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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Rendering: Israel Railways will operate Bombardier trainsets on its' new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high-speed line. © Bombardier

Israel high-speed due in '18... Pisa Mover rolls... WV pushing more Amtrak... more

High-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem rail coming down the track [israel21c.org]

Pisa Mover inaugurated [metro-report.com]

WV House votes to push for daily Amtrak service [wvgazettemail.com]

Luxembourg's first funicular carriage arrives [wort.lu]

Anaheim streetcar making a comeback [ocregister.com]

Indonesia Short on Funds to Restart Stalled Rail Projects [nextcity.org]

Construction to begin next year on new 'Central Walk' concourse at Sydney's Central Station [news.com.au]

BART's Newest Station will Boost Already Surging Warm Springs Innovation District [masstransitmag.com]


 
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Photo: MBTA Commuter Rail train, North Station, Boston, Massachusetts. © Mass.Gov - Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Boston cuts averted... Montréal proj growing... High-speed diplomacy... more

Massachusetts Gov. Baker ditches plan to end weekend Commuter Rail service [wcvb.com]

Proposed Montréal electric train project growing in size and cost [globalnews.ca]

High-speed diplomacy: Exporting China's train technology [metro.co.uk]

Buffalo: Downtown train station gains upper hand at hearing [buffalonews.com]

America's Greatest Living Hobos Share Their Secrets To Riding The Rails [thrillist.com]

Train travels right through hole in 19-story block of flats [metro.co.uk]

Rail life art: Commuter art done by doodlers on public transport [straitstimes.com]

Japan's subculture of train fanatics: What being a train geek really means in Japan [stuff.co.nz]


 
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Photo: Amtrak Texas Eagle, Villa Grove, Illinois. © Jackson Vandeventer | Flickr

Texas Eagle 1st in growth... Warren backs MA bullet... Denver RTA's mascot... more

Texas Eagle gains highest passenger increase [news-journal.com]

Elizabeth Warren throws support behind MA high-speed rail system [constructiondive.com]

Denver's New Transit Mascot Is a Total Jerk [citylab.com]

New Zealand: Commuter trains proposed for Christchurch at fraction of previous cost estimates [stuff.co.nz]

A look at BART's overnight testing of new train cars [ktvu.com]

'Bach in the Subways' comes to Warsaw [thenews.pl]

Shinkansen success: What it's like to drive the fastest train in the world [nst.com.mys]

Sleeper train by Ferrari designer is downright decadent [curbed.com]


 
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Composite photo: President Donald Trump's proposed budget will cut funding for Amtrak and transit. © Chriscintron | Dreamstime.com

Trump budget rips rail... How to build a trolley... Solar's sunny prospects... more

Trump proposes dramatic cuts to Amtrak operations and capital project grants [railwaygazette.com]

So You Want to Build a Trolley... [politico.com]

Sunny prospects for solar railways [energysavingtrust.org.uk]

The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together [politico.com]

Oklahoma City: Streetcar rail installation begins [newsok.com]

California: What Does The Future Of High-Speed Rail Travel Look Like Now? [capradio.org]

High-Speed Train to Cut Guangzhou-Hong Kong Journey to 48 Minutes [thatsmags.com]

The First Ever 'Made In India' Train Will Start Running On Mumbai Local Line From 18 March [indiatimes.com]

Orlando: SunRail art car takes to the rails [railwayage.com]


 
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Photo: DMZ Train, South Korea. © Wikimedia Commons

Rail targets unified Korea... Tampa seeks trolley plan... Abuja line debut near... more

Report: Seoul preparing rail transport for Korea unification [upi.com]

Study will help determine expansion of once-bustling Tampa streetcar system [tampabay.coms]

Nigeria: Abuja Rail Mass Transit 90 Percent Complete- FCT Minister [nta.ng]

Legal rights of express rail users will be protected, Hong Kong justice secretary says [scmp.com]

South Florida: Brightline opponents score victory in Tallahassee [tcpalm.com]

Eurostar announces ticket sales for new high-speed line to Bordeaux [telegraph.co.uk]

All Tokyo subway trains will have security cameras [nhk.or.jp]

Germany: Alstom's hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h [think-railways.com]

Nozomi shinkansen marks 25 years as vital transport artery [japantimes.co.jp]

North Carolina DOT offers transit passes to Amtrak riders [progressiverailroading.com]


 
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Rendering: BART Warm Springs Station, Fremont, California. © BART

SF BART pushes south... Boston rail cut feared... HK-China bullet hits snag... more

SF Bay Area: BART's long-awaited Warm Springs extension to open March 25 [sfgate.com]

Boston: MBTA could cut weekend commuter rail service [bostonglobe.com]

All you need to know about the Hong Kong-mainland rail link, co-located checkpoints and law enforcement issues [scmp.com]

More Details Emerge on Detroit Streetcar [nextcity.org]

The Reason Trains Have Angled Wheels Is Incredibly Clever [gizmodo.com]

South Florida: Difficult track ahead for coastal commuter rail [sun-sentinel.com]

A Silicon Valley Train Gets Stuck [nytimes.com]

NYC: Second Avenue Subway Art [atlasobscura.com]

Novelty or necessity? The world's best sleeper trains [citymetric.com]


 
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Rendering: Conceptual train in station, Grand Paris express project. © Société du Grand Paris

Rail targets Paris 'burbs... New Scot line revs biz... Hope high for Doha metro... more

Paris Big Dig Abandons Chic Haussmann for Trains to the Suburbs [bloomberg.com]

Brewing in the Borders: the businesses thriving along Scotland's new railway line [theguardian.com]

Doha metro aims to break new ground in car-mad Qatar [themalaymailonline.com]

San Francisco: The Results of America's First Transit-Incentive Program [citylab.com]

Why Doesn't The United States Have High-Speed Bullet Trains Like Europe And Asia? [forbes.com]

Japan: Shinkansen's movers are its dedicated manpower [nst.com.my]

How high speed rail could energize Southeast Asia [jllrealviews.com]

Amazing images show the struggle to get seat on commuter train in Bangladesh [thesun.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Brightline train tarveling along Florida coast. © Go Brightline

Florida train by summer... London line by May... BC to review Victoria rail... more

Brightline focuses on summer launch in South Florida; Orlando to follow [sun-sentinel.com]

London: The new Elizabeth Line passenger trains have arrived for testing ahead of May launch [cityam.com]

British Columbia: Province to review commuter rail options for Victoria area [cbc.ca]

With Trump on board, Texas puts high-speed rail on the fast track [charlotteobserver.com]

Hey Transit Fans: Worry About Congress, Not Trump [citylab.com]

Florida: Brightline targets inter-city opportunities [railwaygazette.com]

10 Food Items You Must Try If You're Travelling With Indian Railways [indiatimes.com]


 
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Photo: DevLoop test track, Hyperloop One test site, West Las Vegas, Nevada. © Hyperloop One

Hyperloop previewed... Amtrak aims at Gulf return... Slow maglevs on track... more

First images of Hyperloop released [lasvegassun.com]

Moorman: Amtrak committed to reviving Gulf Coast service [progressiverailroading.coms]

Slower maglev trains pick up steam in China [nikkei.com]

France: iDTGV brand to disappear [railwaygazette.com]

The Science of How Trains Turn Without Falling Off the Tracks [popularmechanics.com]

Look: Dubai Tram expansion plans [gulfnews.com]

Beijing subway trips top 10 million a day: official [ecns.cn]


 
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Photo: Maglev train on test track, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. © Saruno Hirobano | Wikimedia Commons

Brit city fast link eyed... Nigeria proj starts... Bus-to-rail upgrade for LA line?... more

Britain: High-speed 'hover train' plans submitted for North [bbc.com]

Nigeria: Lagos-Ibadan's N458b speed rail project takes off [guardian.ng]

L.A. Metro receives proposal to fast-track Orange Line conversion to light rail [progressiverailroading.com]

Mumbai Metro Rail to operate driverless trains [railjournal.com]

Scarborough subway extension design approved by Toronto's executive committee [globalnews.ca]

Florida: 2nd Brightline train on its way to West Palm Beach [mypalmbeachpost.com]


 
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Rendering: Concept for high speed rail link between Southern California and Las Vegas. © XpressWest

LA-Vegas HSR promising... Springfield MA preps station... Going driverless?... more

LA-Vegas HSR Investment-Grade Study Shows Promising Numbers for Future [masstransitmag.com]

Massachusettts: Grand opening date set for Springfield's Union Station [masslive.com]

Let's Talk Seriously About Driverless Trains [sf.streetsblog.org]

Amtrak's Adirondack on track to benefit from customs legislation [timesunion.com]

Chicago Transit Authority plans 70th anniversary celebration [railwayage.com]

Slovakia: Seasonal passenger services to return [railwaygazette.com]

South Africa: Gautrain expansion study completed [railwaygazette.com]

Felix the purrfect railway cat has 100,000 Facebook followers is the subject of a new book [express.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: High-speed train, Transbay Terminal, San Francisco, California. © California High Speed Rail Authority.

California HSR to lay track... Milwaukee proj to start... St. Louis Loop test set... more

California high-speed rail ready to lay some track [bigstory.ap.org]

Construction Of Rail Lines To Begin For Milwaukee Streetcar [milwaukeeindependent.com]

St Louis: Test of Loop Trolley car to mark return of streetcars after decades-long absence [stltoday.com]

Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail from Terrorism [masstransitmag.com]

Algeria's new mainline railway is "underway and progressing extremely well". [smartrailworld.com]

'La La Land's Iconic Angels Flight Railway Will Soon Be Back on Track [thewrap.com]

High-speed London to Frankfurt train service 'to launch within three years' [standard.co.uk]

Turkish 'National Train' set to roll in 2019 [railwaygazette.com]

Moving art: Swedish subway stations wow visitors [usatoday.com]


 
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Photo: Eurostar entering Eurotunnel. © Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel sets record... S American line reopens... Caltrain plan hangs on... more

Eurotunnel reports 'best year ever' [dw.com]

South American railway reopens with goal of attracting tourists and freight [railjournal.com]

Caltrain acts to keep electrification plan alive [sfgate.com]

Amtrak resumes control of Hoosier State Line [journalreview.coms]

Sound Transit kicks off light-rail tunnel construction in downtown Bellevue [progressiverailroading.com]

South Africa: Gautrain's new links and routes unveiled [htxt.co.za]

The importance of China's high-speed tech transfer policy [railway-technology.com]

Vancouver: TransLink's new SkyTrain extension logged 30,000 trips in January [progressiverailroading.com]

Munich-Berlin by train in 4 hours, and Paris-Bordeaux in 2: Europe upgrades its rail lines [travelweek.ca]


 
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Photo: TGV l'Océane, Bordeaux-Saint-Jean Train Station, Bordeaux, France. © SNCF

Paris-Bordeaux TGV bows... Haifa-Nazareth OK'd... US high-speed stumbles... more

France: Hollande inaugurates Sud Europe Atlantique high-speed line [railjournal.com]

Haifa-Nazareth: Ten years on and Israel finally approve their second interurban light-rail project. [smartrailworld.com]

US High-Speed Rail Projects Hit Stumbling Blocks [businesswire.com]

Central Chinese cities to build more maglev lines [chinadaily.com.cn]

Charlotte: CATS delaying opening of blue line light rail extension [wbtv.com]

San Francisco: Amazing photos of Central Subway beneath Chinatown [sf.curbed.com]

Paris vs Tokyo: the two different models for express commuter rail stopping patterns [citymetric.com]

Largest U.K. Light-Rail System Keeps Expanding [nextcity.org]

NYC: In the Second Avenue Subway, art and architecture are at odds [ny.curbed.com]


 
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Photo: New CAF trains will operate at up to 200 kmh (125 mph), Saudi Arabia. © Saudi Railway Company (SAR)

Saudi service starts... DC streetcar turns one... Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel?... more

Saudi Railway Co launches first passenger services [railwaygazette.com]

Happy First Birthday To The D.C. Streetcar [dcist.com]

Longest tunnel: Feasibility studies launched into €13bn Helsinki-Tallinn link [globalconstructionreview.com]

UK: £165m Manchester tram line opens [bbc.com]

Here are the world's best subway systems [financialexpress.com]

How did the tube lines get their names? A history of London Underground in 12 lines [citymetric.com]

Stuttgart 21: Germany's most divisive rail project [railway-technology.com]

Full steam ahead: Why transit hub development is seeing a resurgence [constructiondive.com]

Memphis: Trolleys may return by the summer, but you can't ride them [bizjournals.com]


 
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Photo: RTA R Line light rail train, Aurora, Colorado. © DRCOG Denver Regonal Congress of Governments

Denver line debuts... Wisconsin-Twin Cities link?... Delhi air train soon... more

Denver: RTD Opens New Light Rail Line [denver.cbslocal.com]

All aboard from the east? Wisconsinites plot rail to Twin Cities [startribune.com]

Delhi: 'Air train' for terminal travel at Indira Gandhi International Airport soon [economictimes.indiatimes.com]

What the I-25 passenger rail bill could mean for Colorado [coloradoan.com]

Will Rural Texans Derail Metros' Dreams of High Speed Rail? [dmagazine.com]

The Untold Secrets of Grand Central Terminal [bloomberg.com]

Restored Sacramento train depot offers glimpse of past and futures [sacbee.com]

Toronto: TTC riders clash after woman sits on man's feet in dispute over passenger etiquette [thestar.com]


 
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Photo: Monorail, Las Vegas, Nevada © Vegas Monorail Info

Are monorails viable?... Caltrain urges funding... Miami rail link this year... more

Monorail: pie in the sky? [railway-technology.com]

California agency urges Trump to allow funds for commuter rail project [thehill.com]

Tri-Rail to roll commuter rail into downtown Miami by year's end [miamitodaynews.com]

Seattle: Sound Transit starts construction on Northgate light rail [mynorthwest.com]

This Map Reveals How Incredibly Deep Moscow's Metro Runs [inverse.com]

Support Grows for a Seattle to Vancouver Bullet Train [nextcity.org]

German rail passenger numbers bounce back [railjournal.com]

Plans for Abu Dhabi Metro and Tram Make Progress [raillynews.com]

Japan: JR West unveils 10-coach luxury express train [japantimes.co.jp]

Gaining momentum, Berkshire Scenic Railway to extend service, add car [berkshireeagle.com]

Is this really the most beautiful train station in France? [thelocal.fr]


 
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Photo: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for India's Mumbai-Ahmedabad undersea high-speed corridor. © MK Products | Wikimedia Commons

India bullet proj begins... Tex high-speed at risk... Ottawa expands LRT plan... more

Work for India's undersea bullet train route begins [india.com]

Texas lawmakers move to stymie high-speed rail project [chron.com]

Stage 2 of Ottawa's LRT to extend farther, cost more [cbc.ca]

Commuter railroads make progress installing life-saving tech [thehill.com]

D.C. Streetcar Fares Will Stay Free As City Ponders Line's Future [wamu.org]

Gulf Coast cities continue to push for Amtrak service [wlox.com]

Charlotte: New plan would add rail to airport, Lake Norman, Matthews – at once [charlotteobserver.com]

Top 10 railway station bars in the UK [aol.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Caltrain EMU concept, San Francisco Peninsula, California. © Bay Rail Alliance

Feds halt California proj... Queen saves royal train... Denver line opens Fri... more

U.S. Department of Transportation puts off OK of key $647-million grant related to California's bullet train [latimes.com]

Royal Train saved from the scrapheap after Queen makes it known it is still her favoured mode of transport [telegraph.co.uk]

Denver: R Line Gets Ready To Open Friday [cbslocal.com]

China to start construction on 35 railway projects: report [xinhuanet.com]

Exploring Glasgow's secret 'ghost station' [bbc.com]

Connecticut Governor Backs Enhanced Rail Plan For Western Massachusetts [nepr.net]

Taiwan: High-speed rail daily ridership up by over 10 percent [chinapost.com.tw]

Amtrak Seeks Direct Federal Aid in Lawmakers' Infrastructure Plan [bna.com]


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

Amtrak chief seeks funding... Solar on track... Amtrak trials in Pacific NW... more

Amtrak chief Moorman to Congress: "New era" of investment required [railwayage.com]

Solar-powered trains are closer to reality than we might think [theguardian.com]

Washington State: New Amtrak Charger locomotives testing on Cascades route [railwayage.com]

Saudi Arabia's North-South rail to start service Feb. 26 [argaam.com]

Eurostar unveils facial recognition 'E-gates' for Paris passengers [thelocal.fr]

End of line looms for Tokyo's 'seat-free' trains [myajc.com]

Russia's RZD International completes railway line upgrades in Serbia [seenews.com]

Metro Gloriously Brings 1896 Train Station Back to Life [lamag.com]


 
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Photo: FasTracks A Line train, Airport Station, Denver, Colorado. © Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Best trains to planes... Abe boosts Japan rail tech... Denver ski train a hit... more

Best Airports For Transit – Global And U.S. 2017 Rankings [milecards.com]

All aboard the Shinzo Abe express to Trump Tower [atimes.com]

Winter Park Express ski train hosts 15,000 riders in first half of the season [denverpost.com]

Feeling heat from Connecticut, feds say they may alter high-speed rail plan [ctmirror.org]

European Trains Go the Renewable Route [truthdig.com]

California: High-speed rail taking shape even as opponents seek to kill it [sfchronicle.com]

New York Today: They Met on the Subway, and Married [nytimes.com]

 
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Photo: SNCF Transilien RER commuter train, Gare de l'Est, Paris, France. © Javier Hervás | Flickr

US transit looks to Paris... Springfield station this year... DFW station in '18... more

What American Commuter Rail Can Learn From Paris [usa.streetsblog.org]

Springfield's Union Station preps to reopen after 4 decades dormant [masslive.com]

TEX Rail commuter station approved at DFW Airport, to open in 2018 [star-telegram.com]

Restored, world's oldest steam locomotive back in action [indianexpress.com]

The Grand Gateway in Waiting: Envisioning the New-Old Penn Station [theepochtimes.com]

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new Yamanote Line station [japantimes.co.jp]

Eurostar refits old fleet with new interiors, Wi-Fi and on-board entertainment [belfasttelegraph.co.uk]

London's Bakerloo extension edges towards 2029 completion [smartrailworld.coms]

Caltrain's electrification project deserves its promised funding [sfchronicle.com]

The ten fastest trains in the world ... 1801 to present [smartrailworld.com]


 
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Rendering: technology like Bombardier Zefiro could bring high-speed rail to the Seattle-Vancouver corridor. © Bombardier

Seattle-Vancouver bullet?... Trump sees need for speed... Sanctuary transit... more

Seattle-Vancouver: $1M slated to study high-speed rail [seattle.curbed.com]

Trump laments lack of 'fast trains' in US [thehill.com]

BART may designate itself a sanctuary transit system [sfgate.com]

Obama wanted to be the high-speed rail president. It might be Trump instead. [mcclatchydc.com]

How 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' Became The World's First Gold Record [npr.org]

Colorado in the running for super fast Hyperloop transportation [koaa.com]

Five Advantages Of Traveling Via Train [travelerstoday.com]


 
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Concept: Streetcar, MAPS 3 Transit project, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. © Brookville

OKC streetcar digs in... Toronto airport hub unveiled... Car free in Stockholm... more

Groundbreaking for OKC Streetcar [okcfox.com]

Toronto's Pearson International Airport unveils design for new transit hub [cbc.ca]

Why these Americans ditched their cars for Stockholm's public transport [thelocal.se]

Farewell, Big Board: Penn Station Didn't Deserve You [slate.com]

What Japan Can Teach America About Sustainable Transportation [triplepundit.com]

Edmonton-Calgary corridor perfect distance for hyperloop: Expert [metronews.ca]

Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China's Help [nytimes.com]

Discovering Japan's Boxed Lunches [nhk.or.jp]


 
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Rendering: Metro Northwest train, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. © Alstom

Connecting Sydney... Metro frees Saudi women... Iris scan train fares?... more

Sydney Metro: connecting Australia's biggest city [railway-technology.com]

What Riyadh's New Metro Will Mean for Women [citylab.com]

UK: Rail firms mull iris scan train fares [bbc.com]

Colorado: Front Range Passenger Rail Bill Introduced at Statehouse [krcc.org]

Atlanta: MARTA to Hartsfield-Jackson ranks as nation's best airport transit in study [blog.ajc.com]

LaGuardia AirTrain planning begins with request for proposals [amny.com]

Experience the NYC Subway in 1949 with a Vintage Video [untappedcities.com]

Finnish Railway Station — Soviet-era masterpiece [spottedbylocals.com]

Second Avenue Subway Boosting Tourism to NYC's Upper East Side [ny1.com]


 
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Rendering: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for Texas. © Texas Central Railway

Texas bullet delayed... Caltrain funding threatened... China targets 240mph... more

Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train's Start Date Pushed Back Again [houstonpress.com]

With Trump in charge, Republicans target Caltrain [sfchronicle.coms]

China sees faster trains ahead [chinadaily.com.cn]

France: Next-generation intercity trains in service [globalrailnews.com]

Taiwan's high-speed rail ten years on [smartrailworld.com]

China and Japan set for another high-speed railway fight [nikkei.com]

Eurostar pulls out all the stops with luxury Paris lounge [theguardian.com]

Saudi Arabia: People of Aseelan 'to ride camels' to reach town's train station [saudigazette.com.sas]


 
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Photo: New generation Metro trainset, Moscow, Russia. © Moscow Transport

Moscow's new-gen Metro... Denver line ready to go... High-speed and cities... more

New-generation Moscow metro train delivered [railjournal.com]

Denver: RTD R Line LRT set for Feb. 24 opening [railwayage.com]

How France Makes High-Speed Rail Meld With Cities [streetsblog.org]

The Cartoon Animals Teaching Etiquette to Seattle Straphangers [citylab.com]

Before the 760mph Hyperloop dream, there was the atmospheric railway [arstechnica.co.uk]

No rest for station staff in NE China over Spring Festival [xinhuanet.com]

Before the 760mph Hyperloop dream, there was the atmospheric railway [arstechnica.co.uk]

Sweden to carry out I.D. checks on board trains from Denmark [thelocal.se]

New Mexico: Rail Runner looks to add more weekend riders with expansion [kob.coms]

Push for high-speed rail to transform Australia [straitstimes.com]


 
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Rendering: Skyrail station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. © Level Crossing Removal Authority

Melbourne sky rail rises... UK fare drop ahead... Lessons for California HSR... more

Melbourne: First pillars installed for controversial sky rail project [heraldsun.com.au]

Overhaul of UK train ticket pricing to be trialed in May [theguardian.com]

What California HSR Can Learn from Europe [masstransitmag.com]

Mother-baby room set at Tehran subway stations [tehrantimes.coms]

Restoration of Washington D.C.'s Historic Union Station [untappedcities.com]

Australia: Government of Victoria launches 80 new regional train services [railway-technology.coms]

A look at the history and future of rail transit in L.A. [newsroom.ucla.edu]

Japanese train station built around massive 700 year-old camphor tree [inhabitat.com]


 
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Photo: Newly confirmed Transportaion Secretary Elaine Chao. © Elaine Chao | Flickr

Chao confirmed to head DOT... San Diego-LA bullet?... Tex-Mex rail eyed... more

Senate confirms Elaine Chao for Transportation secretary [usatoday.com]

A High-Speed Train From San Diego to L.A. Is Possible Even Without High-Speed Rail [voiceofsandiego.org]

Meeting held to discuss passenger rail service between U.S. and Mexico [riograndeguardian.com]

Nova Scotia: Commuter rail 'very feasible' possibility in Halifax, Via Rail president says [cbc.ca]

Indiana: Hoosier State returns to Amtrak fold [railwaygazette.com]

Taking the Train to the Women's March: A Transformative Moment [capitalandmain.com]

Survey shows KC streetcar is downtown small-business booster [kansascity.com]

Florida: Orange Blossom Cannonball shuts down in Tavares after track lease isn't renewed [orlandoweekly.com]


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

Fed transit funds at risk?... 1st US subway on PBS... WiFi for Miami transit... more

How and When U.S. Transit Funding Could Change [nextcity.org]

Journey through the creation of America's first subway system [bostonglobe.coms]

WiFi Is Coming to Miami-Dade Transit [nextcity.org]

SNCF launches TGVmax to young passengers in France [breakingtravelnews.coms]

Cincinnati Bell Connector Passes 350,000 Trips [masstransitmag.com]

You Control The Subway Lines In This Fun 'Mini Metro' Game [gothamist.com]

Could New York City get its own CrossRail? [citymetric.com]

How one train journey brought Serbia and Kosovo back to the 'brink of conflict' [telegraph.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: Bombardier's TALENT 3 is one example of a new generation of trains. © Bombardier

Powering tomorrow's trains... UK rail travel booming... Return to Aleppo... more

Powering the trains of tomorrow [railway-technology.com]

Rail travel in Britain continues to see long-term boom [railtechnologymagazine.com]

Syrians take first train ride in years across devastated Aleppo [haaretz.com]

Santiago, Chile: Rancagua Express carries first passengers [railwaygazette.com]

Passport Checks To Be Implemented On Thalys, Eurostar Trains [nltimes.nl]

French Senate approves Lyon-Turin rail link [globalrailnews.coms]


 
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Photo: Los Angeles Metro Blue Line, Civic Center Station, Long Beach, California. © METRO96 | Wikimedia Commons

LA's unloved metro... Seattle line turns one... World's largest steam engine... more

The Los Angeles metro is great – so why aren't people using it? [citymetric.com]

Seattle's First Hill streetcar: One year later [kiro7.com]

Western Maryland Railroad Debuts World's Largest Steam Locomotive [digitaljournal.com]

Azerbaijan's Last Rail Stop Before Nagorno Karabakh Is a Quiet Place, When It Isn't Getting Hit by Shells [globalvoices.org]

Hacks for Getting the Most Out of European Train Travel [yahoo.com]

Second Avenue Subway may be one of Trump's infrastructure priority projects [ny.curbed.com]

Picturing 100 Years of Life Aboard the Paris Métro [citylab.com]

First Mexico City - Toluca EMU delivered [railjournal.com]


 
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Rendering: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for Texas. © Texas Central Railway

Texas rail Trump priority... Hyperloop facility for France... European rail travel tips... more

Texas bullet train, Dallas-area rail line among Trump's transportation priorities [texastribune.org]

Hyperloop is going to open a test facility in France for a 700mph levitating train [businessinsider.com]

Train travel in Europe tips: 10 things you need to know [stuff.co.nz]

Funds fuel passenger rail link for Tri-Rail into downtown Miami [miamitodaynews.com]

NYC: South Ferry station to reopen in June after Superstorm Sandy damage [amny.com]

San Jose: How high-speed rail tracks are expected to pass through Diridon Station [bizjournals.com]

DC: Metro successfully moved over a million trips on Saturday. Here's how. [ggwash.org]

Passenger trains for high-speed railway set to arrive in Kenya [xinhuanet.com]

Britain's HS2 project is seeking "the world's most advanced rolling stock." [smartrailworld.com]


 
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Photo: Women's March participants exit Metro Reston Station, Washington, DC. © fsmith9 | Flickr

Mobilizing women for transit... Italy's Rock to roll... A Trump maglev?... more

Mass Transit Mobilizes Women. Why Don't Women Mobilize for Transit? [citylab.com]

Hitachi shows how Trenitalia's Rock will roll [railwaygazette.com]

The Trump maglev? [baltimoresun.com]

Where The Second Avenue Subway Went Wrong [newyorker.com]

Ever notice Berlin's subway stations are all different? Here's why [thelocal.de]

Staten Island Railway debuts first new station in nearly 50 years [ny.curbed.com]

Presidential train travel through the years [usatoday.com]

Inside Grand Central Station With Curious Traveler [pursuitist.com]

Darjeeling, India: Quiet chugs the toy train [tribuneindia.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Florida Brightline runs test... Solar for Melbourne trams... Biden departs DC... more

South Florida: Brightline starts testing its first train in West Palm Beach [mypalmbeachpost.com]

Solely solar: Renewable energy to power Melbourne trams [globalrailnews.com]

Joe Biden leaves D.C. on — what else? — Amtrak [usatoday.com]

Obama administration made last-minute modifications to California's nearly $1-billion bullet train grant [latimes.com]

Sale of Greek rail operator on track [neweurope.eu]

Trump's First Budget May Zero Out Federal Transit Funding [streetsblog.org]

Vancouver: TransLink launches first phase of 10-year vision with expanded SkyTrain service [rtands.com]

New York City Ballet dancers use a NYC subway station as a stage: video [curbed.com]

The Washington DC metro system is trolling Donald Trump – with data! [citymetric.com]

Wine Train willing to explore employee commuter service [napavalleyregister.com]

Buffalo: The countdown to a new train station is underway [wivb.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Composite photo: Will Donald Trump make the trains run on time? © Chriscintron | Dreamstime.com

Will the trains run on time?... Korea eyes 600 mph... San Antonio-Austin?... more

Will Trump make the trains run on time? [curbed.com]

Korea to develop near-supersonic 'train' [koreatimes.co.kr]

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service [smmercury.com]

Testing begins on Strasbourg's cross-border tram line [railjournal.com]

Midwest passenger rail improvements include new stations ... plenty of new stations [miprc.org]

Can free train tickets stop the EU from eating itself alive? [citymetric.com]

High-speed rail arrives in Morocco [cnn.com]

The New York Subway System, According to Instagram [citylab.com]

New Culture Hot Spot in New York: The 2nd Avenue Subway [nytimes.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: CityLynx Gold Line streetcar, Charlotte, North Carolina. © CATS | City of Charlotte

Charlotte proj digs in... Fresno-Sacramento boost?... Amtrak's early days... more

Charlotte transit agency breaks ground on streetcar extension [progressiverailroading.com]

Amtrak considering adding another Fresno-Sacramento trip [fresnobee.com]

Fascinating photos from the 1970s reveal the vibrant promise of Amtrak's early days [dailymail.co.uk]

Norway's reformed railway prepares for passenger competition [railjournal.com]

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Picks Chennai-Bengaluru Route For India Debut [indiatimes.coms]

South Florida: 5 things to look for in Brightline's new passenger trains [mypalmbeachpost.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: SMART (Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit) trains will begin serving San Francisco's North Bay later this year. © SMART

N America on track in '17... SF MUNI hack probed... Here comes Brightline... more

Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2017 [thetransportpolitic.com]

San Francisco's Muni hack: A case study in prepping for ransomware attacks [progressiverailroading.coms]

Coming This Summer to Florida: America's First New Private Passenger Rail System in 100 Years [slate.coms]

Chicago Union Station designated as USDOT 'emerging project' [progressiverailroading.com]

China has built the world's largest bullet-train network [economist.com]

A Subway Bastion Falls: Cell Service Goes Underground [nytimes.com]

10 Fun Facts About NYC's New Second Avenue Subway Line [untappedcities.com]

Los Angeles: 6 things you need to know about the Purple Line subway extension [la.curbed.com]

Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's annual ridership reaches all-time high [crainscleveland.com]

Paris commuters to get 'comfortable' new RER trains (with air conditioning!) [thelocal.fr]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Houston Metro's Green Line light rail project has been completed. © Houston Public Media

Houston extension opens... Feds boost Phoenix link... Buffalo eyes more rail... more

Houston: Metro completes light rail line with new overpass just before Super Bowl [bizjournals.com]

Feds pick preferred route for possible Tucson-Phoenix passenger railway [tucson.com]

Expansion of Buffalo's Light Rail Line Could Supercharge University, Downtown [twcnews.com]

South Florida gets first peek at Brightline express train [sun-sentinel.com]

Australia: Planning approval for Stage 2 of Sydney Metro [globalrailnews.com]

Bangalore: The Nifty Little Rail Bus Will Be A Ride To Remember [bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: CTA Red Line train approaches Sheridan Station, Chicago, Illinois. © David Wilson | Flickr

$1B for Chicago CTA... Wind running Dutch trains... El Paso's old border line... more

Chicago CTA Lands $1.1 Billion In Federal Funds For Red & Purple Line Upgrades [chicagoist.com]

Wind power now runs all electric passenger trains in the Netherlands [inhabitat.com]

The Legend of El Paso's Transnational Streetcar [citylab.com]

Ethiopia: Djibouti-Ethiopia Railway Inaugurated [allafrica.com]

Young people in France to get unlimited train travel for €79 a month [thelocal.fr]

Russia: Sapsan Trains passenger numbers increased by more than one-third in 2016 [europeanrailwayreview.com]

Astra Trans Carpatic, new Romanian rail passenger operator to launch services [think-railways.com]


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

Free Wi-Fi for NY subways... Apnea review sought... Charlotte LYNX at ten... more

NYC Rolls Out Free WiFi in All Subway Stations [nextcity.org]

Senators seeking review on train conductor sleep apnea tests [bigstory.ap.org]

Charlotte's LYNX Light Rail: Ten Years Later [metrojacksonville.com]

Tube strike hits millions of Londoners [businesstimes.com.sg]

Seattle's First Hill Streetcar Expansion Put On Hold [cleantechnica.com]

Ski train to Winter Park makes first trip from Denver's Union Station since 2009 [thedenverchannel.com]

St. Petersburg-Moscow: How Russia's first railroad stations were built [rbth.com]

Pope Pius IX's railway vehicles open to the public in Rome [romereports.com]

Scots Edwardian station returns to former glory following £6m revamp [heraldscotland.com]

Passenger numbers for Tenerife tram on the rise again [englishradionews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

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

Amtrak Virginia expanding... Denver ski train returns... High-speed for Africa... more

Amtrak adding expansion to Roanoke from Charlottesville [washingtonpost.com]

Amtrak ski train debuts between Denver and Winter Park [cnn.com]

Africa's First High-Speed Train Is Coming [citylab.com]

Did It Always Take This Long to Build a Subway Line? [nytimes.com]

Germany plans nationwide e-ticket for all city transport [thelocal.de]

Albany-Schenectady: New rail line to be ready by spring [dailygazette.com]

How Your Subway System Compares To The Rest Of The World's [fastcodesign.com]

Japanese railway celebrates 10th anniversary of cat 'stationmaster' [upi.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Hyperloop One test site, North Las Vegas, Nevada, © Hyperloop One

Vegas hyperloop test due... Amtrak reorganized... Japan maglev bullet ahead... more

Hyperloop One plans full test at North Las Vegas site [reviewjournal.com]

Amtrak Announces Streamlined Corporate Structure [masstransitmag.com]

Japan: Just 10 years to go before launch of maglev Shinkansen [the-japan-news.com]

Global No Pants Subway Ride 2017 this Sunday [improveverywhere.com]

What a high-speed train looks like after traveling from Shanghai to Beijing through airpocalypse [shanghaiist.com]

Stuck Behind The Wheel: Should San Antonio Reconsider Rail? [tpr.org]

Denver: Winter Park Ski Train Returns [cpr.org]

Driverless train in Hong Kong offers a peek into the future [curbed.com]

Taiwan: Uncertain future for loss-making Alishan Forest Railway [chinapost.com.tw]


 
Train Travel News Links

Rendering (freeze frame): Metro Rail Crenshaw/LAX transit project, Los Angeles, California. © LATC | Los Angeles Metro Rail | YouTube

Next LA line previewed... New Stuttgart station toured... Thai projs to start... more

Los Angeles: Time Travel to 2019 and Experience the Crenshaw Line [lamag.com]

Take a virtual tour of Stuttgart's futuristic new train station [thelocal.de]

Thailand: Work on high-speed train projects to get 2017 start [bangkokpost.com]

Republicans embrace Amtrak's Gulf Coast rebirth [politico.com]

Northeast Indiana: Leaving the station – at last [journalgazette.net]

Qatar Rail aims to lay down all Doha Metro tracks by year-end [dohanews.co]

Chinese cities open new metro lines [railjournal.com]

An Inside Scoop of Russia's Extravagant, Hidden Metro Stations [travelerstoday.com]

New York's Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Finally Leaves The Station [npr.org]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Inaugural trip, Q Line, Second Avenue Subway, New York City. © Kevin P. Coughlin | Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

NY 2nd Av subway opens... China-Lao proj starts... New Amtrak CEO talks... more

NYC: Second Avenue Subway Opens [nytimes.coms]

Construction starts on China - Laos railway [railwaygazette.com]

Amtrak's New CEO Talks Transportation Under Trump [wbur.org]

What's Behind Thailand's Engine 'Gift' to Cambodia? [thediplomat.com]

China Plans 30,000-km High Speed Rail Network by 2020 [voanews.com]

New law to ease travel from Canada to US [rutlandherald.com]

Rainbow revamp for Melbourne's train network map [theage.com.au]

Commuting to college by bullet train? There's a subsidy for that in Japan [sltrib.com]

Beijing's 1st maglev Line S1 to begin operating in 2017 [globaltimes.cn]

"Women Only Train Car" in Japan [japantoday.com]

New Amtrak station in the works in Tuscaloosa [wvtm13.com]

When Manhattan Had Elevated Trains [citylab.com]


 
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Follow train travel news and features from the USA, Canada and worldwide. Photo: Train in Marmaray rail tunnel station, Bosphorus strait, Istanbul, Turkey. © Marmaray.com

Undersea rail on track?... KC streetcar honored... Texas bullet setback... more

Will Underwater Tunnels Encourage High-Speed Rail Expansion? [huffingtonpost.com]

KC streetcar wins 'Best Project' award [bizjournals.com]

Texas high-speed rail plan suffers eminent-domain setback in court [star-telegram.com]

Upgrade for America's Busiest Rail Lines Depends on Trump Administration [skift.coms]

Do trains have a future in New Zealand? Four routes that could comeback [stuff.co.nz]

China's first self-developed driverless subway line starts service in HK [cri.cns]

DC: Dupont Circle's underground trolley station to reopen next month [dc.curbed.com]

Norway Bakes World's Longest Gingerbread Train [sputniknews.com]


 
Train Travel News Links

Photo: Pensacola, Florida's Amtrak station has been idle since Sunset Limited service was suspended after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. © James P Terrebonne | Flickr

Gulf return boosted... Trump to target infrastructure... Inaugural trains added... more

FRA allocates funds for Amtrak Gulf Coast service [progressiverailroading.com]

Trump team plans for infrastructure 'task force' to advance top spending priority [washingtonpost.com]

Amtrak Offers Increased Service and Convenient Transportation to Inauguration Activities [masstransitmag.com]

Commuter rail between Baton Rouge, New Orleans gets federal funds for planning; here are next steps [theadvocate.com]

Feds support passenger rail line through Fort Wayne [wane.com]

Funding Mass Transit with Transit-Oriented Development [natlawreview.com]

Wuppertal floating tram ready for the future [dw.com]

New Zealand: Passenger train service between Christchurch and Dunedin a possibility, KiwiRail says [stuff.co.nz]


 
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Rendering: Proposed TEX Rail will connect DFW Airport and Grapevine with Fort Worth, Texas. © The T

Fed grant for Tex Rail... Thai proj kick off in '17... US transit funding favored... more

TEX Rail secures $499 million federal grant for Fort Worth-DFW trains [star-telegram.com]

China-Thailand railway to begin construction in early 2017 [english.cri.cn]

APTA: Most Americans support public transit investments [progressiverailroading.com]

RZD launches Moscow - Berlin Talgo services [railjournal.com]

A Vestige of the Original World Trade Center Returns to Duty [nytimes.com]

Art Underground: A First Look at the Second Avenue Subway [.nytimes.com]

Transportation Shake-Ups Stir California High-Speed Rail Project [capradio.org]

Japan's top train station bento boxed lunches for 2016, as picked by travelers [rocketnews24.coms]


 
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Photo: Locomore coach, Germany. © Energie Zukunft

More choice for Germany... Amtrak backs bypass... New trains for Senegal... more

Germany's New Crowdfunded Train Sounds Almost Too Good To Be True [citylab.com]

Railroad Officials Full Speed Ahead On Controversial New Amtrak Northeast Corridor Bypass [courant.com]

New trains for Senegal [globalrailnews.com]

NYC: Second Avenue Subway poised to open by New Year's Eve [curbed.com]

Miami-Dade's light-rail tab could be $6 billion. Solution: Extend Metrorail down to the street [miamiherald.com]

California: Tracking the Bullet Train's Progress [nytimes.com]

Singapore-KL high-speed rail deadline 'ambitious but achievable' [straitstimes.com]

Adelaide tram plan: $20m for Festival Plaza extension, new trams [indaily.com.au]

Watch passengers forced into packed train during Tokyo rush hour [aol.co.uk]

Odakyu's luxury Romancecar train gets upgrade after 20 years [japantimes.co.jp]

Time travel: Glasgow Subway celebrates 120 years of service [stv.tv]


 
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Photo: QLine light rail train undergoing tests in Detroit, Michigan. © M-1 Rail

Detroit QLine testing... Miami greets Brightline... Singapore-KL bullet set... more

Detroit's new streetcar QLINE takes maiden test run on Woodward [freep.com]

First Brightline trainset delivered in South Florida [railwaygazette.com]

Historic agreement for Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail line signed [straitstimes.com]

Los Angeles: Details Revealed for High-Speed Rail Path Into Downtown [ladowntownnews.coms]

Hydrogen fuel cells vs batteries: how to power the trains of tomorrow [railway-technology.coms]

Railways lag behind in Vietnam [vietnamnet.vns]

Antyodaya Express: Sneak-peek into Indian Railways' new 'modern' superfast train for unreserved passengers [financialexpress.com]


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

USA's slow speedup... France debuts new-gen TGV... Monorails afloat?... more

Faster Rail Service Is Coming to America – Slowly [citylab.com]

France: New TGVs for new high-speed line [connexionfrance.com]

Could floating monorails be the transport solution the world's been searching for? [citymetric.com]

Boston: MBTA OKs plan to replace Red Line fleet [progressiverailroading.com]

Indiana: Hoosier State Train to Chicago sees big ridership increases [wndu.coms]

Greener faster longer trains for the Glasgow to Edinburgh route [theedinburghreporter.co.uks]

Life at Yangon Central Railway Station [aljazeera.com]


 
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Photo: Train departing from the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland. © Swiss Federal Railways

Longest rail tunnel opens... 2017's biggest rail projs... Train to Maine hits 15... more

World's longest rail tunnel begins regular service in Switzerland [theguardian.com]

A year in rail: 2017's biggest projects [railway-technology.com]

New England: Downeaster train marks 15 years of transportation [fosters.com]

NYC's Proposed $3 Subway Ride Comes Under Fire [wnyc.org]

Jacksonville, Florida Considers Replacing Skyway Rail System with Driverless Vehicles [govtech.com]

Travel by Train and Save the World [abc10.com]

World's top 10 fastest trains [chinadaily.com.cn]

South Florida: Changes in state funding could 'put Tri-Rail out of business' [miamiherald.com]


 
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Rendering: Japanese Shinkansen high-speed rail technology will be adapted for Texas. © Texas Central Railway

Texas bullet redirects... All-subway WiFi for NYC... Scot-London runs added... more

Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train Company Gets New CEO, Delays Rail Line [houstonpress.com]

NYC: Every subway station in the city will have free Wi-Fi by the end of the year [timeout.com]

Virgin increases train services between Scotland and England [heraldscotland.com]

Korea opens Suseo high-speed line [railjournal.com]

UK: New high-speed Intercity train unveiled [bbc.com]

Detroit streetcar stations begin to take shape, new rendering released [dailydetroit.com]

Los Angeles County to sell naming rights for rail lines, train stations [mercurynews.com]

Cincinnati Has a Streetcar Problem [citylab.com]

Hyperloop's proposal: Mumbai to Pune in 25 minutes in a levitating pod [business-standard.com]

Mobile libraries now available in Moscow railway stations [rbth.com]

Visualizing a Full Day on the New York City Subway [citylab.com]

Platform 13? set to open at Ueno Station in Tokyo [rocketnews24.com]


 
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Photo: Replacement of Maryland's 143-year old B&P Tunnel will cost an estimated $4 billion. © Amtrak

US rails not up to speed... Vintage trains cheer NYC... Ghost trains haunt UK... more

America's Railroads Are Too Busted for High Speed Trains [gizmodo.com]

New York City's Holiday Vintage Subway Trains Are Back [smithsonianmag.com]

Who Haunts U.K. Ghost Trains? Railway Enthusiasts [nytimes.com]

Canada: VIA Rail anticipates a busy holiday season [theprovince.com]

Barstool Europe: The Enduring Elegance of Train Boozing [pastemagazine.com]

Slippery slope to the break-up of Network Rail [bbc.co.uk]

Malaysia and Singapore to ink agreement on HSR on Tuesday [thestar.com.my]

Romance of the Railway [tremontonleader.com]


 
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Photo: Virgin West Coast Pendolino EMU at Manchester Picadilly Station, Manchester, UK. © Mattbuck | Wikimedia Commons

UK rail reform set... Threat spurs LA security boost... Philly eyes '17 reboot... more

UK: Trains and track come together in rail management revamp [bbc.com]

LA Rail Security Boosted Due to Uncorroborated Threat [nbclosangeles.com]

Philadelphia: SEPTA seeks fresh start for Regional Rail in 2017 [philly.com]

Little By Little, San Diego's Coastal Rail Line Double Tracked [kpbs.org]

Kolkata's Trams Form A Major Slice Of Its Heritage... [indiatimes.com]

The futuristic buildings that will soon line the Trans-Siberian Railway [telegraph.co.uk]

Taiwan high-speed rail ridership breaks 400 million mark [focustaiwan.tw]

Video: Daredevils surf Paris metro trains past lit-up Eiffel Tower [tvnz.co.nz]

UK: Can You Guess The Busiest and Least Used Train Stations in 2016? [gizmodo.co.uk]


 
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Rendering: SkyTrain Evergreen Extension, TransLink, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. © TransLink

Vancouver line launched... N Korea travel banned... Pets free on Amtrak... more

Vancouver: Evergreen SkyTrain Line launched [globalnews.ca]

North Korea banning train travel until February, report says [upi.com]

Book a trip on Amtrak and your pet might ride for free [washingtonpost.com]

Ottawa: LRT project rolls ahead with vehicle testing on Confederation Line [cbc.ca]

Indiana: Hoosier State Train: a chicken and egg problem [jconline.com]

JR Tokai fears high-speed US rail projects could get trumped [asia.nikkei.com]

Kenya: Railway full speed ahead despite protests [aa.com.tr]

Berlin plans major light rail expansion [railjournal.com]

Japanese expats campaign to keep right to buy Japan Rail Pass [asahi.com]

Fans bid farewell to part of Hokkaido train line featured in famous film [mainichi.jp]


 
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Photo: Improvements to infrastructure will enable next-gen Acela trains to reach 186mph. © Amtrak

US speed-up seen... NY 2nd Av line station preview... LAX link clears hurdle... more

Federal Regulators Will Let U.S. Railroads Run Faster, More Efficient Trains [usa.streetsblog.org]

NYC: The first look at a brand-new Second Avenue subway station [timeout.com]

Metro rail connection to LAX clears key hurdle [la.curbed.com]

Niagara, NY: New Falls train station on track to begin service on Tuesday [niagara-gazette.com]

Baltimore Amtrak tunnel replacement would cost $4 billion [baltimoresun.com]

California High-Speed Rail Authority Unveils Interactive Map [govtech.com]

Nova Scotia: Is Halifax ready for commuter rail? [cbc.ca]

Fare dodging, Russian style! Passenger avoids paying on the Moscow Metro by hanging onto the train [dailymail.co.uk]

Famous designer, manga artist add lustre to Kumamoto rail line [asiaone.com]

Texas Bullet Train Developer Gets Station Design Inspiration [nextcity.org]

Chanel threatens to leave historic home of No 5 over high-speed rail plans [telegraph.co.uk]

The Best Part of L.A.'s Subway Expansion May Be the Fossil Discoveries [travelandleisure.com]


 

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