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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: HS2 (High Speed Two) service to Manchester will connect with Northern Powerhouse Rail to Liverpool, Leeds, and Hull. © High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd

North UK rail plan set... China's metro boom... Why Japanese trains bark... more

UK: Four cities, 1 hour, 1.3m people: new northern rail plan revealed [theguardian.com]

In response to growth, Chinese cities choose metros [thetransportpolitic.com]

Why trains in Japan will bark like a dog and snort like a deer [telegraph.co.uk]

Subway-themed sports shoes are just the ticket for Berliners [reuters.com]

Data analysis is transforming the way trains operate: Here's how [cnbc.coms]

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train construction will begin in 2019: Project chief [theprint.in]


 
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Photo: Eurostar train at Utrecht, Netherlands, prepares for a test run to Arnhem in summer 2016. © Remco van den Bosch | Flickr

London-Amsterdam by spring... Toronto line ridership up... Israel tests bullet... more

Direct train travel from London to Amsterdam is now just months away [dailymail.co.uk]

Toronto's King streetcar sees 'spectacular' rise in ridership [theglobeandmail.com]

High-speed Train Between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Makes First Test Run [jpost.com]

The Hyperloop vs. the Texas Bullet Train [dmagazine.com]

Napa's Wine Train speeds up — but can it match new owners' ambitions? [sfchronicle.com]

New Caledonian Sleeper trains delayed until October [scotsman.com]

'A made-in-Saskatchewan experience': Excursion train set to roll out in June [cbc.ca]

Yangon-Mandalay train journey will shorten to 8 hours by 2023 [mmtimes.com]


 
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Photo: Denver, Colorado has launched new RTD L-line light rail service. © Matt Johnson | Flickr

Denver launches line... Florida service debuts... Atlanta replacing fleet... more

Denver: New RTD light rail line launched to boost service downtown and improve systemwide on-time performance [denverpost.com]

Florida: Brightline high-speed trains roll into action [mypalmbeachpost.com]

Atlanta: MARTA to spend $1B on new fleet [railwayage.com]

China starts work on $1.5bn maglev train factory [globalconstructionreview.com]

Brightline officials eye rail corridors in Georgia, Texas [tcpalm.com]

Alaska forms advisory group to study commuter rail feasibility [railway-technology.com]

SNCF plans TGV efficiency drive to compete with air and bus [railwaygazette.com]

Connecticut: Website launched for new passenger rail service [wtnh.com]

Nigeria commissions new rolling stock for Abuja-Kaduna railway [globalrailnews.com]


 
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Photo: Budget cuts threaten transit projects like Los Angeles' Purple Line Phase III project. © Steve Hymon/Metro | Flckr

Trump sidelines transit... Amtrak safety chief named... High-speed rivaling air... more

A year into the Trump Presidency, federal transit support limps along [thetransportpolitic.com]

Amtrak Names Aviation Industry Veteran as Chief Safety Officer [thedrive.com]

Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes [bloomberg.com]

Finally, you can ride Brightline trains this weekend for $10 [sun-sentinel.com]

Liquefied natural gas passenger train begins trials in Spain [railjournal.com]

The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse [bloomberg.com]

High-Speed Rail Study Shut Down in the Midwest [governing.com]

Japan's maglev project on track [khl.com]


 
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Photo: Charlotte, North Carolina's Blue Line extension is scheduled to open in March. © Larry Syverson | Flickr

Charlotte launch in March... Free ride for Israel... FRA eyes safety delay... more

Charlotte: CATS announces opening date for the Blue Line Extension [charlotteobserver.com]

'Free Ride' to Launch New High-Speed Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Train [jewishpress.com]

FRA proposes delay in safety training requirements [progressiverailroading.com]

Number of train passengers travelling between Berlin and Munich doubles [thelocal.de]

France: More passengers let train take the strain in 2017 [connexionfrance.com]

Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi [economictimes.indiatimes.com]

GOP legislators halt Minnesota-Wisconsin high-speed rail study [startribune.com]


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

Hyperloop on track?... DC maglev divides public... No pants subway ride... more

Hyperloop: Will it live up to the hype? [energydigital.com]

Enthusiasm for 'maglev' train between D.C., Baltimore mounts — as does opposition [washingtonpost.com]

Pranksters board trans sans pants for 2018 No Pants Subway Ride [upi.com]

Amtrak CEO: What accelerated infrastructure work at N.Y. Penn Station means for you [nj.com]

I rode Hong Kong's amazing subway where it's impossible to get lost [independent.co.uk]


 
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Photo: Alstom Citadis Spirit trainsets will serve Ottawa's new O-Train Confederation Line when it opens this year. © OC Transpo

N America '18 projs update... Hydrail comes of age... Napa commuter rail?... more

North America: Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2018 [thetransportpolitic.com]

Hydrail comes of age [railengineer.uk]

Napa Valley Wine Train may experiment with commuter car [napavalleyregister.com]

KC's streetcar starter line wins key approval to expand [bizjournals.com]

Amtrak's winter work at Penn Station starts [metro.us]

Odakyu Line's undersea palace train station to be rebuilt [asahi.com]

Al Haramain Express: Saudi Arabia's first high-speed train from Mecca to Medina [economictimes.indiatimes.com]

TfL completes London Underground upgrade works [railway-technology.com]

The car that saved Toronto's streetcars [railwayage.com]

Why a New Train Hall Won't Fix Penn Station [citylab.com]

The Liverpool Overhead Railway was legendary – but is it worth rebuilding? [citymetric.com]

The Case for the Subway [nytimes.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Winter Park Express at Union Station, Denver, Colorado. © Winter Park Resort.

Denver ski train returns... Ethiopia-Djibouti opens... Austin boosts service... more

Denver: Express Union Station ski train to Winter Park kicks off on Friday [denverpost.com]

Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway begins commercial operations [xinhuanet.com]

Austin: Cap Metro Ramps Up Commuter Service [austinchronicle.com]

New High-Speed Train Service Will Let You Hit Tuscany and Umbria [cntraveler.com]

US transport secretary concerned that railroads won't meet PTC deadline [globalrailnews.coms]

Denver: Full-day testing on G-Line raises hope that long-delayed service is now on track [denverpost.com]


 
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Photo: A pullback in Federal funding may derail plans to replace Amtrak's outdated Hudson River tunnel. © Amtrak

Feds kill NY-NJ tunnel deal... Morocco tests 198mph... Jakarta air link opens... more

Trump administration kills Gateway tunnel deal [crainsnewyork.com]

Morocco successfully tests Africa's fastest high-speed rail line [xinhuanet.com]

Jakarta airport rail link opens, proves a hit with travellers [straitstimes.com]

Around 5 Billion Trips Were Made By US Transit Rail During 2016 [railwaypro.com]

Canadian Approval Of Preclearance Encourages Rail Travelers [wamc.org]

China's first automated subway put into operation in Beijing [ecns.cn]

New trains to serve iconic 'Harry Potter' rail route [scotsman.com]

Heading to Grand Canyon? Well-traveled train station closes [apnews.com]


 
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Composite image: New NYC MTA president Andy Byford framed by Second Avenue subway, New York City. © Toronto Canadian Club | Flickr and Dj Hammers | YouTube

Can he save NY's subway?... Thai proj digs in... Korea opens Olympic line... more

Can the British man who saved Toronto's subway help New York City? [theguardian.com]

Thailand high speed rail construction starts [nextbigfuture.com]

Korea: Winter Olympic KTX line inaugurated [railwaygazette.com]

Italy-Switzerland rail link inaugurated [railjournal.com]

China: Key east-west high-speed rail starts operation [xinhuanet.com]

The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth [nytimes.com]

Magenta Line of Delhi Metro thrown open: Driver-less trains will reduce travel time, expand rail network [firstpost.com]

Train Wi-Fi to cover whole Chinese high-speed rail network [telegraph.co.uk]

A Guide to Mastering Amtrak's Guest Rewards Program [travelandleisure.com]

Take a 360-Degree Tour of Japan's Legendary Pikachu Train [comicbook.com]

New Western Wall Train Station To Be Named After Trump [jpost.com]

Here's your chance to ride Japan's maglev Shinkansen in spring, nine years before service starts [rocketnews24.com]

Take a look at the stunning public art in Toronto's new subway stations [torontolife.com]

Via Rail agrees to double the number of spaces for people who use scooters [cbc.ca]


 
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Photo: Amtrak has launched a campaign focusing on critical infrastructure investment. © Amtrak

Amtrak "ready to build"... Tokyo Ginza Line hits 90... NTSB probes crash... more

Amtrak's critical projects to increase US rail connectivity [railway-technology.com]

Heart of gold: The Ginza Line celebrates its 90th birthday [japantimes.co.jp]

NTSB Investigators Look At Train Speed, Amtrak Safety Issues In Deadly Crash [npr.org]

The New Penn Station: Everything You Should Know [architecturaldigest.com]

Welcome to Toronto's golden age of transit [metronews.ca]

Seattle Adds People Without Adding Traffic [streetsblog.org]

New Luxembourg - Germany inter-city service starts [railjournal.com]

Botswana train holds passenger trial run [chronicle.co.zw]

Underground railway station to be built in Moscow [pravdareport.com]


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

FL, TX projs advance... Toronto's bold new stations... Rail's renewable future... more

USDOT advances Florida, Texas rail projects [rtands.com]

The Ambitious Design and Low Density of Toronto's Newest Subway Stations [citylab.com]

Laying the tracks for a renewably powered rail system [greenbiz.com]

Metra considers shaking up fare system: Riders closer to downtown may shell out more [chicagotribune.com]

450 Amtrak trains are getting an interior makeover [curbed.com]

Unearthed in Rome's New Subway: Extinct Elephants and Persian Peach Pits [nytimes.com]


 
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Photo: the world's steepest funicular has debuted between Schwyz and Stoos, Switzerland. © Pakeha | Wikimedia Commons

Steepest funicular opens... Amtrak exec bowing out... Toronto line extended... more

Switzerland unveils world's steepest funicular railway [cnn.com]

Amtrak's co-CEO Moorman stepping down [rtands.com]

Trudeau inaugurates Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension [railjournal.com]

Houston-Dallas bullet train clears hurdle with environmental impact statement [chron.com]

Pittsburgh is bucking the US trend by growing its transit ridership numbers. How's it doing it? [citymetric.com]

Amtrak Launches App to Help Commuters Navigate NYC's Penn Station [untappedcities.com]

How can cities protect metro systems from terrorism? [citymetric.com]

NYC's Subway System in Concentric Circles Reimagined in the Vignelli Style [untappedcities.com]


 
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Photo: Japan's Chou Shinkansen maglev would cut travel time between Wshington D.C. and Baltimore to 15 minutes. © Maryland GovPics | Flickr

Battle of the Supertrains... Keeping Hong Kong moving... Florida gets ready... more

DC/Baltimore: The Battle of the Supertrains [citylab.com]

How Hong Kong keeps 7 million people moving [theguardian.com]

Brightline, Florida's new high-speed rail system, set to open this month [curbed.com]

Ouigo serves central Paris for the first time [railjournal.com]

Ontario: Does the north need the Northlander? [tvo.org]

New Zealand: In Wellington, Trolleys May Rise Where Trolleybuses Fell [railjournal.com]

The world's great train stations can be a quirky traveller's delight [australiantimes.co.uk]


 
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Photo: Japan Railways' has begun testing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell train. © Railway Technical Research Institute

Japan's fuel cell train rolls... Basel tram crosses border... Less stress on track... more

Japan's fuel cell train rolls ahead under its own steam [asia.nikkei.com]

Switzerland: New cross-border tram opens in Basel [railjournal.com]

Travelling by train may reduce your stress levels [railadvent.co.uk]

On monorails, hyperloops and other wild ideas to get from Montreal to Quebec City [cbc.ca]

NYC: MTA seeks contractor to construct subway's first platform safety barrier [nydailynews.com]

Amtrak celebrates five years in Norfolk [wtkr.com]

Construction At LA Subway Station Uncovers Ice Age Fossils[sacramento.cbslocal.com]


 
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Rendering: Japanese Shinkansen-type high-speed rail service been proposed for Texas. © Texas Central

Off the rails in Texas?... US rail boosters eye future... Dublin extends service... more

Has the Texas Central Bullet Train Gone Off the Rails? [dmagazine.com]

A new age of advocacy for rail passengers in North America [globalrailnews.com]

Dublin inaugurates Luas light rail Cross-City Line [railjournal.com]

Switzerland: Record number of passengers through Gotthard rail tunnel [swissinfo.ch]

Toronto Researchers Track the Impact of Streetcar-Friendly Redesign [nextcity.org]

'Historic' opening of Berlin-Munich high-speed rail line hit by delays, cancellations [thelocal.de]

Hopes for Hartford Line include rail travel to Boston [myrecordjournal.com]


 
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Photo: New ICE Sprinter (limited express) service travels between Berlin and Munich in under four hours. © Kaffeeeinstein | Flickr

Berlin-Munich in 4 hours... Custom bike train debuts... Making Amtrak work... more

From Berlin to Munich in just four hours [dw.com]

Japan Just Made a Passenger Train Specifically for Bike Commuters [bicycling.com]

Getting America's Passenger Trains Back on Track [brownpoliticalreview.org]

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail service to have a train every 30 minutes [straitstimes.com]

Japan is building Miami's new fleet of rail trains - in South Florida [miamiherald.com]

Achtung Baby!: U2 give impromptu gig on Berlin's subway [dw.com]


 
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Photo: Transit Center, San Bernardino, California. © SBCTA (San Bernardino County Transportation Authority)

San Bernardino link debuts... Brisbane EMUs arrive... UK night train revamp... more

San Bernardino leaders celebrate debut of new passenger rail from Santa Fe Depot to city transit center [sbsun.com]

Queensland: New EMUs ready to enter service in Brisbane [railwaygazette.com]

UK: Caledonian Sleeper and other UK overnight trains to get 2018 revamp [lonelyplanet.com]

First look at Chennai's only 'curved' metro station [indiatimes.com]

Japan: Odakyu Railway unveils Graceful Super Express [railjournal.com]

Five Over-the-Top New York City Transit Expansion Ideas [villagevoice.com]

Developer hypes high-speed rail from Charlotte to Atlanta [bizjournals.com]


 
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Photo: VIA Rail Canada passenger train. © VIA Rail Canada .

VIA Rail Canada numbers up... UK faces fare hike... Moscow's new ring... more

Canada: VIA Rail's ridership, revenue grew in third quarter [progressiverailroading.com]

UK rail fare rise biggest for five years [bbc.com]

Moscow's new ring [railengineer.uk]

India: 10,000 km long hi-speed railway network to connect metros by 75th Independence Day [yourstory.com]

NYC should get eight new subway lines and extensions, report says [timeout.com]

Memphis: Trolley Return Pushed Back to April [memphisflyer.com]

Florida: Brightline CEO Finds Inspiration In The New York Mets And Henry Flagler [wlrn.org]


 
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Photo: mtrak Silver Meteor at railroad crossing, Folkston, Georgia. © RailROL82 | Flickr

FRA delays safety goals... NY upgrades ongoing... Glue tech bonds bridge... more

FRA extends deadline for passenger railroads to create safety programs [progressiverailroading.com]

More projects in the works for Amtrak's NY State Empire Service [timesunion.com]

China's first railway bridge using gluing technology completed [globaltimes.cn]

Italy: NTV confirms Italo Evo debut [railwaygazette.com]

France: TGV Lyria introduces business class [businesstraveller.com]

Why Uber Won't Kill Transit [transitcenter.org]

Six metro maps from around the world [smartrailworld.com]

Illinois: Vendor Change Delays Amtrak's New High-Speed Rail Cars [wglt.org]


 
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Photo: Miami-Dade County has rolled out the first of 136 new Hitachi-built Metrorail cars. © Miami-Dade County Transit

Miami trains debut... LA goes for more Gold... Colorado Front Range push... more

New Metrorail trains make big debut in Miami-Dade [local10.com]

LA: Here's a look at the entire route for Metro's Gold Line extension to Montclair [la.curbed.com]

Front Range passenger train hope to be rolling across Colorado in 7 to 15 years [denverpost.com]

Go inside the prototype for the NYC subway's new open-gangway trains [ny.curbed.com]

NYC: Regional Plan Association Suggests Closing the Subways at Night [nymag.com]

Rail officials hope to extend Amtrak service to Rockland, Maine, next year [bostonglobe.com]

China's 1st rail route to run through Qinling Mountains starts test run [xinhuanet.com]

Best passenger rail route from Berkshires to NYC might be through Albany, to start [berkshireeagle.com]

Kyiv-Odesa high-speed railway may emerge in Ukraine [unian.info]


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

Florida launch in Dec... Belgrade-Budapest digs in... Australia's rail plan... more

Florida: Brightline to start limited service in December [mypalmbeachpost.com]

An inside look at Australia's new rail plan [railway-technology.com]

Works begin on Belgrade-Budapest high-speed rail line [b92.net]

City of Chicago seeks partner firms for high-speed O'Hare express train [curbed.com]

Can Germans fast track California's delayed high-speed rail project? [thelocal.de]

Update on rail plans in China, ASEAN and across Russia to Europe [nextbigfuture.com]

List of Solar-Powered Urban Rail Projects In India Set To Grow [cleantechnica.com]

A Map That Celebrates the Subway [citylab.com]

How a 'Jetsons'-like system could help Tampa Bay's traffic woes [wtsp.com]

Britain's ghost trains: 5 secret railways in the UK [bt.com]

Netizens Surprised to Find What Japan's Painstaking Train Station Art Is Made Of [sputniknews.coms]


 
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Photo: New Hyderabad Metro has begun service in India's fourth largest city. © Metro Rail Newsl | Flickr

Hyderabad India Metro rolls... Brits may restore lost lines... No "second city"... more

India: Hyderabad Metro Rail launch [indiatimes.com]

Britain: Rail services lost under 1960s Beeching cuts may reopen [theguardian.com]

Where Chicago Isn't the Second City [wsj.com]

Boston Transit Advocates Say Going Cashless Could Leave Some Riders Behind [nextheguardian.comtcity.org]

'Ghost' trains running on new Line 1 extension as Toronto tests $3.1B service [cbc.ca]

Tokyo subway "phantom station" reveals itself to passengers for first time in nearly 90 years [rocketnews24.com]

Artists and architects in Montréal are upcycling old subway cars [citymetric.com]

Hawaiian names given to nine of Honolulu's future rail stations [khon2.com]


 
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Photo: Monorail Grande Vitesse (MGV) is among the high-speed rail systems proposed to connect Montréal with Québec City, Canada. © Coop MGV

Fast Montréal - QC link?... Freedom Train remembered... Miami station rising... more

Québec premier wants rapid transit link between Montréal and Québec City [cbc.ca]

Remembering the Freedom Train [newyorker.com]

Construction Progress At MiamiCentral, Which Takes Up Five City Blocks [thenextmiami.com]

Chamber of Commerce considers light rail system for Cheyenne [wyomingnews.com]

Iowa: Despite setbacks, Iowa Amtrak boosters push for more passenger trains [desmoinesregister.com]

Ghana For High Speed Rail System [modernghana.com]


 
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Photo: Charlotte Area Transit System has made an airport light-rail line a priority. © CATS | Charlotte Area Transit System

Charlotte aims for airport... Seville's transit makeover... Scot speedup in '18... more

After two decades of talk, Charlotte moving forward with train to airport [charlotteobserver.com]

Seville has built its entire public transport system in 10 years. How has it done? [citymetric.com]

Glasgow to Edinburgh train journey cut to 42 minutes by end of 2018, says Transport minister [heraldscotland.com]

China: Govt to expand rail network to 150,000 km [chinadaily.com.cn]

Moscow to build a 50-km LRT [railwaypro.com]

Campaigners Step Up Fight to Restore New York Penn Station [wsj.com]

Boston: MBTA says "Sorry, Charlie" [railwayage.coms]

Japan: In the wee hours, Shinagawa a hive of activity for new maglev [asahi.com]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Cascades will operate new Siemens Charger locomotives between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia via and Seattle, Washington. © WSDOT

Cascades rolls anew... Amtrak self-sufficiency?... London's tunnel vision... more

Amtrak Cascades rolls out new locomotives [curbed.com]

Amtrak on the Path to Self-Sufficiency? [thedrive.com]

Tunnel vision: Inside London's new subterranean railway [dw.com]

Campaign to reinstate South Australia's regional rail network to help boost employment and create economic benefits for towns [adelaidenow.com.au]

San Francisco: Muni upgrade: 1st of 218 new trains rolls onto tracks [ktvu.com]

On Super Bowl Sunday, Minneapolis Light Rail Will Be Off Limits to Some [nextcity.org]

Toronto: TTC's subway extension to open next month [progressiverailroading.com]

Plan to build hyperloop for high-speed travel via inland route Sydney to Brisbane [couriermail.com.au]


 
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Photo: TTC streetcars stuck in traffic on King Street, Toronto, Ontario. © booledozer | Wikimedia Commons

Toronto clears streetcar path... Amtrak numbers rise... Philly 30th St redrawn... more

In a simple move, Toronto transforms a streetcar line into something far more useful [thetransportpolitic.com]

Amtrak broke ridership, financial records in FY2017 [progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak reveals renderings for Philly's 30th Street Station [archpaper.com]

Six of the best video rail adverts from around the world [smartrailworld.com]

Kansas City Streetcar looking to expand service — this time rolling to the north [kansascity.com]

Fed up with Metrorail delays? Check out the new train that should start fixing them [miamiherald.com]

Japanese rail company apologises after train leaves 20 seconds early [theguardian.com]


 
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Photo: Bandhan Express makes its inaugural run from Kolkata, India to Khulna, Bangladesh. © SD GT46mac | Flickr

India-Bangla opens... NYC track rehab ahead... Dallas-FW HSR plods along... more

New train between India and Bangladesh begins operations [railway-technology.com]

Amtrak announces track renewal projects in New York Penn Station [railway-technology.com]

Dallas and Fort Worth move toward high-speed rail connection ... slowly [dallasnews.com]

Sound Transit marks progress on world's first light-rail line atop a 'floating' bridge [progressiverailroading.com]

California: High-speed rail authority says environmental reviews won't be completed until 2020 [latimes.com]

Canada moves forward with legal action against OmniTRAX [rtands.com]

MTA will increase subway service on 6 lines to boost ridership [ny.curbed.com]

Prefer the Train? Here Are 4 Credit Cards for Riding the Rails [blog.credit.com]


 
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Photo: The NTSB has cited Amtrak for safety lapses resulting in 2016's fatal Pennsylvania crash. © Amtrak

Amtrak lax in '16 crash... FL safety bill advances... Amtrak updates NE fleet... more

NTSB: Amtrak's Lax Safety Led to Crash That Killed 2 Workers [usnews.com]

ZFlorida: High-speed rail bill opposed by Brightline clears first hurdle [mypalmbeachpost.com]

Amtrak updates Northeast train seating, with some improvements in time for holidays [usatoday.com]

Amtrak continues infrastructure renewal works at Penn Station [railway-technology.com]

A Utopian Map of Southeast Asian Railways [bigthink.com]

Hyperloop Startup Arrivo Has Plans For High-Speed Colorado Tube Train Network [forbes.com]

Take a virtual tour of the King of Prussia Rail line [philly.curbed.com]

Caught on camera: Good Samaritan saves man with cane from walking in front of train at RTD station [thedenverchannel.com]


 
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Photo: London Overground EMU 378 at Watford Junction Station, Watford, England. © Mattbuck | Wikimedia Commons

London Overground turns 10... SF light-rail cars set... NYC streetcar preview... more

Happy 10th Birthday London Overground [railadvent.co.uk]

San Francisco Muni's next-gen light-rail cars ready to go [progressiverailroading.com]

Peek inside a life-size model of the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar [ny.curbed.com]

74 percent of Massachusetts adults support Boston-to-Springfield rail, poll finds [masslive.com]

Xi'an-Chengdu high speed railway enters inspection phase [xinhuanet.com]

Can We Just Call This a Bus? [citylab.com]


 
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Photo: Light rail like that in Phoenix is part of Nashville's transit plan. © Valley Metro

$5B Nashville transit push... Moscow fare rings shine... Montréal's pink link?... more

Can Nashville Pull Off a $5.2 Billion Transit Makeover? [citylab.com]

On Moscow Metro, Jewelry Is a Classy Alternative to Subway Cards [citylab.com]

Montréal mayor's proposed Pink Line: Is it realistic? [montrealgazette.com]

The rail revolution: how tech firms are helping train companies move with the times [theguardian.com]

Study: Proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail service is 'feasible' [progressiverailroading.com]

London completes Northern Line Extension tunneling [railwaypro.com]

Volgograd airport link to be ready for kick-off [railwaygazette.com]


 
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Rendering: Future German passenger car concept. © Deutsche Bahn

German railways eye future... Australia solar in Dec... Bill targets Florida line... more

Germany: DB presents its train car of the future [globalrailnews.com]

World’s first solar-powered train arrives on Australia's east coast [globalrailnews.com]

All Aboard Florida's Brightline faces some regulation under new Florida House bill [tcpalm.com]

Volgograd airport link to be ready for kick-off [railwaygazette.com]

JR East to provide free Wi-Fi on bullet trains next year [asahi.com]

The Best Way to Book Trains in Europe [travelpulse.com]

The birth, life, and death of old Penn Station [ny.curbed.com]


 
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Photo: Construction has begun on a high-speed link between South Beijing and the new airport at Daxing. © CCRC

Beijing air rail proj starts... Canada access limits KO'd... RI-Boston Express?... more

Beijing builds 160-kph airport transit rail linking to the upcoming new airport [financialexpress.com]

Rhode Island Asking For Express Commuter Trains To Boston [boston.cbslocal.com]

Transport regulator rejects Via Rail's efforts to limit wheelchair, mobility access on trains [cbc.ca]

Taking the plunge: Wales' underground railway gets major upgrade [itv.com]

Communities On The Line: Town Centers With Hartford Rail Stops Are Being Reinvigorated [courant.com]

Plans unveiled for £500m Leeds railway station revamp [bbc.com]

Whimsical cat train drives up fun in Tokyo [denverpost.com]


 
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Composite photo: Amtrak names transportation veteran Richard Anderson President and CEO. © Amtrak

Amtrak CEO warns of cuts... How will DC high-speed go?... Bye bye IndRail... more

Travelers will be hurt if budget for long-distance routes cut, Amtrak CEO says [chicagotribune.com]

Will The Hyperloop, Maglev, Or Good Old-Fashioned Trains Finally Bring High-Speed Rail To D.C.? [dcist.com]

The IndRail Pass for Foreign Visitors Will No Longer Be Available [india.com]

Inside the new Jerusalem gateway [ijn.com]

Switzerland: SBB to test out a total smoking ban in stations [thelocal.ch]

Colorado: Front Range Rail System Still A Long Way Off, Commission Says [kunc.org]

In Montreal, a Transit Idea Heats Up a Mayoral Race [citylab.com]

Leinster Gardens and the fake posh townhouses that reveal how the London Underground used to work [citymetric.com]

Why are the tracks of the Times Square-Grand Central shuttle curved? [6sqft.com]


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

Amtrak set for Thanksgiving... N Africa tunnel complete... Pacific NW bullet?... more

Amtrak Ramping Up for a Huge Thanksgiving [travelpulse.com]

Breakthrough in North Africa's longest rail tunnel [railjournal.com]

High speed Cascadia rail line could attract 1.8 million riders in a few years [kiro7.com]

First Nations-led railroad would be first of its kind in Ontario [cbc.ca]

A commuter rail rider was arrested after a ticket check — but he had a valid pass [bostonglobe.com]


 
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Photo: Inaugural Train, Amtrak Northeast Service, Roanoke, Virginia. © Mary Martin | Flickr

Amtrak returns to Roanoke... Tel Aviv preview... Hyperloop for Colorado?... more

Amtrak returns to Roanoke [roanoke.com]

On the fast track to Tel Aviv: A sneak peek at Jerusalem's transport revolution [timesofisrael.com]

Colorado taking steps to get its own hyperloop [11alive.com]

'Key milestones' reached in development of next generation TGV [globalrailnews.com]

Philadelphia: Is SEPTA back on track? [philly.com]

Plan to name German train after Anne Frank condemned [theguardian.com]

FDR's beloved dog is said to haunt Grand Central Terminal's secret train track [6sqft.com]


 
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Photo: China has launched an Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) vehicle operating along a virtual trackway. © CCRC

China goes trackless... Quake detector stops bullets... Toronto Ottawa boost... more

New 'trackless train' which runs on virtual rail lines launched in China [metro.co.uk]

Japan: Under-sea quake detection system halts Shinkansen earlier than ever [asahi.com]

More departures between Toronto and Ottawa [newswire.ca]

Toronto-York Spadina subway extension lures crowds with station sneak peeks [thestar.com]

California just got 125-mph trains. Here's why they still can't outrace your car [sacbee.com]

In Pods We Trust: Enter The 700mph Hyperloop [driving.co.uk]

China on fast track for driverless train [chinadaily.com.cn]

Many in Japan ask, "Why don't our train ticket machines just ask us for our destination?" [rocketnews24.com]


 
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Photo: Hydrogen-powered tram, Tangshan, China. © Xinhua | Wang Xiao

China rolls with hydrogen... Rail riders prefer to wait... SF's new trolley buses... more

World's first hydrogen tram runs in China [chinadaily.com.cn]

Majority of passengers prefer to wait on train than take replacement buses [railtechnologymagazine.com]

Take A Video Tour Of Muni's Newest Trolley Buses [sfist.com]

NYC: MTA reveals new storm protection gear for vulnerable subway stations [ny.curbed.com]

South Floirida: When will Brightline trains leave the station? [sun-sentinel.com]

After Passenger Forced To Remove Anti-Trump Button, Amtrak Apologizes [dnainfo.com]

L.A. Metro OKs study of converting BRT line to light rail [progressiverailroading.com]

Egypt to have its first sky-rail monorail in Alexandria [egyptindependent.com]

These Are The Top 10 Indian Railway Stations With Beautiful And Impressive Architecture [pagalparrot.com]


 
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Rendering: Maglev technology may power high-speed trains between Atlanta and Chattanooga. © Train Simulator

US ready for maglev?... Trans-Siberian makeover... Japan's Halloween trains... more

Is the renewed push for high-speed maglev trains in the US realistic? [smartcitiesdive.com]

Russia's legendary Trans-Siberian Railway to get multibillion-dollar makeover [rt.com]

Inside Japan's bizarre Halloween trains [dailymail.co.uk]

Turkey: Ankara-Izmir high-speed train to hit track in 2019 [dailysabah.com]

NYC Says Goodbye MetroCard, Hello "Tap-to-Pay" [nextcity.org]

High speed rail in Ontario closer to taking off with new advisory group [cbc.ca]

Expanded Tampa streetcar system gets first public approval [tbo.com]

7 Iconic L.A. Destinations Metro Should Connect to [lamag.coms]

Mexico: Senators want update on new intercity train [mexiconewsdaily.com]

Trans-Australian Railway: 100 years of journeys and stories [abc.net.au]


 
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Photo: Melbourne's tram network will become entirely solar-powered in 2018. © Bahnfrend | Wikimedia Commons

Melbourne going solar... Liverpool upgrade wraps... NY debuts folding seats... more

World's Biggest Tram Network to Get New Distinction in 2018 [nextcity.org]

Major upgrade completed for Liverpool Lime Street rail station [railwaypro.com]

NYC: MTA debuts subway cars with foldable seats [nypost.com]

Tourists can (finally) make shinkansen reservations from overseas with new app [en.rocketnews24.com]

Brightline questions rail proposal [orlandosentinel.com]

Massachusetts: Can Beacon Hill fast-track high-speed rail? [bostonglobe.com]

This map shows how people used Berlin's U-Bahn in the 1920s [citymetric.com]


 
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Rendering: The Brightline, a privately owned rail service, will begin operating in South Florida in late 2017. © Go Brightline

Florida's unstoppable train... Bullet tunnel or bust... ScotRail goes electric... more

Florida NIMBYs Can't Stop America's First Private High-Speed Rail [nextcity.org]

A 13.5-mile tunnel will make or break California's bullet train [latimes.com]

ScotRail's electric train makes first trip in Scotland [railway-technology.com]

Travel on Dublin's new tram extension before it opens to the public [globalrailnews.com]

New high-speed trains carry 460,000 passengers on Beijing-Shanghai line in first month [chinadaily.com.cn]

CTrail announces proposed fares for Springfield-New Haven trains [masslive.com]

Here's what the extended King of Prussia SEPTA rail would look like [phillyvoice.com]


 
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Photo: Trains, like China's CRH380AL, will operate on Indonesia's new Jakarta-Bandung high-speed line. © N509FZ | Wikipedia

Indonesia proj start in '18... Nashville light rail eyed... Boston N-S link?... more

Indonesia's high-speed rail to start construction early 2018 [atimes.com]

Light rail part of $5.2B Nashville transport plan [railwayage.com]

Boston North-South Rail Link Impact Examined [urbanland.uli.org]

What is the best way to travel around Germany? [thelocal.de]

Los Angeles Gets the Transit Etiquette Superhero It Needs [citylab.com]

Singapore's Diwali-Themed Trains Are Nothing Short Of Spectacular [ndtv.com]

See Photos Inside the Abandoned City Hall Station in NYC [untappedcities.com]


 
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Photo: VIA Rail train travels on the now suspended Hudson Bay Line, Manitoba, Canada. © Iain Stewart | Wikimedia Commons

Canada line repair deadline set... SA-Swazi link OK'd... Seattle bridge cited... more

Canada gives OmniTRAX 30 days to repair flood-damaged Hudson Bay Railway [railwayage.com]

Green light for new South Africa-Swaziland rail link [globalrailnews.com]

Seattle: Light-Rail Over I-90 Bridge Wins Popular Science Award [usnews.com]

New Intercity Express train starts operating in UK [railway-technology.com]

The Answer for Standing-Room-Only Subways? More Standing Room [nytimes.com]


 
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Photo: Saudi Arabia's Haramain High Speed Rail Project will link the cities of Makkah and Medina. © Talgo

Saudi bullet testing... France station cuts?... Chattanooga-Atlanta route set... more

First test run on Saudi Arabia's high speed Haramain railway [arabianbusiness.com]

Chattanooga-Atlanta bullet train could lure millions of air travelers to Chattanooga airport [timesfreepress.com]

France could cut number of stations served by high-speed TGV trains [thelocal.fr]

Land acquisition process begins for KL-Singapore HSR [straitstimes.com]

London Overground is experimenting with telling passengers which bits of the next train is busiest [citymetric.com]

Leo Express poised to launch Krakow - Prague services [railjournal.com]


 
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Photo: Chou Shinkansen maglev at test site in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. © Maryland GovPics | Flickr

Which way to Baltimore?... N Ontario return urged... Stunning stations... more

Planned D.C.-Baltimore bullet train proposes three routes [washingtonpost.com]

All Aboard Northern Ontario seeks to restore passenger rail service between Cochrane and Toronto. [northernontariobusiness.com]

7 of the Most Stunning Subway Stations in the World [popularmechanics.com]

Kaliningrad - Lithuania border station commissioned [railwaygazette.com]

How To Score The Cheapest Amtrak Deals [refinery29.com]


 
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Composite photo: Sir Richard Branson with Hyperloop One test train in background. © Hyperloop One

Virgin takes Hyperloop... Brightline Orlando digs in... Canada T'Giving surge... more

Hyperloop One Is Now 'Virgin Hyperloop One' Thanks to Richard Branson's Investment [fortune.com]

Brightline starts site work for $2B Orlando connection [bizjournals.com]

Canada: VIA thankful for Thanksgiving ridership surge [railwayage.com]

SMART offers free service during wildfires [rtands.com]

New Hampshire: Nashua One Step Closer to Getting Commuter Rail [nhpr.org]

TGV Océane doubles Paris - Toulouse high-speed ridership [railjournal.com]

Istanbul and Ankara to resume regional train operation [railwaypro.com]

Downtown Nashville underground tunnel to be part of Mayor Megan Barry's transit plan [tennessean.com]

Analysis: How SEPTA can turn Regional Rail in Philly into high-frequency rapid transit [planphilly.coms]

Thomas the Tank Engine gets two female trains as show is overhauled for a new generation [telegraph.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Gungahlin light rail corridor is currently under construction, Canberra, ACT, Australia. © Transport Canberra

Canberra laying track... San Antonio's road to rail... Subway pay by phone... more

Australia: Canberra light rail on schedule for 2018 as first tracks laid [canberratimes.com.au]

San Antonio's inevitable road to rail [expressnews.coms]

You Could Soon Get on Any Subway in the World By Just Tapping Your Smartphone [fortune.com]

Los Angeles Union Station redevelopment moves forward [railjournal.com]

Electric train service in testing along Minsk-Vilnius railway [belta.by]

Cairo Metro's Fatwa Kiosk Closes After Secularist Criticism [albawaba.com]

Boston: New Orange Line trains are 'on the move' [bostonglobe.com]

A train station run entirely by volunteers – many well over 60 years old [csmonitor.com]


 
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Rendering: Stadler DMUs will provide TexRail service between Fort Worth and DFW Airport. © TexRail

TexRail DMU previewed... China favoring rail over air... Morocco to test bullet... more

Stadler unveils TEX Rail Flirt DMU [railwaygazette.com]

China's fastest bullet trains pose threat to domestic airlines [scmp.com]

Morocco prepares to test Africa's fastest train, targeting 320kph [africanews.com]

Ontario: Kitchener-Waterloo inches toward start-up [railwayage.com]

Alstom unveils first Pendolino high-speed train for Italy's NTV [railway-technology.com]

Beijing Winter Olympics high-speed train design unveiled [ecns.cn]

Alstom unveils passenger locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways [railwaygazette.coms]


 
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Photo: Alstom's next-generation Amtrak Acela high-speed train will reach speeds of 160 mph. © Alstom

Amtrak unveils next Acela... Makkah-Madinah in '18... Canada Arctic link cut... more

Amtrak Unveils Next-Generation Train Sets To Replace Acela Express Current Trains [philadelphia.cbslocal.com]

Makkah-Madinah high-speed train service to start early next year [arabnews.com]

Via Rail to ship train out of Churchill, cut service [winnipegfreepress.com]

Hong Kong's high-speed cross-border trains unveiled to public amid checkpoint concerns [scmp.com]

Brightline announces partnership with Miami Heat as 5th train arrives [mypalmbeachpost.com]

Gutting Amtrak would hurt flyover states most [thehill.com]

Long-awaited Amtrak station opens in Rochester [democratandchronicle.com]

Catch an Amtrak toward L.A. from midtown Sacramento? Train officials propose new service [sacbee.com]

Amtrak says it's "Ready to Build" [railwayage.com]

WSDOT expands Cascades services [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: The Key Smartcard technology is on the rise across Britain. © Southern Railway

UK e-tix only by '19... FTA aid for Puerto Rico... Philly kicks off commuter fix... more

Paperless rail tickets across UK by 2019 [bbc.com]

Puerto Rico gets FTA relief funding [railwayage.com]

Philadelphia: SEPTA kicks off commuter-rail infrastructure improvements [progressiverailroading.com]

European Commission proposes to update rail passenger rights [railway-technology.com]

How I learned to love the California high speed rail [sf.curbed.com]

NARP: Amtrak long-distance trains boost local, national economies [progressiverailroading.com]


 
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Rendering: Maglev technology may power high-speed trains between Atlanta and Chattanooga. © Train Simulator

FRA id's GA-TN bullet route... $2B fleet for Argentina... KC plan advances... more

FRA selects Chattanooga - Atlanta HSR route [railwayage.com]

Argentina to spend $2bn on 1,500-vehicle train fleet [globalrailnews.com]

KC Streetcar Authority advances riverfront extension plans [progressiverailroading.com]

BART to San Jose: Is one subway tunnel cheaper, less disruptive to build? [mercurynews.com]

Hyperloop linking northern cities could be cheaper and better than HS2, says Institute of Directors [telegraph.co.uk]

From December, travel on Ouigo TGV from Montparnasse [connexionfrance.com]

Chicago: CTA Celebrates 70th Anniversary [chicago.cbslocal.com]

Is Europe's ghostliest train station about to rise again? [bbc.com]

Japan: Should rail operators introduce men-only train carriages? [japantimes.co.jp]


 
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Photo: Gauge-changing Stadler EMUs will provide passenger service along the new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. © Stadler

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars link soon... Florida line foes fail... A train car of your own... more

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, on verge of new transport revolution [globalrailnews.com]

Florida: Treasure Coast loses another bid to stop extension of Brightline to Orlando [therealdeal.com]

So you want to own a private train car? [usatoday.com]

Democrats introduce bill mandating sleep apnea testing [progressiverailroading.com]

New York: Judge Rules In Favor of Adirondack Scenic Railroad [adirondackexplorer.org]

Miami-Dade mayor finds money to reduce waits for Metrorail cars and reverse other cuts [miamiherald.com]

Amtrak interiors through the years [usatoday.com]


 

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