Rail transport

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‘An unforgettable rail journey’: my night on the Istanbul-Sofia Express
The overnight service from Turkey to Bulgaria started running again this year and was voted one of the world’s best journeys for 2023 by Lonely Planet

Tom Hall

22, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Row over Germany’s public transport ticket jumping from €9 to €49
Charities warn increase in monthly local travel pass will freeze out millions struggling with living costs

Kate Connolly in Berlin

03, Nov, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Scuffles at trial of men accused of causing 2013 train crash in Spain
Defendant punched as hearings get under way into Santiago de Compostela derailment that killed 80 people

Sam Jones in Madrid and agencies

05, Oct, 2022 @6:36 PM

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UK train drivers to strike on Wednesday over pay and conditions
Aslef general secretary says dispute will continue until government intervenes

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

04, Oct, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Paris Métro paper ticket reaches end of the line after more than 120 years
Iconic ticket on one-way trip to transport history as city opts for payment by travelcards and mobiles

Kim Willsher in Paris

04, Oct, 2022 @9:41 AM

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Man in wigs led string of thefts from French first-class train passengers
Police aim to reunite stolen goods including 150 pieces of luggage with owners around the world

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

16, Sep, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Biden hails ‘tentative agreement’ to avoid looming US rail strike
Announcement in early hours comes a day before deadline for deal as freight strike threatened widespread disruption

Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies

15, Sep, 2022 @11:41 AM

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Europe’s next-generation night trains aim to draw passengers away from planes
Austrian national railway unveils design for NightJet trains due to come into service from next summer

Kate Connolly in Berlin

08, Sep, 2022 @5:13 PM

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Free rail travel scheme begins in Spain to cut commuters’ costs
Initiative running to end of year will also benefit leisure travellers and tourists

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona and Kate Connolly in Berlin

01, Sep, 2022 @1:14 PM

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The lethal rise of ‘subway surfing’: ‘If someone slips, it’s game over’
The past year has seen a resurgence in a century-old trend: trying to ride on top of New York trains, with horrific results

Wilfred Chan

01, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Train bragging’: Swedish service joins glorious resurgence of sleeper travel
Overnight carriages are coming out of mothballs for the Hamburg to Stockholm service as the flight-free movement gathers pace

Carlton Reid

01, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Germany’s €9 train tickets scheme ‘saved 1.8m tons of CO2 emissions’
A fifth of the 52m tickets sold were bought by people who did not ordinarily use public transport

Kate Connolly in Berlin

30, Aug, 2022 @3:28 PM

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