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  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • '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 [...]
  • #1271 climbing the Opapa incline

    New Zealand Rail Passes

    New Zealand’s KiwiRail passenger system targets visitors with three trains operated mainly for their scenic values rather than as routine transportation. All three [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District has received approval to begin full passenger train service

    SMART Starts Aug. 25

    After much delay, the new Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) commuter line will be in full operation between San Rafael and Santa Rosa in the North Bay sector of the San [...]
  • 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. [...]
In the spotlight

Barcelona Metro Reaches Airport

by editor in DESTINATIONS

Barcelona’s Metro Line 9S has started serving Barcelona’s El Prat Airport with stops at both terminal 1 and terminal 2. The Metro will augment current half-hourly [...]


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