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Eurostar brings south of France closer to London travellers

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Eurostar has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its year-round service direct to Lyon and the South of France. Targeting the leisure market, the creative focuses on the warmth and sunshine of the popular French destinations of Lyon, Avignon and Marseille which will all be within easy reach of London thanks to the new Eurostar service starting on May 1st. → Read More

Amadeus brings Eurostar closer to global travel agents

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Eurostar has signed a global agreement with Amadeus to offer travel agencies and tour operators access to its booking inventory system through the Amadeus rail sales platform. The Amadeus Rail Display & Web Services solutions will enable Eurostar to provide its full range of routes and fares to travel agencies and tour operators worldwide, subject to commercial agreement between the rail provider and the distributors. → Read More

FirstGroup selects IPL for UK technology overhaul

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UK rail operator FirstGroup has agreed a five-year IT innovation framework with IPL, a systems integrator specialising in digital innovation and Enterprise Information Management. The agreement will see the companies working together to identify and develop ways to improve the customer experience by enhancing the way it operates its train companies, which include First Great Western and First TransPennine Express. → Read More

Injuries reported following Swiss rail crash

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At least five people have been injured following a train crash in Switzerland. A suburban train in the Zurich area of the country collided with a rush-out intercity train headed into the city early this morning. The incident happened at Rafz Station, 30 kilometres north of Zurich and close to the German border. → Read More

Luxury giant Belmond selects Travel Studio technology platform

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The Travel Studio technology platform has been selected by luxury travel company, Belmond, to drive the future growth of their rail and cruise distribution to all customers. The deal involves a long-term partnership with UK technology specialist, Open Destinations, who has successfully implemented Travel Studio into more than 30 countries worldwide. → Read More

Eurostar reports steady increase in passengers as UK economy recovers

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Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, has reported continuing growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues in 2014, as the business celebrated its 20th anniversary and unveiled its new e320 trains. Last year, passenger numbers rose by three per cent to 10.4 million, bringing the total number of passengers travelling on Eurostar since the start of services in 1994 to over 150 million. → Read More

West Virginia train crash causes huge blaze

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A train crash in West Virginia has seen the evacuation of two towns in the area. The train was carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil when it crashed in the south of the state, sending at least one of the carriages into the Kanawha River. At least 14 tankers are on fire following the incident, 30 miles south-east of Charleston. → Read More

Which? reveals worst performers on UK rail network

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The latest Which? train satisfaction survey reveals commuters are bearing the brunt of poor service, as the organisation finds rail operators aren’t doing enough to let delayed passengers know their rights on compensation. For the fourth annual satisfaction survey Which? scored train companies based on the responses of over 7,300 train travellers when asked about their journeys over the last 12 months. → Read More

UK government unveils plans for free wi-fi on trains from 2017

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Rail passengers will benefit from free wi-fi on trains across England and Wales from 2017, UK rail minister Claire Perry has announced. Train operators are being asked to set how they will meet the commitment to provide this important service for passengers. All train operators bidding for new franchises and direct award agreements will have to include this specification in their bid. → Read More

Eurostar boosts Chinese sales through Sina Weibo campaign

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Eurostar’s first social media campaign on Chinese social media site, Sina Weibo, has attracted over 50 million viewers and helped to double direct sales for Eurostar on the Chinese market. The campaign invited participants to submit a short video of their favourite spot in Paris or London, before allowing the Chinese public to vote for a winner to receive a luxury Eurostar trip. → Read More

Competition & Markets Authority raises concerns over East Coast franchise

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The Competition & Markets Authority has raised concerns over the operation of the East Coast franchise, which is due to be handed back to private hands after five years under government control. The organisation reviewed whether competition concerns could arise given the coach and rail services already operated by Stagecoach Group, which is due to take over control of the line alongside partner Virgin Rail. → Read More

New airport forms part of huge Bogotá infrastructure overhaul

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Colombian capital Bogotá has unveiled plans for a second international airport, El Dorado II. Construction on the airport, build in the west of the city and designed to complement the existing El Dorado International Airport in the east, could begin as early as next year. → Read More

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