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  • #1271 climbing the Opapa incline

    New Zealand Rail Passes

    New Zealand’s KiwiRail passenger system targets visitors with three trains operated mainly for their scenic values rather than as routine transportation. All three [...]
  • Kurobe Gorge Railway by Hiroyuki Mori from Nishinomiya, Japan via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Japan

    Most visitors traveling around Japan plan on using the country’s extensive railway system. Japan built the world’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, between [...]
  • Amtrak Downeaster conductor standing in Amfleet car doorway, as the Downeaster train leaves Durham, New Hampshire

    Downeaster Adds Two More Round Trips

    Beginning November 12, the Downeaster Boston-Maine train will operate two (2) additional round trips serving Freeport and Brunswick on weekdays (5 round trips total), with [...]
  • 'The Overland' train headed for Adelaide

    Rail Passes in Australia

    Australian passenger trains are operated mainly by separate state railway systems, with intercity passenger services provided by the separate lines based in Queensland, New [...]
  • A CRH380AL trainset departing Beijing on the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed line by N509FZ from Wikimedia Commons

    Hong Kong High-Speed Line Opens

    Chinese high-speed trains can now originate and terminate in downtown Kowloon, Hong Kong. Although a lot of attention has been focused on the once-daily eight-hour through [...]
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Trip Report: Eurostar, TGV, Luton Airport

by editor in DESTINATIONS

On my recent trip to London, Brussels, Paris and the Mosel Valley, I used two high-speed trains: Eurostar, London – Brussels. Eurostar had a bad day. A morning train [...]

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