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


 
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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]


 
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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]


 
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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]


 
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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]


 
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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]


 
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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]


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

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

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

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

If Amtrak Were an Airline [newyorker.com]

The conservative case for strengthening Amtrak [theweek.com]

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

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

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


 
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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]


 
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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]


 
Train Travel News Links

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]


 
Train Travel News Links

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]


 
Train Travel News Links

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]


 
Train Travel News Links

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]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

GOP Amtrak plan slammed... Cairo-Luxor high-speed?... Eurail for Boomers... more

Durbin slams GOP plan for Amtrak [thehill.com]

Spain, Egypt to study bullet-train link between Egyptian capital and Luxor [usnews.com]

Boomers savor richer Eurail experience [utsandiego.com]

For the love of trains [hcn.org]

Vandals Built a Brick Wall in the Door of This German Train [citylab.com]

Riyadh-Qurayyat train trial run in June [saudigazette.com.sa]

The joys, challenges of traveling by train [mprnews.org]

The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations [time.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

US West need for speed... Metro NYC adds riders... Amtrak sleepers for less... more

It's time to bring high speed rail to the western US [citymetric.com]

NYC: LIRR, Metro-North report ridership growth in 2014 [progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak Offering Discounted Sleeping Car Rate Options for Travelers [travelpulse.com]

Why you should take the train around Europe [dailylife.com.au]

Work starts on Czech Republic's high-speed rail network [globalrailnews.com]

Kuala Lumpur: Door-to-door travel, MRT to link with HSR [therakyatpost.com]

New Glimpse Inside Second Avenue Subway Stations [ny1.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Europe speeds ahead... Orlando maglev detailed... Amsterdam line tested... more

Trenitalia launches Frecciarossa 1000 [railjournal.com]

Orlando: 7 details on new airport-to-I-Drive Maglev train [bizjournals.com]

First test train on Amsterdam North-South Line [railjournal.com]

San Diego reveals long-term rail vision [railjournal.com]

The ghost trains haunting Britain's rail network [yorkshirepost.co.uk]

Canada: VIA Rail looks at private funds to build own tracks [thestar.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, Second Avenue Subway, New York City. © New York MTA.

5 subway lines NYC needs... Europe's BFF stations... Ski Train revival?... more

5 Subway Lines New York Hasn't Built But Should [citylab.com]

Travel Tip: European railway stations can be your new BFF [commdiginews.com]

Denver: Ski Train revival in the works after two sell-out weekends [denverpost.com]

Nine tips for surviving Japan's hellishly crowded trains [rocketnews24.com]

Why the US Needs to Embrace High Speed Rail [travelpulse.com]

Japanese Leader Abe Rails for High-Speed Trains in U.S. [wsj.com]

Let's go to the museum / Glimpse the future of the maglev train [the-japan-news.com]

Manchester, UK: Victoria Station £44m revamp: Finishing touches to space-age roof ahead of grand reveal [manchestereveningnews.co.uk]

Italy: Frecciarossa 1000 cleared for commercial service [globalrailnews.com]

Testing underway on Taipei airport metro line [railjournal.com]

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Stern Hops a Ride on the Light Rail [theyeshivaworld.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Amtrak California Zephyr train on its transcontinental run between Chicago, Illinois and Emeryville, California. © Amtrak

USA's war on long-distance... Toronto's air link that could... Pets on Amtrak... more

US: The Long-Running Battle Over Long-Distance Trains [nationaljournal.com]

Toronto: The little airport rail link that could [nationalpost.com]

Amtrak says Illinois pets-on-trains pilot project a success [bnd.com]

A Big Fight Over a Small Slice of the Transportation Pie [citylab.com]

German rail strike causes major disruption nationwide [euronews.com]

Tampa's historic streetcar gets $1M boost from FDOT [bizjournals.com]

Seattle: East Link light rail agreement approved, will begin construction next year [kirotv.com]

Houston: Sneak peek at new METRO rail lines [houston.culturemap.com]

Rail Rivals China, Japan Compete for High-Speed Track in Asia [voanews.com]

NYC: Metro-North & LIRR Trains Are Getting An Etiquette Campaign [gothamist.com]

Sri Lanka to introduce first electric train [news.lk]

9 interesting facts about world's fastest train Maglev [intoday.in]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, potential passenger concourse, Union Station, Washington, DC. © Amtrak

What Amtrak can't afford... Why economists reject trains... German rail strike... more

8 Critical Rail Projects That Amtrak Can't Afford [citylab.com]

Consumers say they like trains. Why don't economists care? [greatergreaterwashington.org]

German Rail Strike Affects Passenger Trains [voanews.com]

China's high-speed rail network is on the global fast track [telegraph.co.uk]

Interesting facts about high-speed trains around the world [indiatimes.com]

Five-star train travel is coming to Ireland [thejournal.ie]

Dubai: Hydrogen-fuelled double-deck tram on test [railwaygazette.com]

China: Bullet trains make holidays a breeze [telegraph.co.uk]

Inside The Subterranean Passageway That Once Linked Grand Central To The Roosevelt Hotel [gothamist.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Maglev test train, Japan. © Saruno Hirobano | Wikipedia

Japanese maglev hits 374mph... Texas high-speed myths... Ontario LRT a go... more

Japan's maglev train sets world record: 603 kph (374 mph) [cnn.com]

Debunking 5 Myths About Texas High-Speed Rail [citylab.com]

Ontario Province to fund entire Hurontario LRT [railwayage.com]

Date set for completion of the great new Siberian railway [siberiantimes.com]

Why Can't America Have Great Trains? [nationaljournal.com]

Emaar rolls out Dubai Trolley tram system [constructionweekonline.com]

Winter Park, Amtrak discuss possible revival of Ski Train [thedenverchannel.com]

New York City's subways see highest ridership in 65 years [progressiverailroading.com]

FRA issues grant for Amtrak service expansions in California [progressiverailroading.com]

Construction begins on São Paulo Line 6 [railjournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

July start for Tel Aviv proj... Virginia VRE expanding... Galicia line launched... more

Tel Aviv light rail works expected to begin in the summer [ynetnews.com]

Virginia: VRE kicks off major expansion plan with new Spotsylvania station [washingtonpost.com]

Spain inaugurates Galicia high-speed line [railjournal.com]

Joy of bullet-train bento: the world's finest packed lunches [independent.co.uk]

The worlds most daring and audacious railway lines [railway-technology.com]

M-1 Rail entering biggest phase of Detroit construction, to begin on Campus Martius Monday [mlive.com]

Boston: Riding The T Will Be Free This Friday [boston.cbslocal.com]

China to allow guide dogs on trains [shanghaidaily.com]

Eurostar is expanding to Marseille and Amsterdam. But why has it taken 20 years? [citymetric.com]

Australia: How to build light rail in our cities without emptying the public purse [thefifthestate.com.au]

16 Vintage Photos of Amtrak's Early Years [nationaljournal.com]

Colorado: Durango-to-Chama scenic byway proposed [durangoherald.com]

UK: Trains and bikes are perfect partners [transportxtra.com]

South Florida's Tri-Rail Now Finally Doing Its Thing To MIA [jaunted.com]

Amtrak Routes Reimagined As A Subway Map [gothamist.com]

France: SNCF launches "door-to-door" travel project [railjournal.com]

Is the Houston-Dallas Bullet Train Plan De-Railed? [tpr.org]

Meet the Opposition to Texas High-Speed Rail [citylab.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Amtrak Capitol Corridor boarding area with adjacent bike racks, Davis, California. © capitolcorridor.org

Easing station access... Japan sets maglev record... Green boost for US rail?... more

Getting More Out of Transit By Making It Easy to Walk or Bike to Stations [streetsblog.net]

Japan's maglev train sets world speed record at 590 km/h (365 mph) [japantimes.co.jp]

Can Energy-Efficient Locomotives Lead a U.S. Rail Renaissance? [bloomberg.com]

How To Ride The Subway [deadspin.com]

Texas high-speed-rail plan on collision course with opposition [star-telegram.com]

The Chinese Have Invented a Hydrogen Powered Train [topsecretwriters.com]

Union Station: The East Coast's Biggest Transit Oriented Development [bisnow.com]

Netherlands: AutoSlaap Trein car-carrying service closes [railwaygazette.com]

UK: End of the line for buffet cars on First Great Western [thisiswiltshire.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Train operater Iowa Pacific is replacing Amtrak between Indianapolis and Chicago. © Jonathan Bloy

New Chicago-Indy link... Rail for LA Orange Line?... Brit Royal drives a train... more

New operator has big plans for Chicago-Indianapolis rail service [chicago.suntimes.com]

LA: Metro to study converting busy Orange Line busway to a rail line [latimes.com]

UK: Princess Royal dons a boiler suit for trip on Severn Valley Railway [shropshirestar.com]

Ganlong Railway to cut travel time between Xiamen and Jiangxi [whatsonxiamen.com]

Aucklanders flock to trains [railexpress.com.au]

A Subway-Style Map of San Francisco's Historical Trains [citylab.com]

When a Korean Drummer Performs in a NYC Subway [citylab.com]

Philadelphia: SEPTA breaks ground on 69th Street West Terminal renovations [rtands.com]

HSR Revolt in Full Swing in Texas [cahsrblog.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: GO Transit train, Toronto, Canada. © Bombardier

Ontario on the move... DC Union Station redo... Going driverless... more

Ontario on the move [railwayage.com]

Union Station in Washington Has a Grand Development Plan [nytimes.com]

The Case for Driverless Trains, By the Numbers [citylab.com]

Auckland: First look at rail-link designs [nzherald.co.nz]

27 reasons trains are better than planes [telegraph.co.uk]

Dallas Streetcar opens [railwaygazette.com]

US: Feds announce $7 million for Chicago's Union Station [progressiverailroading.com]

DC: Metro riders react to trains run by computers vs. humans [washingtonpost.com]

Amtrak alternative unveils plan for Hoosier State line [jconline.com]

Washington Metro 7000 series trains to enter service [globalrailnews.com]

Thello steps up Nice ­ Milan services [railjournal.com]

Romania: Regiotrans restarts operations [railwaygazette.com]

Helsinki: Ring Rail Line airport trains to service all stations [yle.fi]

Estonia — Russia GoRail services to cease [railjournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metro train, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. © Maurits90 | Wikimedia Commons

Gulf rail ambitions... Canadian rail reprieve... DC's hidden station... more

Realising rail ambitions in the Gulf [railengineer.uk]

Canada: Feds provide funding to save Algoma passenger train [baytoday.ca]

Washington's hidden underground station [cctv-america.com]

Croatian Railways add new trains with Wi-Fi access [telecompaper.com]

The Moscow Metro's New, Cohesive Typeface [citylab.com]

Visions emerge for 'long lasting improvement' to New Haven's Union Station's entrance [nhregister.com]

South Africa: Riders of the Trains [allafrica.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Line clearance testing, Metro Expo Line (Phase 2), Los Angeles, California. © Steve Hymon | Metro

LA tests Expo Line 2... Ankara hub progressing... Standing for transportation... more

Testing begins on LA Expo Line phase 2 [railjournal.com]

New Ankara Terminal to serve as the hub for Turkey's high-speed rail network [dailysabah.com]

Transit advocates plan to 'Stand Up For Transportation' [thehill.com]

Massachusetts: Scenic Rail Expected To Be Running In Northern Berkshires This Summer [wamc.org]

Why You Should Reconsider Your Hatred of Transit Transfers, in 2 Infographics [citylab.com]

Via to resume Toronto-Winnipeg trains suspended after March derailment [thestar.com]

Texas: Senate Bill Targeting Bullet Train Project Advances [texastribune.org]

China looking at rail tunnels under Mount Everest [ibtimes.co.uk]

Aucklanders to get a peek at new City Rail Link stations [voxy.co.nz]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Big Ben with London Underground sign in foreground, London, Egland. © Elizabeth Tower

Public transit that works... Florida town loving rail... Amtrak maps Train Days... more

London: A Public Transit System That Works [govtech.com]

Florida: As ridership increases, Boca Raton embraces train travel [sun-sentinel.com]

Amtrak Announces Amtrak Train Days Tour and Exhibit Train Locations [prnewswire.com]

Bay Area: Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train [sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com]

Qinghai-Tibet railway to reach Nepal in 2020 [cri.cn]

DC: Grand Central Terminal architect selected for Union Station expansion [washingtonpost.com]

A teenager's guide to InterRailing around Europe: [dailymail.co.uk]

Train stations: Top 10 eye-catching rail termini [thestar.com]

Tips on cooking in cramped kitchens from the Rocky Mountaineer's executive chef [mysask.com]

Photographer focuses lens on China's rail history [xinhuanet.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds), Salta Province, Argentina. © Tren a las Nubes

Argentina back in the clouds... Sacramento rail redo... Sofia air link opens... more

Argentina: Train of the Clouds runs again [buenosairesherald.com]

Sacramento: Light rail gets a makeover [bizjournals.com]

Bulgaria; Sofia airport metro link opens [railwaygazette.com]

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit Test Runs According to Plan [allafrica.com]

Seattle: Streetcar Plans On Track [capitolhilltimes.com]

When American transit agencies ignore the world's move to open gangways [thetransportpolitic.com]

California; Santa Ana's Streetcar Project Has Inside Track [voiceofoc.org]

Vintage Subway Rolls to Yankee Stadium for Opening Day [nbcnewyork.com]

Short-term deal keeps Amtrak route between Chicago and Indianapolis open [chicagotribune.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Amtrak Cascades train, Puget Sound, Washington. © Amtrak

Pacific NW route at risk... Know your transit?... Hogwarts Express banned... more

Pacific Northwest: Amtrak route at risk [thehill.com]

How Well Do You Know Your City's Transit System? [citylab.com]

Hogwarts Express suspended [dailymail.co.uk]

China's steam trains approaching final destination [aljazeera.com]

Ireland: Doing the Stations of the Cross by rail [irishtimes.com]

Providence moving forward with streetcar plan [wpri.com]

Sacramento's streetcar plan builds momentum [comstocksmag.com]

'Niagara express' line envisioned in GO rail expansion [niagarathisweek.com]

Tri-Rail rolls out service at Miami International Airport transit hub [miamiherald.com]

Tokyo: JR East reveals new Yamanote Line EMU [railjournal.com]

Tanzania: 22 reasons to ride [eturbonews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: New service began April 1st between Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina. © enelsubte.com

Buenos Aires-Rosario linked... Toronto station previewed... Ukraine train forges on... more

Argentina: Buenos Aires ­ Rosario service launched [railwaygazette.com]

Toronto: A look inside Union Station as renovations progress [ctvnews.ca]

Ukraine's 'blue train' forges path through the chaos [news.yahoo.com]

New operators take over Scottish franchises [railjournal.com]

Zombie subway prank in Brazil scares the living nearly to death [nydailynews.com]

European urban rail systems hitting energy saving targets [globalrailnews.com]

Paris: Broadening the city through a universal fare card [thetransportpolitic.com]

Portugal faces 4 days of train misery as strike starts [ap.org]

Cape Town station new Concourse opens [iol.co.za]

NYC: Four new Metro-North stations planned in the Bronx [ctnews.com]

Tri-Rail leg to Miami International Airport to open Sunday [miamiherald.com]

Fort Worth: M&O Subway gone, but spooky tunnel remains [star-telegram.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: KTX (Korea Train EXpress) train, Gwangju Songjeong Station, (Honam Line), South Korea. © IGEL | Wikimedia Commons

High-speed opens SW Korea... Miami's golden opportunity... Gym on a train?... more

New high-speed KTX railway opens in Korea's southwest [arirang.co.kr]

Miami's Golden Opportunity to Bring Commuter Rail Downtown [streetsblog.org]

Israel will pioneer the world's first ever gym on a train in 2016 [geektime.com]

In Frankfurt, the Train Station Is for the Birds ' Pigeons, That Is [wsj.com]

Iceland: Plans For Keflavík-Reykjavík Train Drawn Up [grapevine.is]

Tokyo's busiest train lines to get luxury "one-man" express pods by next April [rocketnews24.com]

India: Now, passengers can book rail tickets 120 days in advance [business-standard.com]

Which is London's busiest tube line? [citymetric.com]

Qatar to launch main line project this year [railjournal.com]

Queensland: Will the iconic Gympie Rattler survive this time? [gympietimes.com.au]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief east of Trinidad, Colorado. © Steve Wilson | Wikipedia

Amtrak Chief rolls on... Will Congress help transit?... Grand Central's ghosts... more

Amtrak Southwest Chief will keep rolling through New Mexico [santafenewmexican.com]

As transit becomes 'must-have economic development tool,' will Congress help? [t4america.org]

NYC Grand Central Terminal Where the Game Is Afoot for Ghost Hunting [digitaljournal.com]

St Louis: Delmar Loop Trolley construction begins Monday [kplr11.com]

Arab States: Inter-GCC trains to travel at a speed of 215mph (350km) per hour [gulf-times.com]

China: Women Have Private Rooms on Bullet Trains [womenofchina.c]

There Are 67 New Reasons for the U.S. to Build Better Public Transit [nextcity.org]

China, Japan duel for Indonesia's high-speed rail [bangkokpost.com]

Australia: Allegro Funds buys Great Southern Rail from Serco [smh.com.au]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Kowloon Tong Station, New Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. © Wilfredo Rodríguez | Flickr

World's best metro... Miami OKs rail plan... High speed for Ghana?... more

Hong Kong's MTR: Taking a ride on the world's most envied metro system [cnn.com]

Plan to bring Tri-Rail to new All-Aboard Florida station approved by Miami Commission [local10.com]

Ghana: Gov't plans US$30 billion Accra-Kumasi high speed rail [ghanaweb.com]

Another Reason to Love California High-Speed Rail: It's Drought-Friendly [citylab.com]

Brussels launches north-south metro project [railwaygazette.com]

Seattle: New First Hill streetcars readied for test runs [seattletimes.com]

Is There a Future for the Winter Park Ski Train? [powder.com]

Russia unveils plan for new high-speed transport corridor [railway-technology.com]

Bullet trains would transform India - just give it 50 years [telegraph.co.uk]

Left May Bring a Modern Railway in Greece to a Grinding Halt [bloomberg.com]

Ken Okuyama makes train travel a true pleasure with Hokuriku Shinkansen [wallpaper.com]

Impact of public transport on Delhi [thehindu.com]

DC: Around the rails in 91 stations [washingtonpost.com]

Reflecting on the original Toronto subway [torontosun.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Amtrak train stopped for passing freight train, Martinez, California. © SP8254 | Flickr

USA's rail face off... Hyperloop vs high-speed... Hydrogen-powered trams... more

The fight over America's rails [marketplace.org]

Can the Hyperloop beat high-speed rail? [bizjournals.com]

China's hydrogen-powered future starts in trams, not cars [eco-business.com]

Saudi North-South line trains to begin testing [globalrailnews.com]

London's top ten Underground stations [timeout.com]

How Philly Could Ride a Commuter Train Line Like a Subway [nextcity.org]

Sofia, Bulgaria: Unusual Subway Map Amuses Online Community [novinite.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Union Pearson Express (UP), Toronto, Canada. © Craig James White

Toronto air link due... London Waterloo boost... German ridership push... more

Toronto poised for air-rail link [businesstraveller.com]

Germany: DB looks to revitalise long-distance rail market [globalrailnews.com]

London: Major changes due at Waterloo [railengineer.uk]

Russia unveils plans for high speed railway and superhighway to connect Europe and America [independent.co.uk]

West Virginia: New-look Cass Railroad nearing start-up [wvmetronews.com]

Plan to expand high-speed rail from Springfield to Boston, and beyond [wwlp.com]

Lithuanian Railways introduces e-ticketing system [think-railways.com]

Amtrak Line in Western Massachusetts Sees Boost in Riders [wnpr.org]

Win the Night With This Dress Made From 192 BART Fare Tickets [citylab.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Heathrow Express train to London prepares to depart from Heathrow Terminal 5 station, West London, UK. © Adambro | Wikipedia

Kids free to Hearthrow... Beijing stations linked... Wire-free trams for Dallas... more

London: Heathrow Express offers free travel for under 16s [ttgdigital.com]

Rail link opens between Beijing's two major railway stations [ecns.cn]

Catenary-free trams arrive in Dallas [railjournal.com]

New Japanese timetable heralds major changes [railjournal.com]

Spain: Valladolid-León AVE to open this spring [globalrailnews.com]

Indian bullet train could transform subcontinent - if it ever arrives [theguardian.com]

Putin Considering Russian High-Speed Train That Would End At Bering Strait, Doorstep Of Alaska and US [ibtimes.com]

New York's Newest Subway Expansion Is Delayed, But at Least the Photos Are Gorgeous [citylab.com]

kengo kuma unveils the main railway station of the Grand Paris Express [designboom.com]

South Africa: Fast Tracking SA's Trains [allafrica.com]

Beijing to Seoul high-speed rail proposed to open by 2030 [shanghaiist.com]

UK: FirstGroup to run Great Western trains for four more years [theguardian.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: New York City Metrocard. © paulmmay | Flickr

NYC fares rise... Bach in subways... Tsunami-idled line returns... more

NYC: MTA fare hike officially takes effect [myfoxny.com]

Celebrating J.S. Bach's birth in subways around the world [cbsnews.com]

Tsunami-damaged Ishinomaki Line makes full recovery in Miyagi [japantimes.co.jp]

Does Seattle offer the path forward for the national streetcar movement? [thetransportpolitic.com]

Multi-billion pound plans to overhaul rail in North of England [bbc.com]

Botswana to resume passenger train by end of 2015 [spyghana.com]

A Terminal Adventure at Denver's Union Station [huffingtonpost.com]

Puffing Billy steaming in to mark 150 years [warwickdailynews.com.au]

UK: First handed TransPennine Express extension [globalrailnews.com]

Scotland: Aberdeen railway station to get £1 million revamp [eveningexpress.co.uk]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering. maglev train. © American Maglev Technology Inc.

Orlando maglev progressing... Minnesota high-speed?... Aide for blind riders... more

Orlando's maglev train a step closer to reality [myfoxorlando.com]

Review Launched For Rochester-Twin Cities High-Speed Rail [cbslocal.com]

Guiding The Blind Through London's Subway With Estimote Beacons [wired.com]

Speed increase on the Tokaido Shinkansen [railwaygazette.com]

Life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine Chugs Into Fans' Hearts [goodnewsnetwork.org]

Germany: DB to reconquer the long-distance market [railwaygazette.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Dinosaur, platform, Fukui Station, Fukui, Japan.

Jurassic station... Vermont-Montréal reconnect?... Vote for Denver's ski train... more

Fukui Station, the upcoming Shinkansen station, is also home to roaring dinosaurs! [rocketnews24.com]

A Step Closer To Train Service From Vermont To Montreal [vpr.net]

Vote Now: Would You Ride Winter Park's Ski Train Next Winter? [ski.curbed.com]

France: SNCF to refresh flagship TGVs [businesstraveller.com]

China: The sound of sleeping trains [globaltimes.cn]

Mumbai railway set to shut the doors on quintessential Bollywood image [theguardian.com]

History and Future Of Rail Rolls Through Sacramento [capradio.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Metro Transit Green Line train, Roberts St. Station, St. Paul, Minnesota. © Andy Tucker | Flickr

Twin Cities get rail right... Cross-Tokyo line kickoff... Jerusalem disconnect... more

How the Twin Cities got transit right [money.cnn.com]

A Rail Line That Crosses Jerusalem's Divide, But Can't Unite It [npr.org]

Cross-Tokyo link inaugurated [railwaygazette.com]

Orlando-to-New Orleans passenger rail line proposed in bipartisan bill [orlandosentinel.com]

A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes [citylab.com]

Winter Park Ski Train "part of our legacy, part of our history" [denverpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, Bombardier Zefiro high-speed locomotive. © Bombardier

SE Asia linked up by 2022... New runs for Eurostar... Superfast future?... more

Southeast Asia regular and high speed rail network likely to be substantially complete by 2022 [nextbigfuture.com]

New year-round routes on Eurostar trains [intransit.blogs.nytimes.com]

Are superfast trains speeding down the tracks? [bbc.com]

San Diego's Trolley is just the beginning of an extensive countywide rail network [greatergreaterwashington.org]

New Glasgow ScotRail trains design unveiled [scotsman.com]

Sino-Thai railway agreement signed [bangkokpost.com]

China: Guide dogs to be allowed on trains [ecns.cn]

Hokuriku Shinkansen Line opens for service, linking Tokyo and Kanazawa [japantimes.co.jp]

Laying tracks for high-speed rail in the U.S. [cbsnews.com]

New York's $4 Billion Train Station: In 100 Years, Will Anyone Still Care About All That Wasted Money? [reason.com]

Inside the Ringling Bros.' 'Pie Car' [richmond.com]

South Australia: Aussie Wine Train May Resurrect Its Choo-Choo Travels [snooth.com]

Japan's longest-traveling passenger train ends over 25-year service [mainichi.jp]

The Real Manhattan Subway Map [thrillist.com]


 
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Photo: Verde Canyon Railroad, Arizona, USA. © Verde Canyon Railroad

Riding Sedona's canyons... NYC subway map found... Britain's new bullets... more

Not a Hiker? Try this Train Ride Through Sedona's Canyons [jaunted.com]

A Lost Design for a NYC Subway Map, Rediscovered [citylab.com]

InterCity 125 v Hitachi: What are the UK's new trains like? [bbc.com]

Watch American passenger rail shrivel up and die in this animated map [vox.com]

Tracing the Route of a Proposed AirTrain to La Guardia Airport [nytimes.com]

New VIA Rail Canada services between Québec City and Windsor [newswire.ca]

Denmark lays the tracks for future train travel [thelocal.dk]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

UK East Coast faceoff?... FDR's secret station... Euro cities to visit by train... more

UK: FirstGroup bids to take on Virgin Trains on east coast mainline [theguardian.com]

15 European cities you should visit by train [telegraph.co.uk]

We went inside the top-secret tunnel under Grand Central that only presidents use [businessinsider.com]

Japan: Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train marks 40th anniversary [mainichi.jp]

How the Supreme Court Left Amtrak Waiting [citylab.com]

Things That Will Get You Kicked off Amtrak [huffingtonpost.com]

Trains in Maine: Plans would expand passenger and freight service [bangordailynews.com]

Funding to bring Tri-Rail downtown advances [miamitodaynews.com]

SwissPass for public transport to launch soon [thelocal.ch]

Dinosaurs Take Over Fukui Station in Western Japan [wsj.com]

All Aboard: 5 Ways to Satisfy Your Love of Train Travel [huffingtonpost.com]

Commentary: All Aboard Florida, FEC Railway working together [palmbeachpost.com]

The 5 Most Beautiful Train Stations Across America [huffingtonpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, Jeddah Station, Saudi Arabia. © Saudi Railway Corporation.

Jeddah station debut nears... Court favors Amtrak... New Miami hub detailed... more

Jeddah's rail station soon to be operational [saudigazette.com.sa]

Supreme Court Sides With Amtrak, With Some Distaste [nytimes.com]

On track: Details for downtown Miami railway hub are revealed [miamiherald.com]

South Korea: Down and up again on the ChooChoo Park Railway [railwaygazette.com]

Cleveland: Tower City rail station overhaul begins this year [cleveland.com]

Vietnam plans new railway line for high-speed trains [thanhniennews.com]

Toronto's Union Pearson Express: new airport train revealed [cbc.ca]

U.S. transit ridership highest in 58 years [railwayage.com]

Denver: No slowdown for FasTracks [railwayage.com]

Warsaw inaugurates metro Line 2 [railjournal.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Maglev train, rendering. © American Maglev Technology Inc.

Maglev for Orlando?... Indiana kills Hoosier train... Tracking Alaska by rail... more

Orlando: Maglev-train plan for airport, convention center back on track [orlandosentinel.com]

Indiana to end Amtrak's Hoosier State line [indystar.com]

Take in Alaskan scenery, wildlife on 12-hour rail ride [chicagotribune.com]

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost [citylab.com]

This Beijing Subway Now Has A Library Of Free E-Books For Passengers [fastcoexist.com]

Edinburgh to Glasgow trains off for 6 weeks [scotsman.com]

Japan: A new bullet train to Kanazawa [ft.com]

Miami-Dade mayor: a downtown Tri Rail station is 'once in a lifetime opportunity' [miamiherald.typepad.com]

China's high speed railway 60% of world's total length [ecns.cn]

Colorado: Winter Park, Amtrak want return of ski train [9news.com]

Ghana to introduce standard-gauge suburban service [railjournal.com]

What's New in the House Amtrak Bill? [usa.streetsblog.org]

Will Colorado's Winter Park Ski Train Ride Again? [ski.curbed.com]

Coming soon: Pets on Amtrak? [politico.com]

One Cool Thing: Shanghai Maglev Train, China [thestar.com]

Severn Valley Railway crowned 'Heritage Site of the Year' [shropshirelive.com]

Chicago: $350 million Superloop streetcar system being studied [gazettechicago.com]

Will Jerusalem Jump on the Cable Car Bandwagon? [citylab.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

House OKs Amtrak Bill... KC streetcars due in '16... Dublin to Cork in 16 sec... more

House Passes Amtrak Bill That Could Boost Northeast Service [nytimes.com]

Kansas City streetcar construction is on pace for passengers in early 2016 [kansascity.com]

Travel from Dublin to Cork in 83 seconds with Irish Rail [irishexaminer.com]

Shanghai city centre tram plan revealed [railjournal.com]

The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality [citylab.com]

Miami: Light rail to beach on funding track [miamitodaynews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Rendering, Bombardier Zefiro high-speed locomotive. © Bombardier

US-Mex high-speed?... Auckland ridership soars... St. Louis loop digging in... more

Breaking down borders: How feasible is high-speed rail between the US and Mexico? [railway-technology.com]

Auckland rail passenger numbers top 13 million [nzherald.co.nz]

St. Louis Loop Trolley sets groundbreaking date [railwayage.com]

Buenos Aires commuter routes renationalised [railwaygazette.com]

Gold Coast light rail gets green light from Queensland Government [brisbanetimes.com.au]

Australia: Embarrassed girl gets her head stuck between metal poles at train station [mirror.co.uk]

Two sold-out days float hope for revived Winter Park Ski Train [denverpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

LA Metro Rail at 25... Most beautiful US stations... UK East shifts to Virgin... more

L.A. Light Rail Transit and Twenty Five Years of the Blue Line [kcet.org]

The 11 Most Beautiful Train Stations Across America [thrillist.com]

Virgin takes over the East Coast main line [independent.co.uk]

Trolleys may return to Galveston [houstonchronicle.com]

California: Talking about High-Speed Rail [theatlantic.com]

Amour Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train [groundreport.com]

Azerbaijan: From Baku to Sumgait in just 40 minutes by train [news.az]

Japan: Hokuriku shinkansen setting tourists abuzz [japantimes.co.jp]

A New Beijing to Moscow Express [nationmultimedia.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: DMZ Train, Korea. © Korail Korea Railroad Corporation

Korea's DMZ train... Birth of Amtrak... Record Indian rail budget... more

South Korean train provides foreign tourists with a glimpse of North [presstv.ir]

11 Historical Maps and Charts That Explain the Birth of Amtrak [citylab.com]

India unveils record railway budget [railjournal.com]

Europe's high speed trains: Romancing the rails [commdiginews.com]

San Francisco: BART changes new train car design to satisfy disabled riders' concerns [mercurynews.com]

NYC: Clocking Your Train [nytimes.com]

Spotlight: Rocky Mountaineer [travelpulse.com]

UK: Postcard from...a Pullman [ft.com]

What it's like working on Canada's Rocky Mountaineer [heraldsun.com.au]

Michigan coast to coast: Passenger train service from Detroit to Grand Rapids being studied [mlive.com]

Tickets sell out for train from Denver to Winter Park [9news.com]

Texas: Choo-choo cheer on the Grapevine train [dallasnews.com]


 

 

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