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Rail

Amtrak increases capacity for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

amtrak crowdIn anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, America’s Railroad® is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with additional capacity on several routes in the Midwest. Extra trains will operate to and from downstate Illinois and Michigan and Amtrak will also operate every available passenger railcar in its fleet.

EU votes for free train rides to 18-year-olds to travel European continent

swiss train glacier express

The mobility of young people is essential in promoting a sense of belonging to Europe, enhancing social cohesion and ensuring a competitive European economy. However, the mobility of young people is not yet widespread despite the success of the Erasmus, Erasmus + and related programs. Now, European Union (EU) plans to give free Interrail pass to every 18-year-old in Europe on their birthday.

Train Crashes Into Hoboken Terminal

hoboken train crash290916Three people were killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour.

Deadly train crash in north-western Spain

spain train crash sept9 2016 reutersphotoAt least four people have been killed and 49 hurt in a train derailment in Galicia in north-western Spain. The train between the city of Vigo and Porto, in Portugal, was carrying 63 passengers and two crew members, including the driver, state-run railway operator Renfe said.

Amtrak to upgrade trainsets

amtrak nextgen trains

Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. The contract is part of $2.45 billion that will be invested on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor (NEC) as part of a multifaceted modernization program to renew and expand the Acela Express service.

Eurostar workers to strike on weekends

eurostar trainEurostar rail workers will strike for seven days over two weekends this month in a long-running dispute over work life balance. The walkout, starting this Friday from just after midnight until Monday, and then for three days the following weekend.

China unveils panda-themed train

panda themed train

One of the main attractions in southwest China's Sichuan Province is to visit the home of pandas and white bears. A panda-themed train debuted on Sunday with the first train departed at 8:26 a.m. with its first passengers. The debut marks the opening of the fourth subway line in the provincial capital of Chengdu.

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