Asia, India: Asia’s Oldest Railway Finally Seeks Private Money to Run Trains

By Rahul Satija and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg; July 1, 2020 Indian Railways, the world’s fourth-largest network, is seeking investments from…

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Asia, India – Private train operations likely by April 2023; ticket fares to be competitive with airfares: Railways

From The Tribune; July 2, 2020 New Delhi, July 2 Private train operations in the country will begin by April…

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Asia, India: Indian Railways privatisation | A look at other countries that have taken this route

By Jocelyn Fernandes, Money Control; July 2, 2020 The Indian Railways has kickstarted its plans to allow private companies to…

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Asia, India: Virgin Trains, Italferr, Indian cos likely bidders for private trains; Bombardier, Alstom to vie for rolling stock

By Nirbhay Kumar, Business Today; July 3, 2020 The Indian Railways’ Rs 30,000 crore privatisation plan could see some of…

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Asia: Japan’s new bullet train N700S debuts on line linking Tokyo, Osaka

From Kyodo News; July 1, 2020 Tokyo – Japan’s latest shinkansen bullet train model offering improved performance and upgraded cabin…

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Australia – Mind the gap: What your journey to work could look like after lockdown

By Timna Jacks, The Age; April 30, 2020 Public transport services should be run half empty and no standing room…

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Asia, India: Keeping idle trains fit and ready for operations is daunting

By Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN, The Times of India; April 24, 2020 NAGPUR: With 13,500 trains across Indian Railways standstill .. Click…

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Asia, India: At station with no trains, locked-down strangers in India wait weeks with no way out

By Joanna Slater and Tania Dutta, The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle; April 15, 2020 NEW DELHI – The main train…

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India: Indian Railways delivers camel milk for autistic child

From The Economic Times; April 12, 2020 The Indian Railways, which has deployed its manpower for transporting essential items across…

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Asia, Vietnam: Transport Ministry orders restrictions on passenger transport nationwide

From Vietnam Plus; April 1, 2020 Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Transport has asked aviation, land, railway, maritime, waterway…

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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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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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Japan: Man on train pushes emergency button after passenger without mask coughs

From Japan Today; February 21, 2020 FUKUOKA A man riding on a subway train in Fukuoka pushed the emergency stop…

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Australia: 2 Dead After Sydney to Melbourne Train Derails in Australia

By Isabella Kwai, The New York Times; February 20, 2020 A train from Sydney to Melbourne derailed on Thursday, killing…

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Asia: Japan Railways to release new anti-groper smartphone app to help victims before chikan gets away

By Casey Baseel, Sora News 24; February 8, 2020 There are a couple of major reasons Japan’s chikan (train groper)…

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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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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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India: Keen airline firms touch down to run trains

By Ajith Athrady, DHNS, New Delhi, Deccan Herald; October 28, 2019 Indian Railways passengers can look forward airline like services…

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The $11 train ride through Japan’s scenic and snowy landscape while you sip sake

By Gina Galetti, dlmag.com; October 24, 2019 Train travel is utterly romantic and can remind us of bygone eras. It…

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Hitachi targets high-speed rail projects from Texas to Thailand

By KIU SUGANO, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 24, 2019 TOKYO — Hitachi is looking beyond its high-speed rail stomping…

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India: Private players train eyes on berth of a new era

By Ajay Banerjee in New Delhi, The Tribune; October 20, 2019 IN March 1994, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s Cabinet allowed…

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India: Alert team averts train-elephant collision on killer Bengal tracks

By Sandeep Borah, East Mojo; October 16, 2019 Guwahati: Averting yet another major train-elephant collision incident, railway officials from the…

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