Articles tagged “rail travel”

Rail Is the Next Big Thing for Asia’s Online Travel Platforms

Rail Is the Next Big Thing for Asia’s Online Travel Platforms

Raini Hamdi, Skift

After low cost carriers, the next big thing that will change the way Asians travel could be rail. A rail-volution is in the air and online travel platforms want in. But it’s not that easy. Here’s why.

1 month ago

Amtrak Enhances DC to New York Service But Troubles Remain

Amtrak Enhances DC to New York Service But Troubles Remain

Elise Young, Bloomberg

Amtrak is spending billions on new stations and faster tracks along the Northeast U.S. corridor, the nation's busiest train route. But the railway operator's work will be useless if any of the tunnels or rail bridges connecting New York with New Jersey and Connecticut falter.

2 months ago

Google Digs Deeper Into India With Where Is My Train Acquisition

Google Digs Deeper Into India With Where Is My Train Acquisition

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Google’s acquisition of Bangalore-based Where is my Train validates the growing importance of rail travel — and the anxiety among competitors of Google's growing reach into travel.

3 months ago

What European Rail Companies Need to Do to Boost Growth From Tourism

What European Rail Companies Need to Do to Boost Growth From Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Rail travel is a complex beast and something the tourism industry has yet to fully embrace, but things are starting to change.

4 months ago

Thailand Advances a $6.9 Billion Rail Project to Connect Its Airports

Thailand Advances a $6.9 Billion Rail Project to Connect Its Airports

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Thailand's military government plans to connect the country's three major airports by rail. The links would be a boon to travelers in a country that expects a record 40 million visitors this year.

6 months ago

Pakistan’s Long-Distance Rail to Be Overhauled With China’s Help

Pakistan’s Long-Distance Rail to Be Overhauled With China’s Help

Ismail Dilawar and Chris Kay, Bloomberg

China's rekindling of the ancient Silk Road through a planned network of highways, railways, and pipelines linking it with Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe is having all sorts of knock-on effects changing tourism infrastructure. The West should take note.

11 months ago

CEO Interview: Trainline Aims to Steal Airline Share Down the Line

CEO Interview: Trainline Aims to Steal Airline Share Down the Line

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Rail travel still remains a stubbornly offline mode of transport when it comes to booking a ticket. Companies like Trainline are trying to change this by making it easier to search and buy tickets across Europe.

1 year ago

The U.S.’s First Private Passenger Rail in 30 Years Departs in 2017

The U.S.’s First Private Passenger Rail in 30 Years Departs in 2017

Amy Anthony, Associated Press

Smaller, second-tier U.S. cities need better passenger rail connections as populations in these destinations continuing increasing and the only thing standing in their way are politics.

4 years ago

Amtrak Funding Bill Isn’t Good News for Northeast Corridor Passengers

Amtrak Funding Bill Isn’t Good News for Northeast Corridor Passengers

Dan Peltier, Skift

This isn't a perfect bill for Amtrak, but at this point it's better than stalling its passage for years because of partisan gridlock.

4 years ago

The Current State of Rail Travel in the U.S. and Europe

The Current State of Rail Travel in the U.S. and Europe

Dan Peltier, Skift

Rail travel vacations still have their appeal with travelers as they make the journey to a destination more unique and exciting, fully encapsulating what the travel experience is all about.

4 years ago