France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom offered to sell a French rail factory and make other concessions to win European Commission approval for its planned purchase of Bombardier’s transportation business.
The train wend its way through 22 tunnels and 48 bridges along the way, including the splendid Landwasser Viaduct, towering 65 metres over the ravine below.
A Japanese railway company, Tokyu, says it now uses just solar and other renewable energy to power its sprawling train service.
The woman had booked her seat in the first class compartment well in advance. She narrated her experience in a post with the title ‘AITA (Am I the A**hole) for not moving from my booked seat for an elderly person?’
Shell-shocked drivers had to abruptly change schedules: two train services were cancelled. One passenger tweeted that an apology was tendered for the delay to passengers.
The Backo Mini Express Museum, the largest of its kind in southeastern Europe, boasts more than a kilometre (half a mile) of tiny tracks traversing picturesque rural villages and city squares wrought in extraordinary detail.
Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths.
Russia hopes to become the top economic and military power in the Arctic, foreseeing new trading routes as global warming breaks up the glaciers.
Watch the Pacific Coast unravel on a rail journey aboard Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Oakland to Los Angeles.