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  • Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year

    Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year
    Overall, 2013 is shaping up as a "more of the same" year, with only modest technical improvements and just the usual sales and promotions. Rail systems in many parts of the world are working on improvements, but you won't see any big projects completed...
  • Events mark Flagler railroad's Key West milestone

    Events mark Flagler railroad's Key West milestone
    It's only a week until the 100th anniversary of the inaugural journey of Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, which arrived for the first time in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912. The celebration will be in full swing this week in the Florida Keys,...
  • Seniors on the Go: Will U.S. railroad service ever get better?

    Seniors on the Go: Will U.S. railroad service ever get better?
    "I just returned from a trip to Europe, and really enjoyed riding the high-speed Eurostar and TGV. Why can't we have something like that here in the U.S.?" So asked a reader, and the fundamental answer is simple: The United States, as a nation, does not...
  • Seniors on the Go: European railpass changes next year

    Seniors on the Go: European railpass changes next year
    Even though the Eurail railpass idea has been a constant in European travel for more than 50 years, the details keep evolving. The latest addition is Turkey, which will be added to the Eurail Global and Eurail Select pass lineup starting the first of...
  • Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary

    Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary
    If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel. AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
  • Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014
    In just about any part of the world that has a good rail system, traveling by train is far more pleasant than traveling by economy-class air. Seats are wider, legroom is better, you avoid the time and expense of getting to/from airports, you avoid...
  • Seniors on the Go: New 'Ouigo' budget TGV launches in April

    Seniors on the Go: New 'Ouigo' budget TGV launches in April
    "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." SNCF, the French railway system, has decided to fight low-fare airlines with low-fare trains. Starting April 2, new budget-priced "Ouigo" high-speed trains will make three round-trips a day -- four on Saturdays -- on the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Traveling by bus a viable option ... yes, really!

    Take a Bus. Really? Yes, Really A month or so back, I was in Vancouver BC for a press showing, and on my return home I wanted to visit some cousins who live on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. My plan was to rent a car, but a one-way car from Canada...
  • Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations

    Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations
    VIA Rail Canada's new "Prestige Class" sleeping cars will top all previous cars -- and anything on Amtrak, as well -- in providing the most comfortable and livable long-haul overnight rail accommodations. And the refurbished business-class cars for the...
  • How far will this latest run for trains take us?

    A whopping 64 percent of Florida voters rejected high-speed rail in 2004. Twice in the past two years, the Legislature turned back a new commuter rail in Central Florida. It also rejected additional funding for existing commuter rail in South Florida....
  • The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks

     The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks
    Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks. "A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...