Train travel

What's the safest way to travel?

What's the safest way to travel?

Tuesday's Amtrak crash raises concerns about transportation safety. But statistically speaking, trains are actually a very safe way to travel
World's best rail network? How to get on track in Germany

World's best rail network? How to get on track in Germany

Germany's rail system is a great way to tour the country. It's cheap. It's (usually) punctual. And it has amazing views
China plans record-breaking high-speed train line

China plans record-breaking high-speed train line

Chinese railway experts are considering a 3,000-km high-speed route that would connect Inner Mongolia to Hainan
Eurostar looks to the future with new e320 trains

Eurostar looks to the future with new e320 trains

European airlines beware: These 320kph trains are upping the travel game with roomy seats and onboard wi-fi
Romantic rails: The timeless allure of steam trains

Romantic rails: The timeless allure of steam trains

An amateur photographer documents the rugged history of America's historic steam trains with astonishing results
Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Japanese rail company JR East has released incredible images of its upcoming Cruise Train, created by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama
High-speed train from Beijing to Alaska?

High-speed train from Beijing to Alaska?

A report indicates Chinese officials are discussing an underground railway from Beijing to Alaska. But how likely is it?
Orient Express: That's not a train. This is a train

Orient Express: That's not a train. This is a train

France's national railway teams with the Arab World Institute for an exhibit that brings back the era of Oriental Express elegance
World's most expensive train ticket?

World's most expensive train ticket?

Eight weeks on rails might sound like murder on the Orient Express. But with tickets at $36,500, you won't be in the cheap seats
Nothing like it in the world: China's time-tripping steam railway

Nothing like it in the world: China's time-tripping steam railway

A short drive from Chengdu, China’s incredible Jiayang Railway offers spectacular mountain scenery and a window into the Industrial Revolution
Memorable moments in Grand Central's 100 years

Memorable moments in Grand Central's 100 years

Run-ins with Nazi saboteurs and scrapes with military rockets; New York's iconic train station has a lot to look back on, as it celebrates its centenary
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