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    UK Rail Report

    I just returned from a trip that included a week in the UK, focused on train excursions. I based in Inverness, with out-and-back excursions to Kyle of Lochalsh and Thurso, [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • '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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Gotthard Base Tunnel Opens

by editor in DESTINATIONS

This month’s biggest rail development by far is the official opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland on Dec. 11. This 35-mile low-altitude tunnel bypasses the [...]

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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, [...]
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