This month CityNightLine plans to introduce refurbished double-deck sleeping cars on services to Amsterdam from Zürich and München. Replacing T2S vehicles, the modernised coaches offer single and double cabins in two classes, with and without showers.

Suburban rail passengers in Melbourne can now send a text message to Connex Trains requesting travel information, and will receive back a list of the first four trains meeting their requirements.

In January Indian Railways and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corp launched The Deccan Odyssey, a cruise train operating week-long tours from Mumbai to Goa and Pune.

From June 15 Railways of the Slovak Republic will reinstate passenger services withdrawn in February 2003 on the Spissk