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  • 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 [...]
  • '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 [...]
  • Izu Navi, Kanazawa Station

    Rail Passes in Japan

    After Europe, Japan is probably the place you’re most likely to find a railpass useful. The rail service is excellent, and railpasses are generally a good deal. [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • MTR Metro-Cammell Trains, photo taken at Kwun Tong Line Kowloon Bay Station near-by -- by Baycrest via Wikimedia Commons

    New Metro Openings

    DART, in Dallas, opened a three-mile extension south from Ledbetter to University of North Texas station. Hong Kong opened an extension of the Kwun Tong Line from Yau Ma Tei [...]
  • 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 [...]
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Buying European Railway Tickets – Part 2

by editor in Europe

Trains are a great way to get around Europe. Whether for long-haul city-to-city trips, day trips from a base city, or metros getting around within a city. European trains are [...]


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