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Private bidders losing interest in UK rail franchises

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Taxpayers in the United Kingdom could end up footing the bill for rail services as private sector firms spurn the opportunity to run services, an influential committee has warned. Members of the committee of public accounts argued a lack of competition between companies bidding to operate routes could mean the government struggles to get value for money. → Read More

Star Alliance joins forces with Heathrow Express

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Star Alliance and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer Star Alliance Gold Card holders a special benefit when travelling on Heathrow Express trains – a free upgrade. Making use of this offer is very simple. Customers just need to purchase a standard class single or return ticket for the Heathrow Express, the fastest rail link between the airport and London Paddington Station. → Read More

Eight killed in German crash as trains collide

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Eight people have been killed and as many as 100 injured following the head on collision of two passenger trains in Germany. Up to 40 of those injured are believed to be in a critical condition following the accident near Bad Aibling, a spa town approximately 40 miles south-east of Munich, Bavaria. → Read More

Cove takes over global sales operations role at Rocky Mountaineer

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Rocky Mountaineer, a privately owned luxury tourist train offering life-changing travel experiences through the Pacific Northwest, is proud to announce the appointment of Graham Cove as its director of global sales operations. Based in Vancouver, Cove will lead the company's inside sales team and concentrate his efforts on supporting the international sales teams in maintaining and building new relationships with trade partners globally. → Read More

Heathrow to bring driverless cars to London roads

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Heathrow will be working in collaboration with Westfield Sportscars, and Oxbotica, to develop new automated pods for public trials this summer. Using entirely British engineering and software capabilities, the three companies will develop pods capable of operating fully autonomously and safely on the streets of London, as part of the GATEway driverless car project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. → Read More

GoEuro signs partnership with SNCF of France

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GoEuro.co.uk has announced the launch of its full product offering in France after signing a new partnership with SNCF. Travellers can now plan trips to more than 30,000 destinations all over France and across Europe - not just cities and airports like many other sites. → Read More

Amadeus links with AccesRail for door-to-door travel future

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Door-to-door travel has long demanded integrating the air and ground travel worlds to provide a seamless booking experience. Booking a flight to London Heathrow and then adding a bus connection to Bath on the same screen was previously not possible - but Amadeus and content aggregator AccesRail have now made this a reality. → Read More

New president for Rocky Mountaineer in Canada

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Rocky Mountaineer, the world’s largest privately owned luxury tourist train, has announced the appointment of Steve Sammut as its new president. Since joining Rocky Mountaineer in 2012 as the executive vice president and chief financial officer, Sammut has been delivering consistent growth in both domestic and international markets. → Read More

Heathrow Express cuts prices for advanced bookings

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Passengers can now buy a ticket for the fastest route from central London to Heathrow for just £5.50 when buying a Heathrow Express ticket at least 90 days in advance. Tickets can be purchased through the Heathrow Express website. Heathrow Express, which takes as little as 15 minutes from London Paddington to Heathrow, has introduced a raft of new tickets to help holidays cost less, which along with the kids go free permanent offer, means a family of four can travel between central London and the UK’s hub airport from just £11.00. → Read More

First look at Belmond Grand Hibernian’s luxury carriages

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The first images of Belmond Grand Hibernian’s carriages are released as the transformation into 20 luxury en-suite cabins, two dining cars and an observation car gets under way in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A team of 40 multi-skilled craftsman at specialist outfitters Mivan Marine, will undertake 35,000 hours of work at the world-class production facility in County Antrim preparing the train for its inaugural journey from Dublin in August 2016. → Read More

Airport passengers hit by major rail engineering works

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Passengers headed for London airports over Christmas are set to experience disruption as National Rail begins a period of intensive engineering works. Gatwick Express train services from London Victoria will stop for the next ten days, reassuming only on January 4th. → Read More

Eurotunnel breaks new cargo high ground

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Less than a week after Le Shuttle Freight carried the 23 millionth truck through the Channel Tunnel since commercial services started, Eurotunnel has hit a new all-time record, beating the previous high set in 2012, the year of the London Olympic Games. Buoyed by the new truck terminal security put in place in October 2015, Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service has had a record year in 2015, carrying more than 1,464,880 trucks in both directions between Folkestone (Kent) and Coquelles (Pas-de-Calais). → Read More

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