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New higher-speed Florida train has highest US death rate

MIAMI (AP) — After Richard Branson announced his Virgin Group would partner with Brightline, Florida’s new higher-speed passenger rail service, a train whisked the British billionaire, VIPs and journalists from Miami to West Palm Beach in just over an hour and then back, with no problems. That was likely a …

Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains – The Washington Post

Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains, a shift that has ignited a firestorm of complaints from railroad passengers and aficionados. Anderson acknowledged the transition to more “flexible” and “contemporary” dining options hasn’t been …

Eurostar to Add Amsterdam in April in Biggest Network Expansion – Bloomberg

Trains from London will reach Dutch city in 3 hours 41 minutes Launch marks CEO Petrovic’s last move before joining Siemens Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg Eurostar International Ltd. will link London with the Netherlands by rail starting April 4 in the biggest expansion of the Channel Tunnel express operator’s network since it …

Bar cars returning to Connecticut-New York commuter trains

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Railroad cars equipped with bars for serving alcohol are returning to commuter trains running between New York City and Connecticut, restoring a tradition dating back 50 years that evoked the stylish cocktail-sipping scenes of the “Mad Men” TV show. State officials plan to buy an additional …

World’s longest tunnel completed – Business Insider

The Gotthard Base Tunnel will dramatically decrease travel time between Switzerland and Northern Italy. The Swiss Alps are an unforgiving landscape of rugged, rocky peaks and lush, green valleys. Connecting communities that would be otherwise isolated by the vast mountain range — including cultural and economic hubs such as Zurich, …