U.S.: Alaska Railroad Soon Starts Its Aurora Winter Train Service

By Laurie Baratti, Travel Pulse; September 16, 2020 Alaska Railroad is proud to announce the start of its renowned winter…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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U.K.: Rail firm uses passenger weight data to calculate social distancing availability

By Press Association, Evening Express; August 25, 2020 A rail company has become the first in the UK to use…

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U.S., West Virginia: Autumn Colors Express announces 2021 Rail Excursion Season

By Tyler Barker, WOAY ABC 4; August 17, 2020 WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – ​The Rail Excursion Management Co. (website: railexco.com),…

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Europe, Austria: ÖBB to order more Nightjet trains

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; August 11, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has been granted permission by the Austrian…

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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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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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South Pacific, New Zealand: Auckland-to-Wellington sleeper train could happen without KiwiRail

By Joel MacManus, Stuff; July 30, 2020 An overnight sleeper train between Auckland and Wellington could return without the support…

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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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Asia, India: Trains may replace thalis (prepared meals) from the menu with packaged food and ready-to-eat products

By Shashank Rao, Mumbai Mirror; July 20, 2020 Thalis and other cooked food may go off train menus for a…

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Europe, Sweden: Freight by passenger train pilot project funded

From Railway Gazette International; July 18, 2020 SWEDEN: Innovation agency Vinnova is to fund a project which aims to use…

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U.S.: Wisconsin project will alleviate rail traffic in Milwaukee

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 17, 2020 A rail project in Muskego, Wis., is now up for public…

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All aboard: 5 picturesque train journeys across Eastern Europe

By Lucía de la Torre, The Calvert Journal; July 14, 2020 As borders slowly reopen and tourists start to consider…

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U.S., California: Plans derailed for April train to Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals

By Colin Atagi Palm Springs Desert Sun; July 13, 2020 It’s the end of the line for a rail service…

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Europe, Wales: The stunning first pictures from reopened Snowdon railway that show us what we’ve been missing

By Eryl Crump, North Wales Live; July 11, 2020 Trains have resumed running up Wales’ highest peak – but services…

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Europe, UK: ‘Uncertainty’ over FirstGroup’s ability to continue operating

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 8, 2020 FIRST Group has acknowledged a “material uncertainty exists” about its ability…

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Europe, UK: Boss of transport giant FirstGroup begs Government to stop telling commuters to avoid trains and buses ‘to get the economy moving again’ by ending working-from-home culture

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline, Daily Mail; July 9, 2020 The UK’s biggest bus company and rail operator has urged…

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Asia, Japan: Volume-based fares? JR East mulls changes after pandemic

By YUTA ICHIJO, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; July 8, 2020 East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) is considering different…

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Europe, Germany: Premiere Launch of the New ALPEN-SYLT Night Express

A press release from the RDC Group; July 5, 2020: From Sylt to Salzburg in one night: ALPEN-SYLT Night Express…

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Australia: Victoria state government provides $A 9m to continue Overland services

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 3, 2020 THE Australian state government of Victoria has announced it will provide…

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Canada – Vacation, but not limited to: train or plane? ‘The future of green is traveling on the rails’

By Tammy Sewell, OI Canadian; July 5, 2020 European trains, travelling with the wind in the stern, guided the green…

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