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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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Two RhB ABe 4/4III multiple units with a Bernina Express train on the Bernina line, passing Lago Bianco by Kabelleger / David Gubler via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Switzerland

    Switzerland enjoys one of the densest rail systems in the world: It’s hard to find a place so remote that trains don’t go there, although there are a few. [...]
  • 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, [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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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SMART Line “Soft” Opening

by editor in DESTINATIONS

The long-awaited Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) line has started carrying passengers in what the agency describes as a “soft” opening: Trains are giving [...]



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  • Tram of tramway of Florence (Comune di Firenze) by User:Gf9, via Wikimedia Commons

    Florence Airport Link Opens

    February 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

    A new light rail route links Firenze (Florence) Amerigo Vespucci Airport with the central rail station.  Trains run every four to five minutes on most days; every eight to [...]
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    Eurail Upgrade Deal