Canada: Alstom values Bombardier’s rail unit at just under $7-billion, board discussing purchase: sources

By Maya Nikolaeva and Allison Lampert, Reuters, Financial Post; February 12, 2020 PARIS/MONTREAL — Alstom’s board will meet late on…

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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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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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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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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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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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