Articles tagged “rail”

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

In theory, hybrid electric trains should contribute far less to global climate disruption than today's diesel-powered trains. Bombardier's research and development work may also catalyze lucrative new businesses.

5 days 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.

1 week ago

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

Sean O'Neill, Skift

GoEuro CEO Naren Shaam said his company is having strong growth in helping consumers book intercity trips on their smartphones. But can he guide his company into profitability?

3 weeks ago

Skift Marks 6 Years With This Digital Book Celebrating Business Longevity

Skift Marks 6 Years With This Digital Book Celebrating Business Longevity

Tom Lowry, Skift

Going slow to go fast. Less is more. Less is human. Patience. Sounds like crazy ideas to build a company around in today's world, right? But this is the culture that has brought Skift to its sixth anniversary today. To recognize our achievement, we are proud to offer you this digital book we created on the business of longevity.

2 months ago

Korean Peace Talks Could Lead to Rail Upgrades and Links Between North and South

Korean Peace Talks Could Lead to Rail Upgrades and Links Between North and South

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press

Better trains and railways would be another key step in opening up North Korea to outsiders, and the government is actually admitting this. We will see how far this actually gets with sanctions still in place.

3 months ago

Ford in Talks to Buy Landmark Train Station in Detroit

Ford in Talks to Buy Landmark Train Station in Detroit

Corey Williams, Associated Press

Ford is investing in downtown Detroit. The city hopes other corporations and investment will follow.

4 months ago

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 months 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.

4 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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!

6 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.

6 months ago