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Hotels on wheels

When young people ask their parents, "What is a Pullman car?" they often receive a reply, "a railroad car you sit down in to have a meal on a train." However, the full story of the invention and wides

Eurostar reports continued growth in 2011

LONDON, England - Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, has reported solid progress over the past year delivering continued growth in both passenger numbers and ove

5 Chinese tourists killed in train crash in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A small train overturned in Taiwan's Ali Mountain area on Wednesday, killing at least five tourists and injuring more than 100 as of 11:00 p.m. local time.

43 dead in bus, train collision in Ukraine

A collision between a bus and a train in the Ukraine on Tuesday left 43 people dead and nine others injured, officials said.

India passenger and freight trains collide

At approximately 5:00 am local time, Monday, September 20, 2010, a

Railway link from Juba may go directly to Kenya

(eTN) - Information is circulating in Kampala that following the recent re-signing of the Rift Valley Railways (RVR) concession, which reportedly granted the company the dormant routes from Kampala to

Japanese tourists critically injured in Swiss train crash improving

Swiss medical authorities said on Monday that the condition of two Japanese holidaymakers who were critically injured when a popular tourist train derailed in the Alps was improving.

Swiss tourist train derails

GENEVA, Switzerland — The Glacier Express, a popular Alpine tourist train, derailed in southern Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 42 others.

Benchmark eco-friendly tourism route for Cape Town launched at Indaba 2010

There are few cities in the world that can boast a scenic train ride along a magnificent stretch of coastline offering whale spotting from the carriage windows and easy access to major tourist attract

Frustrated flyers in US opt to travel by train

"The airlines are prompting a renewed interest in rail travel," said Margie Jordan, CEO of ASAP Travel, based in Jacksonville, Fla.

Amtrak passenger numbers set new record

Citing an improving economy and high fuel prices as factors, Joseph Boardman, president and CEO of

Most luxurious tourist train launched in India

MUMBAI - India's most luxurious tourist train started its maiden journey from an eastern city on Saturday evening.

Eurostar services between Brussels and UK to resume on March 1

Eurostar services between Brussels and the UK will be near normal on Monday, March 1, when the high-speed lines near the site of the recent train accident will re-open.

Eurostar response to Independent Review

Eurostar today welcomed the findings from the Independent Review, which was commissioned following the disruption to its train service before Christmas and endorsed by Lord Adonis, the UK Secretary of

MIR Corporation’s new Trans-Siberian Railroad brochure just released detailing journeys by...

Seattle-based MIR Corporation is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new brochure, "Experience the Tran-Siberian Railway, Your Route – Your Way," detailing an extensive selection of j

Save $200 per couple on TourCrafters’ Italy by Train Special

TourCrafters is cutting the price of their new Italy by Train Special by US$200 per couple, and adding a "goody bag" worth US$200 per couple, if the package is booked by August 30.

Croatia train derails, killing 6

A two-car, high-speed train carrying about 90 passengers derailed near the village of Rudine in southern Croatia today, Friday, July 24, killing six people and injuring at least 55, officials said.

57 injured in commuter train crash in Madrid

At least 57 people are reported to have been slightly injured in a collision between two local commuter trains this morning on the C5 line in Aluche, Madrid.

Rebels free train passengers in eastern India

PATNA, India – Suspected Maoist rebels hijacked a train with hundreds of passengers aboard in a remote area in eastern India on Wednesday, a day ahead of parliamentary polling that the guerrillas ha

Lure of tourists: World’s oldest steam engine ride

New Delhi - Despite recession and slowdown in tourists inflow to the country, travel by the world's oldest working steam locomotive on the Delhi-Ajmer route has gained momentum with the heritage train

India launches one more royal tourist train

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, a regal train chugging across the land of maharajas in western India, Sunday started its maiden journey, with the government promising to launch similar services in more sta

Britain’s first train e-tickets

CrossCountry has announced the launch of its new, easy way for customers to buy and collect their CrossCountry Advance tickets.

Love at first ride: Tourist on a commuter train

The day I took a trip on an economy-class train, I was a tourist in my own city; I was an outsider looking in.

A train ride

For the past year, the steam train in Livingstone has been seen crossing the main road near the Port Office and trundling through Dambwa suburb and on into the Park.

Annual Amtrak ridership sets all-time record

WASHINGTON DC - Amtrak ridership in Fiscal Year 2008 increased to 28,716,407 marking the sixth straight year of gains and setting a record for the most passengers using Amtrak trains since the Nationa

Teamsters Rail Conference statement on Metrolink accident

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2008) - The following statement is from Ed Rodzwicz, the president of the Teamsters Rail Conference and National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and

Amtrak rides a renaissance

WASHINGTON - With gasoline prices up, highways snarled, and tarmacs congested, America is going back to basics - or taking a sentimental journey - to passenger rail.

Take the train for a ‘unique European experience’

For travelers with wanderlust, exploring Europe by train has long been a rite of passage. The romance of the railways, visions of castles and Alpine villages from the bar car window seat, it's an experience you can't re-create at 30,000 feet.