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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Rendering, Texas Central Railway high-speed train. © Texas Central Railway

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

Feds approve Texas high-speed rail corridor [chron.com]

Streetcars still engines of economic development [bettercities.net]

New Zealand government confirms KiwiRail subsidy [railjournal.com]

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

Medellin light rail testing underway [railjournal.com]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Train passing windmill, Netherlands. © Businessgreen.com

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

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

Slower Swiss rail service for seniors [swissinfo.ch]

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

Eurostar reports record-breaking numbers [travelweekly.co.uk]

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

Amtrak Subsidy justified [wamc.org]

Record Number of Israelis Take the Train [jewishpress.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

Funding to upgrade Ottawa Montréal passenger service [railwaygazette.com]

Take the train to the Pope [railwayage.com]

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

Streetcar plan cleared by Orange County Transportation Authority [ocregister.com]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

Mesa light rail expansion debuts to thousands of riders [azcentral.com]

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

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

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

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

Amtrak Adding Trains, Cars for Pope Francis' US Visit [abcnews.go.com]

How to Ride the Metro, According to Puppets [citylab.com]

How to bring high-speed trains to the US [pri.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Startup date set for newest Edmonton Transit LRT line [railwayage.com]

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

Azerbaijan to unveil 30 comfortable passenger trains [azernews.az]

Hospital train brings hope, medical care [iol.co.za]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Is Austin Ready for Personal Rapid Transit? [nextcity.org]

Boston: Build the North-South Rail Link [bostonglobe.com]

Irish transport minister launches Dublin rail project [railjournal.com]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

Gainesville-to-Atlanta train, allaboard! [ajc.com]

Switzerland tops the list for most rail travel [swissinfo.ch]

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

China and Japan Compete for Indonesia Rail Contract [hpr2.org]

Providence streetcar plan still just under review [providencejournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

China opens northernmost high-speed line [railjournal.com]

Vermont pushes for grant to close rail gap [timesargus.com]

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

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

Ever-evolving Yokohama Station marks 100th year [japantimes.co.jp]

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

14 things only train commutersunderstand [metro.co.uk]

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

Taking Britain's stations forward [railengineer.uk]

Cleveland RTA debuts new Red Line rail station [progressiverailroading.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

Belarus and Poland launch new Minsk-Warsaw service [globalrailnews.com]

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

Florida high-speed rail project challenged by archaeologist [reuters.com]

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

Brasilia readies solar-powered metro station [railjournal.com]

Roll out of Auckland's electric trains complete [3news.co.nz]

Liverpool Lime Street train station to get longer platforms to accommodate bigger trains [liverpoolecho.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

SJ launches Stockholm - Oslo X2000 services [railjournal.com]

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

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

Japan: Railway names Tama the cat's replacement as stationmaster [japantimes.co.jp]

Connecticut Trolley Museum celebrates 75th year [middletownpress.com]

Tel Aviv cheers new subway, bemoans its construction [jta.org]

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

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

London: Steam trains return to Victoria station [bbc.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Brazil Launches First Monorail in Saõ Paulo After Delays [riotimesonline.com]

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

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

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

UK: Younger people increasingly turning to trains [railnews.co.uk]

Eurostar to roll out new trains [politico.eu]

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

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

Train travel in the US: Boston airport, Amtrak, and the Empire Builder [independent.co.uk]

Talks begin on Hokuriku Shinkansen extension [railjournal.com]

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

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

Amtrak Begins Substitute Bus Operation on Hartford Line [masstransitmag.com]

Charlotte mulls light rail expansion [railwayage.com]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Future of Rail Travel — and Why It Doesn't Look LikeHyperloop [gizmodo.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Perth's $100 million stadium train station comes to life [watoday.com.au]

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

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

Baby born at World Trade Center trainstation [nypost.com]

All Aboard? Vermont's Western Rail Corridor [vpr.net]

Old Delhi to get new transport service: ATram [indianexpress.com]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

San Francisco's E Embarcadero streetcar line opens [progressiverailroading.com]

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

Funding agreed for Ottawa - Montreal upgrade [railjournal.com]

Germany's First Energy-Plus Train Station [solarnovus.com]

India: Life on the other track [thehindu.com]

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

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

The Senate passed a surprisingly good transportation bill [grist.org]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

Deal preserves Indy-to-Chicago passenger rail [indystar.com]

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

Expo Line train testing in downtown Santa Monica [latimes.com]

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

Canada: Why VIA Rail's boss feels 'getting his hands dirty' isimportant [financialpost.com]

Malaysians end through trains to Singapore [railjournal.com]

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

Eurasia Express train finishes journey in Berlin [asiaone.com]

Schenectady to get new $14 million train station [timesunion.com]

Barcelona opens suburban extension [railwaygazette.com]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Union Station, Denver, Colorado.

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

Denver's iconic Union Station celebrates one year afterrenovation [kdvr.com]

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

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

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

Construction starts on Barcelona airport rail link [globalrailnews.com]

New plans to transform Cardiff Central Railway Station revealed [walesonline.co.uk]

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


 
Amtrak Northeast infrastructure

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

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

Aging Infrastructure Plagues Nation's Busiest Rail Corridor [nytimes.com]

DOT to investigate airlines for gouging after Amtrak crash [usatoday.com]

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

Deal on track to bring fast rail link to Scotland [scotsman.com]

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

Seattle selects light rail extension option [railwaygazette.com]

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

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

Osaka Monorail extension planned [railwaygazette.com]

Cat Wreaks Havoc On New York City Metro System [wkbw.com]

The Evangelion Shinkansen will let you ride the rails like a cool angel thisfall [rocketnews24.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

Amtrak Coming Back to the Gulf Coast? [wxxv25.com]

Riding the train or subway in Japan in a wheelchair [rocketnews24.com]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Texans invest $75 million in high-speed rail proposal [star-telegram.com]

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

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

Commuters increasingly glued to electronics boosts ridership; report [smartrailworld.com]

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

Philadelphia: SEPTA suspends papal pass sales [philly.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Atlanta: MARTA pushing for largest expansion in history [wsbtv.com]

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

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

Eurostar unveils refurbished high-speed train [railjournal.com]

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

Commuters lift Irish Rail fortunes [irishexaminer.com]

India: Bullet train comes a step closer [dnaindia.com]

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

Montréal: A new train toVermont? [montrealgazette.com]

Luton Airport reveals plans for direct rail line to central London [dailymail.co.uk]

Perth train passengers liven up their journey with a singalong [telegraph.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

Maglev trains: The future of high-speed rail? [natgeotraveller.co.uk]

New UC San Diego Trolley Blue Line Extension [sandiego6.com]

Tour guide unlocks secrets of Grand Central Terminal [silive.com]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

House passes five-month transportation funding extension [reuters.com]

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

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

Is India ready for high-speed rail? [railjournal.com]

Combating noise from the Shinkansen [railjournal.com]

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

Ghana to upgrade part of western main line [railjournal.com]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

All Aboard Florida rail team on track [miamitodaynews.com]

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

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

Vermont proposes passenger rail expansion [railjournal.com]

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

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

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

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

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

High-speed rail can be a reality for Australia [tandlnews.com.au]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Charlotte's streetcar debuts [charlotteobserver.com]

Ottawa Council endorses $3B plan for light railexpansion [ottawacitizen.com]

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

Seattle: Sound Transit Finishes Second Light Rail Tunnel [masstransitmag.com]

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

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

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

Japan: Don't get derailed when you're angry [japantimes.co.jp]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Amtrak speeds up Portland-Seattle Service [opb.org]

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

Malaysia starts new electric train service [straitstimes.com]

New subway lines eyed for Tokyo [the-japan-news.com]

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

Eurasia Express trains set for 14,400-km journey [yonhapnews.co.kr]

NYC subway mosaics prompt debate on Confederate symbols [cbc.ca]

A Life Devoted to the Signs of Trains [newindianexpress.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

NTSB urges cameras for Amtrak trains [philly.com]

These Are the Saddest Amtrak Stations in America [citylab.com]

The World's Smallest Train is a Car [auto.ndtv.com]

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

London Tube strike live updates [theguardian.com]

Catenary-free tram arrives in Rio de Janeiro [railwaygazette.com]

Popular Pacific Surfliner Amtrak train now under local control [scpr.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

China's Newest Secret Weapon: Bullet Trains [sputniknews.com]

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

Tube strike London: Travel chaos expected from 6.30pm - live updates [telegraph.co.uk]

The Case for New Hudson River Rail Tunnels [nytimes.com]

UK's Network Rail to open Birmingham New Street station on 20 September [railway-technology.com]

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

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

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

UK: Are sleeper trains facing extinction? [telegraph.co.uk]

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

Baby saved from train tracks by brave grandfather at Wentworthville Station [dailytelegraph.com.au]

Toronto Transit Commission completes Union Station renovations [progressiverailroading.com]

Civil works completed on Tours-Bordeaux LGV [globalrailnews.com]

Rail passenger rights to be strengthened in Europe [europeanrailwayreview.com]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

Helsinki's Ring Line opens [railjournal.com]

Tallinn to Russia passenger services to be revived [railwaygazette.com]

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

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

GO train welcomed in Niagara Falls [niagarafallsreview.ca]

Seoul City to Add 10 More Subway Lines [businesskorea.co.kr]

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

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

The cat's miaow [economist.com]

UK: Train travel is steaming back into its romantic past [telegraph.co.uk]

Adirondack Scenic Railroad adds pedal power to rail line [pressrepublican.com]

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

Shore Line East Riders Frustrated With Amtrak [courant.com]

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

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


 
Train Travel News Links

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

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

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

Reykjavik to develop light rail network [railjournal.co]

We must do something transformational about Amtrak [railwayage.com]

This is what the Luxembourg tram will look like [wort.lu]

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


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Estación Central del Ferrocarril de La Habana, train station, Havana, Cuba. © Omar Cruz Lazcano

Havana station redo... Rio picks metro over BRT... Delhi eyes solar metro... more

Cuba begins Havana station reconstruction [railjournal.com]

Rio rejects bus rapid transit in favour of metro [railjournal.com]

Delhi Metro Eyes 100% Solar Dream [cleantechnica.com]

A vision of high-speed rail in America: Time for a national conversation? [brookings.edu]

Orlando's historic Amtrak station gets $2 million renovation [wftv.com]

China: Fast trains run straight to peaks [ecns.cn]

LRT boosts Salt Lake City economy: Study [railwayage.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states. © Amtrak.

$9B Amtrak bill boosted... Light rail hits Mesa... Guiness names fastest maglev... more

Senate panel approves $9B Amtrak bill [thehill.com]

Light rail arrives in downtown Mesa [eastvalleytribune.com]

JR Tokai has fastest maglev in the world: Guinness World Records [japantimes.co.jp]

What If You Could Get from Philly to D.C. on Public Transit? [phillymag.com]

Chennai's first metro ride begins [thehindu.com]

A traveler's guide to using the trains of Europe [commdiginews.com]

Tri-Rail closer to using All Aboard's Miami station [sun-sentinel.com]

Boston: Scaled-Back MBTA Late Night Service Begins This Weekend [wbur.org]

Stationmaster cat Tama mourned, turned into goddess in Wakayama [japantimes.co.jp]

West Japan Railway ad has us ready for summer! [rocketnews24.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, proposed Eurostar Terminal, Gared du Nord, Paris, France. © Wilmotte & Associés Architectes | SNCF

Paris Gare du Nord makeover... US safety fines loom... BRT versus LRT... more

Paris: SNCF reveals plan to transform Gare du Nord by 2023 [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Fines loom for railroads that miss safety deadline [philly.com]

How much does BRT cost? 7X less than LRT? (Hint: No.) [amateurplanner.blogspot.com]

Canberra Light Rail To Run On 100% Renewable Energy [cleantechnica.com]

Japan: Wakayama's popular 'stationmaster' cat Tama, 16, dies [japantimes.co.jp]

States Take Larger Role in Passenger Rail [governing.com]

Top 10 train stories for kids [theguardian.com]

Seattle: Watch underground video from the driver's seat of a new light-rail train [seattletimes.com]

New Jersey transit to begin express weekend rail service [nj1015.com]

Station to Station review: an army of artists takes the train, and the art just flits by [irishtimes.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: MARC train, Penn Line, Odenton, Maryland. © Ryan Stavely ! Flickr

DC-Delaware link?... Acessible metros... London's new underground... more

MARC trains could come to Delaware [stardem.com]

The most, and least, wheelchair accessible cities: a quadriplegic's guide [citymetric.com]

A journey to the center of London's new underground [elpais.com]

New traction system speeds up Chinese bullet trains [globaltimes.cn]

On-board doctors, shops and gyms: What passengers want fromHS2 [expressandstar.com]

Private Company Attempts High-Speed Train Between Houston And Dallas [wbur.org]

China: High-speed rail keeps Guangxi growth on track [ecns.cn]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Eurostar train exiting Eurotunnel. © Eurotunnel

Channel tunnel shuts... US rail funding plot thickens... Pup hops Boston's T... more

Trains through Channel tunnel canceled amid Calais chaos [theguardian.com]

Booker/Wicker bill makes passenger rail funding plot thicker [railwayage.com]

Boston: Runaway pup's underground T adventure [bostonherald.com]

Will N.Y.-N.J. Summit Kickstart America's Most Important Rail Project? [planetizen.com]

Celebrate the 100th birthday of a stretch of NYCsubway [pix11.com]

Rail Baltica project builds "momentum" [railjournal.com]

American Maglev considers Port Canaveral train project [floridatoday.com]

Imagine hopping aboard a train to Las Vegas [azcentral.com]

London's Docklands Light Railway gets rainbow train for Pride [gaystarnews.com]

Heathrow launched interactive rail journey map [globalairrail.com]

All aboard! Apprentice geisha girls show off traditional Japanese outfits on bullet train [mirror.co.uk]

Here's how Delhi Metro makes almost everyone a a sleeping beauty! [bhaskar.com]

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Japanese Bullet Train's 7-Minute Scrub Goes Viral [ndtv.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: FirstGroup service passes a Virgin Pendolino train, UK. © Wikimedia Commons.

UK tops in European rail... Algiers tram launch... China high-speed roundup... more

UK Rail – the most successful in Europe? [rail.co.uk]

China high speed rail roundup [nextbigfuture.com]

Algiers Tramway Line Inaugurated [masstransitmag.com]

Why train travel will be sexy again [scmp.com]

Ray LaHood Calls for Congress to Pass a Long-Term Transportation Bill [bafuture.org]

A taste for travel and trains [thenorthwestern.com]

For faster train travel in Europe, stay to west [philly.com]

Michigan: Bringing back coast-to-coast passenger rail [grbj.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, Trenitalia high-speed Frecciarossa 1000 train, Italy. © Bombardier

Europe's high-speed growth... Subway station exits... Hyperloop imagined... more

Europe's Growing High-Speed Rail Network [one-europe.info]

How to Get Your Bearings When Exiting a Subway Station [citylab.com]

Designers imagine what a ride on the 800 MPH solar-powered Hyperloop might look like [treehugger.com]

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Can Philly's Public Transit Handle the Pope’s Visit? nextcity.org

New high speed rail to boost economy of SW China [shanghaidaily.com]

Travelling through Europe? [iol.co.za]

Official 3D Renderings of London Tube Stations [citylab.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, 'Fleet of the future' train, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), California. ©

US rail project round-up... Singapore's MRT future... Very modern railways... more

North American passenger rail project roundup [railwayage.com]

The subway system that 'oozes future' [cnn.com]

Very modern railways [railstaff.uk]

Twin Cities: Metro Transit marks one year of Green Line rail service [progressiverailroading.com]

Elon Musk wants your ideas for futuristic Hyperloop transit system [smh.com.au]

Toronto's train to the plane [railwayage.com]

Toronto unveils '10-minute or better' transit service plan [progressiverailroading.com]


 
Amtrak Northeast Derailment

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

Why US trains are bad... Cool NY stations... Nerdy London stations... more

The real reason American passenger trains are so bad [vox.com]

Construction Begins for Ottawa's New Light-Rail Line [masstransitmag.com]

London: 21 really nerdy Tube station facts you probably didn't know [metro.co.uk]

Coolest-nyc-subway-stations [amny.com]

Only in India will people push start a train! Seeing is believing! [bhaskar.com]

Rail Company Increase Could End Oklahoma's Passenger Train Service [news9.com]

Deciphering the value of Rail Europe train travel bostonglobe.com

NY Plans Tourist Train Upgrade in Adirondacks [abcnews.go.com]

It’s about time (and speed): U.S.’s first fast, air-friendly train started [scienceblog.com]

5 ways to keep your child busy on a train journey [indiatimes.com]

Egypt: Major Cairo Metro Station to Re-open After 2 Years Closed [masstransitmag.com]

NJ Transit's Summer Shore Train to the Waves is the Way to Go [masstransitmag.com]

Philadelphia: SEPTA gears up for $100 million trolley improvement project [progressiverailroading.com]

Gulf Coast officials want passenger rail service back on track [al.com]

South Caucasus Railways launches summer season trains [arka.am]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Amtrak California Zephyr, between Chicago, Illinois and Emeryville, California. © Amtrak

House OKs Amtrak cuts... Trolley museum turns 75... NE high-speed vision... more

House approves cuts to Amtrak funding [philly.com]

Connecticut Trolley Museum celebrating 75th year [westhartfordnews.com]

Imagine more high-speed rail throughout Northeast [philly.com]

Tri-Rail's Miami station wins early nod for $14 million from Miami-Dade [miamiherald.com]

Streetcars: Transportation First, then Economic Development [urbanland.uli.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, hyperloop. © Gizmodo

Hyperloop details proposed... UK trains ban e-cigs... Angels on trains... more

A Glimpse at What the Hyperloop Might Actually Be Like [gizmodo.com]

E-cigarettes have now been banned from most British trains, stations and platforms [metro.co.uk]

Angels on the subway: Classic paintings reimagined into urban settings [cnn.com]

How To Enjoy Rail Pass Travel When You're Older And Wiser [thetrainhacker.com]

Illinois moving forward with high-speed rail project from O'Hare to Chicago and beyond [timeout.com]

Early plans for passenger rail service from Detroit to Grand Rapids include 3 possible routes [mlive.com]

Railway fan captures fascinating train images [ecns.cn]

UK light rail usage on the up [globalrailnews.com]

Dallas: DART eyes possible routes for second downtown track [dallasnews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Crowded platform at Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, Japan. © Chris 73 | Wikimedia Commons

Tokyo Metro's Olympic effort... Apple Maps add rail... S Africa Gautrain at 5... more

World's Most Congested Subway Prepares to Host Olympics [bloomberg.com]

Apple's Maps gets update, complete with Transit addition [cnet.com]

South Africa: Gautrain celebrates 5th birthday [thenewage.co.za]

Amtrak should outsource for safety and savings [usatoday.com]

Morning commute getting on your goat? The hipster goat who rides the train in a hat and bandana [dailymail.co.uk]

Toronto Unveils New Union Pearson Express Train and Terminal [archrecord.construction.com]

Via Rail CEO Pushes For Expansion Amid 'Renaissance Of Train Culture In Canada' [huffingtonpost.ca]

Virginia bets on higher-speed rail by 2025 [washingtonpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

LA redefining transit... Salt Lake City success... London ridership record... more

L.A. Metro Is Trying to Redefine the Transit Trip [nextcity.org]

Salt Lake City success [railwayage.com]

Record ridership on London's urban rail network [railjournal.com]

Canada: VIA Rail looks to private investment for $3-billion dedicated track plan [theglobeandmail.com]

All Aboard Florida bringing high-tech transportation to The Sunshine State [technologytell.com]

Railway coverage widens in Azerbaijan [azernews.az]

Narrow rescue for Amtrak's only Idaho depot [railwayage.com]

Toronto: GO Transit driving cars unveiled [railwaygazette.com]

London: A Drone Flythrough Of Crossrail's Tunnels [londonist.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Rendering, Texas Central Railway high-speed train. © Texas Central Railway

Betting on bullets... Understanding Amtrak... Seinfeld's fake subway... more

Why America is betting big on bullet trains [fortune.com]

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

The Story Behind Seinfeld's Fake Subway Set [gothamist.com]

Crossrail tunnelling completed in London [railjournal.com]

Dallas-FW: TEX Rail engineering phase receives FTA approval [fwbusinesspress.com]

India's first bullet train corridor may be world's cheapest high-speed service [indianexpress.com]

Preparatory works begin on Paris Metro Line 11 extension [globalrailnews.com]

Ontario: CN says it will run tour train - for now [saultstar.com]

Montenegro fleet modernisation [railwaygazette.com]

Delhi Metro gets first driver-less train [indiatimes.com]

Phoenix: Newest Light Rail extension to open 7 months ahead of schedule [azfamily.com]

Compensating victims will be difficult [philly.com]

This Train From Spain Runs Through the Russian Plain! [sputniknews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Maglev test train, Japan. © Saruno Hirobano | Wikipedia

Maglev demo train rides... High-speed for Illinois?... India speed record set... more

JR Tokai to offer rides on high-speed maglev train in July, August [asahi.com]

High-Speed Rail Moving Forward in Illinois [masstransitmag.com]

India's fastest train completes final test run in record time [indiatimes.com]

Vienna to introduce driverless U-Bahn trains [railjournal.com]

Jaipur Metro gets operational [jagran.com]

How to fake being a local on Stockholm's subway [thelocal.se]

Why Japan's Bullet Train Will Finally Bring High-Speed Rail to America [gizmodo.com]


 
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Photo: "Hello Kitty Wakayama Train" SmartBest experimental trainset, JR West Kinokuni Line, Japan. © Kansai explorer | Wikipedia

Taiwan seeks Kitty cars... Gotthard tunnel ahead... Millennial train pulls in... more

Taiwan: TRA hoping to get Hello Kitty trains [taipeitimes.com]

Countdown launched to opening of Gotthard rail tunnel [globalrailnews.com]

25 Millennials Just Crossed the United States By Rail Hoping to Leave Their Marks in Cities Along the Way [smithsonianmag.com]

Marseille extends T3 tramway [globalrailnews.com]

Albania: Trains return to outskirts of Tiranë [railwaygazette.com]

Construction begins on Paris Line 11 extension [railjournal.com]

Egypt: Studies to consider high-speed railway linking Cairo and Luxor [globalrailnews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Tram passing Parliament, Vienna, Austria. © Wein.info

Tramtastic Vienna... How far from London?... Israel plans tram-train... more

Tramtastic Vienna [bostonglobe.com]

Map shows how far you can get from London by train in under 22 hours [theguardian.com]

Israel plans tram-train line [railjournal.com]

London's iconic tube map is 84 years old. It's time to scrap it [citymetric.com]

The Union Pearson Express: Toronto's refined ride [theglobeandmail.com]

Direct train to Europe [bbc.com]

All Aboard Florida expects 5.3 million riders by 2020 [sun-sentinel.com]

Maglev Train Coming to the Sunshine State? [metrojacksonville.com]

Ontario to invest $808m in Hamilton light rail transit [railway-technology.com]

European bullet trains make travel fast and smooth [newsday.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Cincinnati streetcar redux... BWI station redo... Vegas strip subway?... more

Cincinnati: Part of city's old streetcar system returning [cincinnati.com]

Maryland plans new station at BWI, and other projects to run more trains [greatergreaterwashington.org]

Will a subway eventually run beneath the Las Vegas Strip? [reviewjournal.com]

Sydney Light Rail construction to commence in October [railjournal.com]

Austria: Court gives go-ahead for Semmering Base Tunnel [railjournal.com]

A boon for the Chief [chieftain.com]

NYC: Plan to Build Tower at Grand Central in Exchange for Transit Upgrades Is Approved [nytimes.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Vegas bullet backed... Thai high-speed a go... $300 mini maglevs... more

Nevada joins the high-speed rail bandwagon with plans for Vegas, SoCal link [bizjournals.com]

Thailand-Japan rail project gets cabinet green light [bangkokpost.com]

Japan Toy Maker to Sell $300 Miniature Maglev Trains [wsj.com]

Pacific NW: 20 years of international Amtrak rail service  [snohomishtimes.com]

Tucson streetcar line marks millionth passenger [progressiverailroading.com]

Ontario: Hamilton to get a new LRT and GO Train station [thestar.com]

The Euro is Down ­ Take Advantage and Hop on a Train in Europe [raileurope.com]

Scenic railroad partnership helping New Mexico's economy [kob.com]

Russian Railways are negotiating to reopen the Tallinn-Moscow route through St. Petersburg [baltic-course.com]

U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid [dailykos.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, Seimens Velaro high-speed train, Turkey. © Siemens

Turkey bullet launched... Houston adds light-rail... Argentina nationalises rail... more

Turkey's new ultra-high-speed trains come into service [dailysabah.com]

Houston opens two light rail lines [railwaygazette.com]

Argentina renationalises rail network [globalrailnews.com]

New Zealand increases rail funding [railwaygazette.com]

Belarusian Railway to launch Grodno - Vilnius line [rustourismnews.com]

UK: TfL to take over Abellio Greater Anglia lines from May 31 [romfordrecorder.co.uk]

Dallas-To-Houston Bullet Train Survives After Texas House, Senate Reach Budget Deal [keranews.org]

The Vermontrealer? It's A Long Way Back For Passenger Rail To Montreal [vtdigger.org]

25 things all train commuters think on their way to work [metro.co.uk]

China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway [bbc.com]

Metro rail lines open across Houston [houstonchronicle.com]

Texas: High-speed rail project survives state budget process [bizjournals.com]

NYC: Behind the scenes at the Second Avenue subway site [amny.com]

Is there a criminal case in Amtrak crash? [cnn.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, high-speed train crossing the California desert. © California High-Speed Rail | Flickr

China's California edge... Hyperloop laying test track... Boston-Cape returns... more

China may have edge in race to build California's bullet train [reuters.com]

Test Track Being Built For Elon Musk's Hyperloop Train Of The Future [techtimes.com]

Boston-To-Cape Train Returns Friday With Additional Service [wbur.org]

Commuters rejoice: Irish Rail launches rapid Cork to Dublin route [thejournal.ie]

Four things America can learn from Europe's trains [politico.eu]

Why does the U.S. have bad public transit? Blame class warfare. [theweek.com]

Wilmington to get late-night Philadelphia SEPTA service [delawareonline.com]

LaHood calls for more Amtrak funding [thehill.com]

Six Paris Metro stations you really have to visit [thelocal.fr]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, Transbay Terminal, San Francisco, California, USA. © California High Speed Rail Authority.

Why spend billions on trains... Saving Syria's trains... SF subway milestone... more

Why We Should Spend Billions More On Trains [thinkprogress.org]

Protecting and Restoring Syria's Trains [foreignpolicyjournal.com]

San Francisco: Central Subway tunnels reach key milestone [sfbay.ca]

China Wants To Build A 3000-Mile Railway Through The Amazon [gizmodo.com.au]

This is how Japan's train-cleaning crews clean the Shinkansen in only seven minutes [rocketnews24.com]

UK: Rail strike on bank holiday Monday [independent.co.uk]

German train drivers widen strike to include passenger trains [dw.de]

Dinner trains delight rail fans, foodies alike [usatoday.com]

Derailing Amtrak: Tracking the Latest Train Disaster in the U.S. Debt Driven Infrastructure Crisis [globalresearch.ca]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

China OKs $40bn rail pkg... New line for Portland... If Amtrak were an airline... more

China approves €36bn ($40bn USD) rail and metro projects [globalrailnews.com]

Portland: TriMet's new line carries first passengers [progressiverailroading.com]

If Amtrak Were an Airline [newyorker.com]

The conservative case for strengthening Amtrak [theweek.com]

Riding the Rails, Without Seeing a Train [wsj.com]

Why It Won't Do Any Good to Add Seatbelts on Trains [citylab.com]

The Debate Over Rail Safety May Never Be the Same [citylab.com]


 

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