Asia: India shuts down passenger rail network until March 31

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 ALL passenger rail services operated by Indian Railways and Konkan Railway…

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U.K., Scotland: ScotRail reduced rail timetable comes into effect

From ITV News; March 23, 2020 Trains have moved to a reduced timetable with a focus on providing public transport…

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U.K.: English passenger rail franchises suspended for six months

From International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has switched all English passenger rail franchises into…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad suspends Aurora Winter Train

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 18, 2020 The Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) tomorrow will suspend its Aurora Winter Train passenger-rail…

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U.S.: California passenger rail services continue during stay-at-home order

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 17, 2020 California passenger-rail agencies are continuing operations for essential travel after several California counties…

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International: The 7 Most Delicious Train Rides in the World

By Chris Dwyer, Robb Report; February 24, 2020 It’s hardly breaking news that long-haul airline food makes you lose the…

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International, Spending: Travel by train without letting your budget go off the rails

By Miriam Cross, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Tribune Content Agency, Hartford Courant; February 21, 2020 Many people take vacations to relax,…

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Finland: VR begins negotiations for purchase of passenger rail services

From Global Railway Review; February 21, 2020 VR, the government-owned Finnish railway company, and Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications…

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Europe: Night-Train Vision

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2020 If International Railway Journal had suggested in 2016 that school…

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U.S., Florida Opinion: Miami-area tourists will be the big winners during Super Bowl week

By Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, Miami Herald; January 29, 2020 As Super Bowl fans arrive in the Miami area, final preparations are…

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U.S.: Should you take the train? Here’s how to decide.

By Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle; January 15, 2020 If you’re visiting Southern California, taking the train…

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Thailand: In praise of Southeast Asia’s old railways

By David Sutton, Nekkei Asian Review; January 15, 2020 Early morning at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station is a busy time…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County still pursuing legal cases against Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; January 7, 2020 VERO BEACH, Fla. — Despite a potentially crippling setback in court,…

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U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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Europe – The Nightjet: One Company’s Big Bet on Travelers Who Take it Slow

By Palko Karasz, The New York Times; December 23, 2019 On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November…

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Europe: Not Exactly the Orient Express, But Europe’s Sleepers Are Back

By Boris Groendahl and Catherine Bosley, Bloomberg News, Financial Post; December 3, 2019 (Bloomberg) — Romanticized by movies like “Murder…

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Europe: Why airlines want you to go by train

From CNN, FOX 22 KQFX and ABC 17 KMIZ; December 3, 2019 We might not all be Greta Thunberg, shunning…

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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Colorado: Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in receivership

From The Valley Courier Alamosa News; November 26, 2019 DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has been a…

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Pennsylvania: Scenic Jim Thorpe railway may ride again

By Daniel Patrick Sheehan, The Morning Call, The Citizen’s Voice; November 24, 2019 Last month, the Little Engine That Could…

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I took the Eurostar underneath the English Channel from Paris to London, and it felt more like taking a flight than a train

By Ben Mack, Insider Lifestyle; November 20, 2019 Using it may seem commonplace now, but there was a time when…

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California: Manager of Valley’s San Joaquin trains may ditch Amtrak as operator

By Dale Yurong, ABC 30 KFSN; November 15, 2019 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Amtrak has provided rail service in the…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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India: IRCTC’s First Private Train-Tejas Earns Rs 70 Lakh Profit In First Month Of Its Operations

By Staff, The Logical Indian; November 11, 2019 The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s first privately run train…

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