Europe: DB and SBB to expand services between Germany and Switzerland

From Global Railway Review; October 15, 2020 Deutsche Bahn (DB) and SBB are to further expand international passenger services between…

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Europe – Sleeper train revival: Passengers are waking up to the benefits

By Jemima Walker, CGTN.com; September 1, 2020 Sleeper trains are back in fashion as the European Union pushes rail transport…

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Europe, France: SNCF offers ‘sincerest apologies’ to passengers stuck on train overnight

By Euronews with AFP; August 31, 2020 French state rail company SNCF has offered its “sincerest apologies” to passengers who were stuck…

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U.S.: Colorado Department Of Transportation Projection Suggests A Front Range Train Would Carry 3 Million Passengers A Year

By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio News; August 31, 2020 A passenger rail line stretching nearly 200 miles between Fort…

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Asia, Japan: High speed train seats used to deliver fresh fish

From Railway Gazette International; August 26, 2020 JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing the use of high speed passenger trains…

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Canada, Alberta Opinion: Take Alberta back to the future by expanding passenger rail service

By Jacquie Fenske, Edmonton Journal; August 13, 2020 To empower our communities, unite our province, and grow our economy, Alberta…

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Europe: Eurotunnel sees demand return quicker than airlines

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent, Irish Examiner; August 6, 2020 Demand for car-carrying Channel Tunnel trains is returning to…

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13 Virtual Train Rides From Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now (Video)

By Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure; August 7, 2020 Watching people, clouds, and birds pass your window is only entertaining…

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U.S., Massachusetts: MassDOT Multiplies Ridership Forecasts, Narrows Alternatives for East-West Rail

By Christian MilNeil, Streetsblog MASS; August 5, 2020 MassDOT has dramatically increased ridership projections and shortlisted three final service alternatives…

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Asia, India: By the skin of its trunk! Elephants miss a train by inches as they cross railway tracks in an Indian forest

By Ryan Fahey, Daily Mail; August 5, 2020 These startling images show an elephant escaping being hit by a train…

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Canada, Ontario: Passenger rail backer wants access to Ontario Northland’s business plan

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; July 30, 2020 Trying to get access to the nitty gritty details behind Queen’s…

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Europe back on track: Europe’s fading night trains win reprieve

From The Japan Times; August 3, 2020 Paris – It was one of the quintessential European travel experiences. With passengers…

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South Pacific, New Zealand – Northern Explorer: KiwiRail brings back long-distance trains after backlash

By Joel MacManus, Stuff; July 30, 2020 New Zealand’s oldest and longest rail service will return for summer after a…

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U.S., Nevada: Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; July 24, 2020 XpressWest, a high-speed rail line that will connect Southern California to Las…

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Europe, Poland: Having a rail of a time! Train enthusiast beats record for longest distance travelled in 24 hours

By Anne Chatham, The First News; July 24, 2020 A train enthusiast has broken the record for the longest distance…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad reduces service again due to tourism slowdown

By Dorothy Chomicz, Fairbanks Daily News – Miner; July 23, 2020 The Alaska Railroad has revised its summer daily passenger…

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U.S., New York station in motion: On Penn redo and beyond, Amtrak must accept lessons from L-train tunnel renovation

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; July 20, 2020 Someone had better remind the folks planning the Empire…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Phoenixville rail study shows $350 million in economic benefits

By Evan Brandt, The Phoenix Reporter & Item; July 12, 2020 PHOENIXVILLE — The results of a new study show more…

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U.S., Minnesota Local View: Don’t give up on Northern Lights Express, a better option than I-35

By James Patrick Buchanan, Duluth News Tribune; July 9, 2020 After reading the July 1, 2019, letter, “Give up on…

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U.S., Montana: Gallatin, Broadwater counties join push for passenger rail service; members now at 7

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 7, 2020 With the deadline nearing, the coalition of counties looking to bring passenger…

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Europe, Germany: FlixTrain set to relaunch Cologne – Berlin service

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; June 30, 2020 GERMAN open-access operator FlixTrain has announced it will begin to relaunch…

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UK, Scotland – Scotrail Edinburgh to Glasgow train: What it’s like to take a peak time train ride in lockdown

By Claire Galloway, Trainee Digital Journalist, Edinburgh Live; June 16, 2020 With lockdown set to ease further this week, life…

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U.S.: Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment

A press release from Freedman Seating Company; May 27, 2020: New products to help fight the spread of germs on…

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U.S., Opinion: Eight Principles for Establishing a U.S. Passenger Rail System

By F.K. Plous, High Speed Rail Alliance: May 18, 2020 If the United States is to have a modern passenger-rail…

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U.S., So much to consider in these radically changing times – Future Air Travel: Four-Hour Process, Self Check-In, Disinfection, Immunity Passes

Editor’s Note: In these rapidly evolving time for the travel industry – which includes passenger train travel – there are…

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