Daytrip from Dublin: Belfast

Daytrip from Dublin: Belfast
... in the past and once again Belfast is a safe city to visit where visitors don’t even have to worry about crossing a border. Climb aboard the train or the bus and in about 2 hours, you will be exploring the streets of Belfast! The city is so close to Dublin that it has been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time now. Yesterday I finally bit the bullet, asked a friend from Northern Ireland to meet me and be my tour guide, and I climbed aboard a morning train to Belfast. I always...
June 24th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
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Journey to the South Rim on The Grand Canyon Railway

Journey to the South Rim on The Grand Canyon Railway
... cowboys or the cavalry that conquered the Wild West, but the locomotive.  And there’s no better example, than in 1901 when the first steam train took passengers from Williams, Ariz., to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on what we enjoy today, The Grand Canyon Railway. A History Lesson The canyon’s potential was realized in the 1880s, but the remoteness of the area made the journey difficult.  If it weren’t for the vision of William Owen O’Neill, the mayor of Prescott at the...
December 15th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 5
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A high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow starts!

A high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow starts!
... Rus (Sapsan) by Siemens Photo credit: Siemens Mobility Great news! I know many people wanted to know when the Sapsan, a Siemens-produced high-speed train, will travel between Moscow and St. Petersburg, what is a time-table and what is a ticket price. Now this information is available. Its first trip Sapsan will make on December 11. Prices are different: from 2400 to 3600 rubles for econom-class, till 4700 to 6700 rubles for business-class. Not much comparing with prices for tickets of airlines,...
November 17th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 1
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Take a trip on the new Canada Line!

“Isn’t this cool!” my companion exclaims as the train whizzes along in the tunnel.  We’re on Trans Link’s new Canada Line, heading for Richmond and YVR.  We feel like kids on a carnival ride, the new transit line is that much fun! We boarded at the Waterfront Station at noon,  finding comfortable seats in the spacious car. There’s plenty of leg room and space for bikes and luggage. The ride to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will take approximately 25...
September 5th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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All Aboard, the Verde Valley Grape Train

Passengers on the Verde Canyon Railroad enjoy a four-hour round trip scenic train ride to the ghost ranch of Perkinsville in first-class style aboard renovated passenger coaches and open-air viewing cars pulled by vintage locomotives.  The train rolls past Indian ruins, through a 680-foot man-made tunnel, and towering red rock formations. This summer the railroad is sponsoring themed wine trips that they call “The Grape train.”  Two Fridays remain for this event specially designed for wine...
August 10th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Food & Beverage, Great Places to Unwind, Must-See Sights, Scenic & Short Trips, sightseeing, tour, Tours, train, Verde Valley, wine, wine tasting

Sydney Launches Epping to Chatswood Train Line

Sydney has just launched a brand new train service linking Epping and Chatswood. The train connects the stations via twin underground rail tunnels. It stops at brand new stations at Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, and North Ryde. The rail link is the first to offer direct access to the expanding business and educational hub between Epping and Chatswood. To celebrate the launch, Cityrail is offering free travel for customers using the new rail link. Simply ask rail staff for your complimentary...
February 23rd, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chatswood, CityRail, Epping, Getting Around - Local Transportation, News, train

The Devil’s Nose: the Most Difficult Train in the World

One of the most famous (or infamous) traveller’s stops in Ecuador is the incredible Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) train ride. If your image of train travel in South America involves sitting on the roof as an antique train chugs through steep canyons on switchbacks, then this is the ticket. (Don’t worry, you can still sit inside the cars if that’s more your speed!) Built at the turn of the last century, the train from Guayaquil to Quito went well until they reached an almost perpendicular...
November 23rd, 2008 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: adventure, Alausi, Devil's Nose, Ecuador, Nariz del Diablo, train, transportation

Lost in Translation

... If you do get hit by a car because you were crossing on a Red Light, the driver could actually sue you for damages on their car. Getting on the train See how people are standing beside the doors instead of infront of them while they wait to get on the train? It’s so the people who are on the train can quickly get off and you can quickly board. Do as the Müncheners do and wait on the sides of the doors. Riding the Bus after 9pm So you’re getting on the bus and all of the sudden the driver...
June 9th, 2008 | themunichguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Let’s Ride the Train!

... city. How it works is that you buy your ticket, then stamp it in the blue boxes that usually stand before you walk down the stairs leading to the train platform. You technically could take the train without paying, but there are random control checks that take place every day. It’s a bit confusing and scary when you first get controlled, especially if you have no idea as to what’s going on. The controllers come onto the train, dressed in regular clothing, then after the doors close,...
December 20th, 2007 | themunichguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Helpful Links

... any visitor to Munich: City Webpage: link text Map of train Transport: link text Tags: city, History & Information, Munich, News, train, transportation ...
December 6th, 2007 | themunichguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: city, History & Information, Munich, News, train, transportation