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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. 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]


 
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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]

[floridatoday.com]

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. © Bombardier

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]


 
Train Travel News Links

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]


 
Train Travel News Links

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]


 
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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]


 
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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]


 
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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]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: LEO Express, Czech Republic. © LEO Express

Czech trains for US?... Aging Amtrak skews younger... Plot against trains... more

Czech company wants to bring Euro-style trains to the U.S. [cnn.com]

As Amtrak's Train Cars Age, Ridership Skew Young [npr.org]

US: The Plot Against Trains [newyorker.com]

From Karachi to Islamabad: Green Line train service inaugurated [tribune.com.pk]

Auckland's entire rail network electric for the first time [stuff.co.nz]

Next Steps in the Amtrak Crash Investigation [abcnews.go.com]

This is why Americans can't have nice trains [aljazeera.com]

JR East to introduce designer Resort Shirakami sightseeing train in 2016 [asahi.com]

Minnesota: Planning continues for Northern Lights Express [abcnewspapers.com]

Europe: Designing the future of rail travel [phys.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Komsomolskaya Metro station, Moscow, Russia. © Yuri Degtyarev | Flickr

Moscow Metro at 70... Rome's C Line extended... Amtrak crash: 5 questions... more

Celebrate the Moscow metro's 80th birthday [theguardian.com]

Rome completes Line C extension [railjournal.com]

Philadelphia Amtrak Crash: Five Key Questions Still Unanswered [nbcnews.com]

Revival of tourist train sparks hope in Damascus [albawaba.com]

One man's mission to put New York's secret subway back on the map [citymetric.com]

Apple Subway Tours Unveils Beauty That Lurks Under Bustling New York City [travelpulse.com]


 
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Photo: MetroMover, Miami, Florida. © Pete Cross | Visit Florida

Let our cities move... Who pays for roads?... Amtrak derails north of Philly... more

Let Our Cities Move [nytimes.com]

Debunking the Myth That Only Drivers Pay for Roads [citylab]

An Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 7 [citylab.com] Ed note: Compete news and information on the Amtrak derailment north of Philadelphia can be found here

Rio's oldest tram line is up and running again [citymetric.com]

US: Could a high-speed rail be gaining speed in the South? [suntimes.com]

UK: Cambridge's 'last' horse-drawn tram restored [bbc.com]

Japan to develop Thai high-speed rail links [straitstimes.com]

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted To Know About Grand Central Terminal [gothamist.com]

How Much Will It Cost to Ride California's Bullet Train? [nextcity.org]

Yangon: Building Better Train Stations for a Growing Myanmar City [curbed.com]

UK: Rail passengers spend half their journey time online [europeanrailwayreview.com]


 
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Photo: Prototype, HS2, United Kingdom. © Bombardier

UK's high-speed future... Crossrail to Hyperloop... Bulgaria looks ahead... more

UK: HS2 – A Railway for 2300 [globalrailnews.com]

Crossrail to Hyperloop: The World's Most Innovative Public Transport Systems [gizmodo.com.au]

Amid protests and plunder Bulgaria aims to bring trains up to speed [yahoo.com]

Schumer: Amtrak needs access to better radio frequency [troyrecord.com]

Lincoln's funeral train is reborn [cbsnews.com]

Is private high-speed rail in Texas on the ropes? [bizjournals.com]

China and Russia step up high-speed rail cooperation [railjournal.com]

Jeb Bush's war against Florida high-speed rail shows his governing style [latimes.com]

California: Caltrain logs record ridership in latest passenger count [progressiverailroading.com]

Southeast high-speed rail compact could expand to 4 states [richmond.com]

Raleigh's Union Station opens way to better transit [newsobserver.com]

New Zealand: The grandest station in the land [stuff.co.nz]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Loving transit in LA... WTC PATH station opens... Sicily's rail transformed... more

In a Car-Obsessed City, Learning to Love Mass Transit [nytimes.com]

'Awesome' new PATH station at World Trade Center opens [amny.com]

Trenitalia transforms Sicilian train service [railjournal.com]

The real story behind the demise of America's once-mighty streetcars [vox.com]

German train drivers end historic strike [dw.de]

London to the Mediterranean — without changing train [ft.com]

Watch New York Subway Trains Run Their Routes in Real Time [citylab.com]

Galveston Railroad Museum in the Heart of the Port City [galveston.com]

Fifty years in the making: American high-speed rail [scienceblog.com]


 
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Photo: VIA Rail Economy Class, Canada. © VIA Rail Canada

Millennials on trains... Transiting from poverty... DC Union Station's future... more

How Millennials Are Coming Together [nationalgeographic.com]

Transportation Emerges as Crucial to Escaping Poverty [nytimes.com]

Washington DC: The future of Union [economist.com]

How Japan's Fastest Train Will Affect You [pastemagazine.com]

VIA Rail expands service to Toronto airport [progressiverailroading.com]

Sydney Trains unveils its new 'weapon' against graffiti thugs [9news.com.au]

The Red & Purple transit lines in Maryland would position Maryland for long-term economic success [t4america.org]

SunRail to be extended to Osceola County [globalrailnews.com]

Fort Worth: More momentum builds for TEX Rail [star-telegram.coms]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Unions urge Amtrak funds... Diesel goes electric... U2 busks on NYC subway... more

Unions to Senate: Get moving on Amtrak funding [thehill.com]

Diesel goes electric: Hybrid drives prove themselves in trials [mtu-report.com]

U2 surprises fans with New York City subway performance  [nydailynews.com]

GO train seasonal Toronto-Niagara Falls service begins next week [niagarafallsreview.ca]

Rural critics organize to stop Texas bullet train [wfaa.com]

How to always get two seats on a crowded train [telegraph.co.uk]

Seaside holidays by train: Is a revival on its way? [independent.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

NE Corridor future... NYC Penn Station rebuild?... USA's high-speed dream... more

U.S. Senate Testimony: The Future of the Northeast Corridor [rpa.org]

A 3-Part Plan to Rebuild New York's Old Penn Station [citylab.com]

Why can't America have high-speed trains? [cnn.com]

Massive transit strike cripples Germany [theglobeandmail.com]

Denmark among Europe's best for train services [cphpost.dk]

Could High Speed Rail Be an Alternative to Air? [streets.mn]

Australia: Rail a big winner in Victorian state budget [railjournal.com]

Is New York Quietly Changing Its Subway Station Lettering? [citylab.com]

Denver RTD's 'R Line' more than half complete [progressiverailroading.com]

Orlando: SunRail celebrates first year of service, looks ahead to expansion [mynews13.com]


 
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Photo: Eurostar e320 train. © Eurostar

Eurostar London-Marseille debuts... German rail strikes... Golden age redux?... more

Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail link [france24.com]

German railways to see week-long strike [dw.de]

All aboard: Is this a new golden age for luxury trains? [yahoo.com]

Work on Kenya high-speed railway line on target [shanghaidaily.com]

Indiana: Hoosier State train forging ahead [jconline.com]

Sneak peek at Denver International Airport's hotel and train station project [bizjournals.com]


 

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