Train Travel

In Defense Of Trains

Call me a romantic, but I still love travelling by train. It’s expensive, and often slow, but it offers a way to see a country unmatched by any other method of travel.<p>Recently, I went from the north of England to Spain, an adventure that took 14 hours. This, of course, wasn’t my first extended …


Colorado Avalanche: Following the Team to Calgary

I traveled to Canada to watch the Colorado Avalanche in enemy territory three times. Final stop: Calgary.<p>Part three of my three-stop Canadian road …


Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier in Oakland

I had never heard of Artie Wilson until I listened to KQED's Brian Watt's interview with Gaylon White, a baseball historian and author of "Singles …

San Francisco

Changes in operation of train services

To take up engineering maintenance works between Tirupur and Coimbatore section, the following changes are made in the operation of trains …


Nigeria: Abuja's new light rail network

After a four year delay, Africa’s fastest-growing city, Nigeria’s Federal capital Abuja, has just opened a new light rail network which could prove …


This Flying Train Is as Wild As It Sounds

Just slap on a pair of wings and go.<p>When it comes to the future of transportation, there is no shortage of intriguing and possibly crazy vehicle concepts. By 2100, commuters could be zipping around in passenger pods that fly through vacuum sealed tubes at 700 mph, soaring through the skies in …


Pets now allowed on all Amtrak Midwest routes

In time for the dog days of summer, Amtrak customers traveling all around the Midwest can bring their small to medium-sized pets on board trains.<p>The Chicago to St. Louis corridor, served by the Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains, is the final addition to a pet-friendly policy on Midwest trains …


Nigeria's new light rail officially commences operation

ABUJA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Thursday formally commissioned the China-assisted Abuja light rail transportation system, the first of its kind …

News (China)

Cash Flows: Beijing Opens the Taps With Rail Projects and More Lending

New rules help clear the way to restart infrastructure projects put on hold in the past year when China was worried about debt<p>BEIJING—China is accelerating efforts to prop up economic growth, clearing the way for infrastructure projects and boosting bank lending, as domestic demand fades and the …


Sound Transit rail stations could help solve our housing crisis

All of Sound Transit’s LINK light-rail stations offer opportunities to create vibrant, walkable mixed-use communities with significant amounts of new …

Urban Design

Rail tunnel project scrambling as funding deadline looms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms.<p>According to the federal Department of Transportation, the tunnel project, the largest component of the Gateway rail project …

New Jersey

That Time The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Promoted LA Metro's Blue Line

Happy Birthday to Metro's Blue Line, which opened on Saturday, July 14, 1990. It's Los Angeles' oldest light-rail, and for 28 years it has carried …

Los Angeles

Transit package is a major breakthrough in the Lower Mainland

Late last month, the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation achieved the impossible. By voting for a package of tax, transit fare and development cost charge increases, they cleared the way for a $7.5-billion investment in public transit.<p>Over the next 10 years, the money will be …

Urban Design

China Makes it Harder to Get OK to Build Subways, Light Rail

China is raising the financial bar for cities seeking approval of new subway and light rail projects — a move to rein in local governments’ …

News (China)

Opinion: Bus rapid transit is right path for Atlanta region

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s Bus Rapid Transit plan for SR 400 is a breath of fresh air amid stale and misguided transit proposals for the metro …

Urban Design

$13M Donor, Beaverton Arts Center Name To Be Revealed July 17

The Beaverton Arts Foundation next week will reveal the anonymous donor who pledged $13 million to build the new arts center in Beaverton.<p><b>From BVA:</b> …


Banff couple say they've secured half of $600M needed to build Banff passenger train

If you don't have the use of a car, chances are Greyhound's announcement this week might have rattled your travel plans.<p>The bus company announced …


Angry commuters ‘hijack’ train after delays

A mob of agitated commuters commandeered an entire passenger train in Durban on Wednesday night – forcing the driver to change his route.


Person struck and killed by Amtrak train Wednesday evening

A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday evening near the New Carrollton stop.<p>The incident, which happened around 8 p.m., caused delays for the roughly 100 riders who were aboard. The train was coming from D.C.<p>The incident remains under investigation.



The numbers remain small but more skiers and snowboarders are heading to the mountains by train. PlanetSKI reports.


Metrolinx chair Rob Prichard steps down to give Doug Ford a chance to name replacement

Rob Prichard stepped down Thursday after seven years as head of the Metrolinx board, saying that the change of provincial government made it the right time for a new chair at the regional transit agency.<p>The resignation was effective immediately and the role will be filled in the interim by …


In Minneapolis, plan unfolds for a sizable affordable apartment complex

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“This morning I formally commissioned the Abuja Light Rail System. The completion of this very important project is a dream come true, and clearly demonstrates our administration’s commitment to the realization of critical infrastructural projects," the President said.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned the Abuja Light Rail System, saying it is proof of his administration’s commitment to delivering …

Citizen Journalism

Today’s Headlines

• Self-Driving Cars Still Confused by People Crossing the Road (Wired)<br>• Uber Wants a Monopoly on Transportation (Engadget)<br>• Seattle DOT, Streetcar Face …

Sustainable Transport

Hetch Hetchy Water’s Epic Journey, From Mountains to Tap

At that point, the Public Utilities Commission started asking people to use less water.<p>The Journey Continues<p>Bay Curious listeners Alex and Heath are …

San Francisco

Coradia iLint hydrogen train receives approval for commercial operation in German railway networks

• <b>World's first hydrogen passenger train homologated in Germany</b><p>Alstom's Coradia iLint, the world's first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been …


Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash had no experience on new locomotive

The engineer of an Amtrak train that derailed near DuPont, Washington had no experience operating the train's new charger locomotive, according to …


Amtrak Is Selling Cheap Tickets in Another Flash Sale

You can book discounted trips to New York, Philadelphia, D.C., and more through Friday.<p>By ·<p>Photo via iStock/drnadig<p>Were you lured by those incredibly …


England fans’ hearts are broken in Manchester as it becomes clear football is not coming home

Mancunian hearts were broken when thousands of supporters at the city’s fan park watched England crash out of the world cup on a big screen.<p>Hopes had …


Travel for $19 with Amtrak's Latest Flash Sale

Amtrak is repeating its flash sale for the Northeast Regional area, ranging from Boston to Virginia Beach and including the Northeast Corridor line. …

Virginia Beach