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China's new mega-airport ready to open

China is poised to open a new mega-airport to the south of Beijing, already home to the world's second-busiest aviation hub, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic.

Japan tests world's fastest bullet train

Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of transport.

How the Channel Tunnel changed Europe forever

Pulling out from beneath St Pancras's magnificent wrought iron roof, the Eurostar slipping through tunnels towards the Kent countryside, it's easy to feel blasé about taking a train from London to mainland Europe.

6 killed in train accident on Danish bridge

Six people were killed and 16 injured when a crowded commuter train and a truck trailer that apparently fell from a freight train collided on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, authorities said.

Most US rail systems miss safety deadline

Only four of the nation's 41 rail systems required to implement lifesaving technology to prevent train accidents met Monday's deadline, according to the Department of Transportation.