China-Laos Railway gearing up to open by the year end

With making communication easier than ever, Laos’s first event modern day railway is all set to  start its first journey in December 2021. The railways is expected to open new business opportunities while creating scopes for growing business through easier …

  • Agra Metro Project – A major impetus to the tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    On Monday, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the construction of Agra Metro Phase-1. He said that the project will help in boosting up the tourism sector along with the city economy. He further explained that the …

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  • Amtrak Adds New Digital Payment Options

    Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    To enhance the customer experience, Amtrak is now offering new digital payment options on the Amtrak mobile app and Amtrak.com, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal. “We know every minute counts for our customers and now purchasing tickets is …

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  • Amtrak Wins Metrolink Operations Contract

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Amtrak announced that Metrolink, Southern California’s passenger train service, awarded Amtrak a four-and-a-half-year contract for commuter train operations services that will begin on January 1, 2021 and expire on June 30, 2025. As part of the contract, Amtrak will provide …

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  • Stephen Gardner Named Amtrak President as Part of New Leadership Structure

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has been appointed President, effective Dec. 1, 2020. Gardner’s appointment is part of a broader set of actions taken under Flynn’s leadership, working with the Board of Directors, to ensure that Amtrak …

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  • Buy Safely and Travel Safely with Amtrak Gift Cards

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Whether you are shopping from your smartphone or your desktop for “Cyber Monday” – or returning a Black Friday purchase to a store – Amtrak can help you check items off your holiday list with Amtrak Gift Cards. holidayAvailable via …

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  • Eurostar continues to struggle for survival following COVID-19 slump

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    High-speed railway service Eurostar that links St Pancras International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Resort Paris, Rotterdam and Amsterdam has criticised a new government support scheme for airports in the U.K., arguing that rail operators have been unfairly excluded. The support …

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  • Alcohol now ban in Scotland railways

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    The authorities have recently decided to introduce a complete ban on consumption of alcohol within Scotland’s rail network. Visitors will no longer be allowed to drink alcohol or trains or at stations in Scotland from Monday, ScotRail has announced. Keeping …

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  • CrossCountry signs new contract to continue rail services in UK

    Published on : Thursday, November 12, 2020

    One of the rail operating companies, CrossCountry has signed a new contract confirming that they will continue to operate passenger rail services in UK for three additional years. The contract became effective on October 18 and will run until October …

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  • East Midlands Railway introduces first of new regional train fleet

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new regional fleet. The Class 170 “Turbostars”, which will initially run on the Robin Hood Line, offer EMR Regional customers a more modern and reliable unit with free WiFi. …

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  • India launches first solar-powered miniature train in Kerala

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Mondaylaunched a solar energy-driven miniature train, billed as the country’s first of its kind, at the Veli Tourist Village. The train, which would be an attraction for children especially, was part of a string …

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  • Austrian Airlines launches AIRail train service on the route between Graz and Vienna Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their “Train to Plane” offer AIRail by another route. From 13 December 2020, four trains with an Austrian flight number will run daily between Graz Central Station and Vienna Airport. …

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  • Amtrak: Kids Ride Free Sale Available for Travel on A Rail Adventure This Fall

    Published on : Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    Families can travel this fall, without the hassle of driving or flying, by taking advantage of the Kids Ride Free flash sale. This sale allows one child, age 2-12, to travel free with each paid adult ticket and is available …

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  • Tourists from West Bengal to Himachal Pradesh decline with trains from Howrah to Kalka not running

    Published on : Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    The number of tourists from West Bengal to Himachal Pradesh has declined with trains from Howrah to Kalka not running, and hence, tourism and related industries have been affected. As per the tourism industry and stakeholders’ association release, “Tourists from …

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  • Amtrak Recommends Booking Thanksgiving Tickets Early

    Published on : Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    This Thanksgiving travel season, Amtrak is ready to help customers travel safely and comfortably to reconnect with friends and family. Amtrak is delivering a new standard of travel that includes enhanced cleaning protocols, contactless amenities, social distancing on board and …

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  • Eurostar opens sales to the slopes

    Published on : Friday, October 9, 2020

    Eurostar, the high-speed rail link between the UK and mainland Europe, today opens sales for connecting journeys from London to the French Alps. Tickets are now available for travel from 13th December until 3rd January 2021. Travel for the remainder …

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  • UK conducts hydrogen-powered train testing

    Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2020

    Recently UK conducted mainline testing of the country’s first hydrogen-powered train as an attempt to minimise carbon emission from rail network. Trail run has begun of the HydroFLEX hydrogen train since the initiation of the project work. HydroFLEX is created …

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  • Trial runs of Alstom’s hydrogen train in the Netherlands deemed officially successful

    Published on : Friday, October 2, 2020

    The Province of Groningen has published a report outlining the results of the Coradia iLint tests performed in March on the 65 kilometers of line between Groningen and Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands. The tests aimed to investigate …

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  • Amtrak-led Coalition Wins Another Southwest Chief Grant

    Published on : Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Amtrak, committed to the national network of long-distance, interregional trains, is thanking the Federal Railroad Administration for a $5.6 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant to stabilize and rehabilitate the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chief in …

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  • Amtrak Takes New Step to Ensure Distancing on Trains

    Published on : Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Amtrak is taking a new step to make certain our customers can easily distance themselves from each other on our busiest trains in the Northeast Corridor and on the Amtrak National Network. Effective Sept. 14, customers who purchase multi-ride tickets …

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  • Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

    Published on : Friday, September 4, 2020

    Amtrak has expanded its Carry-on bike program for most Northeast Regional departures, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, allowing customers to store their bike inside of the passenger coach in a designated space. In addition, Amtrak has worked with its various Northeast …

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