Rail transport

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We (Nous) review – a tender homage to the unnoticed
French-Senegalese film-maker Alice Diop offers a sensitive portrayal of the disparate communities that live along one of Paris’s commuter rail lines

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Train to nowhere: can California’s high-speed rail project ever get back on track?
Despite 14 years of work and about $5bn spent, the 2008 promise of quick transport between Los Angeles and San Francisco has not materialized

Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles

29, May, 2022 @1:55 PM

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‘These stations are like cathedrals’: Elizabeth line services are ready to roll
After decades of planning and overspending exposed the hubristic boasts of Crossrail bosses, it is time to marvel

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, May, 2022 @12:21 PM

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The 5.20 from Kyiv: restored suburban rail offers hope as clean-up intensifies
Commuter towns notorious for Russian atrocities, such as Irpin, Bucha and Borodianka, are slowly picking up the pieces

Daniel Boffey in the Kiev region

14, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Italian train conductor who issued 5,000 fines wrongfully dismissed, court rules
Francesco Bonanno was accused of terrorising passengers by working with ‘uncommon zeal’

Angela Giuffrida

24, Apr, 2022 @2:38 PM

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Key Russian railway bridge destroyed in Belgorod near border with Ukraine
Potential act of sabotage comes as Russia begins militarising border regions, signalling shift of war effort towards east Ukraine

Andrew Roth

12, Apr, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Last stop, underwater: the Spanish railway line being devoured by the sea
The picturesque Maresme line has carried passengers from Barcelona to the coast for more than 170 years – but for how much longer?

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

31, Mar, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Not sufficiently precise’: David Elliott blames poor communication for Sydney trains fiasco
NSW transport minister says he was only warned of ‘significant delays’ to trains before going to bed the night before network outage

Tamsin Rose and Michael McGowan

23, Feb, 2022 @5:48 AM

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‘They did an Alan Joyce on us’: how the Sydney rail dispute escalated
Sydney’s train network will resume with limited services on Tuesday after a Fair Work Commission hearing was adjourned with no resolution

Michael McGowan and Tamsin Rose

21, Feb, 2022 @10:29 AM

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New York’s subways are safe statistically – but that’s not the full story
Harassment often goes unreported, meaning metrics don’t always convey experiences – especially for women and people of color

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

11, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘What the hell were you thinking?’: fighting flares in Narrabri over inland rail
After the shire council opposed the route citing flooding risks, the mayor overturned its stance. Now new councillors are asking questions …

Natasha May and Gabrielle Chan

10, Feb, 2022 @3:00 AM

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Inland rail: federal government won’t reassess business case despite cost blowout warnings
Local groups and experts express disappointment at Coalition’s ‘dismissive response’ to Senate inquiry’s report

Natasha May

28, Jan, 2022 @3:21 AM

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