coast return... Niagara station soon... Japan's love of trains... more

Amtrak to test restoration of Gulf Coast rail service lost since Katrina [thehill.com]

Niagara Falls International Railway Station could be ready to open in May [masstransitmag.com]

Japan and trains: The love affair [engadget.com]

The Wreck of Amtrak 188 [nytimes.com]

Siemens completes first Brightline coach carshell [railwayage.com]

VIA Rail Partners with Wounded Warriors Canada to Support Injured Veterans and their Families [newswire.ca]

'Major milestone' for Brightline passenger rail [tcpalm.com]

Test running on Strasbourg tramway southern extension [globalrailnews.com]


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

Bullet San Jose bound?... Russia eyes hyperloop... China's New Year rush... more

San Jose back in the running for early high-speed rail link [mercurynews.com]

Faster Than Planes: Russia Mulls Building Hyperloop's Sonic Speed Trains [sputniknews.com]

Ah, the joys of Chinese Lunar New Year train travel [scmp.com]

NYC unveils subway car of the future, and it's a whole lot roomier [nydailynews.com]

Seattle: 75 years later, streetcars return to Capitol Hill [capitolhillseattle.com]

Xiamen Railway Station put into full operation after nearly 2 years' renovation [whatsonxiamen.com]

More testing on Metro Expo Line before opening day [smdp.com]

Pennsylvania's ageing Harrisburg train station to undergo major renovation [railway-technology.com]


 
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Photo: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Douglas, Isle of Man. © Andrew Rabbott | Wikimedia Commons

Oldest horsecar no more... Tex bullet plan gains... Thai-Myanmar link sought... more

Isle of Man horse tram service ends after 140 years [bbc.com]

Plans for Houston-Dallas bullet train moving along [houstonchronicle.com]

Thailand looks to ride on Asia's railway boom [wsj.com]

Passenger rail improvements speed into WPB, Fort Lauderdale and Miami [sun-sentinel.com]

What Commuters Get Wrong About Escalator Etiquette [citylab.com]

Chicago Metra Riders Testing WiFi on Trains [nextcity.org]

Plans to build Thailand-Myanmar rail link stir wartime memories [smh.com.au]

BART to replace decoy cameras on trains with real ones [sfgate.com]

Edinburgh-Glasgow trains 'every ten minutes' [scotsman.com]

The most beautiful subway stations in the world were built to honor Stalin [techinsider.io]


 
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Photo: Chinese CRH5 trains may one day operate on Indonesia's high-speed line.© Su Muyao Su | Flickr

Indonesia high-speed digs in... Transit's paradox... Not minding the gap... more

Indonesia starts construction of high-speed rail line [therakyatpost.com]

The Public Transit Paradox [onearth.org]

Londoners aren't minding the gap: "platform train interface falls" are up 400% in 10 years [citymetric.com]

New railway station will be 'gateway' to Edinburgh [bbc.com]

Europe's open-access passenger operators gain momentum [railjournal.com]

Elon Musk's Hyperloop vision 'passenger ready' by 2018 [newsweek.com]

Polish passengers returning to rail transport [thenews.pl]

Quito metro breaks ground [railwaygazette.com]

Watch a Train Travel Inside the Tunnels of the New York City Subway System [gizmodo.com]

Three new songs selected as departure melodies for Tokyo subway stations [japantimes.co.jp]


 
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Rendering: Oculus by Santiago Calatrava, World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York City. © Skanska

WTC hub due in March... Moscow metro grows... Panama Canal monorail... more

NYC: World Trade Center Oculus transportation hub opening in March [amny.com]

Panama Canal railway to use Japanese monorail system [japantimes.co.jp]

Moscow Metro expands further [railwaygazette.com]

New map shows Scotland's rail commuter boom [scotsman.com]

Stockholm Citybanan test running begins [railwaygazette.com]

18 little known facts about the Moscow Metro [rbth.com]

Train disruption between Carlisle and Glasgow/Edinburgh until March [newsandstar.co.uk]

Map Envisions What a Worldwide Subway System Would Be Like [wired.com]


 
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Photo: Heathrow Express train to London at Heathrow Terminal 5 station, West London, UK. © Adambro | Wikipedia

Heathrow-London fare cut... New CTrain for Calgary... Budapest trams link... more

The Heathrow Express finally becomes affordable [telegraph.co.uk]

Calgary Transit unveils next-generation CTrain [globalrailnews.com]

Budapest inaugurates Buda tram connection [railjournal.com]

Japan: Hello Kitty goes choo-choo for Chichibu [asahi.com]

2016 Will be A Record Year for Expanding Seattle's Light Rail Service [masstransitmag.com]

Light rail: The future of transportation in LasİVegas? [lasvegassun.com]

Abuja-Kaduna High Speed Train Will Start In February [naij.com]


 

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

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

Dynamic testing begins on Cincinnati Streetcar [railjournal.com]

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

China makes bullet train that runs in extreme cold weather [chinadaily.com.cn]

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

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

Istanbul Golden Horn tram plan moves forward [railjournal.com]

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


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

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

Rail Officials Release Northeast Corridor Impact Study [abcnews.go.com]

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

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

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

Botswana Railways Re-Introduces Passenger Train [allafrica.com]

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

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

Texas Rail Prospects Tempt French, Chinese, Japanese [texastribune.org]

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

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

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

The fight for passenger trains in the West [abqjournal.com]


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

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

VIA Rail Canada talking new routes between Halifax, Moncton, Campbellton [cbc.ca/]

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

Boston Millennials say public transitİdetermines where they choose to live and work [wbur.org]

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

Dubai Tram serves 3.7m passengers in a year [gulfnews.com]

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


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

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

Miami-Orlando train service gets new name, bold look [sun-sentinel.com]

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

Wi-Fi Woes Plague Amtrak on Northeast Corridor [wsj.com]

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

Amtrak Adding Trains and Capacity for Holiday Season [travelpulse.com]

Sydney Metro Train Design Revealed [masstransitmag.com]

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

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

A message from Japanese train station toilet paper: Don't stare at your smartphone whileİwalking [rocketnews24.com]


 
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Rendering: Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Canada © Bombardier

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

Crosslinx signs C$9.1bn contract to build Toronto's Crosstown LRT [railway-technology.com]

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

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

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

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

Thalys aiming to cut carbon emissions by 40% [globalrailnews.com]

Light rail line 2 becomes operational in The Hague [railway-technology.com]

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

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


 
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Rendering: Sky Tram. © Sky Tram International

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

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

Los Angeles: Fly Through the Future Of Union Station [la.streetsblog.org]

Eurostar cancels south France through-trains [businesstraveller.com]

The strike-proof Docklands Light Railway has gone on strike [independent.co.uk]

Japan: The cutest, must-have bento lunchboxes you can buy and eat on theİtrain [rocketnews24.com]

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

Jersey transit strong [railwayage.com]


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

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

Trams delivered to Cincinnati and St. Louis [railwaygazette.com]

9 train stations with unforgettable architecture [mnn.com]

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

See a whole other side of Kyoto in this beautiful, quintessentially Japanese train, comingİsoon [rocketnews24.com]

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

China May Help Finance California High-Speed Rail [cleantechnica.com]

Britain's railways on the verge of a shake-up [telegraph.co.uk]

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

The beauty of the Montreal Metro [bbc.com]

Will Europe really back more passenger rail competition? [railjournal.com]

First look at Hanoi's elevated railway train [thanhniennews.com]

India's fastest train to launch by March [traveldailymedia.com]

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

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

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

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