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Everyone reading this will have been inconvenienced by a delayed train at some point, if not frequently, but it's unlikely you went to the bother of seeking compensation. Probably because noting down the length of the delay and filling out a refund form at a ticket office or online seems more troubl...

August 18th 2015 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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Australian taxpayers spent a whopping $34 million last year to remove graffiti from Sydney's commuter trains. To combat this urban blight, the Australian Department of Transport is rolling out an electronic "nose" that alerts authorities in real-time. This device, dubbed "the mousetrap", activates...

May 8th 2015 at 5:57pm 0 Comments
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Unlike forest fires, you personally can't do much to stop trainwrecks. With that in mind, the folks over at General Electric took a break from tracking your brain on BBQ and devised a way to keep one of the oldest forms of powered-transport on track in adverse weather conditions. You see, the Arde...

April 27th 2015 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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The Central Japan Railway company reports that its magnetic levitation bullet train topped 366 miles per hour on Thursday during a test run along a length of test track in the Yamanashi prefecture. This was enough to break its own 12-year-old, 361 mph world record set back in 2003. The train repor...

April 17th 2015 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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It gets hot in the Australian outback; like, really hot. We're talking "130 degrees fahrenheit in the shade" sort of hot -- definitely not the sort of place that many people would want to even visit, much less work in on a daily basis. But this inhospitable environment is also extremely well-endow...

March 26th 2015 at 1:24am 0 Comments
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America's roads, railways and public vehicles are aging, and the Department of Transportation believes that if things remain as they are, the system will be a "fossil" that's light-years behind its more high-tech counterparts in Asia by 2045. That's why the DOT has published a study called "Beyond...

February 3rd 2015 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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Google Maps has incorporated train timetables for a while now, but it's never accounted for the inevitable delays and cancellations that plague UK networks. You would select what you think is the fastest route, only to stand around on the platform wishing you had called a taxi instead. Well, that...

December 15th 2014 at 8:07am 0 Comments
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You might not see leaves as hazards, but train operators would beg to differ -- foliage on the tracks not only makes it harder for trains to stop, but also messes with anti-collision signals. The greenery might not be much of a danger for much longer, however. Dutch Railways is testing a laser sys...

December 9th 2014 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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There are playmats where you build the roads in seconds, a ballpit where the balls are as big as you, and a drawing-board where your doodles come to life. This is Team Lab's "Theme Park of the Future" .. but it isn't really a theme park. It's an attempt to bring projection mapping, motion gestures...

November 28th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Train Simulator 2014, the latest in the ongoing locomotive simulation series for PC, will come to retail shelves and Steam on September 26. The game will include a "more personal and challenging career mode, richer creativity tools" and the ability to build and share routes via Steam Workshop. T...

July 30th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Kids love trains and the locomotives from the British children's TV series Chuggington are downright adorable. As its name implies, Chuggington is a fictional town that is home to several young locomotives that zip around the town and its surrounding countryside. Kids who love the TV show will...

December 17th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments