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Controversial redesign of Paris Gare du Nord is scrapped over costs

France”s national railway operator announced on Tuesday evening that it was abandoning the gigantic and controversial project to transform the…

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Entire Dutch rail network disrupted by communications breakdown

The Dutch rail network ground to a temporary halt on Thursday. The country”s national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), halted…

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The EU promotes the virtues of train travel with the ‘Connecting Europe Express’

Much remains to be done to create a uniform rail network in Europe, but the European Commission is taking the…

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Italy braces for protests over new COVID rules for domestic travel

Italy has vowed zero-tolerance against demonstrators that block train tracks to protest new COVID rules for long-distance travel. From today,…

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German train drivers signal new strike over pay and working conditions

Train drivers in Germany have announced plans for a third major strike in a month following a dispute with the…

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German railway workers begin two-day nationwide strike

German railway workers began a nationwide strike on Tuesday night, the head of the GDL union said, after announcing that…

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Traffic on Trans-Siberian Railway halted after bridge collapse

Traffic on the world”s longest railway has been blocked after a bridge collapsed following heavy rain and flooding. Dozens of…

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Britain’s failing train network to brought under state control

The UK has announced a massive overhaul of its crumbling railway network that Boris Johnson’s government claims will improve life…

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As Europe gives billions to airlines, is rail being left behind?

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the transport industry in Europe, with flights and trains seeing unprecedented drops in…

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Diplomat uses hand-pushed rail trolley to get from N Korea to Russia

With pandemic restrictions hindering cross-border travel all around the world, one group of Russian diplomats has found a unique way…

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