Articles tagged “rail”

UK Government Is Taking Over a Key Rail Route

UK Government Is Taking Over a Key Rail Route

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

The ruling Conservative Party doesn't like to talk about public ownership, but in this case they've had no choice. The UK's rail system is broken and needs a total shake-up.

4 days ago

The Potential of a High-Speed Florida Train: Miami to Orlando Eventually

The Potential of a High-Speed Florida Train: Miami to Orlando Eventually

Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg

The Brightline high-speed train caters to commuters now in South Florida, but Orlando is scheduled to be a destination eventually. That has to have more than a few theme park executives excited.

1 week 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.

1 month ago

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

The showdown between the French government and the unions will impact passengers from France to the UK. No one is in the mood for compromise yet so this will get worse before it gets better.

1 month ago

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

Associated Press

For travelers, the ugliest French word is gréve, or strike. But like it or not, France's largest rail union will be striking over the next few months to challenge proposed labor law changes. Mon Dieu!

2 months ago

Japan Bullet Train Passengers Carrying Luggage Signaled Tourism Growth

Japan Bullet Train Passengers Carrying Luggage Signaled Tourism Growth

Livia Yap and Abhishek Vishno, Bloomberg

Japan's bullet trains have succeeded in getting travelers to use them. Tourism growth throughout the country has had a positive economic impact.

2 months ago

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

There used to be only two ways for railways to make money: luck and state handouts. But that's changing, as countries look at privatization and as railways look to technology to streamline operations. Sqills and SilverRail are two tech vendors that smell an opportunity.

2 months ago

France’s Rail System Is Falling Apart

France’s Rail System Is Falling Apart

Ania Nussbaum and Mark Deen, Bloomberg

France isn't the only country straining to make its rail system pay for itself. The U.S. has this problem, too, although Amtrak has been losing money for years and, like SNCF, isn't getting the investment it needs.

3 months ago

Senator Tells Trump Don’t Get Political With Vital Commuter Rail Tunnel

Senator Tells Trump Don’t Get Political With Vital Commuter Rail Tunnel

Jennifer Jacobs, Billy House and Justin Sink, Bloomberg

Trump's opposition to federal funding for the Gateway tunnel project between New York and New Jersey is only the latest example of playing to his base outside the northeastern U.S. He talks about rebuilding the nation's infrastructure but that doesn't apply when it comes to projects in some Blue states.

3 months ago

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit and competition from low-cost airlines aren't stopping Eurostar from a long-awaited and potentially lucrative expansion.

3 months ago

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

This is an embarrassment on every level for U.S. infrastructure.

3 months ago

The UK Government May Re-Nationalize London-Edinburgh Rail Route

The UK Government May Re-Nationalize London-Edinburgh Rail Route

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Stagecoach's problems show the difficulty in running a franchise on the UK's fractured rail network. The public and some politicians want reform but it seems the government is happy to tinker around the edges rather than make wholesale changes.

3 months ago