Asia, Japan: Special train unveiled as Hokkaido railroad marks 140th anniversary

From Kyodo News; August 31, 2020 Hokkaido Railway Co. on Monday unveiled a new special multipurpose express train to mark…

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Asia, Japan: High speed train seats used to deliver fresh fish

From Railway Gazette International; August 26, 2020 JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing the use of high speed passenger trains…

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13 Virtual Train Rides From Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now (Video)

By Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure; August 7, 2020 Watching people, clouds, and birds pass your window is only entertaining…

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Asia, India: By the skin of its trunk! Elephants miss a train by inches as they cross railway tracks in an Indian forest

By Ryan Fahey, Daily Mail; August 5, 2020 These startling images show an elephant escaping being hit by a train…

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Asia, Japan: JR East may halt Tokyo-area trains earlier as coronavirus saps demand

From The Japan Times; July 31, 2020 East Japan Railway Co. is considering moving up the last trains of the…

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Asia: Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall

By Casey Baseel, Sora News 24; July 30, 2020 It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but…

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Asia, India: Trains may replace thalis (prepared meals) from the menu with packaged food and ready-to-eat products

By Shashank Rao, Mumbai Mirror; July 20, 2020 Thalis and other cooked food may go off train menus for a…

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Asia, Japan: Volume-based fares? JR East mulls changes after pandemic

By YUTA ICHIJO, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; July 8, 2020 East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) is considering different…

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Australia: Victoria state government provides $A 9m to continue Overland services

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 3, 2020 THE Australian state government of Victoria has announced it will provide…

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Asia, India – Jharkhand: Elephants on Giridih tracks hit Rajdhani service

By Divy Khare, TNN, The Times of India; July 5, 2020 BOKARO: A herd of 16 wild elephants, which h ..…

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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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