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  • JFK Airport AirTrain in New York

    Airport by Rail in North America

    NOTE: This is the first installment of what we intend to become a worldwide reference on rail-airport links. Although slow to start, airports in the U.S. are catching up with [...]
  • Shanghai Maglev Train connecting the Pudong Airport with the city by Andreas Krebs via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in China

    China operates more miles of dedicated high-speed rail lines than the rest of the world, combined. And while California dithers about its 500-mile project, hoping to complete [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • '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 [...]
  • France's high-speed TGV train service is to be renamed "inOui" - photo by SNCF

    French Rail Report

    France was the first European country to adopt the principle of high-speed passenger trains on dedicated right-of-way lines. The first TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) line, [...]
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Seattle Light Rail Link Opens

by editor in DESTINATIONS

Seattle’s SLU light rail link opened Jan. 23, connecting the Pioneer Square area with Capitol Hill. For now, this link does not connect with the main Link line, [...]

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  • France's high-speed TGV train service is to be renamed "inOui" - photo by SNCF

    French Rail Report

    January 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

    France was the first European country to adopt the principle of high-speed passenger trains on dedicated right-of-way lines. The first TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) line, [...]
  • Eurail Global Pass Participating Countries by Ratherous from Wikimedia Commons