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  • 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, [...]
  • '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 [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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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Helsinki Airport Rail Link Opens

by editor in DESTINATIONS

The new rail line linking Helsinki Airport with the downtown area opened July 1. It was a “soft” opening, however; the station entrance directly from the air [...]

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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

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