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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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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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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Paris Eurostar terminal evacuated after passenger found with wartime bombshell

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; May 13, 2019 The Paris terminus of Eurostar was evacuated when a London-bound…

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Saving France’s rural railways: is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

By Adele Berti, Railway Technology; May 2, 2019 A report into the state and future of almost 10,000km of French…

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France: SNCF set to cut car train service between Paris and the south

From The Local France; April 11, 2019 France’s national rail company is set to abolish its car train service between…

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The best European sleeper trains

By Francesca Street, CNN; April 8, 2019 (CNN) — As the train pulls out of the station, you slowly drift…

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ANALYSIS: Are train services in rural France set to finally be derailed?

By John Lichfield, The Local France; March 6, 2019 For railways March is always the cruellest month. In March 1963…

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Siemens deal collapse fuels Alstom-Bombardier tie-up talk, shares rally

By Josephine Mason and Allison Lampert, Reuters; February 6, 2019 LONDON/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The European Commission’s decision to block a…

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New horizons for Alstom high-speed trains

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 5, 2018 ALSTOM’s new range of Avelia high-speed trains got off to a…

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Study rejects free public transport for Paris

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; October 2, 2018 MAKING public transport services in the Paris area completely free-of-charge would…

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Veolia sells Transdev transport unit stake to Rethmann for 340 million euros

By Geert De Clercq, Reuters; Octobr 2, 2018 PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – French utility Veolia has agreed to sell…

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France to modernise remaining overnight trains

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; September 24, 2018 THE French state will provide €30m to modernise rolling stock used…

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The Discount Airline Model Is Coming for Europe’s Railways

By Carol Matlack, Bloomberg Businessweek; August 17, 2018 With ever more passengers opting for low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and…

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THEN AND NOW: Photos that show how glamorous traveling on trains used to be

By Zoë Miller, Thisisinsider.com; July 30, 2018 Planes may get you where you’re going more quickly, but there’s something to…

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California: Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; July 29, 2018 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008,…

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Baby born on Paris commuter train gets free rides till he is 25

From ZlotoNews; June 19, 2018 A baby boy who was born on a Parisian train on Monday has been given…

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French Senate passes railway reform bill

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; June 5, 2018 THE French Senate voted by a large majority on June 5…

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Europe: Reopening of two Franco-German cross-border lines proposed

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; May 29, 2018 STUDIES are to commence soon on reopening two cross-border lines between…

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Are SNCF and the French government planning a back-door privatisation of rail system?

By Staff, Global Construction Review; May 14, 2018 An internal SNFC document seen by French magazine Le Parisien suggests that…

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Why Does New York City Subway Construction Cost So Much? Congress Wants to Find Out

By BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL, The New York Times, March 28, 2018 The astronomical costs of building the Second Avenue subway…

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Siemens, Alstom approve merger terms

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 26, 2018 Siemens and Alstom have entered into a business combination agreement to merge their…

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Transdev receives safety approval for French passenger market

From Railway Gazette; March 13, 2018 FRANCE: Transdev announced on March 12 that its train operating subsidiary CFTA had received…

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France’s Once-Vaunted Trains Are Macron’s Biggest Challenge Yet

By Ania Nussbaum and Mark Deen, Bloomberg Quint; March 5, 2018 (Bloomberg) — The long, empty platform of the TGV…

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France Unveils Plan to Make Railway Company More Competitive

By The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; February 26, 2018 PARIS (AP) — French Prime minister Edouard Philippe…

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