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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.

Railway to link Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan

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baku tbilisi karsThe new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which is expected to be completed by early summer, will link Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The new railway line will initially increase trade between countries and let cargo to transfer from Asia to Europe.

New Railroad to connect Iran with Afghanistan

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railway2mountainsThe Iran Railway Company announced that a new railroad will connect Iran with Afghanistan in 2018. The rail project has reached the borderline with Afghanistan though the remaining part, which resides in the soil of the neighboring country, is expected to be accomplished by the end of the upcoming year.

Electric Train to shorten travel between Athens Airport and Piraeus

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electric train athensTravel between the port of Piraeus and Athens International Airport will take approximately 45 minutes on an electric train set to operate in June 2017. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said, “The Athens station will be fully operational in April and delivered to the citizens and to the public who will be able to enjoy a modern electric train. The train will reach Piraeus and works will be continued… in efforts to link the railway with the Metro station”.

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