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Korea introduces tourist trains to explore mountainous and rural areas

SEOUL, Korea - To Koreans, Baekdu-daegan, nicknamed the "spine of the Korean Peninsula," is not just a chain of mountains running across the country.

Slovakia to join the Eurail Global Pass in 2012

UTRECHT, Netherlands - Eurail Group G.I.E. has announced that Slovakia will join the Eurail Global Pass on the 1st January, 2012.

15.4 million Indonesians expected to travel over Eid holidays

This year, Indonesian Minister for Transportation Freddy Numberi expects the number of people making the yearly trek to their respective hometowns over the Eid holidays to reach 15.4 million people, u

Eurostar announces new branding and service enhancements

LONDON, England - Eurostar has revealed it will be changing its branding and introducing new service enhancements for its customers, with Eurostar wishing to reflect its plans and ambitions for the bu

Will high-speed rail replace flying on short trip routes?

Boston, MA and London England - With air travel becoming increasingly tedious, costly and frustrating, it is no surprise that travelers are looking for an alternative.

Amtrak ridership up from coast to coast

WASHINGTON - The numbers are now in and January is the 15th straight month of ridership growth for Amtrak and also the best January on record with 2,126,429 passengers.

Tanzania railway repairs on course

The main railway line from Dar es Salaam into the heart of the country, under water some months ago following torrential rains and eventually severely damaged, will be up and running again by late May

Amtrak searching for head of new inter-city department

Amtrak president and CEO Joseph Boardman said a new high-speed rail department is the next step in an ongoing process to better position Amtrak to maximize the opportunities available in the new inter

About Don Muang and about trains

The most constant quality of any Thai governments is its ability to always announce huge development projects for Bangkok.

Eurostar services halted indefinitely

LONDON – The only passenger rail link between Britain and the rest of Europe has been shut down indefinitely, Eurostar said Sunday, promising more travel misery for thousands of stranded passengers

2,000 trapped beneath the English Channel for 16 hours as Eurostar...

LONDON – More than 2,000 people were stranded beneath the English Channel for up to 16 hours when their Eurostar trains came to a halt in a tunnel, leaving many of them without food, water — or an

Train chaos threatens Berlin tourism

BERLIN, Germany — Berlin's regional train network, plunged into chaos in recent weeks by safety problems, may not return to normal until December, an official said, threatening misery for commuters,

Atlantic City Express Service launches inaugural trains connecting New York City...

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Representatives from the Atlantic City Express Service (ACES) joint venture partners - Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - joined

From Air France To ‘Train France’?

Train fares and journey times to Europe could be slashed if Air France goes through with plans for a high-speed rail service to compete with Eurostar.

Tourism minister says British hotels are overpriced and rush-hour trains ‘dreadful’

Hotels in Britain are too expensive and of "worrying" quality while our rush-hour trains are "dreadful", according of the Government minister responsible for attracting more tourists to the country.

Passenger trains collide in China, killing 66 and injuring 247

BEIJING - A pre-dawn collision Monday between two passenger trains in eastern China killed at least 66 people and injured 247, a state news agency reported. Witnesses said a train traveling from Beijing to coastal Qingdao city derailed and hit a second train at about 4:40 a.m., Xinhua News Agency said.

Chaotic rush to board trains in China

GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of thousands of desperate travelers, some hoisting terrified children or baggage over their heads, pushed their way onto trains Thursday as service resumed after the worst winter storms in decades paralyzed China.

Over half a million passengers stranded at China train station

BEIJING - Wild winter weather across China left hundreds of thousands of people stranded on Monday and crippled energy and transport, stoking fears of rising deaths and economic damage blighting the biggest holiday of the year.

Russia demands India promptly investigate Russian tourist murder

NEW DELHI (eTN) - Russia has demanded that India promptly investigate the killing of a Russian tourist in an armed attack on the train she was traveling on, the Russian embassy to India said Sunday.