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Vistadome coaches introduced on Mangaluru-Bengaluru-Mangaluru day trains

Dakshina Kannada MP and State BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel said that by introducing Vistadome coaches on Mangaluru-Bengaluru-Mangaluru day trains, the Railways is attempting to promote nature tourism together with religious tourism. Flagging off the maiden journey of Vistadome coaches …

  • Vistadome coaches introduced on Mangaluru-Bengaluru-Mangaluru day trains

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    Dakshina Kannada MP and State BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel said that by introducing Vistadome coaches on Mangaluru-Bengaluru-Mangaluru day trains, the Railways is attempting to promote nature tourism together with religious tourism. Flagging off the maiden journey of Vistadome coaches …

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  • Rail companies unite to run Climate Train to Cop26

    Published on : Thursday, July 8, 2021

    In October, ProRail, NS, Eurostar, Avanti West Coast and Youth for Sustainable Travel will join forces to run a special ‘Climate Train’ to the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. Almost six years after the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, more …

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  • Webuild emerges and best bidder for Napoli-Bari high-speed railway project

    Published on : Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Webuild has emerged as the best bidder for a contract involving the design and construction of the Orsara-Hirpinia section on Italy’s Napoli-Bari high-speed railway project. Once awarded, the $1.23bn (€1.032bn) contract will involve Webuild managing works for Rete Ferroviaria Italiana …

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  • Germany plans to reopen 20 stretches of railways

    Published on : Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Germany’s national rail operator announced plans to reopen 20 stretches of railway around the country that have been closed over the years, a move intended to help get more people and freight on trains as the country steps up efforts …

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  • England launches new part-time rail season tickets

    Published on : Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    England has introduced new rail tickets, designed to match evolving working habits, for to commuters across the nation. They are aimed at commuters who only travel to work two or three days a week. The paperless tickets will allow travel …

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  • Amtrak Customers Can Tour the Country for One Low Fare with USA Rail Pass

    Published on : Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    With the relaunch of its USA Rail Pass, Amtrak is introducing a new and affordable way to take a multi-segment train journey across America. This new offering allows customers to take up to ten rides to see the country and …

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  • Amtrak Encourages Safe Travel During National Safety Month

    Published on : Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    June is National Safety Month and Amtrak is using the annual observance to remind the public of the importance of railroad safety onboard trains, in stations and around tracks this summer. “Safety will forever be indispensable, and we continue to …

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  • Aeroplan Partners with Rocky Mountaineer on Luxury Rail Vacations

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Air Canada announced today a new partnership for Aeroplan members to earn and redeem points, as well as enjoy premium benefits, when booking a new scenic rail journey with Rocky Mountaineer. Aeroplan members can earn up to 20,000 bonus points …

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  • Amtrak Seeks To Bring More Rail Service To More Communities

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Amtrak is initiating the work to deliver by 2035 more frequent, reliable and sustainable intercity passenger rail service to over 160 more communities and 20 million more passengers annually, as outlined in the Amtrak Corridor Vision released today. To be …

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  • More than 200 injured in Kuala Lumpur tunnel LRT train collision

    Published on : Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    On Monday evening, May 24, 2021, two light rail transit (LRT) passenger trains collided in an underground tunnel in Kuala Lumpur, injuring hundreds of passengers. According to Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong, nearly 213 people have been hurt due to …

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  • Eurostar secures financial support package

    Published on : Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    Eurostar today announces that it has reached a refinancing agreement with its shareholders and banks. The refinancing package of £250m1 mainly consists of additional equity and loans from a syndicate of banks2 guaranteed by the shareholders: SNCF, the French state …

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  • Las Vegas Monorail to Reopen May 27, 2021

    Published on : Friday, May 14, 2021

    As leisure and convention business returns to the destination and occupancy limits increase, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced the Las Vegas Monorail will resume operations at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, in time for Memorial …

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  • Shimla-Kalka heritage rail track witnesses 70% decline in tourist footfall

    Published on : Monday, April 19, 2021

    Before the revival in COVID cases, trains on the track were running at full swing, particularly the special vista dome coaches, launched in 2019 and are a major tourist attraction. With the second wave of this pandemic, passenger traffic on …

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  • Rocky Mountaineer delays return in Canada until July

    Published on : Monday, April 19, 2021

    Rocky Mountaineer has decided to delay the start of its Canadian travel season until July 5. The luxury train operator had previously hoped to begin offering services in June but had to change plans due to rising coronavirus cases and COVID-19 related …

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  • Meyersdale railway station museum going to welcome visitors in April

    Published on : Monday, April 5, 2021

     The Western Maryland Railway Visitors’ Center and Museum in Meyersdale is set to reopen to visitors on Monday, April 12. The Somerset County Visitors’ Center remained closed until July 2 last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally operating on …

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  • Amtrak Highlights Superior Amenities at an Affordable Price Onboard Acela Trains

    Published on : Saturday, April 3, 2021

    Taking the Acela for travel on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is now more convenient than ever and travelers can enjoy low fares now available between many cities from Washington, D.C. to Boston. To provide more schedule flexibility, Amtrak is also …

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  • The ‘Golden Chariot’ luxury train restarted its operations on Sunday

    Published on : Monday, March 15, 2021

    The ‘Golden Chariot’ luxury train restarted its functioning on Sunday. This luxury train provides travelers an opportunity to witness the historical, architectural and scenic beauty of south India and enjoying the comfort of the high-tech amenities and international service standards …

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  • Rocky Mountaineer delays return until June 1

    Published on : Friday, March 12, 2021

    Rocky Mountaineer has decided to extend the inaugural season of its new route in the United States, Rockies to the Red Rocks, by four weeks, and delay the start of its Canadian travel season until June 1. The luxury train …

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  • SWR customers invited to “Meet the Manager” at virtual event

    Published on : Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Railway customers are being given the opportunity to quiz senior South Western Railway (SWR) managers at a virtual “Meet the Manager” event on Tuesday 13 April. Key figures from across SWR will be on hand to answer any questions, including …

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  • China is going to operate bullet trains to Tibet

    Published on : Monday, March 8, 2021

    A senior official has said that China will operate bullet trains to Tibet, close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh before July this year, marking the opening of high-speed train services to all Chinese mainland provincial-level regions. A 435-km …

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