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Trains

Hong Kong's retro ride: Peak Tram turns 125

Hong Kong's retro ride: Peak Tram turns 125

Hong Kong's iconic attraction marks its birthday with vintage souvenirs and a new mascot
Trio of 737 fuselages fall off train into river

Trio of 737 fuselages fall off train into river

Three Boeing 737 fuselages slid down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River following a train derailment en route to Boeing's facility in Washington
 Hovercrafts and giant wheels: The future of North Korean architecture?

Hovercrafts and giant wheels: The future of North Korean architecture?

An architect from North Korea dreams up futuristic designs for sustainable tourism developments in the country
11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

Which apps to download, what cards to buy and what to pre-book before your trip
Top European train trips

Top European train trips

Enough with the iPad! It's time to look out the window and realize that sometimes the best part of a journey is the journey
London Underground: 10 tips for Tube survival

London Underground: 10 tips for Tube survival

The world’s first subway marks its 150th birthday. Mind the gap and stand clear of the doors
Commuters bare legs for No Pants Subway Ride day

Commuters bare legs for No Pants Subway Ride day

Boxers, briefs and panties were all on show as the world disrobed for the 13th annual No Pants Subway Ride
Japan's future 'dream technology': Maglev trains

Japan's future 'dream technology': Maglev trains

Train company JR Tokai plans to build a $100 billion track between Tokyo and Nagoya
More camels than koalas-- and 19 other Australia discoveries

More camels than koalas-- and 19 other Australia discoveries

Stereotypes begone! Here's the genuine Australia, beetroot on the burgers included
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
Sydney goes Tokyo: Move to ban mobile phones from train carriages

Sydney goes Tokyo: Move to ban mobile phones from train carriages

Australian governments are following the Japanese cultural taboo and initiating quiet zones on trains