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China to upgrade bullet train speed

SOURCE:China Central Television (CCTV)- China will upgrade the speed of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train to 350 km/h starting from September, according an announcement by the China Railway Corporation on Sunday. Continue reading


Fares as high as $10,000 on board Japan luxury sleeper train

Japan’s luxury sleeper train Shiki-shima debuts with tickets that cost as much as $10,000, as popularity for high-end train services grow in Japan.

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London commuters face worst rail strike disruption for decades

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners face travel chaos on Tuesday as rail union begins a 48-hour strike.

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China Railway Construction Corp signs contract in Zambia worth $2.3 bln

China Railway Construction updates on contract with Ministry Of Transport And Communications, Zambia

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“No technical problems” on Bavaria train crash route – German rail

Routine safety checks carried out last week on the signalling system on the route where two German trains collided head on revealed no “technical problems,” says a German rail spokesperson.

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Calais migrants hold Sunday church service in makeshift camp

Christian migrants sing and pray at a service in a makeshift church in their camp in Calais.

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Calais camp migrants learn French at makeshift school

Migrants at a makeshift camp in Calais learn French to help with asylum applications, as tensions rise around French shipping port.

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Migrants wake to a fresh day of attempting to cross Channel

Migrants sleeping rough in Calais wake in makeshifts camps as they continue their daily attempts to cross the Channel tunnel.
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