UK: Reversing the 1960s Beeching rail cuts will help tackle the housing crisis, says Chris Grayling

By Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent, The Telegraph; December 14, 2017 Plans to reopen rail lines by reversing the Beeching…

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Russian Train Passengers Need Consent to Share Bottom Bunk

From The Moscow Times; December 11, 2017 Russian train passengers who purchase tickets for top bunks can only sit on…

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German high-speed train breaks down on return from Berlin-Munich maiden voyage

By Alistair Walsh, Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2017 A train traveling on the brand new high-speed rail link between Munich…

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Righting wrong signals: learning from London’s Waterloo Station

By Ross Davies, Railway Technology; December 4, 2017 Hell hath no fury like a stranded commuter. Mark Carne, chairman of…

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Japan’s entry into Britain’s rail franchising

From Global Rail News; December 8, 2017 After 10 years of running the West Midlands franchise, London Midland will step…

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UK: The end of the quiet carriage? Train operator asks passengers to decide

By Telegraph Reporters, The Telegraph; December 5, 2017 It is a place of solitude for travellers seeking respite from rush…

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UK: New rail destinations for commuters to begin next spring from Cambridgeshire to London

From ITV News; December 4, 2017 For decades rail users travelling south from Cambridge and Peterborough have found Kings Cross…

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Switzerland: Twindexx fleet to enter service in 2018

From Railway Gazette; November 30, 2017 SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways confirmed on November 30 that it will launch the first…

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