Rail News

Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck

Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck

At approximately 04:00 this morning, Eurotunnel welcomed the 25 millionth truck to use its Le Shuttle Freight service. The service began on July 25th, 1994.

Eurostar reports continued recovery in trading environment

Eurostar reports continued recovery in trading environment

Eurostar has reported that the signs of recovery in the trading environment at the end of last year have continued into 2017. After a surge in late bookings towards the end of 2016, the business reported its busiest December ever and a strong start to the year.

Eurostar to launch Bordeaux ticket sales tomorrow

Eurostar to launch Bordeaux ticket sales tomorrow

Eurostar will open ticket sales for the new route from London to Bordeaux tomorrow. The new high-speed line in France will reduce journey time by over one hour, offering passengers a more convenient alternative to flying.

Six Senses launches Presidential Train experience in Douro Valley, Portugal

Six Senses launches Presidential Train experience in Douro Valley, Portugal

Imagine turning back the clock to a more relaxed era in which to reconnect and rejuvenate while the extraordinary natural beauty of the Douro Valley rolls gently past. Six Senses is extending its inspired take on amazing experiences to offer a small series of exclusive trips on board the crown jewel of Portugal’s railway - the Presidential Train.

Eurotunnel sees revenue increase for 2016

Eurotunnel sees revenue increase for 2016

Eurotunnel has seen revenue increase by four per cent, to €1.023 billion, for financial 2016. At the same time, EBITDA increased to €514 million, while net consolidated profit increased strongly to €200 million.

Eurostar discover British ‘traveller-selves’

Eurostar discover British ‘traveller-selves’

Eurostar has revealed research exploring Brits’ ‘traveller-selves’. The new research shows that travellers enjoy a travel state of mind which changes attitudes to food, technology, relationships and even money as almost two thirds (65 per cent) say they transform into a version of themselves that they prefer.

French consortium signs on for Line 3 of Hanoi metro

French consortium signs on for Line 3 of Hanoi metro

In its first transportation project in Vietnam, Thales has signed a contract to provide a complete telecommunications system for Line 3 of the Hanoi metro. The line is the first of five lines planned for the Vietnamese capital.

Hahn Air signs Eurostar partnership

Hahn Air signs Eurostar partnership

Hahn Air is expanding its network of over 300 air, rail and shuttle partners with high-speed rail operator Eurostar. The UK-based train services are now available to travel agents worldwide for ticketing on Hahn Air’s HR-169 document with the exception of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Voyages-sncf signs major partnership with Alitrip in China

Voyages-sncf signs major partnership with Alitrip in China

Voyages-sncf.com, a major player in European tourism, continues to expand its operations in China. Having opened a subsidiary in Shanghai last March, the group has signed an agreement with Alitrip to promote and sell French and European rail travel packages.