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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 []

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

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

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

Major improvement plan for struggling ScotRail []

Hitachi Rail USA unveils new Miami metro cars []

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

London Necropolis Railway was built in 1854 to transport corpses []

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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 []

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

Amtrak Bans Galaxy Note 7 From All Trains, Stations []

Amtrak Adding More Capacity in Midwest for Thanksgiving Holiday []

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

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

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

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

South Africa: Gauteng expansion project is at an advanced stage []

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

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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 []

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

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

Construction begins on Paris tram-train extension []

Korea Developing Subsonic Capsule Train []

The story of the 'ghost Metro stations' of Paris []

Eurostar to cut services from December []

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

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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 []

Houston Metro Offers Rides to Polls at No Charge []

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

LA: Expo Line Trains to Run More Frequently []

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

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

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

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

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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 []

DC Metro preps for Inauguration Day []

Hoboken Terminal back at full service []

BRT Is Not Cheaper Than Light Rail []

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

Q&A with an Amtrak train conductor []

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

Vote to determine future of Lone Star Rail project []

How Seattle blew its chance at a subway system []

China: Xi'an opens third metro line []

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Photo: Eurostar train emerging from Eurotunnel portal, Folkestone, UK. © Eurotunnel

Brexit clipping Eurostar... Dallas station turns 100... Jersey line aims north... more

Brexit latest: Eurostar to cut train services and axe staff due to 'challenging environment' after EU vote []

On Its 100th Birthday, Dallas' Union Station Gets A New Name And A Brighter Outlook []

New Jersey: Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Heads North []

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This Slovakian Transit Hacker is a Streetcar of One []

German long-distance ridership bounces back []

Seahawks-themed train begins service on Amtrak Cascades []

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Detroit: QLINE to run until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays []

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Photo: Eurostar high-speed trains will begin operating between London and Amsterdam in 2017. © Eurostar

Amsterdam Eurostar in '17... Fed grant to Milwaukee... Brit HS2 bullet by '26... more

Eurostar Will Go Direct To Amsterdam Next Year In Just 4 Hours []

Milwaukee Streetcar Project Receives Federal Grant []

Britain: HS2 trains 'ready to happen' and will run by next decade []

Soon, you can ride to Kashmir Valley in glass-top trains []

The future's for sale: Germany auctions maglev train []

Ontario: Engineering Hamilton's new LRT []

Chicago Couple Weds On CTA Train []

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Photo: Second Avenue subway test run video, New York City. © Dj Hammers | YouTube

NYC 2nd Ave subway tested... Moscow "ring" a hit... Caltrain funding OK'd... more

NYC: Second Avenue subway one step closer with test train runs []

Successful start for Moscow central ring []

New California law paves way for Caltrain electrification funding []

First Four Weeks, Great Success: 150,000+ Rides on Cincinnati Bell Connector []

Amtrak launches PIDS at NY Penn []

Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital []

Dubai Prepares for 2020 World Expo With Metro Extension []

Toronto: TTC starts running single-operator trains in cost-saving measure []

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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: ÖBB Nightjet sleeper train, Austria. © Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB

Austria's night train rescue... Ethiopia-Djibouti opens... Fixing India's railways... more

Austria comes to rescue of German sleeper trains []

ÖBB and DB finalise German overnight services []

Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens []

Fixing Indian Railways, the Not-So-Little Engine That Could []

Inside New York City's Moynihan Train Hall: The Future of Penn Station []

Could free InterRail passes have averted Brexit? []

China to Build Africa a High-Speed Railway Network []

Work on Iceland's new 250 km/h airport train to begin in 2020 []

A New Kind of Hyperloop: Canadian Train Could Travel Over 1,200 Km/H []

Buffalo's Opportunity for a Dual Rail Gateway []

Next phase of Grand Paris Express approved []

Pigeons Take a Ride on the BART Train []

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Photo: PRT (Personal Rapid Transit), Universitity of West Virginia, Morgantown. © PRT Consulting

PRT: Lost in transit... Ethiopia rolls toward the sea... Trans-Siberian at 100... more

A Revolution That Didn't Happen: Personal Rapid Transit []

Ethiopia has a lot riding on its new, Chinese-built railroad to the sea []

What is the Trans-Siberian Railway, how long is it and how was it built 100 years ago? []

Smooth start for Brisbane's new train line []

Vending machines dispense short stories to bored French commuters []

Amtrak runs feature Taste NY goods []

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Photo: Opening Day, North Rampart streetcar line, New Orleans, Louisiana. © NORTA

New Orleans streetcar line opens... Apple maps Amtrak... Rail still safest... more

New Orleans holds N. Rampart streetcar line grand opening []

Apple Maps now shows Amtrak train routes across the country []

Despite high-profile crashes, rail is the safest mode of transportation []

5 ways Britain's railway stations could look in the future []

Eurostar train hits wild boar in France []

NYC's Second Avenue Subway opening: MTA on the clock with hurdles ahead []

New Jersey: Bergen light rail in line for rebirth []

Chicago: CTA moves forward on planned Red Line extension to Far South Side []

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Photo: Dallas Streetcar crossing Houston Street Viaduct en route to Bishop Arts District, Dallas, Texas. © DART | Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas expansion OK'd... Ottawa station redo funded... Hoboken followup... more

Dallas: DART approves 2017 budget with money for downtown and suburban rail []

Canada: Feds announce $20M plan to renovate Ottawa train station []

One Big Question About Hoboken's Fatal Commuter Train Crash []

China plans world's deepest high-speed rail station, right under the Great Wall []

Boston: North-South Rail Link Has Friends in High Places, But Will It Be Enough? []

Rhode Island: Amtrak closes Westerly strain station []

The New Penn Station Is Pretty. But It Might Not Be So Convenient. []

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Photo: RTD light rail train, Union Station, Denver, Colorado © Craig Walker | RailPictures.Net

Denver tracks success... NOLA streetcar rolls Sun... Montréal plan grows... more

Denver's Transit System Makes Tracks []

New Orleans: North Rampart St. Claude streetcar line opens Oct. 2 []

Montréal: Train network plan includes stops at McGill, Édouard-Montpetit, Peel-Bassin []

High-Speed Rail on its Way to Northern California []

Atlanta gets $500K to plan future Streetcar corridors []

Japan PM Promotes Shinkansen 'Bullet' Train to Singapore []

NJ Transit line's busiest station celebrates its 100th birthday []

The Desire streetcar line []

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Rendering: New Moynihan Train Hall, Pennsylvania Station, New York City. © SOM | Office of the Governor of New York

Redo for NY station... Florida line nears finish... Cairo's post-revolution metro... more

Governor Cuomo unveils plans for Penn Station's massive revamp []

South Florida: Brightline passenger rail service 65% built []

Riding Public Transit in Cairo After the Revolution []

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A subway instead of a limo, Beijing wedding sets green trends []

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Saratoga North Creek Railway to offer new overnight 'snow train' service []

Texas: Bullet train to survive 2017 legislature, representative predicts []

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Rendering: HART light rail train, Honolulu, Hawaii. © Hitachi

Honolulu rail previewed... Tampa streetcar wakes up... Reviving DC's Metro... more

Residents preview Honolulu's rail transit cars []

Tampa's streetcar gets early-morning wakeup call []

How D.C. Metro Can Bring Riders Back []

First XRL high-speed train arrives in Hong Kong []

Kenya: The never seen before amazing plan of the Standard Gauge Railway []

Ethiopia: Landmark railway line blazes path to seaports []

China developing 500km/h trains to lead export of high-speed rail technology []

Proposed Metro rail line to Missouri City picks up speed []

New map reveals how London's rail network will look if TFL runs suburban trains []

Snake wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train []

Tokyo: Shibuya Station continues to develop from down under []


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Photo: A TSA officer conducts a bag check on Amtrak. © Jeremy Trujillo | Department of Homeland Security

Rail terrorist checks backed... Austria boosts night trains... Bosnia speeds up... more

New Bill Would Bring Terrorist Watch List Check to U.S. Rail Travel []

Austria: ÖBB reveals Nightjet brand for overnight trains []

High-speed Talgo trains to start operating in Bosnia on Monday []

San Francisco: BART gives sneak peek of new East Bay train cars []

VIA Rail prepares to order new trains []

China_ CRRC high-speed 'intercontinental' train combines passengers and freight []

Take your bike to the train: Amtrak []

Smithsonian train exhibit preserves lost history of Jim Crow South []

Seattle: Angle Lake light rail station opens []

Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport []

London's train map set for overhaul as Crossrail and Overground network expand []

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

Conn split on Acela future... Seattle-Vancouver bullet?... Still drawn by trains... more

Acela fight splits hedge-fund Connecticut, old-money enclaves []

Seattle to Vancouver in 57 minutes? Political leaders push for cross-border high-speed rail []

Why I'm still drawn by trains []

Port Authority brings 7 line extension to NJ into play []

Japan's bullet train operators ride on realty []

Flip-up seats the solution to Britain's overcrowded trains? []

India: Chennai Metro Rail adds service to airport []

Massachusetts: Cambridge ranked as best midsized city in the country for public transit []

Pee-resistant Paint: Coming to a Train Station Near You []

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Photo: Alstom iLint hydrogen cell-powered, emission-free train. © Michael Wittwer | Alstom

Zero-emission train unveiled... Saudi service increased... Return to Wichita?... more

Alstom reveals zero-emission regional train []

Saudi Railways increases train trips to 238 weekly []

Ticket to bringing trains back to Wichita: Hot meals and dome car? []

U.S. voters to consider nearly $200 billion in transit initiatives []

Rail Baltica moves ahead []

ICE 4 future 'backbone' of long-distance rail travel in Germany []

Could Sydney to Melbourne high speed rail solve all Australia's problems? []

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Photo: BART train, Montgomery Station, San Francisco, California. © Sergio Ruiz | Flickr

Off-peak rider perks... China eyes Minnesota plan... Battery power on track... more

San Francisco Bay's Ambitious Plan To Ease Overcrowded Trains? Pay Riders []

Minnesota: High-speed rail plan impresses Chinese investors []

Japan: JR Kyushu to run eco-friendly battery-powered passenger train []

Seventy Percent of Passengers on the L.A. Metro Expo Line are New Riders []

Amtrak's Massive Network Looks Way Better as a Subway Map []

Tehran metro grows to 104 stations []

New Cincinnati Streetcar Meets Ridership Estimates in First Week []

JR-West Extends Evangelion Bullet Train Campaign []

3D Mapping Turns Trains in Moscow Into Living Works of Art []

France Just Launched a New High-Speed Train Model []

Work on Manchester Metrolink line to be completed by year-end []

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Rendering: Mid-Coast Corridor project, San Diego, California. © Kleinfelder

$1B for San Diego proj... France unveils new TGV... Nashville 'Star' hits 10... more

San Diego: Mid-Coast Trolley line gets $1 billion federal grant []

SNCF unveils first TGV Océane train []

Nashville: Music City Star solid at 10 years, but more impact wanted []

Expanded Via Rail service delayed between Windsor and Toronto []

All Aboard Florida tops off Lauderdale train station []

In India, A Rich Food Culture Vanishes From The Train Tracks []

5 Metro Stations That Changed L.A. and 5 That Will []

Sydney's Central train station set for major upgrades []

Train for one at Ireland's quietest station []

Japan: This Bullet Train Could Go Faster []

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Photo: New Seimans ICE4 high-speed train, DB, Berlin, Germany. © Seimans

Germany unveils ICE4... Italy's Ferrari of trains... Into Jerusalem's unknown... more

Deutsche Bahn presents ICE 4, its new long-distance train []

Italy's high-speed rail is the Ferrari of trains []

In East Jerusalem, a Trip Into the Unknown []

This Cardiff train station is one of Britain's most endangered historic buildings []

Here's A Sneak Peek Into Indian Railways' New Fully AC 3-Tier Train – The Humsafar Express []

Amtrak Downeaster to expand Freeport service []

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Photo: QLINE Streetcar, M-1 Rail, Detroit, Michigan © M-1 Rail

1st Detroit streetcar arrives... Working on the railroad... All about transit... more

First New Streetcar to Arrive in Detroit This Week []

Working on the Railroad []

A One-Stop Data Shop For Transportation Wonks []

Tokyo: Skyliner train tops 20 million passengers amid demand for swift travel to Narita []

All the ads in this London subway station are gone ... and replaced with cats []

China: Lanzhou trains turn to tourism ambassadors []

China high speed rail network has passed 20,000 kilometers in total length []

Austria: Linz and Graz launch tram extensions []

Massachusetts: CapeFlyer sees ridership increase []

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Photo: Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar, Cincinnati, Ohio. © Paul Stewart

Cincinnati streetcar debuts... Moscow line opens... China's first sky train... more

It's a go: Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar finally opens []

Vladimir Putin attends opening of Moscow Central Ring []

China Rolls Out Its First Sky Train []

NYC: Bar cars returning to New Haven Line trains on Metro North []

In Japan, Transit Is Light-Years Ahead []

Mumbai's 'ghost' station set to finally spring to life []

China has world's longest bullet train network [] Where does the streetcar go from here? []

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

Florida Brightline in peril?... Easy go in Moscow... UK's future rail city... more

Suit raises questions about All Aboard Florida's Orlando link []

How Moscow's new light rail system will make life easier for passengers []

Why Birmingham will be the 'rail city' of the future []

France: Next-generation TGV to enter service in 2022 []

Plans unveiled for Bangkok-KL high-speed rail project []

Brightline locomotive rolls on Siemens test track []

Why are NYC subways so ridiculously overcrowded? []

Hyperloop coming to UK? Futuristic train could travel from London to Manchester in 18 minutes []

Would You Take A Ride On A Swing On The Subway? []

When Light Rail Opens, Do People Really Get More Exercise? []

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Photo: Metro train at Flinders Station, Melbourne, Victoria. © Michael Coley | Flickr

Rail plan for Melbourne... Portland's TriMet hits 30... Old tracks to new transit... more

Melbourne: New rail plan calls for 200km/h trains and 'fast line' to airport []

Portland: TriMet logs 30 years of MAX light-rail service []

Transit Revival and Urban Regeneration on Abandoned Railways []

Thello acquisition to support Trenitalia expansion []

Taipei's beating heart: 125-year-old train station []

Ann Arbor Passenger Train To Traverse City Feasbility Study Underway []

The weird and wonderful things people leave behind on Japanese trains []

Amtrak to Continue Saturday Late Night Trains from Milwaukee to Chicago []

Maglev Between D.C. And Baltimore? MTA Embarks On Environmental Study []

DC Metro ridership falls amid repair project []

Riding on India's 'intense' trains []

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Photo: Scotland's revived Borders Railway is celebrating one year of service. © Borders Railway

Scot Borders Rail turns 1... 2nd Twin Cities link?... High-speed's advantage... more

Scotland: Borders Rail's first birthday celebrations []

High-Speed Rail Commission begins study for second Twin Cities-Chicago Amtrak train []

Recognising the advantages of high-speed []

Mother Teresa's Darjeeling toy train journey recreated []

Switzerland's new Gotthard train tunnel might be too small []

Brisbane Central Station set for $67m facelift []

Old Delhi railway station to get major facelift []

Via Rail passenger traffic to Churchill up 20% []

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Photo: Ice high-speed train arriving at Berlin's Central Station. © kaffeeeinstein | Flickr

Berlin-Munich speed up... Canada ridership up... Signs of the times depart... more

Traveling Between Berlin and Munich Is About to Get a Whole Lot Easier []

VIA Rail logged 2.8 percent ridership increase in Q2 []

Now Departing: Some of America's Most Iconic Train Signs []

London Mayor Sadiq Khan becomes Crossrail's first passenger []

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch []

Building a seamless European rail infrastructure for the future []

The Victorian Hyperloop: the forgotten pneumatic railway beneath the streets of London []

Mapping the Sounds of the London Underground []

Fokstrot tram enters passenger service in Kyiv []

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Photo: Dallas Streetcar crossing Houston Street Viaduct en route to Bishop Arts District, Dallas, Texas. © DART | Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas expands streetcar... Boost for onboard phones... Luxury rolls in Ireland... more

Dallas: Expanded Bishop Arts District Streetcar Service Begins []

Laser-treated train windows give passenger phone signals a boost []

Delux Belmond Grand Hibernian train makes debut trip []

Inside a Chinese bullet train []

New York Today: King of the Subway []

DC: Metro launches Wi-Fi for riders, real-time rail map []

Hitachi reveals first train for Taipei Circular Line []

Thailand launches new inter-city trains []

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Photo: Portable ramps are one way access is improved Japanese trains. ©

Barrier-free in Japan... Station names for sale... Miss a train, catch a tune... more

Barrier-Free Design in Japan []

For Sale: Sacramento Light-Rail Station Names []

If You Miss a Train in France, You May Catch a Tune Instead []

Train Makes Inaugural Trip on New Line in Northern Israel []

Bangkok: SRT's brand new passenger cars make inaugural run []

Mexican government reclaims control of 'La Bestia' for national security []

Now Arriving on the New York Subway: Free E-Books, Timed for Your Commute []

Amtrak's next-gen high-speed trains may arrive at the same time as the Hyperloop []

Thailand: Tracking a transit renaissance []

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

160mph Acela by 2021... Uzbek bullet launched... LA transit options grow... more

Amtrak's Answer for Aging Acela Fleet: 160 M.P.H. Trains []

Uzbekistan: Tashkent-Bukhara connects with high-speed train []

L.A.'s expanding menu of transit options is challenging the city's auto-urbanism []

Amtrak threatens to cut Boston rail service []

Next phase of London Night Tube to begin in October []

Bones and pickled onions: what lies beneath London's new rail line []

10 secret subway tunnels in New York City []

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Photo: Amtrak's Winter Park Express will return to the slopes this winter, Denver, Colorado. © Amtrak

Denver ski train returning... DFW proj digging in... Japan readies new bullet... more

Denver to Winter Park ski train returning for 2016-17 []

Construction on Rail Line Linking Fort Worth to DFW Airport Begins Soon []

JR Tokai designs new bullet train to reign 'supreme' abroad []

Québec City's historic train station marks centennial []

Detroit: M-1 Rail to begin QLine streetcar testing with specialized 'speeder' vehicle []

A new era of leadership for Amtrak []

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Boston: No Acela to NYC? Amtrak suggests MBTA dispute threatens rail service []

Saudi Arabia's high-speed trains to connect holy sites []

NYC: This 1927 city subway map shows early transit plans []

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Photo: Double-deck trains will travel Israel's new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv fast line by 2018. © Bombardier

Jerusalem-TA line by '18... Milwaukee proj to start... Getting Detroit moving... more

First high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv said to revolutionize travel []

Milwaukee: Streetcar construction to begin this fall []

Can Public Transit Get Detroit Moving Again? []

Vancouver: TransLink unveils the new Mark III SkyTrain []

Scotland's railways: to nationalise or not to nationalise, that is the question... []

Netherlands: New Den Haag Centraal Metro Station Opens To Public []

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Rails remain, but Amtrak left Las Vegas with the Desert Wind []

New London Tube Service an Overnight Sensation []

Mumbai's 8 suburban railway stations get Wi-Fi services []

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Photo: RTA Music City Star train, Riverfront Station, Nashville, Tennessee. © Michael Ostertag | Flickr

Nashville targets rail growth... Italian bullet line tested... Australia looking up... more

Nashville transit plan proposes LRT and commuter rail expansion []

Italy: Testing begins on Treviglio - Brescia high speed line []

Could a driverless, elevated rail solve Australia's transport woes? []

Benin Plans To Get Railway Network Back On Track Linking 5 African Countries []

Here's how US regional transit agencies impede the development of public transport []

Canada: Via Rail may offer $5 fares for 'Highway of Tears' route []

Cincinnati Streetcar becomes Cincinnati Bell Connector with naming rights sale []

Lausanne Railway Station Expansion, Switzerland []

Saudi Arabia to install 190 metro trains in the capital []

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

Amtrak names new CEO... How railways run... What about BRT?... more

Amtrak hires freight railroad veteran as CEO []

How railways are run around the world []

What is Bus Rapid Transit — and why doesn't every city want one? []

FRA Awards $25M in Grants for Positive Train Control Implementation []

Bad Trains, Explained []

San Francisco Wants You to Design Its Future Transit System []

Indian Railways is building the country's longest railway tunnel and tallest bridge in Manipur []

London Opens Up Long-Awaited 'Night Tube' Trains []

Curious Nashville: How We Got Left With A Nice Station And No Passenger Train []

Young Egyptians Are Leading Cairo's Transit Mapping Revolution []

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

London Tube goes 24-hour... Freight vs Amtrak... Florida's new approach... more

Countdown to a non-stop capital: London goes 24-hour []

Freight Railroads Fight New Rule for Amtrak Trains []

All Aboard Florida: a new approach for US passenger rail []

Uzbekistan completing high speed rail route between Tashkent and Bukhara []

Atlanta's Next Fleet of Trains Could Double as Streetcars []

Via Rail seeks private sector partnership for Toronto-Montreal upgrade []

LA: Metro wins grant to speed up Red, Purple Line service at Union Station []

New DART Service Starts August 29 for Oak Cliff, Downtown Dallas and Design District []

Amtrak Pet Program Expands to New York State []

State puts Sacramento's streetcar dreams back on track with $30 million grant []

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

UK PM backs HS2 high-speed... LA rail lines linked... Norfolk's Tide hits 5... more

U.K.'s May 'Fully Committed' to $73 Billion High-Speed Rail Line []

$22 million tunnel opens, connecting Metro Orange Line with Red Line subway []

Five years of the Tide light rail in Norfolk: What was said then, and the reality now []

Japan's bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan []

America's public transit is costing us more than money []

Grand opera takes the subway in Buenos Aires []

Swiss are Europe's train champions []

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Photo: New "China Standard" high-speed G8041 EMU train, China. © Xinhuanet

New China bullet rolls... Cheap London-Scot link?... Baltimore redo revs up... more

First self-developed bullet train launched in NE China []

A new low-fare train service between Edinburgh and London has been given the green light []

Amtrak laying the groundwork for Baltimore Penn Station overhaul []

How Hyperloop One Went Off the Rails []

Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes unnoticed as he plays drums in subway station []

Sydney: End of the line []

China tightens smoking ban on trains: Violators caught twice are prohibited to purchase train tickets []

Wales: Ambitious plans to transform Cardiff Central Train Station still on track []

Ontario: Modernised Polar Bear Express coach unveiled []

Active Warning Signals Could Mean Fewer Pedestrian Deaths []

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Photo: Metro Transit Green Line light-rail train, UMN Station, Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Metro Transit | Flickr

Twin Cities transit best in US... Sydney laying track... Tex-Mex high-speed?... more

Twin Cities transit best in the U.S. for 2016 []

Track laying starts on Sydney light rail line []

High speed train will unite Mexico and the USA []

An Austin-San Antonio train? Possibilities exist beyond Lone Star Rail []

State-of-the-art Charger locomotive offers a smooth, 125-mph rail ride []

Journey into the depths of London's Crossrail tunnels in this exclusive video []

K.C. Residents Try DIY Streetcar Expansion []

Australia: What's Holding Back High Speed Rail? []

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Rendering: Hyperloop vacuum tube passenger transport. © ET3 Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies

Dubai eyes Hyperloop... Rail's economic potential... Eurostar strike ahead... more

Faster than a speeding jet: Dubai eyes Hyperloop-style system []

For a Better Economy, Add Commuter Rail? []

Eurostar staff announce August strikes []

The Simple Reason Why Two New Transit Projects Have Already Succeeded []

London: Night Tube to run this weekend ahead of official launch []

Glasgow Subway reopens after works delay []

Stockholm - Oslo ridership up 39% in a year []

Indian Railways explore running Maglev trains at 500 kmph speed []

Miami: Plans for Tri-Rail's downtown link on track []

Train To Nowhere []

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

New locos cut Amtrak delays... San Antonio proj chokes... Holy rollers... more

Amtrak: New locomotives have cut delays nearly 25 percent []

San Antonio: Lone Star Rail on life support after board vote []

Holy rollers ride the rails []

This animated map shows how radically a high-speed train system would improve travel in the US []

Sonoma, California: SMART trains offer public test rides to gear up for rail line's debut []

Amtrak's Acela to run faster new trains on Washington to Boston route []

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