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London Underground strike: Heathrow Express services to run as normal

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Heathrow Express plans to run a normal service should this week’s proposed London Underground strike go ahead. Heathrow Express trains will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes. Trains will operate according to the normal timetable. → Read More

Network Rail begins £20m overhaul of Paddington Station

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Over the next 18 months Network Rail will be making significant changes to Paddington station to provide passengers with new and improved facilities. The Grade 1 listed structure is currently benefitting from a renovation of its roof and an upgrade to its lighting system above the platforms. → Read More

Eurostar breaks passenger records in second quarter

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Eurostar has reported the highest ever number of passengers transported by the service in one quarter, with over 2.8 million customers travelling between the UK and the continent in quarter two of 2015. This represents a year-on-year increase of three per cent in passengers compared with the same period last year. → Read More

Eurostar prepares to launch ski season ticket sales

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Ski enthusiasts looking to travel to the slopes by rail can celebrate as Eurostar offers passengers more routes to the Alps than ever before. The high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe is set to open sales for its popular direct ski service from London St Pancras and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps. → Read More

Rio welcomes first Light Rail trains ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

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The first train for Rio’s new Light Rail system has just arrived in Rio for testing, as part of Brazil’s investment in public infrastructure ahead of the 2016 Olympics. With over 480,000 tourists predicted to descend on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic & Paralympic Games next summer, the Light Rail will carry approximately 285,000 tourists every day, easing the pressure on the city’s other transport systems. → Read More

Heathrow Express to welcome Tata Communications’ first UK ad campaign

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In its first ever UK advertising sponsorship deal, Tata Communications joined forces for the ‘We’re the connection’ campaign with Heathrow Express. Tata Communications’ logo, along with colourful photography and surprising facts about the company’s capabilities, will ‘wrap’ the air-rail link’s fleet – with the images emblazoned across the exterior of the trains. → Read More

Sabre inks deal with Trainline

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Sabre Corporation and Trainline have signed a long-term agreement to bring fully integrated UK rail content into the Sabre travel marketplace. Sabre will integrate with the rail provider’s API, Trainline Connect, making all of its UK rail content available to over 425,000 Sabre-connected travel agents globally. → Read More

Deutsche Bahn renews Amadeus partnership

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Deutsche Bahn has renewed its agreement with Amadeus for another three years to grow its online distribution and help it reach travellers beyond Europe, extending the two companies’ 20-year long relationship. With this new agreement OTAs can better serve the leisure traveller worldwide with access to DB’s full range of routes and fares via Amadeus Rail Web Services. → Read More

Rocky Mountaineer launches UK sales push

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Rocky Mountaineer has launched its new 2016 brochure which is available now in travel agencies throughout the UK. Jam-packed with stunning imagery and captions that capture the magic of rail travel, each page brings the majestic Rocky Mountaineer experience to life. → Read More

Virgin Trains East Coast reaches latest milestone

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Virgin Trains East Coast has reached its 100th day operating long distance cross border rail services on the East Coast Main Line. Since its launch on March 1st 2015, Virgin Trains East Coast has operated 13,834 services and carried more than 4.3 million customers. → Read More

Heathrow Express to cut services during Network Rail strike

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Heathrow Express plans to run services every 15 minutes during shortened operating hours if a threatened 24-hour walk-out by Network Rail workers goes ahead from 17:00 on Bank Holiday Monday. Should the RMT and TSSA unions’ strike by signallers and maintenance staff take place, on Monday the normal Heathrow Express timetable will be in operation until 18:30, and on Tuesday services will run between 07.30 and 18:30. → Read More

Virgin Trains East Coast outlines service upgrades

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As Virgin Trains East Coast soon approaches the 100th day of business, the long distance rail operator has revealed that it will offer a range of new initiatives. These include increased flexibility for business travellers, an improved service and more personalised travel experience over the next eight years. → Read More

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