India: Railway officials asked to travel in all classes including general, take passenger feedback

By The Press Trust of India, Business Standard; June 18, 2019 Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi Tuesday asked…

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Russia: Moscow – St. Petersburg luxury train to change ownership

From TASS, Russian News Agency; June 18, 2019 MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. TransClassService (TCS), a Russian private operator of passenger…

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India: Western Railway withdraws proposal for head, foot massages on trains after criticism

By Sagar Choukse, TNN, The Times of India; June 15, 2019 INDORE: No, you won’t get a ‘champi’ on any…

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Trains in Hawaii? Hop aboard for short trips on scenic routes

By Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times; June 14, 2019 Trains that once took freight and passengers around some of Hawaii’s…

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These Are The 5 Best Train Journeys Of The World, 2019

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj, Business Traveller, CEOWorld Magazine; June 13, 2019 Travel by flight may turn out to be a…

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Swiss night trains: past, present and future

By Thomas Stephens, swissinfo.ch; June 13, 2019 The Swiss Federal Railways is discussing re-investing in sleeper trains, reacting to a…

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Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019 GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including…

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Virgin Trains UK to launch new customer-focused train service

From Global Railway Review; June 11, 2019 Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most…

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Scotland: ScotRail fails again as more than 18,000 trains are cancelled

By Cath Ashcroft, The Express; June 10, 2019 The number of services cancelled due to staffing issues soared by almost…

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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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‘Germany first:’ Deutsche Bahn announces bold new plans

By Abi Carter, Iamexpat.de; June 10, 2019 Its public image may have taken a beating over the past couple of…

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Passenger rail grows in Florida, as the state grapples with congested roads

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 In January, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)…

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Virgin Trains UK promises new app that could save passengers £1bn

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; May 31, 2019 As Virgin Trains prepares to depart from the UK railway…

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Asia: JR East’s luxury trains get even more glamorous with new menus

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; May 28, 2019 East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) has revamped menus…

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Switzerland: Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

From The Local; May 23, 2019 A number of commuters travelling to Zurich on Thursday morning where forced to disembark…

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Passenger train in India derails after hitting buffalo

From TNN, The Times of India; May 14, 2019 Vijayawada: Vijayawada-Machilipatnam DEMU (Train number 7721 .. Click here to read the…

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Railbookers Launches Around the World by Rail Vacation

A press release from Railbookers, Travel Pulse; May 14, 2019: Railbookers just launched its extraordinary Around the World by Rail…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper fined £177k for failing quality standards

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 11, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper has been fined £177,000 for failing tough quality standards in…

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Great Britain: ‘First class only’ and no-frills style trains as part of rail reforms, industry body says

From ITV News; April 30, 2019 The rail industry unveils its vision for the future of services in Britain which…

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New York State after Iowa Pacific: Four companies interested in Warren County rail line

By DON LEHMAN, Olean Times Herald; April 29, 2019 Warren County received four responses to its request for proposals to…

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Norwegian State Railways rebrands as Vy

From Global Railway Review; April 30, 2019 The NSB Group was officially renamed the Vy Group on 24 April 2019…

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Ontario: Judge issues Order for Security for Costs against Railmark Canada

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; April 29. 2019 The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. has been successful in…

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First train on new-look Caledonian Sleeper service after trouble-plagued £100m upgrade arrives over three hours late

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent.co.uk; April 29, 2019 The saga of Scotland’s much-delayed flagship link with London, the new…

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Japan: Passengers stuck in packed bullet trains due to power outage

From Japan Today; April 28, 2019 Bullet train services between Tokyo and Niigata resumed Sunday, the second day of Japan’s…

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Virgin UK wants to stop passengers boarding long-distance trains without a seat reservation

By Alex Finnis, Inews.co.uk; April 23, 2019 Virgin wants to stop passengers from boarding long-distance trains without a seat reservation…

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