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Eurostar welcomes one million passengers in July

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Eurostar has welcomed the highest ever number of passengers transported in one month, with one million customers having travelled in July 2015. This milestone marks a year-on-year increase of 5.1 per cent in passengers compared with the same period last year. With the introduction of the new direct service from London to the South of France, and ticket sales for core destinations at an all-time high, Eurostar sales are going from strength to strength as travellers choose the train over the plane. → Read More

TUC: UK rail fares rising three times as fast as wages

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Rail fares for season tickets, and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis published by the TUC. Commissioned alongside the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign, the analysis shows that between 2010 and 2015 fares increased by 25 per cent, while average pay went up by just nine per cent. → Read More

SilverRail report uncovers tremendous rail tech potential

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A new report entitled “Rethinking Rail” has found rail bookings in Europe’s key markets topped €31 billion in 2014 – approximately double the amount spent on low-cost airline tickets. However, despite the growing market for rail travel, the industry has failed (unlike flight and hotel search) to exploit online, user-friendly booking procedures. → Read More

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

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