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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 [...]
  • Hartford Line train heading southbound through Hartford Union Station on opening day, June 16, 2018 by Jehochman from Wikimedia Commons

    Connecticut Commuter Line Opens

    The new commuter rail system linking New Haven with Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, opened June 18. The service will feature 17 daily trains in each direction [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • BART train westbound in West Oakland by Pi.1415926535 from Wikimedia Commons

    BART Extension Rolls

    BART’s extension to Antioch from the previous terminal at the Pittsburg/Bay Point station has officially opened in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. The new [...]
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UK Rail Closure

by editor in DESTINATIONS

The important West Coast Main Line will be closed north of Carlisle until the first week in March due to storm damage. That line is the traditional route for the fastest [...]

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