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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: RTA R Line light rail train, Aurora, Colorado. © DRCOG Denver Regonal Congress of Governments

Denver line debuts... Wisconsin-Twin Cities link?... Delhi air train soon... more

Denver: RTD Opens New Light Rail Line [denver.cbslocal.com]

All aboard from the east? Wisconsinites plot rail to Twin Cities [startribune.com]

Delhi: 'Air train' for terminal travel at Indira Gandhi International Airport soon [economictimes.indiatimes.com]

What the I-25 passenger rail bill could mean for Colorado [coloradoan.com]

Will Rural Texans Derail Metros' Dreams of High Speed Rail? [dmagazine.com]

The Untold Secrets of Grand Central Terminal [bloomberg.com]

Restored Sacramento train depot offers glimpse of past and futures [sacbee.com]

Toronto: TTC riders clash after woman sits on man's feet in dispute over passenger etiquette [thestar.com]


 
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Photo: Monorail, Las Vegas, Nevada © Vegas Monorail Info

Are monorails viable?... Caltrain urges funding... Miami rail link this year... more

Monorail: pie in the sky? [railway-technology.com]

California agency urges Trump to allow funds for commuter rail project [thehill.com]

Tri-Rail to roll commuter rail into downtown Miami by year's end [miamitodaynews.com]

Seattle: Sound Transit starts construction on Northgate light rail [mynorthwest.com]

This Map Reveals How Incredibly Deep Moscow's Metro Runs [inverse.com]

Support Grows for a Seattle to Vancouver Bullet Train [nextcity.org]

German rail passenger numbers bounce back [railjournal.com]

Plans for Abu Dhabi Metro and Tram Make Progress [raillynews.com]

Japan: JR West unveils 10-coach luxury express train [japantimes.co.jp]

Gaining momentum, Berkshire Scenic Railway to extend service, add car [berkshireeagle.com]

Is this really the most beautiful train station in France? [thelocal.fr]


 
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Photo: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for India's Mumbai-Ahmedabad undersea high-speed corridor. © MK Products | Wikimedia Commons

India bullet proj begins... Tex high-speed at risk... Ottawa expands LRT plan... more

Work for India's undersea bullet train route begins [india.com]

Texas lawmakers move to stymie high-speed rail project [chron.com]

Stage 2 of Ottawa's LRT to extend farther, cost more [cbc.ca]

Commuter railroads make progress installing life-saving tech [thehill.com]

D.C. Streetcar Fares Will Stay Free As City Ponders Line's Future [wamu.org]

Gulf Coast cities continue to push for Amtrak service [wlox.com]

Charlotte: New plan would add rail to airport, Lake Norman, Matthews – at once [charlotteobserver.com]

Top 10 railway station bars in the UK [aol.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Caltrain EMU concept, San Francisco Peninsula, California. © Bay Rail Alliance

Feds halt California proj... Queen saves royal train... Denver line opens Fri... more

U.S. Department of Transportation puts off OK of key $647-million grant related to California's bullet train [latimes.com]

Royal Train saved from the scrapheap after Queen makes it known it is still her favoured mode of transport [telegraph.co.uk]

Denver: R Line Gets Ready To Open Friday [cbslocal.com]

China to start construction on 35 railway projects: report [xinhuanet.com]

Exploring Glasgow's secret 'ghost station' [bbc.com]

Connecticut Governor Backs Enhanced Rail Plan For Western Massachusetts [nepr.net]

Taiwan: High-speed rail daily ridership up by over 10 percent [chinapost.com.tw]

Amtrak Seeks Direct Federal Aid in Lawmakers' Infrastructure Plan [bna.com]


 
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Amtrak Sprinter (Seimans ACS-64) at the Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado. © Seimans

Amtrak chief seeks funding... Solar on track... Amtrak trials in Pacific NW... more

Amtrak chief Moorman to Congress: "New era" of investment required [railwayage.com]

Solar-powered trains are closer to reality than we might think [theguardian.com]

Washington State: New Amtrak Charger locomotives testing on Cascades route [railwayage.com]

Saudi Arabia's North-South rail to start service Feb. 26 [argaam.com]

Eurostar unveils facial recognition 'E-gates' for Paris passengers [thelocal.fr]

End of line looms for Tokyo's 'seat-free' trains [myajc.com]

Russia's RZD International completes railway line upgrades in Serbia [seenews.com]

Metro Gloriously Brings 1896 Train Station Back to Life [lamag.com]


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

Best trains to planes... Abe boosts Japan rail tech... Denver ski train a hit... more

Best Airports For Transit – Global And U.S. 2017 Rankings [milecards.com]

All aboard the Shinzo Abe express to Trump Tower [atimes.com]

Winter Park Express ski train hosts 15,000 riders in first half of the season [denverpost.com]

Feeling heat from Connecticut, feds say they may alter high-speed rail plan [ctmirror.org]

European Trains Go the Renewable Route [truthdig.com]

California: High-speed rail taking shape even as opponents seek to kill it [sfchronicle.com]

New York Today: They Met on the Subway, and Married [nytimes.com]

 
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Photo: SNCF Transilien RER commuter train, Gare de l'Est, Paris, France. © Javier Hervás | Flickr

US transit looks to Paris... Springfield station this year... DFW station in '18... more

What American Commuter Rail Can Learn From Paris [usa.streetsblog.org]

Springfield's Union Station preps to reopen after 4 decades dormant [masslive.com]

TEX Rail commuter station approved at DFW Airport, to open in 2018 [star-telegram.com]

Restored, world's oldest steam locomotive back in action [indianexpress.com]

The Grand Gateway in Waiting: Envisioning the New-Old Penn Station [theepochtimes.com]

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station [japantimes.co.jp]

Eurostar refits old fleet with new interiors, Wi-Fi and on-board entertainment [belfasttelegraph.co.uk]

London's Bakerloo extension edges towards 2029 completion [smartrailworld.coms]

Caltrain's electrification project deserves its promised funding [sfchronicle.com]

The ten fastest trains in the world ... 1801 to present [smartrailworld.com]


 
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Rendering: technology like Bombardier Zefiro could bring high-speed rail to the Seattle-Vancouver corridor. © Bombardier

Seattle-Vancouver bullet?... Trump sees need for speed... Sanctuary transit... more

Seattle-Vancouver: $1M slated to study high-speed rail [seattle.curbed.com]

Trump laments lack of 'fast trains' in US [thehill.com]

BART may designate itself a sanctuary transit system [sfgate.com]

Obama wanted to be the high-speed rail president. It might be Trump instead. [mcclatchydc.com]

How 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' Became The World's First Gold Record [npr.org]

Colorado in the running for super fast Hyperloop transportation [koaa.com]

Five Advantages Of Traveling Via Train [travelerstoday.com]


 
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Concept: Streetcar, MAPS 3 Transit project, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. © Brookville

OKC streetcar digs in... Toronto airport hub unveiled... Car free in Stockholm... more

Groundbreaking for OKC Streetcar [okcfox.com]

Toronto's Pearson International Airport unveils design for new transit hub [cbc.ca]

Why these Americans ditched their cars for Stockholm's public transport [thelocal.se]

Farewell, Big Board: Penn Station Didn't Deserve You [slate.com]

What Japan Can Teach America About Sustainable Transportation [triplepundit.com]

Edmonton-Calgary corridor perfect distance for hyperloop: Expert [metronews.ca]

Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China's Help [nytimes.com]

Discovering Japan's Boxed Lunches [nhk.or.jp]


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

Connecting Sydney... Metro frees Saudi women... Iris scan train fares?... more

Sydney Metro: connecting Australia's biggest city [railway-technology.com]

What Riyadh's New Metro Will Mean for Women [citylab.com]

UK: Rail firms mull iris scan train fares [bbc.com]

Colorado: Front Range Passenger Rail Bill Introduced at Statehouse [krcc.org]

Atlanta: MARTA to Hartsfield-Jackson ranks as nation's best airport transit in study [blog.ajc.com]

LaGuardia AirTrain planning begins with request for proposals [amny.com]

Experience the NYC Subway in 1949 with a Vintage Video [untappedcities.com]

Finnish Railway Station — Soviet-era masterpiece [spottedbylocals.com]

Second Avenue Subway Boosting Tourism to NYC's Upper East Side [ny1.com]


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

Texas bullet delayed... Caltrain funding threatened... China targets 240mph... more

Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train's Start Date Pushed Back Again [houstonpress.com]

With Trump in charge, Republicans target Caltrain [sfchronicle.coms]

China sees faster trains ahead [chinadaily.com.cn]

France: Next-generation intercity trains in service [globalrailnews.com]

Taiwan's high-speed rail ten years on [smartrailworld.com]

China and Japan set for another high-speed railway fight [nikkei.com]

Eurostar pulls out all the stops with luxury Paris lounge [theguardian.com]

Saudi Arabia: People of Aseelan 'to ride camels' to reach town's train station [saudigazette.com.sas]


 
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Photo: New generation Metro trainset, Moscow, Russia. © Moscow Transport

Moscow's new-gen Metro... Denver line ready to go... High-speed and cities... more

New-generation Moscow metro train delivered [railjournal.com]

Denver: RTD R Line LRT set for Feb. 24 opening [railwayage.com]

How France Makes High-Speed Rail Meld With Cities [streetsblog.org]

The Cartoon Animals Teaching Etiquette to Seattle Straphangers [citylab.com]

Before the 760mph Hyperloop dream, there was the atmospheric railway [arstechnica.co.uk]

No rest for station staff in NE China over Spring Festival [xinhuanet.com]

Before the 760mph Hyperloop dream, there was the atmospheric railway [arstechnica.co.uk]

Sweden to carry out I.D. checks on board trains from Denmark [thelocal.se]

New Mexico: Rail Runner looks to add more weekend riders with expansion [kob.coms]

Push for high-speed rail to transform Australia [straitstimes.com]


 
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Rendering: Skyrail station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. © Level Crossing Removal Authority

Melbourne sky rail rises... UK fare drop ahead... Lessons for California HSR... more

Melbourne: First pillars installed for controversial sky rail project [heraldsun.com.au]

Overhaul of UK train ticket pricing to be trialed in May [theguardian.com]

What California HSR Can Learn from Europe [masstransitmag.com]

Mother-baby room set at Tehran subway stations [tehrantimes.coms]

Restoration of Washington D.C.'s Historic Union Station [untappedcities.com]

Australia: Government of Victoria launches 80 new regional train services [railway-technology.coms]

A look at the history and future of rail transit in L.A. [newsroom.ucla.edu]

Japanese train station built around massive 700 year-old camphor tree [inhabitat.com]


 
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Photo: Newly confirmed Transportaion Secretary Elaine Chao. © Elaine Chao | Flickr

Chao confirmed to head DOT... San Diego-LA bullet?... Tex-Mex rail eyed... more

Senate confirms Elaine Chao for Transportation secretary [usatoday.com]

A High-Speed Train From San Diego to L.A. Is Possible Even Without High-Speed Rail [voiceofsandiego.org]

Meeting held to discuss passenger rail service between U.S. and Mexico [riograndeguardian.com]

Nova Scotia: Commuter rail 'very feasible' possibility in Halifax, Via Rail president says [cbc.ca]

Indiana: Hoosier State returns to Amtrak fold [railwaygazette.com]

Taking the Train to the Women's March: A Transformative Moment [capitalandmain.com]

Survey shows KC streetcar is downtown small-business booster [kansascity.com]

Florida: Orange Blossom Cannonball shuts down in Tavares after track lease isn't renewed [orlandoweekly.com]


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

Fed transit funds at risk?... 1st US subway on PBS... WiFi for Miami transit... more

How and When U.S. Transit Funding Could Change [nextcity.org]

Journey through the creation of America's first subway system [bostonglobe.coms]

WiFi Is Coming to Miami-Dade Transit [nextcity.org]

SNCF launches TGVmax to young passengers in France [breakingtravelnews.coms]

Cincinnati Bell Connector Passes 350,000 Trips [masstransitmag.com]

You Control The Subway Lines In This Fun 'Mini Metro' Game [gothamist.com]

Could New York City get its own CrossRail? [citymetric.com]

How one train journey brought Serbia and Kosovo back to the 'brink of conflict' [telegraph.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Bombardier's TALENT 3 is one example of a new generation of trains. © Bombardier

Powering tomorrow's trains... UK rail travel booming... Return to Aleppo... more

Powering the trains of tomorrow [railway-technology.com]

Rail travel in Britain continues to see long-term boom [railtechnologymagazine.com]

Syrians take first train ride in years across devastated Aleppo [haaretz.com]

Santiago, Chile: Rancagua Express carries first passengers [railwaygazette.com]

Passport Checks To Be Implemented On Thalys, Eurostar Trains [nltimes.nl]

French Senate approves Lyon-Turin rail link [globalrailnews.coms]


 
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Photo: Los Angeles Metro Blue Line, Civic Center Station, Long Beach, California. © METRO96 | Wikimedia Commons

LA's unloved metro... Seattle line turns one... World's largest steam engine... more

The Los Angeles metro is great – so why aren't people using it? [citymetric.com]

Seattle's First Hill streetcar: One year later [kiro7.com]

Western Maryland Railroad Debuts World's Largest Steam Locomotive [digitaljournal.com]

Azerbaijan's Last Rail Stop Before Nagorno Karabakh Is a Quiet Place, When It Isn't Getting Hit by Shells [globalvoices.org]

Hacks for Getting the Most Out of European Train Travel [yahoo.com]

Second Avenue Subway may be one of Trump's infrastructure priority projects [ny.curbed.com]

Picturing 100 Years of Life Aboard the Paris Métro [citylab.com]

First Mexico City - Toluca EMU delivered [railjournal.com]


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

Texas rail Trump priority... Hyperloop facility for France... European rail travel tips... more

Texas bullet train, Dallas-area rail line among Trump's transportation priorities [texastribune.org]

Hyperloop is going to open a test facility in France for a 700mph levitating train [businessinsider.com]

Train travel in Europe tips: 10 things you need to know [stuff.co.nz]

Funds fuel passenger rail link for Tri-Rail into downtown Miami [miamitodaynews.com]

NYC: South Ferry station to reopen in June after Superstorm Sandy damage [amny.com]

San Jose: How high-speed rail tracks are expected to pass through Diridon Station [bizjournals.com]

DC: Metro successfully moved over a million trips on Saturday. Here's how. [ggwash.org]

Passenger trains for high-speed railway set to arrive in Kenya [xinhuanet.com]

Britain's HS2 project is seeking "the world's most advanced rolling stock." [smartrailworld.com]


 
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Photo: Women's March participants exit Metro Reston Station, Washington, DC. © fsmith9 | Flickr

Mobilizing women for transit... Italy's Rock to roll... A Trump maglev?... more

Mass Transit Mobilizes Women. Why Don't Women Mobilize for Transit? [citylab.com]

Hitachi shows how Trenitalia's Rock will roll [railwaygazette.com]

The Trump maglev? [baltimoresun.com]

Where The Second Avenue Subway Went Wrong [newyorker.com]

Ever notice Berlin's subway stations are all different? Here's why [thelocal.de]

Staten Island Railway debuts first new station in nearly 50 years [ny.curbed.com]

Presidential train travel through the years [usatoday.com]

Inside Grand Central Station With Curious Traveler [pursuitist.com]

Darjeeling, India: Quiet chugs the toy train [tribuneindia.com]


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

Florida Brightline runs test... Solar for Melbourne trams... Biden departs DC... more

South Florida: Brightline starts testing its first train in West Palm Beach [mypalmbeachpost.com]

Solely solar: Renewable energy to power Melbourne trams [globalrailnews.com]

Joe Biden leaves D.C. on — what else? — Amtrak [usatoday.com]

Obama administration made last-minute modifications to California's nearly $1-billion bullet train grant [latimes.com]

Sale of Greek rail operator on track [neweurope.eu]

Trump's First Budget May Zero Out Federal Transit Funding [streetsblog.org]

Vancouver: TransLink launches first phase of 10-year vision with expanded SkyTrain service [rtands.com]

New York City Ballet dancers use a NYC subway station as a stage: video [curbed.com]

The Washington DC metro system is trolling Donald Trump – with data! [citymetric.com]

Wine Train willing to explore employee commuter service [napavalleyregister.com]

Buffalo: The countdown to a new train station is underway [wivb.com]


 
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Composite photo: Will Donald Trump make the trains run on time? © Chriscintron | Dreamstime.com

Will the trains run on time?... Korea eyes 600 mph... San Antonio-Austin?... more

Will Trump make the trains run on time? [curbed.com]

Korea to develop near-supersonic 'train' [koreatimes.co.kr]

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service [smmercury.com]

Testing begins on Strasbourg's cross-border tram line [railjournal.com]

Midwest passenger rail improvements include new stations ... plenty of new stations [miprc.org]

Can free train tickets stop the EU from eating itself alive? [citymetric.com]

High-speed rail arrives in Morocco [cnn.com]

The New York Subway System, According to Instagram [citylab.com]

New Culture Hot Spot in New York: The 2nd Avenue Subway [nytimes.com]


 
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Photo: CityLynx Gold Line streetcar, Charlotte, North Carolina. © CATS | City of Charlotte

Charlotte proj digs in... Fresno-Sacramento boost?... Amtrak's early days... more

Charlotte transit agency breaks ground on streetcar extension [progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak considering adding another Fresno-Sacramento trip [fresnobee.com]

Fascinating photos from the 1970s reveal the vibrant promise of Amtrak's early days [dailymail.co.uk]

Norway's reformed railway prepares for passenger competition [railjournal.com]

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Picks Chennai-Bengaluru Route For India Debut [indiatimes.coms]

South Florida: 5 things to look for in Brightline's new passenger trains [mypalmbeachpost.com]


 
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Photo: SMART (Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit) trains will begin serving San Francisco's North Bay later this year. © SMART

N America on track in '17... SF MUNI hack probed... Here comes Brightline... more

Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2017 [thetransportpolitic.com]

San Francisco's Muni hack: A case study in prepping for ransomware attacks [progressiverailroading.coms]

Coming This Summer to Florida: America's First New Private Passenger Rail System in 100 Years [slate.coms]

Chicago Union Station designated as USDOT 'emerging project' [progressiverailroading.com]

China has built the world's largest bullet-train network [economist.com]

A Subway Bastion Falls: Cell Service Goes Underground [nytimes.com]

10 Fun Facts About NYC's New Second Avenue Subway Line [untappedcities.com]

Los Angeles: 6 things you need to know about the Purple Line subway extension [la.curbed.com]

Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's annual ridership reaches all-time high [crainscleveland.com]

Paris commuters to get 'comfortable' new RER trains (with air conditioning!) [thelocal.fr]


 
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Photo: Houston Metro's Green Line light rail project has been completed. © Houston Public Media

Houston extension opens... Feds boost Phoenix link... Buffalo eyes more rail... more

Houston: Metro completes light rail line with new overpass just before Super Bowl [bizjournals.com]

Feds pick preferred route for possible Tucson-Phoenix passenger railway [tucson.com]

Expansion of Buffalo's Light Rail Line Could Supercharge University, Downtown [twcnews.com]

South Florida gets first peek at Brightline express train [sun-sentinel.com]

Australia: Planning approval for Stage 2 of Sydney Metro [globalrailnews.com]

Bangalore: The Nifty Little Rail Bus Will Be A Ride To Remember [bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com]


 
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Photo: CTA Red Line train approaches Sheridan Station, Chicago, Illinois. © David Wilson | Flickr

$1B for Chicago CTA... Wind running Dutch trains... El Paso's old border line... more

Chicago CTA Lands $1.1 Billion In Federal Funds For Red & Purple Line Upgrades [chicagoist.com]

Wind power now runs all electric passenger trains in the Netherlands [inhabitat.com]

The Legend of El Paso's Transnational Streetcar [citylab.com]

Ethiopia: Djibouti-Ethiopia Railway Inaugurated [allafrica.com]

Young people in France to get unlimited train travel for €79 a month [thelocal.fr]

Russia: Sapsan Trains passenger numbers increased by more than one-third in 2016 [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Astra Trans Carpatic, new Romanian rail passenger operator to launch services [think-railways.com]


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

Free Wi-Fi for NY subways... Apnea review sought... Charlotte LYNX at ten... more

NYC Rolls Out Free WiFi in All Subway Stations [nextcity.org]

Senators seeking review on train conductor sleep apnea tests [bigstory.ap.org]

Charlotte's LYNX Light Rail: Ten Years Later [metrojacksonville.com]

Tube strike hits millions of Londoners [businesstimes.com.sg]

Seattle's First Hill Streetcar Expansion Put On Hold [cleantechnica.com]

Ski train to Winter Park makes first trip from Denver's Union Station since 2009 [thedenverchannel.com]

St. Petersburg-Moscow: How Russia's first railroad stations were built [rbth.com]

Pope Pius IX's railway vehicles open to the public in Rome [romereports.com]

Scots Edwardian station returns to former glory following £6m revamp [heraldscotland.com]

Passenger numbers for Tenerife tram on the rise again [englishradionews.com]


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

Amtrak Virginia expanding... Denver ski train returns... High-speed for Africa... more

Amtrak adding expansion to Roanoke from Charlottesville [washingtonpost.com]

Amtrak ski train debuts between Denver and Winter Park [cnn.com]

Africa's First High-Speed Train Is Coming [citylab.com]

Did It Always Take This Long to Build a Subway Line? [nytimes.com]

Germany plans nationwide e-ticket for all city transport [thelocal.de]

Albany-Schenectady: New rail line to be ready by spring [dailygazette.com]

How Your Subway System Compares To The Rest Of The World's [fastcodesign.com]

Japanese railway celebrates 10th anniversary of cat 'stationmaster' [upi.com]


 
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Photo: Hyperloop One test site, North Las Vegas, Nevada, © Hyperloop One

Vegas hyperloop test due... Amtrak reorganized... Japan maglev bullet ahead... more

Hyperloop One plans full test at North Las Vegas site [reviewjournal.com]

Amtrak Announces Streamlined Corporate Structure [masstransitmag.com]

Japan: Just 10 years to go before launch of maglev Shinkansen [the-japan-news.com]

Global No Pants Subway Ride 2017 this Sunday [improveverywhere.com]

What a high-speed train looks like after traveling from Shanghai to Beijing through airpocalypse [shanghaiist.com]

Stuck Behind The Wheel: Should San Antonio Reconsider Rail? [tpr.org]

Denver: Winter Park Ski Train Returns [cpr.org]

Driverless train in Hong Kong offers a peek into the future [curbed.com]

Taiwan: Uncertain future for loss-making Alishan Forest Railway [chinapost.com.tw]


 
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Rendering (freeze frame): Metro Rail Crenshaw/LAX transit project, Los Angeles, California. © LATC | Los Angeles Metro Rail | YouTube

Next LA line previewed... New Stuttgart station toured... Thai projs to start... more

Los Angeles: Time Travel to 2019 and Experience the Crenshaw Line [lamag.com]

Take a virtual tour of Stuttgart's futuristic new train station [thelocal.de]

Thailand: Work on high-speed train projects to get 2017 start [bangkokpost.com]

Republicans embrace Amtrak's Gulf Coast rebirth [politico.com]

Northeast Indiana: Leaving the station – at last [journalgazette.net]

Qatar Rail aims to lay down all Doha Metro tracks by year-end [dohanews.co]

Chinese cities open new metro lines [railjournal.com]

An Inside Scoop of Russia's Extravagant, Hidden Metro Stations [travelerstoday.com]

New York's Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Finally Leaves The Station [npr.org]


 
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Photo: Inaugural trip, Q Line, Second Avenue Subway, New York City. © Kevin P. Coughlin | Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

NY 2nd Av subway opens... China-Lao proj starts... New Amtrak CEO talks... more

NYC: Second Avenue Subway Opens [nytimes.coms]

Construction starts on China - Laos railway [railwaygazette.com]

Amtrak's New CEO Talks Transportation Under Trump [wbur.org]

What's Behind Thailand's Engine 'Gift' to Cambodia? [thediplomat.com]

China Plans 30,000-km High Speed Rail Network by 2020 [voanews.com]

New law to ease travel from Canada to US [rutlandherald.com]

Rainbow revamp for Melbourne's train network map [theage.com.au]

Commuting to college by bullet train? There's a subsidy for that in Japan [sltrib.com]

Beijing's 1st maglev Line S1 to begin operating in 2017 [globaltimes.cn]

"Women Only Train Car" in Japan [japantoday.com]

New Amtrak station in the works in Tuscaloosa [wvtm13.com]

When Manhattan Had Elevated Trains [citylab.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Train in Marmaray rail tunnel station, Bosphorus strait, Istanbul, Turkey. © Marmaray.com

Undersea rail on track?... KC streetcar honored... Texas bullet setback... more

Will Underwater Tunnels Encourage High-Speed Rail Expansion? [huffingtonpost.com]

KC streetcar wins 'Best Project' award [bizjournals.com]

Texas high-speed rail plan suffers eminent-domain setback in court [star-telegram.com]

Upgrade for America's Busiest Rail Lines Depends on Trump Administration [skift.coms]

Do trains have a future in New Zealand? Four routes that could comeback [stuff.co.nz]

China's first self-developed driverless subway line starts service in HK [cri.cns]

DC: Dupont Circle's underground trolley station to reopen next month [dc.curbed.com]

Norway Bakes World's Longest Gingerbread Train [sputniknews.com]


 
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Photo: Pensacola, Florida's Amtrak station has been idle since Sunset Limited service was suspended after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. © James P Terrebonne | Flickr

Gulf return boosted... Trump to target infrastructure... Inaugural trains added... more

FRA allocates funds for Amtrak Gulf Coast service [progressiverailroading.com]

Trump team plans for infrastructure 'task force' to advance top spending priority [washingtonpost.com]

Amtrak Offers Increased Service and Convenient Transportation to Inauguration Activities [masstransitmag.com]

Commuter rail between Baton Rouge, New Orleans gets federal funds for planning; here are next steps [theadvocate.com]

Feds support passenger rail line through Fort Wayne [wane.com]

Funding Mass Transit with Transit-Oriented Development [natlawreview.com]

Wuppertal floating tram ready for the future [dw.com]

New Zealand: Passenger train service between Christchurch and Dunedin a possibility, KiwiRail says [stuff.co.nz]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Fed grant for Tex Rail... Thai proj kick off in '17... US transit funding favored... more

TEX Rail secures $499 million federal grant for Fort Worth-DFW trains [star-telegram.com]

China-Thailand railway to begin construction in early 2017 [english.cri.cn]

APTA: Most Americans support public transit investments [progressiverailroading.com]

RZD launches Moscow - Berlin Talgo services [railjournal.com]

A Vestige of the Original World Trade Center Returns to Duty [nytimes.com]

Art Underground: A First Look at the Second Avenue Subway [.nytimes.com]

Transportation Shake-Ups Stir California High-Speed Rail Project [capradio.org]

Japan's top train station bento boxed lunches for 2016, as picked by travelers [rocketnews24.coms]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Locomore coach, Germany. © Energie Zukunft

More choice for Germany... Amtrak backs bypass... New trains for Senegal... more

Germany's New Crowdfunded Train Sounds Almost Too Good To Be True [citylab.com]

Railroad Officials Full Speed Ahead On Controversial New Amtrak Northeast Corridor Bypass [courant.com]

New trains for Senegal [globalrailnews.com]

NYC: Second Avenue Subway poised to open by New Year's Eve [curbed.com]

Miami-Dade's light-rail tab could be $6 billion. Solution: Extend Metrorail down to the street [miamiherald.com]

California: Tracking the Bullet Train's Progress [nytimes.com]

Singapore-KL high-speed rail deadline 'ambitious but achievable' [straitstimes.com]

Adelaide tram plan: $20m for Festival Plaza extension, new trams [indaily.com.au]

Watch passengers forced into packed train during Tokyo rush hour [aol.co.uk]

Odakyu's luxury Romancecar train gets upgrade after 20 years [japantimes.co.jp]

Time travel: Glasgow Subway celebrates 120 years of service [stv.tv]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: QLine light rail train undergoing tests in Detroit, Michigan. © M-1 Rail

Detroit QLine testing... Miami greets Brightline... Singapore-KL bullet set... more

Detroit's new streetcar QLINE takes maiden test run on Woodward [freep.com]

First Brightline trainset delivered in South Florida [railwaygazette.com]

Historic agreement for Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail line signed [straitstimes.com]

Los Angeles: Details Revealed for High-Speed Rail Path Into Downtown [ladowntownnews.coms]

Hydrogen fuel cells vs batteries: how to power the trains of tomorrow [railway-technology.coms]

Railways lag behind in Vietnam [vietnamnet.vns]

Antyodaya Express: Sneak-peek into Indian Railways' new 'modern' superfast train for unreserved passengers [financialexpress.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

USA's slow speedup... France debuts new-gen TGV... Monorails afloat?... more

Faster Rail Service Is Coming to America – Slowly [citylab.com]

France: New TGVs for new high-speed line [connexionfrance.com]

Could floating monorails be the transport solution the world's been searching for? [citymetric.com]

Boston: MBTA OKs plan to replace Red Line fleet [progressiverailroading.com]

Indiana: Hoosier State Train to Chicago sees big ridership increases [wndu.coms]

Greener faster longer trains for the Glasgow to Edinburgh route [theedinburghreporter.co.uks]

Life at Yangon Central Railway Station [aljazeera.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Train departing from the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland. © Swiss Federal Railways

Longest rail tunnel opens... 2017's biggest rail projs... Train to Maine hits 15... more

World's longest rail tunnel begins regular service in Switzerland [theguardian.com]

A year in rail: 2017's biggest projects [railway-technology.com]

New England: Downeaster train marks 15 years of transportation [fosters.com]

NYC's Proposed $3 Subway Ride Comes Under Fire [wnyc.org]

Jacksonville, Florida Considers Replacing Skyway Rail System with Driverless Vehicles [govtech.com]

Travel by Train and Save the World [abc10.com]

World's top 10 fastest trains [chinadaily.com.cn]

South Florida: Changes in state funding could 'put Tri-Rail out of business' [miamiherald.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Texas bullet redirects... All-subway WiFi for NYC... Scot-London runs added... more

Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train Company Gets New CEO, Delays Rail Line [houstonpress.com]

NYC: Every subway station in the city will have free Wi-Fi by the end of the year [timeout.com]

Virgin increases train services between Scotland and England [heraldscotland.com]

Korea opens Suseo high-speed line [railjournal.com]

UK: New high-speed Intercity train unveiled [bbc.com]

Detroit streetcar stations begin to take shape, new rendering released [dailydetroit.com]

Los Angeles County to sell naming rights for rail lines, train stations [mercurynews.com]

Cincinnati Has a Streetcar Problem [citylab.com]

Hyperloop's proposal: Mumbai to Pune in 25 minutes in a levitating pod [business-standard.com]

Mobile libraries now available in Moscow railway stations [rbth.com]

Visualizing a Full Day on the New York City Subway [citylab.com]

Platform 13? set to open at Ueno Station in Tokyo [rocketnews24.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Replacement of Maryland's 143-year old B&P Tunnel will cost an estimated $4 billion. © Amtrak

US rails not up to speed... Vintage trains cheer NYC... Ghost trains haunt UK... more

America's Railroads Are Too Busted for High Speed Trains [gizmodo.com]

New York City's Holiday Vintage Subway Trains Are Back [smithsonianmag.com]

Who Haunts U.K. Ghost Trains? Railway Enthusiasts [nytimes.com]

Canada: VIA Rail anticipates a busy holiday season [theprovince.com]

Barstool Europe: The Enduring Elegance of Train Boozing [pastemagazine.com]

Slippery slope to the break-up of Network Rail [bbc.co.uk]

Malaysia and Singapore to ink agreement on HSR on Tuesday [thestar.com.my]

Romance of the Railway [tremontonleader.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Virgin West Coast Pendolino EMU at Manchester Picadilly Station, Manchester, UK. © Mattbuck | Wikimedia Commons

UK rail reform set... Threat spurs LA security boost... Philly eyes '17 reboot... more

UK: Trains and track come together in rail management revamp [bbc.com]

LA Rail Security Boosted Due to Uncorroborated Threat [nbclosangeles.com]

Philadelphia: SEPTA seeks fresh start for Regional Rail in 2017 [philly.com]

Little By Little, San Diego's Coastal Rail Line Double Tracked [kpbs.org]

Kolkata's Trams Form A Major Slice Of Its Heritage... [indiatimes.com]

The futuristic buildings that will soon line the Trans-Siberian Railway [telegraph.co.uk]

Taiwan high-speed rail ridership breaks 400 million mark [focustaiwan.tw]

Video: Daredevils surf Paris metro trains past lit-up Eiffel Tower [tvnz.co.nz]

UK: Can You Guess The Busiest and Least Used Train Stations in 2016? [gizmodo.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: SkyTrain Evergreen Extension, TransLink, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. © TransLink

Vancouver line launched... N Korea travel banned... Pets free on Amtrak... more

Vancouver: Evergreen SkyTrain Line launched [globalnews.ca]

North Korea banning train travel until February, report says [upi.com]

Book a trip on Amtrak and your pet might ride for free [washingtonpost.com]

Ottawa: LRT project rolls ahead with vehicle testing on Confederation Line [cbc.ca]

Indiana: Hoosier State Train: a chicken and egg problem [jconline.com]

JR Tokai fears high-speed US rail projects could get trumped [asia.nikkei.com]

Kenya: Railway full speed ahead despite protests [aa.com.tr]

Berlin plans major light rail expansion [railjournal.com]

Japanese expats campaign to keep right to buy Japan Rail Pass [asahi.com]

Fans bid farewell to part of Hokkaido train line featured in famous film [mainichi.jp]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Improvements to infrastructure will enable next-gen Acela trains to reach 186mph. © Amtrak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Elaine Chou, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Transportation Secretary. © Elaine Chou | Flickr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

Turkmenistan - Afghanistan railway opens [railjournal.com]

Tokyo's station master [cbsnews.com]

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pensacola Amtrak proposal pushing forward [pnj.com]

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

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

45 years of Amtrak locomotives [usatoday.com]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pullman surprise for London rail commuters [bbc.com]

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

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

Düsseldorf Subway Replaces Advertising With Art [psfk.com]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Azerbaijan plans to develop rail tourism [azernews.az]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High-speed rail technologies [railengineer.uk]

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trains, transit – and Uber [railwayage.com]

San Diego orders 45 Siemens LRVs [railjournal.com]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mass Transit in the Sustainable City [huffingtonpost.com]

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

Portuguese railways are celebrating 160 years [europeanrailwayreview.com]

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

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


 

Train Travel News Links

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

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

Philadelphia: SEPTA strike begins [philly.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

Expanding Melbourne's tram network [newcivilengineer.com]

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

Alaska Railroad increasing winter service [travelweekly.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering: High-speed train concept, China. © Chuyu | Dreamstime.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Korea Developing Subsonic Capsule Train [koreabizwire.com]

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

Eurostar to cut services from December [bbc.com]

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

DC Metro preps for Inauguration Day [thehill.com]

Hoboken Terminal back at full service [rtands.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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