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: A nation’s history, on track

A Book Review By Gaurav Kanthwal, The Tribune; July 2, 2019 What is the Hindi word for a train? Loh-path-gamini…

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The Exquisite Boxed Meals of Japan’s Train-Station Kiosks

By Rohini Chaki, Gastro Obscura, Atlas Obscura; June 25, 2019 The Tōkaidō Shinkansen, Japan’s famous bullet-train line, flashes past futuristic…

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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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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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Japan’s ‘supreme’ bullet train aims to impress Texas with speed

By SAKI HAYASHI, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; June 8, 2019 TOKYO — Central Japan Railway, also known as…

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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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Japan Begins Testing Electric, 249-MPH Bullet Train Named ‘ALFA-X’

By James Gilboy, The Drive; May 15, 2019 The East Japan Railway Company (EJRC) is testing a new high-speed “shinkansen,”…

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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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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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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

By Oona McGee, Sora News 24; April 11, 2019 The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world,…

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Southeast Asia pins hopes on rail to ease chronic congestion

By SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; March 19, 2019 JAKARTA — Indonesia’s first high-capacity commuter rail network is…

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Vietnam: Plans proposed for building Lao Cai-Hanoi-Hai Phong railway

From Vietnamnet.vn Bridge; March 3, 2019 The existing railway running from Lao Cai to Hai Phong has an average speed…

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Japan: Sightseeing train turns ‘problem’ Kyoto line into talk of the town

By RYUTARO ABE, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; March 4, 2019 MIYAZU, Kyoto Prefecture–A railway here once on the verge…

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Philippines: Work starts on Manila North-South Commuter Railway

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; February 18, 2019 A groundbreaking ceremony was held in the Philippines capital Manila on…

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Train Troubles in Japan: Railway Passengers Declare Backpacks a Major Nuisance

From Nippon.com; February 15, 2019 Railway passengers endure stifling trains and other miseries on their crowded commutes, but the behavior…

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Manila, Philippines: A common rail station, finally

By The Editorial Board, Manila Standard; February 15, 2019 The government is finally pushing ahead with the long-stalled plan to…

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Tasty oden hot pot served on trains in Japan a novel winter pleasure

By Tatsuya Watanabe and Yomiuri Shimbun, Staff Writers, The Japan News; February 2, 2019 Events to enjoy oden, a Japanese…

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India: Railway clerk put off duty for piloting train

From TNN, The Times of India; February 4, 2019 SURAT: The railway booking clerk facing inquiry after his vi .. Click…

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Analysis – Batteries possibly included: the train engine innovations taking on diesel

By Ross Davies, Railway Technology; January 31, 2019 Are diesel trains really set to become a thing of the past?…

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Work to begin on Dh43b Philippines rail project

By Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent; Gulf News Asia; January 26, 2019 Manila: Construction will start next month on a new…

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China gets tough on train ‘seat robbers’ who refuse to move

By Mandy Zou, South China Morning Post; December 14, 2018 Two Chinese rail passengers have been detained for disrupting public…

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Delicacies of the Dining Car

A Book Review By Corby Kummer, The New York Times; November 28, 2018 FOOD ON THE MOVE Dining on the…

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Are US trains really that bad? It’s complicated

By Geoffrey Morrison, C/Net; December 9, 2018 Compared to other wealthy nations, passenger trains in the US seem to lag…

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