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  • 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 [...]
  • Mountain Fuji and Shinkansen bullet train at Fuji city

    Rail Service in Asia – Overview

    Here is a quick overview of the widely divergent kinds of rail service in the huge expanse of Asia. We have already posted details in a few areas, with more to come. Visitor [...]
  • A Metrolink locomotive decal stating that it is equipped with positive train control technology by Xnatedawgx via Wikimedia Commons

    No PTC, No Go?

    Amtrak’s president recently floated the possibility that Amtrak will stop operating trains over rail lines that do not have positive train control (PTC)  installed. [...]
  • '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 [...]
  • Rabat, Morocco Ville railway station

    Trains in Africa

    Africa, like South America, is something of a wasteland for modern rail. Rail systems are sophisticated and modern enough for routine point-to-point internal travel by [...]
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New High-Speed Trains Oslo-Stockholm

by editor in DESTINATIONS

On Monday (Aug. 10), Swedish national train operator SJ inaugurated high-speed X2000 service linking the two capital cities (Oslo and Stockholm), cutting travel time from [...]


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