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Heathrow Express expands loyalty programme options with Avios deal

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Members of Iberia Plus, the frequent flyer programme for Spanish airline Iberia, can boost their Avios balance further thanks to an extension of the partnership between Heathrow Express, Avios and British Airways. Along with global British Airways Executive Club members and UK members of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme, Iberia Plus members will get up to 400 Avios points when buying Heathrow Express tickets online. → Read More

Virgin Trains to invest £50m on West Coast improvements

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Virgin Trains has revealed the results of one of the most extensive pieces of customer research ever undertaken by the travel operator – and has used the results to determine investment priorities for the new franchise. Customers were asked to name their top priorities for an ‘ideal customer experience’, from booking a journey and on-board experience through to arrival. → Read More

Network Rail plans for faster, more frequent services in the north of England

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A consultation on the development of the railway between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stations will be launched next week. → Read More

Work to upgrade UK Midland Main Line continues

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Work to reconstruct three bridges between Bedford and Wellingborough stations is set to start this month, as part of a major investment to provide more reliable journeys for passengers on the Midland Main Line. → Read More

Station retail continues to shine

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Figures released today by Network Rail have revealed more evidence of the changing face of modern retail with in-station retail spend once again outperforming the high street average, and growing for the ninth quarter in a row. → Read More

Air China inks codeshare deal with China Express

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Air China and China Express have signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Guiyang , Guizhou province on August 29, 2014 , and the two carriers will start to share codes on each other's selected flights from September 1, 2014 . → Read More

Eurostar set for bumper August Bank Holiday weekend

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Eurostar is set for a bumper bank holiday this weekend, as over 120,000 people are expected to travel with the high-speed rail operator - a three per cent rise in passengers compared with the equivalent August bank holiday weekend in 2013. Almost 70,000 Brits will take advantage of the long weekend to enjoy a late summer break with Paris and Brussels proving to be the most popular Eurostar destinations → Read More

New light railway links Dallas/Fort Worth to Dallas downtown

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Area Rapid Transit have officially launched a light rail passenger service connecting downtown Dallas to DFW Airport. The occasion was marked with the first arrival of DART Orange Line trains into the DFW Airport Station. → Read More

Dubai to launch new tram network in November

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Dubai's new tram will officially launch on November 11th, it has been announced following the latest trial operations which were attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai. It will be the first tramway project, outside Europe, to be powered by a ground-based electric supply system along the track without the need for overhead cables. → Read More

Rail fares set to rise by 3.5 per cent in England and Wales

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Rail fares are set to rise by 3.5 per cent in January 2015 following the confirmation of the latest inflation figures. Under the formula, fares in England and Wales are due to go up by July's retail price index measure of inflation, plus one per cent. → Read More

Swiss train derails near tourist town of St Moritz

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A Swiss trail has derailed near the popular ski resort of St Moritz. The train came off the tracks on top of a gully after running into a landslide. There are reports of 11 injuries, however, nobody is believed to have been killed during the accident. → Read More

Stark safety warning to UK's Grimsby level crossing users

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Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have today issued a warning that reckless and dangerous behaviour at Grimsby town centre level crossing could end in tragedy. → Read More

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