Europe, Wales: The stunning first pictures from reopened Snowdon railway that show us what we’ve been missing

By Eryl Crump, North Wales Live; July 11, 2020 Trains have resumed running up Wales’ highest peak – but services…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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Europe, UK: ‘Uncertainty’ over FirstGroup’s ability to continue operating

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 8, 2020 FIRST Group has acknowledged a “material uncertainty exists” about its ability…

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Europe, UK: Boss of transport giant FirstGroup begs Government to stop telling commuters to avoid trains and buses ‘to get the economy moving again’ by ending working-from-home culture

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline, Daily Mail; July 9, 2020 The UK’s biggest bus company and rail operator has urged…

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Europe, Germany: Premiere Launch of the New ALPEN-SYLT Night Express

A press release from the RDC Group; July 5, 2020: From Sylt to Salzburg in one night: ALPEN-SYLT Night Express…

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Canada – Vacation, but not limited to: train or plane? ‘The future of green is traveling on the rails’

By Tammy Sewell, OI Canadian; July 5, 2020 European trains, travelling with the wind in the stern, guided the green…

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Europe, Germany: FlixTrain set to relaunch Cologne – Berlin service

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; June 30, 2020 GERMAN open-access operator FlixTrain has announced it will begin to relaunch…

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UK, Scotland – Scotrail Edinburgh to Glasgow train: What it’s like to take a peak time train ride in lockdown

By Claire Galloway, Trainee Digital Journalist, Edinburgh Live; June 16, 2020 With lockdown set to ease further this week, life…

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Europe: German railway alliance formed to rescue DB

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; May 26, 2020 THE German federal government, German Rail (DB), and a rail union…

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Europe: Czech Railways reportedly in talks over Leo Express acquisition

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 24, 2020 CZECH Railways (ČD) is reportedly in talks regarding a potential takeover…

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UK, Scotland: ScotRail staff told not to blow whistles or check tickets

By A Glasgow Times Reporter, Glasgow Evening Times; April 29, 2020 RAIL staff have been banned from using whistles to…

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Europe: Operators start to resume services as Covid-19 travel restrictions ease

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 28, 2020 EUROPEAN governments are starting to ease restrictions put in place to…

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Europe, UK: GB Railfreight converts passenger train to carry essential medical cargo

By Gavin van Marle, The Lodestar; April 27, 2020 The transformation of passenger transport to carry cargo has shifted modes.…

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Europe: FlixTrain halts plans to launch open access service in France

From Railway Gazette International; April 15, 2020 FRANCE: FlixMobility GmbH has decided to postpone indefinitely its plans to launch open…

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Europe, Germany: Record German long distance passenger numbers in 2019

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; April 14, 2020 A record 151 million passengers used long-distance rail services in Germany…

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Europe: Do hydrogen and battery trains mean the end for diesel traction?

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; April 2, 2020 BADEN-Württemberg is the latest German state to join a revolution underway…

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U.K.: English passenger rail franchises suspended for six months

From International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has switched all English passenger rail franchises into…

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Europe: These are Europe’s best train stations; St. Pancras ranked first while German stations dominated the list

By Jana Brnáková, Kiwi.com; February 20, 2020 When traveling one wants to go through a pleasant experience. And according to…

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Switzerland: Why Zurich Hauptbahnhof is the ‘best’ train station in mainland Europe

From The Local Switzerland; February 18, 2020 Zurich’s Hauptbahnhof, as it is locally known, rates at the top on the…

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International, Spending: Travel by train without letting your budget go off the rails

By Miriam Cross, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Tribune Content Agency, Hartford Courant; February 21, 2020 Many people take vacations to relax,…

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Finland: VR begins negotiations for purchase of passenger rail services

From Global Railway Review; February 21, 2020 VR, the government-owned Finnish railway company, and Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications…

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Canada – Bombardier tried – and failed – to play consolidator’s role in trains: CEO

By Frédéric Tomesco, Montreal Gazette; February 20, 2020 Bombardier Inc. opted to quit the train business after exploring acquisitions that…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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Europe, Switzerland: Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps

By CNN, News Channel 3; February 20, 2020 Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway…

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