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24 Years in The Making, Switzerland Opens World’s Longest Train Tunnel

24 Years in The Making, Switzerland Opens World’s Longest Train Tunnel

Greg Oates, Skift

Travelers can now travel by train from Germany to Italy through the heart of the Alps in less than three hours.

5 months ago

Skift Podcast: Understanding the Needs of Modern Budget Travelers

Skift Podcast: Understanding the Needs of Modern Budget Travelers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Price-sensitive travelers would be well served by doing extra research to make sure they understand the true cost of bargain-basement prices.

6 months ago

Hyperloop One Showing Off Super-speed Propulsion Technology

Hyperloop One Showing Off Super-speed Propulsion Technology

Greg Oates, Skift

Hyperloop is starting to feel like maybe it's a real thing, now that companies are beginning to test systems in real-world environments.

7 months ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Amtrak’s CMO on Selling Train Travel in Car Country

Skift CMO Interviews: Amtrak’s CMO on Selling Train Travel in Car Country

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Amtrak is looking to redefine itself into a solid leisure travel option for American travelers looking to experience the country in a different way.

8 months ago

Japan’s Bullet Trains Are Using Comfort and Sake to Challenge Luxury Jets

Japan’s Bullet Trains Are Using Comfort and Sake to Challenge Luxury Jets

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

The luxury experience will be crucial to Japan's effort to grow its high-speed rail network.

8 months ago

What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

Dan Peltier, Skift

London's contact-less payments system is already embraced by many international travelers who want to quickly get where they're going. It doesn't make sense for travelers to buy a card they may only need a few times and tapping credit cards and Apple Pay on card readers solves this problem.

10 months ago

Amtrak Turns to Private Money to Help Fund New York Tunnel

Amtrak Turns to Private Money to Help Fund New York Tunnel

Hilary Russ and Edward Krudy, Reuters

That the U.S.'s most important rail connection has to deal with these funding issues is a testament to idiotic transportation policy at the federal and state levels.

1 year ago

Las Vegas to Southern California Train Leaps Small Hurdles

Las Vegas to Southern California Train Leaps Small Hurdles

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press

We support anything that promises to make California's constant nightmare-traffic less miserable.

1 year ago

Dutch City Reimagines the European Central Train Station

Dutch City Reimagines the European Central Train Station

Greg Oates, Skift

The wildy inventive design at Arnhem Central helps position the city as more than just a mere transfer point for people enroute to Amsterdam.

1 year ago

New Florida High-Speed Train Line Tries to Get Travelers Out of Cars

New Florida High-Speed Train Line Tries to Get Travelers Out of Cars

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Anyone who's ever driven from Orlando to Miami knows that traversing Florida highways can be a slog. By offering travelers a faster alternative, Brightline has a chance to succeed.

1 year ago

Eurail Pass Booking is Subject of U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

Eurail Pass Booking is Subject of U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

Should foreign governments, heavily involved in business enterprises and not just governing, be subject to lawsuits in the U.S? The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the issue.

1 year ago

Amtrak Launches Its First New Brand Campaign in 15 Years

Amtrak Launches Its First New Brand Campaign in 15 Years

Greg Oates, Skift

Amtrak is collecting content from both professional "Amtrak Residency" writers and its customers to create a large enough inventory of stories and visuals to show the scale of the rail line's national network.

1 year ago