Taken by Wikimedia Commons user J. Pfau.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • High-speed train between Paris and Barcelona launched – This week, a new high-speed rail line has started operating that allows travelers to get from one city to the other in only 6.5 hours. (euronews – link dead)
  • Air India to relaunch bid to join alliance – After being rejected awhile back, Air India is now renewing its efforts to join the Star Alliance. (ET)
  • Stonehenge finally gets visitor center – The ancient monument has waited an eternity, and now its new tourist center is slated to open this week. (CNN)
  • Norwegian announces low fares and new US destination – Norwegian Air Shuttle, the Scandinavian para-budget airline, has a new Bergen-New York City flight, starting at an absurdly low price of $178/one way. (Skift)
  • Washington D.C. mulls over adding new Metro stations – The U.S. capital’s public rail service is getting congested at a rate that’s a cause for concern, causing officials to rethink adding new stations or longer trains. (Wash Post)

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