U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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Europe – The Nightjet: One Company’s Big Bet on Travelers Who Take it Slow

By Palko Karasz, The New York Times; December 23, 2019 On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November…

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Europe: Not Exactly the Orient Express, But Europe’s Sleepers Are Back

By Boris Groendahl and Catherine Bosley, Bloomberg News, Financial Post; December 3, 2019 (Bloomberg) — Romanticized by movies like “Murder…

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Europe: Why airlines want you to go by train

From CNN, FOX 22 KQFX and ABC 17 KMIZ; December 3, 2019 We might not all be Greta Thunberg, shunning…

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I took the Eurostar underneath the English Channel from Paris to London, and it felt more like taking a flight than a train

By Ben Mack, Insider Lifestyle; November 20, 2019 Using it may seem commonplace now, but there was a time when…

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Can the Paris Metro Make Room for More Riders?

By Feargus O’Sullivan, City Lab; November 13, 2019 After five years of unprecedented passenger growth, the Paris Metro system is…

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Austrian Federal Railways to hire sleeping cars

By Erwin Reidinger, International Railway Journal; October 18, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has announced it intends to hire sleeping…

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Austrian Federal Railways’ Nightjet passenger traffic up 10%, says ÖBB’s CEO

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 15, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) CEO, Mr Andreas Matthä, says Nightjet overnight…

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What first class looks like on 12 trains from around the world

By Darcy Schild, Insider; October 10, 2019 There seems something luxurious and old-fashioned about booking a first-class, scenic train trip.…

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Passenger train headed for Russia evacuated after radioactive spike

By Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI; October 9, 2019 Oct. 9 (UPI) — Russian authorities are investigating the cause of a spike…

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FlixTrain expands its German rail network

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 9, 2019 GERMAN private open-access operator FlixTrain has announced plans to expand its…

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Germany: DB to introduce new Rostock-Berlin-Dresden rail service

From Railway Technology; October 10, 2019 German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reveled plans to introduce a new intercity…

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UK tenders for ‘medical train’ to beat Brexit impact

By Simon Walton, RailFreight.com; October 9, 2019 The British government has tendered a 25 million pounds (27 million euros) contract…

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Network Rail Commits to UK Freight

By Simon Walton, RailFreight.com; October 8, 2019 With its putting passengers first strapline often open to satire from freight operators,…

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Why a Train Station Addition Has Parisians Outraged

By Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab; September 9, 2019 “Absurd.” An “urban mistake.” And a “grave offense to transit users.” French architects…

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UK: Oops, wrong cleaner damages Caledonian Sleeper’s on-board toilets

By Alastair Dalton, Edinburgh Evening News; September 9, 2019 Water pipes on the Caledonian Sleeper’s £150 million fleet were seriously…

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Another summer of record growth for Dutch cross-border passenger traffic

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 29, 2019 FOR the third successive summer, international train services between the Netherlands…

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Norway reviews overnight services as sleeper train fleet ages

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; August 23, 2019 THE Norwegian Railway Directorate is undertaking a review of the country’s…

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Dutch to increase train frequency with 2020 timetable

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 20, 2019 DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has completed the planning for the 2020…

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Europe: Leo Express moves into the black

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 16, 2019 CZECH train and bus operator Leo Express generated a profit for…

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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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Scotland: ScotRail pull the plug on plan for free access to station toilets

From Brinkwire; August 6, 2019 TRAIN operator ScotRail has scrapped proposals to allow free access to toilets at four of…

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Europe’s flight-shame movement has travelers taking trains to save the planet

By Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post; August 2, 2019 STOCKHOLM — If he had hopped on a plane, Johan Hilm…

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