Rail transport

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Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system
Campaigners say Face Pay, launched in over 240 stations, is ‘dangerous step’ in efforts to control population

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

15, Oct, 2021 @10:53 AM

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‘Renting the Taj Mahal’: the fight to save Darjeeling’s toy train
India’s tiny train has puffed up the Himalayas since 1881 but now the world heritage site is under threat

Amitava Banerjee in Darjeeling

03, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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At least three killed in Amtrak train derailment in Montana
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear and federal safety authorities will investigate

Associated Press in Joplin, Montana

26, Sep, 2021 @3:04 PM

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‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled
Wabtec shows off locomotive amid fresh attempt by some lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport

Oliver Milman in Pittsburgh

16, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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France’s high-speed TGV train enters service – archive, 1981
On 22 September 1981, the first Train à Grand Vitesse line from Paris to Lyon opened to the public. See how the Guardian reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

15, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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Miles Paine obituary
Other lives: Engineer who devoted much of his life to volunteering for the inter-faith Moral Re-Armament movement

Ross Brown

30, Aug, 2021 @3:59 PM

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A better commute? Six ways to improve your train journey to work
From studying to chatting more to fellow passengers, there are ways to make travel more enjoyable

Gwyn Topham

28, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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I rely on the Met Office to bring me sunshine | Brief letters
Letters: BBC weather forecasts | Pudding proofs | Trains to Antwerp | Latin gatekeepers | Geronimo’s end


19, Aug, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Ban on polluting lorries pledged in Tories’ transport greenprint
Delayed decarbonisation plan for achieving net zero emissions for transport by 2050 is published

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

13, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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New network of European sleeper trains announced
A French start-up aims to run ‘hotels on rails’ from Paris to 12 cities across Europe, including Edinburgh, from 2024

Kim Willsher

22, Jun, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Japan bullet train driver disciplined for leaving controls to go to toilet
A conductor, who was not qualified to drive the train, sat in the driver’s seat during his three-minute absence, in breach of the rules

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

21, May, 2021 @5:19 AM

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Infrastructure, roads and rail projects get $15.2bn over 10 years in Australia’s 2021 budget
Questions remain about Coalition’s ability to deliver on an ambitious agenda, which it says takes the total infrastructure spend to $110bn in a decade

Anne Davies

11, May, 2021 @10:07 AM

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