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Plans for potential High Speed 3 mooted in UK

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Plans for a potential High Speed 3 rail link in the north of England have been mooted, before work on the already controversial HS2 has begun. A report from the boss of the HS2 scheme, Sir David Higgins, released earlier has said better rail links in northern England were “desirable” and “possible” after being asked to look at ways of maximising the benefits of HS2. → Read More

Strong growth at Eurostar ahead of anniversary celebrations

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Just weeks before its 20th anniversary on November 14th, Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, has reported continuing year-on-year growth to September 30th 2014. Compared to the same period in 2013, quarter three passenger numbers grew by three per cent to 2.8 million while sales revenues rose by two per cent to £211 million. → Read More

UK government to proceed with Eurostar sale

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UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has said the government is seeking a buyer for its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service. The planes were originally revealed in the 2013 Autumn Statement and National Infrastructure Plan, with the government now moving ahead with the proposals. → Read More

Eurostar launches new Business Premier Lounge in Brussels

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Eurostar today reopens its new look Brussels Business Premier Lounge following two months of refurbishment, in the latest phase of its extensive programme of station improvements to enhance the passenger experience. The new look lounge has a sleek and elegant design to create a light and airy ambience with areas to work, catch up with colleagues or to simply relax and unwind. → Read More

Eurostar to launch year-round service to Geneva

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Eurostar has today announced a new year-round service to Geneva via Lille, in partnership with international high-speed train service TGV Lyria. From Thursday October 9th, travellers will be able to purchase tickets for the new Swiss route, with the inaugural service leaving London St. Pancras on the December 14th 2014. → Read More

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

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