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  • July 16, 2014
    Get free SIM card with selected Eurail pass this summer

    Visiting Europe and have a Eurail Pass? Then make sure to get the free Eurail Roaming SIM card and stay connected with friends and family while traveling in Europe. The first 2,500 Eurail Select and Global Pass customers who register their pass purchase on www.eurail-roaming.com can apply for a Eurail Free Roaming SIM Card. This […]


  • February 6, 2014
    Map of every bus and train routes across U.S.

    If you’re a traveler like us who prefers public transportation and road journeys, then look at the detailed map of every Greyhound (bus) and Amtrak (bus and train) route across United States that the American Intercity Bus Riders Association has put together. Download the PDF here and save it to your smartphone or tablet for […]


  • November 27, 2012
    Proof of ID now required for all classes of Indian Railways

    Earlier this year, we had mentioned that you will need to carry a proof of ID for AC class on Indian Railways. This was mandatory starting February 15 of this year. Now, the government has issued a statement that the same proof of ID is required for booking of tickets on all classes of Indian […]


  • August 15, 2012
    Luxury Trains in India

    India offers an enticing choice of luxurious train journeys for tourists. Fares usually include accommodation on board, tours, admission fees and all or most meals, and there are normally child concessions – enquire when booking. Palace on Wheels Website: www.palacesonwheels.com Departing from New Delhi, this train operates week-long tours of Rajasthan. Running from August to […]


  • May 31, 2012
    A guide to train reservation system in India

    Railway network in India is the world’s 4th largest with 114,500 kilometers of track and 7,500 stations nationwide. With better roads and airline network, there are options for traveling across the country, but trains still remain the best way to move around. So how does one make an Indian Railways Reservation online, especially if you […]


  • March 27, 2012
    German police can ‘random’ check ID based on skin color

    Huffington Post reports that a German court has ruled that certain police are allowed to carry out ID checks on the basis of skin color. A black German man, who was asked to show his papers while travelling by train, appealed to the courts and his appeal has been dismissed. He refused to show his […]


  • January 24, 2012
    Newest metro rail in the world is the Almaty Metro in Kazakhstan

    The Almaty Metro in Kazakhstan, that opened on December 1, 2011, is the newest metro rail in the world. It is just one month old and it took them 23 years to build it! Running 8.5 km long, people use it more as an attraction. Construction works began in the Soviet time in 1988 but […]


  • January 19, 2012
    Plot mainland Britain train routes on Google Maps via TheTrainLine

    Consumers can now plot their train journeys on Google Maps following a partnership with TheTrainline. Commuters can now access rail travel information across the country and view it in map format. The service includes train route and timetable information for more than 2,500 stations, 170,000 trips and 8,000 bus stops as well as walking directions […]


  • December 5, 2011
    Bohinj Railway – Jesenice to Sezana, Slovenia

    This journey through the Julian Alps is one of eastern Europe’s finest railway journeys. Known as the Bohinj Railway or Transalpina, the line between Jesenice and Sezana was likened to the feat of building the Suez Canal when it opened in 1906, on account of the engineering challenges in building its numerous tunnels, viaducts and […]


  • October 28, 2011
    Thello train service linking Paris-Milan-Venice starts in December

    The tickets for the new train linking Paris, Milan and Venice, called Thello, are already on sale for EUR 35, with the maiden trip on December 11, 2011. The project was born in early January 2011 by a partnerhip between the transport company of Group FS Italiane (Italian Railways) and the French Veolia Transdev to […]


  • October 20, 2011
    India’s IT city Bangalore gets its first Metro

    India’s southern IT city of Bangalore (Bengaluru) got its first metro rail network today. The first stretch of seven kilometres of the metro project took a little over four years to link Mahatma Gandhi Rd and Byapanahalli. Still to come for the city notorious for its traffic jams: another 35 kilometres of metro connectivity, with […]


  • October 11, 2011
    Thalys to start services from Brussels Intl. Airport to Paris

    Starting October 30, Thalys will offer the first ever link between Paris and Brussels International Airport. The connection will be available once a day in the morning. The direct train service from Paris Gare du Nord is the first step to a growing connecting network of Brussels Airport to European rail.


  • October 10, 2011
    Uzbekistan high-speed rail to run between Tashkent and Samarkand

    Uzbekistan Railways and JSC Uzzheldoropass announced that the high-speed train, namely Afrosiyob, went on track along the route Tashkent – Samarkand – Tashkent from October 8, 2011. According to the Uzbekistan Railways, the company has already started selling tickets for the high-speed train, Afrosiyob, that will cover a distance 344 km in two hours. Maximum […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Live public transit updates from Google Maps

    Living in Los Angeles, we don’t really care about the public transport system, but commuters in Boston, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, Madrid (Spain) and Turin (Italy) are in luck, because starting now, Google Maps for mobile and desktop can tell you when your ride is actually going to arrive with new live transit […]


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