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  • 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 [...]
  • A CRH380AL trainset departing Beijing on the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed line by N509FZ from Wikimedia Commons

    Hong Kong High-Speed Line Opens

    Chinese high-speed trains can now originate and terminate in downtown Kowloon, Hong Kong. Although a lot of attention has been focused on the once-daily eight-hour through [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Kurobe Gorge Railway by Hiroyuki Mori from Nishinomiya, Japan via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Japan

    Most visitors traveling around Japan plan on using the country’s extensive railway system. Japan built the world’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, between [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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, [...]
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Eurail’s Big Makeover

by editor in DEALS

Eurail just announced the biggest overhaul in its 60 years of existence. Among the key features: Eurail Select passes — those good in contiguous seats of two, three or [...]



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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