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  • Amtrak Downeaster conductor standing in Amfleet car doorway, as the Downeaster train leaves Durham, New Hampshire

    Downeaster Adds Two More Round Trips

    Beginning November 12, the Downeaster Boston-Maine train will operate two (2) additional round trips serving Freeport and Brunswick on weekdays (5 round trips total), with [...]
  • #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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Euston Station, London by Richard Rogerson via Wikimedia Commons

    UK News: Euston Station Closures

    If you plan on using the British Railways West Coast Main Line this fall, be aware that its primary London terminal, Euston Station, will be closed to train traffic on three [...]
  • Mountain Fuji and Shinkansen bullet train at Fuji city

    Rail Service in Asia – Overview

    Here is a quick overview of the widely divergent kinds of rail service in the huge expanse of Asia. We have already posted details in a few areas, with more to come. Visitor [...]
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High Speed News – Spain

by editor in DESTINATIONS

On April 18, Spain opened a new high-speed corridor between Ferol, in Spain’s northwest corner, to the Portuguese border at Vigo. Trains also serve the important [...]


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