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More East Midlands Trains passengers satisfied in latest national survey

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Customer satisfaction with train services on the East Midlands Trains network has risen to 88%, according to the latest data issued today (27 January 2015) by independent watchdog Passenger Focus. → Read More

UK government backs Gatwick Airport rail development

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Gatwick Airport has released new images of its new rail station, on the day that government minister, Penny Mordaunt, announced £10 million of funding to secure the redevelopment of the transport hub. The £120 million redesign will transform the station and passenger experience, with work scheduled to start in 2017 and complete in 2020. The £10 million announced today by the department for communities and local government minister was funding that the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership will put toward the station’s redevelopment. → Read More

Rocky Mountaineer brings new SilverLeaf service to guests

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In honour of Rocky Mountaineer’s 25th anniversary, the company has enhanced its SilverLeaf Service, offering fresher, local and gourmet options. The menu, designed by Rocky Mountaineer’s Michelin-Star executive chefs, continues to draw inspiration from the bounty of Western Canada, incorporating local ingredients such as Pacific salmon and prime Alberta beef. → Read More

Passenger Focus again calls for improvement on UK rail network

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As satisfaction declines, the independent watchdog Passenger Focus has again called for the UK rail industry and government to boost the passenger voice in decisions around getting trains on time versus running more services. Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Passenger Focus, said: “Rail passengers’ satisfaction is driven by getting trains on time.” → Read More

Irish Rail reveals ambitions for Dublin Airport

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Irish Rail has revealed plans to run trains direct from Dublin Airport to Cork, Galway and Belfast. Irish Rail chief executive, David Franks, said the development could cost as little as €300m, while offering a significantly boosting tourism. → Read More

Global investment firm KKR acquires Trainline

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Global investment firm KKR has acquired Trainline, the UK’s leading online platform for selling rail tickets to both consumers and businesses. Trainline has 4.7 million active customers, 20.8 million visits per month and operates platforms for both consumers and businesses. Trainline is licensed to sell rail tickets on behalf of all UK train operating companies, Deutsche Bahn and Trenitalia. → Read More

St Pancras International improvements continue

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East Midlands Trains passengers are being reminded of changes to their journeys next weekend (January 31 and February 1) when essential improvement work takes place on the main line into St Pancras International. → Read More

Government warns Network Rail to improve investment plans

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Members of Parliament in the UK have warn Network rail must show it can deliver record investment, following Christmas disruption. Members of the House of Commons transport committee welcomes record investment committed to the 'classic' rail network but calls for greater regional balance in spending. → Read More

FirstGroup buoyed by UK rail operations

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Global transport giant FirstGroup is on course to meet its financial forecasts for the year after an encouraging third quarter performance. Rail operations in Britain buoyed the company, along with shuttle bus business in the United States. However, demand for Greyhound buses in the US fell, as falling petrol prices saw commuters take to their cars. → Read More

Eversholt Rail Group sold to CK Investments for £2.5bn

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CK Investments has agreed to purchase Eversholt Rail Group from it current owners, a consortium comprising 3i Infrastructure plc, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and STAR Capital Partners. CK Investments is the vehicle of Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, with the deal believed to be worth £2.5 billion. → Read More

GoEuro launches in Italy

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The easy-to-use search platform that compares and combines trains, bus and flights, today announces its expansion into Italy, having added new partnerships with several bus companies and becoming the first to partner with both Italian train operators. → Read More

Eurostar moves workforce to Box for mobile content access

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Box today announced that Eurostar, the high-speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels, is bringing Box’s cloud content sharing and collaboration platform to its 1,600 employees. In addition to providing mobile access to content, Box will also centralize management and security for Eurostar’s internal and external collaboration. → Read More

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