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Dunkin’ Donuts Hot Coffee Service available on Amtrak trains

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Dunkin’ Donuts and Amtrak expand their partnership by offering Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend and Dunkin’ Decaf hot coffee on board Amtrak Northeast Regional trains. The newest phase of this partnership follows the successful April launch of Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee on board Amtrak Acela Express high-speed trains throughout the Northeast Corridor.

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Top train trip routes

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Train trips are among the top travel trends this year. Taking an epic train trip can help you unwind. There are cool train routes in the world and some of them include the following.

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Russian Railways carry over 100 million passengers in July 2017

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russian trainsAccording to the latest figures, more than 102.3 million passengers were transported on the infrastructure of Russian Railways in July 2017, up 7.4% from the same month in 2016. Suburban passenger numbers amounted to 89.7 million, an increase of 8.6%, while long-distance passengers fell to 12.6 million, a decline of 0.2%.

Explore Korea easier with the KORAIL PASS

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KORAIL is making it easier than ever for tourists and internationals living in Korea to explore the country! Foreigners can purchase a KORAIL PASS, valid for a specific duration, and freely travel all over Korea on all trains within the pass’s activated period.

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Amtrak and Lyft partner to ease travel

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As the most trips don’t start or end at an Amtrak station, Amtrak and Lyft announced rideshare partnership to make it easier to go more places.

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More travelers prefer Via Rail during Canada Day celebrations

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via rail canada logoVIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) trains transported more than 93,000 travelers celebrating Canada Day between June 29 and July 5, a 10% increase compared to 2016. Over seven days, the passengers travelled a cumulative distance of 40 million kilometers, the equivalent of circling the Earth 1,000 times.

New high-speed rail lines link Bordeaux and Rennes

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SNCF TGVFrance inaugurated two new high-speed rail lines on Saturday July 1, linking the capital to the western cities of Bordeaux and Rennes. The state-owned SNCF railway operator expects 35,000 passengers to use the new route to Bordeaux daily and 30,000 to use the line to Rennes.

Travel with the Walla Walla Wine Train

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Walla Walla has long been known as friendly town set in the heart of Washington's wine country, but getting there can be a challenge. Not anymore! The Walla Walla Wine Train by InquisiTours just made visiting a lot simpler.

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Eurostar upgrades trains on the London-Brussels route

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Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today previewed its new e320 train on the London-Brussels route in advance of its introduction into service on Sunday 28 May. The arrival of the new trains on the Brussels service is part of a £1 billion programme of investment in Eurostar’s fleet, stations and service which included the purchase of 17 new e320 trains and the refurbishment of its original trains.

Eurostar offers Europe gateway for less

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eurostar trainEurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering more opportunities to getaway for less. 75,000 seats are available for just £29 each way to Paris, Brussels, or Lille, and £35 each way to any Belgian station including Bruges, Antwerp or Ghent.

Eurostar offers Sound Menu for business travelers in partnership with Sony

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Eurostar Sony Sound menuA UK research looked into the music listening habits of business and lifestyle travelers. Over a quarter (27%) of travelers state they can never fully relax on a journey and 23% complain that they are unable to ‘switch off’ ahead of important meetings. 39% of travelers blamed the noise made by other travelers as being one of the biggest stress factors with 66% highlighting that music helps them relax; there has never been a better time to offer this bespoke service.

Great Western Railway to launch smartcard

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Bristol Smart Card touch adultGreat Western Railway (GWR) is to launch a smartcard for the Severn Beach Line, as part of a pilot which could see combined rail and bus travel in a single ticket offered across Bristol.

Iran & Russia Sign 1.2 billion euro Railroad Deal

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railway2mountainsRZD International, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, and Islamic Republic of Iran Railways signed a 1.2 billion Euro contract for the electrification of the 495-km route from Garmsar on the Tehran–Mashhad main line to Incheh Borun on the border with Turkmenistan.

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