Train travel

How to Spend 47 Hours on a Train and Not Go Crazy The New York Times

Lynn Douglas, left, lives in a German Baptistmunity in Ohio. Steve King (in green shirt) is a train buff who has written books about train history. Matthew Carr (in front of King) is a military veteran returning home to Tucson. Mark, far right, was also traveling to Tucson to, as he said, start over in the desert.Lynn Douglas, left, lives in a German Baptistmunity in Ohio. Steve King (in green shirt) is a train buff who has written books about train history. Matthew Carr (in front of King) is a military veteran returning home to Tucson. Mark, far right, was also traveling to Tucson to, as he said, start over in the desert..

How far can you travel by train in 24 hours? This intrepid traveller just found out Euronews

This is the question that Brit Jo Kibble set out to answer this week. Leaving from his home in London, he wanted to find the furthest point he could get to from St Pancras ternational Station in a single day.“I got to Paris Gare du Nord, took a quick walk across Paris to Gare de l’Est, and caught a train to Strasbourg,” says Jo, a 40-year-old council worker from Greenwich. “From there, I passed through the champagne region and got on a local service to Basel, Switzerland.”The eastern high speed line out of Paris can probably claim to be Europe’s fastest railway, as the world train speed record was set along here in 2007 (575km/h)..

How to Get the Most Out of a Vacation by Train The New York Times

If you think that traveling by train isn’t your idea of a fun vacation, think again, says Eleanor Flagler Hardy, the president of the Society of ternational Railway Travelers, a Louisville, Ky.-based travel agency specializing in trips by rail. “Traveling by train is a fabulous way to see any country unfold, and you can truly relax onboard because you’re not worrying about driving, directions or traffic,” she said.ALL BUDGETS ARE WELCOME Train vacations can amodate both luxury and cost-conscious travelers. Pricey train trips with high-quality service, multicourse meals paired with premium wines and deluxe amodations include the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which goes through various destinations in Europe, the Belmond Royal Scotsman, through Scotland, England and Wales, and the Eastern amp; Oriental Express, which includes a Bangkok-to-Singapore itinerary..

MAKING TRAIN TRAVEL SAFE AGAIN Rail Technology Magazine : October / November 2020

Within this article Peter Kennan and Mark Lynam, look at how the rail industry has worked to make the railway Covid-19 secure, with the launch of the Rail to Recovery campaign at the beginning of September.This initiative was to remind people that train travel is not only once again viable, safe and indeed the greener option for travelling but that taking the train will help local high streets, businesses andmunities to recover.The approach by different train operators to Covid-19 has been interesting to see. It is a difficult balancing act to encourage safe travel including face maskpliance and social distancing whilst not being overly zealous and scaring people to again think that public transport is not safe..

Why Europe Is vesting Heavily in Trains The New York Times

New sleeper train connections are cropping up across Europe. The Austrian operator ÖBB Nightjet has overnight services to cities like Rome, Milan, Brussels and Amsterdam, and recently initiated a Vienna-Paris overnight link.Train travel in Europe is on the upswing, thanks to growing interest from travelers, a renaissance in sleeper trains, and new investments in high-speed rail lines across the continent. But to see major growth in passenger traffic — which is one of the goals of the European Green Deal — the continent’s railways will have to ovee a number of challenges, including booking difficulties andpetition with short-haul flights, which remain the cheaper option on many multicountry routes..

Train travel attempts to gain ground in tourism

After running out of steam, train travel is making aeback in response to the urgency of climate change and the price of fuel. But in France, the national railpany still doesn’t meet the demands of tourism. Is there a sense of betrayal, of desertion in the air? October 2021, Michelin, the leading publisher of road maps and car tourist guides, published its first guide to rail travel, Vacances en Train, 40 voyages sans voiture (“Train Vacations: 40 carless journeys”). Has Michelin Man really partnered with the SNCF? This has not been on the agenda since the “Micheline” rubber-tired rail cars of nearly a century ago..

Why Many Europeans Are Opting for Train Travel Over Flying Time

A local train moves by while tourists wait for the Alfa Pendular high speed train, connecting Porto with Lisbon, at Campanha train station on July 06, 2018 in Porto, Portugal. Large numbers of visitors and locals travel by means of railroads between Porto, second largest city in the country, and Lisbon, its capital city.As a fairly reserved group, Scandinavians tend to be generally disinclined to chat to people they donrsquo;t know. But as the train for Berlin pulls out of Malmo station in southern Sweden late on a July afternoon during one of this summerrsquo;s many heatwaves, the atmosphere among the strangers seated in car 104 is almost festive..

Trains – New

A deadly train derailment that killed three workers is shown near Field, B.C., in February 2019. Railways have their own police forces that place them in a conflict of interest when they investigate their employers.A policy decision to allow the Montreal, Maine amp; Atlantic Railway — apany with a poor safety record – to run its trains through a town in Québec with single person crews resulted the fourth deadliest railway disaster in Canadian history in 2013. Eight years later, Transport Canada is still suffering from safety issues.A Bombardier sign wees travellers to Berlin Central Station, where Bombardier’s rail division headquarters are located..

This Electric Train Will Take You from 6th of October to Abu Simbel

Your next big trip to Luxor might be greener than it has ever been before. Construction has begun on the second line of the express electric train, which will run from 6th of October city to Abu Simbel! conjunction with the first line, which will run from Ain Sokhna to Alexandria and Matrouh, the environmentally-friendly train system will represent a leap in sustainable transportation in Egypt. The system will also offer transportation of goods between the ports and Egypt’s governorates. nbsp; The high-speed electric trainwork consists of three main lines with a total length of about 2,000 kilometres, about 1,400 kilometres of which will serve Upper Egypt, in parallel with the ongoing development of the existing railwaywork with a length of 10,000 kilometres..

More than half of LondonEdinburgh travellers are now going by train instead of plan

He said: “It’s almost a year since I rode the inaugural LumoTravel low-cost train between London Edinburgh with fares from £14.90. I said back then that five daily 400-seat trains had the potential to empty a lot of planes. One year on, have they? Or just abstracted revenue from LNER?”Lumo, owned by FirstGroup, launched in 2021 with the aim of providing low-cost train journeys to Edinburgh Waverley from London andpete with airlines for the same services. Tickets started out as low as £14.90 for the four-and-a-half hour journey.Lumo runs five trains a day at non-peak times. Managing director Helen Wylde said at the time of its launch: “The support we have received for Lumo has been fantastic..