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Nice Tramway

There is always a balance between providing convenient and seamless interchange between transport modes and the constraints of the build environment. …

An Italian Thello

Taking the long way round, I travelled to Milan via the South of France. After a few days on the Côte d’Azur I took advantage of the Thello service …

Progress on Sao Paulo’s Airport Rail Link

Getting to Brazil’s busiest airport by public transport isn’t exactly smooth, having to take a shuttle bus to the metro or risking a the city’s …

Rio’s Olympic Transport Under Construction

Having worked on the transport planning for London 2012 Olympic Games, I was curious on how the transport was developing for the 2016 Games in Rio. …

Malpensa Express

<b>Travelling to the Airport</b><p>The AirRail Italia 2015 conference was held at Milan Maplensa Airport last week. As I arrived into Milan by train, I had to …

The Azur Train

I’m used to travelling to Brussels and Paris on Eurostar so it seemed the obvious way to travel down to the south of France too. I hadn’t realised …

Weekend in Washington

I recently visited Washington DC for the first time. I had planned to write a quick piece about the Metro service; however, due to my visit occurring …

Connecting the Twin Cities

We’ve previously visited Minneapolis and experienced the Metro Blue Line link to the airport. Back in Minnesota for the annual eating fest that is …

Travelling the Maritimes VIA Rail

Have you ever thought how relaxing it would be if you could get on a sleeper train in London and snooze your way through to Amsterdam or board a …

Railway into the North

In contrast to our usual posts about urban networks, Transporting Cities took at trip to experience a remote service where modern information systems …

Toronto’s Befuddling Transport Network

As described in a previous post, the fact that Toronto’s transport system doesn’t show that it serves the downtown airport appears to be a reflection …

Toronto’s Secret Airrail Link

You might not know that there are 2 airports in Toronto and you’d be forgiven as a public transport user for not knowing about Billy Bishop Airport, …

Global AirRail – Toronto 2015

I attended the Global AirRail conference in Toronto last week hoping to get some insight into how the airrail operators approach a balance between …

UP Express to Toronto Pearson Airport

Arriving at Toronto Pearson Airport, you can’t miss the anticipation of the new airport rail service, UP Express. There is a lot of signage at the …

InterCity with a Bike

It’s spring, the sun is shining (well, it was last weekend) and I’m back in London. Perfect weekend for a bike ride in the country.<p>I usually get …

Navigating to the Swiss Capital Airport

As my other post described, taking the train to Switzerland can be a rewarding, if challenging, journey. Obviously, once you get yourself to the …

Rail from Southend Airport

The last leg home:<p>When checking in at Bern Airport, I was extremely impressed that SkyWork Airlines had a promotion offering passengers a free rail …

London to Switzerland by Rail – Journey Experience

In a previous post, I covered the difficulty of booking a rail journey down to Switzerland, struggling with the lack of through ticketing. The …

London to Switzerland by Rail – Journey Planning

Short haul European flights are often affected by weather in the winter months. On a recent trip, it was essential to arrive in the Swiss Alps on …

London Birmingham Airport?

In the second of our series on alternative London airports, we travelled up one sunny morning from London to experience the airrail link at …

London Southampton Airport?

Regular passengers flying into and out of London get used to looking up flights from the usual list of airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, City …

Network Rail’s Proposals for Improving Connectivity

Just before Christmas, Network Rail released a consultation asking for views on a new approach to operating Britain’s National Rail network. …

Metro to the Twin Cities

Aside from being a major hub for Delta Airlines, Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport is only a few miles from the Mall of America, the largest …

Surfing the G:Link, Australia

<b>Surfing the G:Link: The Gold Coast’s New Light Railway</b><p>Opened in 2014, the 13 km G:Link (or Gold Coast Light Rail) is an entirely new rail provision …