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January 23, 2012
JR Kanto Area Pass Now Available: Convenient Travel Around Tokyo/Kanto

The JR Kanto Area Pass is available at a discounted price for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area. Valid for three days, the pass allows unlimited reserved seat rides in ordinary cars of the Shinkansen, limited express and other trains. The JR Kanto Area Pass makes travel to popular tourist destinations such as Mt. Fuji, Izu and Karuizawa easy and economical. The pass, launched on December 1, 2011, is for foreign nationals only and a passport needs to be shown at the time of ...
September 19, 2011
Rail Europe Launches New B2B portal for South-East Asian Travel Agencies

Rail Europe has launched its new B2B portal for South East Asia. The website will enable travel agencies to provide improved services to clients looking to book rail products. With the launch of this new website, Rail Europe shows its commitment to serving travel trade professionals in the region. The easy navigation, rich content, real time products availability, and simple booking process guarantees a hassle-free booking experience. "We are launching this new B2B portal with a South E...
July 13, 2010
Orient-Express Offers New Journeys Through SE Asia

The Eastern & Oriental Express has long offered travelers the opportunity to experience the Golden Age of train travel through one of the world's most beautiful and exotic regions. This November, Orient-Express is introducing the Chronicles of Southeast Asia -- four new journeys that enable guests on the E & O to experience the region in even greater depth. The new itineraries will take passengers in comfort to places off the beaten track and essentially turn the train into a touring hotel - ...
February 17, 2009
Amadeus Rail IT Upgrade For CountryLink Australia

Amadeus, a leading provider of technology to the travel and tourism industry, has launched the latest version of Amadeus Rail's IT solution that provides rail operators with the technology to manage reservations, inventory, scheduling, seating, pricing and ticketing operations. The new version, initiated and being implemented by the Australian railway carrier CountryLink, sets a new standard for rail operators and is the result of Amadeus' investment in IT products for rail. With the new vers...
October 17, 2005
The Ghan To Darwin Doubles Its Service

Great Southern Railway has announced that The Legendary Ghan will be doubling its service to Darwin next year from 17 March 2006. The Ghan will operate twice weekly return services from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs. Tickets for The Ghan's additional service go on sale now. The additional service will depart Adelaide via Alice Springs every Friday and will return from Darwin every Monday. Great Southern Railway Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tony Braxton-Smith said, "We knew a journey ...
May 13, 2004
Successful Test Runs For Bangkok's First Subway

Bangkok's first underground mass transit system, the subway, successfully underwent its first trial runs between April 13-18, 2004, in preparation for the new official opening in July 2004, a month earlier than the previous schedule in August. The trials attracted over 90,000 commuters who were given free rides on all the 15 trains operated during that period. Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) Governor, Mr. Prapat Chonsanguan said, "The trials were very useful in helping us...
February 12, 2004
Korea Set To Launch High-Speed Rail Services

Korea's high-speed rail service, Korea Train eXpress (KTX), costing US$16.3 billion, is set to go into service April 1, 2004 in the Seoul to Busan corridor and between Seoul to Mokpo effectively cutting the time by more than half for each route. Compared to Korea's current express rail service, Saemaeul, which cruises at 140 km./hr, the KTX trains can reach speeds of 300 km./hr. With the first stage completed, tourists and commuters alike can travel the 410 km. between Seoul and Busan, Korea...
January 14, 2004
Longest Passenger Train In Australia's History

Great Southern Railway has announced that ticket sales for The Ghan to Darwin had surpassed $15 million, with the legendary tourist train just weeks away from making its historic transcontinental journey through the heart of Australia from Adelaide to Darwin. Great Southern Railway, Director of Marketing, Anthony Kirchner said, "Ticket sales on The Ghan to Darwin had gone berserk with more than $5 million taken in the last six weeks." "There has been a huge rush on bookings on the back of...
December 20, 2003
Hong Kong's West Rail Officially Opens

The 30.5 kilometre West Rail, the largest infrastructure project since the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, officially opened on December 20 to provide a fast, comfortable, reliable and environmentally friendly transport link from Kowloon downtown to Northwest New Territories -- or vice versa -- in 30 minutes. Speaking at the West Rail opening ceremony, the Hong Kong Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee Hwa, said the new line would further the development of the Northwest New Territo...
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