Europe: SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

From Railway Gazette; August 19, 2019 EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first…

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All aboard! Explore Canada on these 5 memorable excursion trains

By Mark Stachiew, Calgary Herald; August 6, 2019 Crossing Canada by train is one of this country’s greatest travel experiences,…

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

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West Virginia: Tickets go on sale Monday for Hinton excursion trains

By BOB WITHERS, The Herald-Dispatch; August 2, 2019 HUNTINGTON — Tickets for the Autumn Colors Express excursion train running from Huntington…

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Scotland: Caledonian Sleeper train drama at Edinburgh Waverley under investigation

By Press Association, Isle of Wight County Press; August 2, 2019 An investigation has been launched after a Caledonian Sleeper…

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Federal Railroad Administration proposes cameras in passenger locomotives to record employees

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 26, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) earlier this week published a notice of proposed…

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Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stuck for hours in 40C after power failure

From Sky News; July 24, 2019 Hundreds of Eurostar passengers have been rescued after being stuck for hours in sweltering…

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UK: Passengers evacuated after train hits cow causing long delays

By Neil Shaw, Head of Digital, Cornwall Live; July 16, 2019 Rail travel descended into chaos this morning as a…

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Discover Turkey with overnight trains

From DAILY SABAH; July 13, 2019 In the 19th century, whenever European travelers wanted to discover new places, they hopped…

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West Virginia: Organizers say efforts underway to run New River Train this fall

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; July 9, 2019 CHARLESTON — Despite innumerable delays, organizers of a fall excursion train…

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Indian government to launch private train service with Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express: report

From domain-b.com; July 9, 2019 Indian Railways is expected to start its experiment with privately-run passenger trains with the Delhi-Lucknow…

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India: In A First Of Its Kind Initiative, An All-Woman Team Is Maintaining Railway Safety In Kerala

By Shreya Chauhan, India Times; July 7, 2019 There are still some professions that are considered more suitable for men…

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Wales: Talyllyn Steam Railway steps in to replace stricken bus route

From BBC News; June 26, 2019 A Welsh steam railway is offering free journeys to bus passengers stranded by the…

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Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

By The Associated Press, 660 News City News; June 26, 2019 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch national railway company NS…

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UK: Network Rail bosses told to fly to meetings because trains too expensive, internal policy reveals

From Brinkwire; June 24, 2019 Company policy is in place to save public money Staff working for Network Rail have…

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Eurostar defends alcohol limits on trains

From The BBC; June 24, 2019 Eurostar has defended limiting the amount of alcohol passengers can carry on its trains…

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Plan to end trains dumping waste on Scotland’s railways

By Andrew Picken, BBC Scotland News; June 20, 2019 Retention tanks are set be fitted to high-speed trains to stop…

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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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