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Railway workers take strike action in France

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Railways workers in France have walked out on strike in a dispute over labour reforms in the country. Unions are concerned over proposed plans to make it easier to hire and fire employees. The strikes are expected to cause disruption across the French rail network today. → Read More

Costa Cruises to launch day tours to Moscow

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Costa Cruises is to launch a new summer cruise on board the Costa Luminosa, allowing guests the unique opportunity to visit Moscow for a day. The ‘Jewels of the Baltic’ itinerary is available throughout August 2016, with weekly sailings from Stockholm. Costa Luminosa calls at Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn, before returning to Stockholm → Read More

SNCF launches new Palace of Versailles trains in France

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Five newly refurbished trains decorated with scenes from the Palace of Versailles will begin operating on the RER C line linking Paris with Louis XIV’s iconic palace. Building on the success of the Versailles-themed trains which first ran in 2012, SNCF Transilien, STIF and the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles have joined forces to create carriages featuring scenes from the French Baroque masterpiece. → Read More

Eurostar prepares for Euro 2016 kick-off with sales surge

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Eurostar has reported strong forward bookings for the Euro 2016 tournament as football fever kicks in. With direct high-speed Eurostar services to the main host cities including Lille, Paris, Lyon and Marseille, nearly half a million passengers from across the UK are scheduled to travel during the tournament. → Read More

Los Angeles completes Metro Expo Line Extension

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From today visitors to Los Angeles will have the opportunity to experience the city’s neighbourhoods like never before as the second phase of the long-awaited Metro Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is completed. To commemorate this milestone and celebrate the three-year anniversary of its eco-tourism initiative, car-free LA. Discover Los Angeles is unveiling two new self-guided itineraries. → Read More

Rocky Mountaineer commissions Stadler for new GoldLeaf carriages

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Rocky Mountaineer and Stadler have announced an agreement to add to the Canadian luxury tourist rail company’s fleet of custom made GoldLeaf carriages. The project will see ten new coaches launch on Rocky Mountaineer’s rail routes in 2018. Engineered with efficiency and guest comfort in mind, the design of the new carriages will leverage Stadler’s renowned expertise at facilities in Switzerland & Germany. → Read More

AirPortr partners with Gatwick Express in London

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Portr, a London based travel-tech start-up, has announced that AirPortr, their same day luggage delivery service, has partnered with Gatwick Express. Together they are delivering efficient and effortless journeys between Central London and Gatwick Airport. → Read More

Eurostar launches new advertising campaign to showcase new fleet

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Eurostar is launching a new above the line campaign designed to showcase its service benefits and features of the new state-of-the-art fleet. The central campaign created with creative agency AKQA features four 40 second videos each set inside a carriage that follow the journey of individual passengers as they travel from London to Paris. → Read More

Eurotunnel Freight Shuttle service reaches new peak

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With more than 139,200 trucks transported during the month of April 2016, the Eurotunnel Freight Shuttle service carried its highest April traffic since the start of commercial operations in 1994. This is the sixth month in a row that a record has been set and the month of April 2016 was also the third best month ever for the Le Shuttle Freight traffic, behind March 2016 and March 2015. → Read More

Traveline Cymru brings SilverRail technology to online channels

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SilverRail has enabled Traveline Cymru to deliver a greatly improved customer journey planning experience across all of their online channels. The updated journey planning environment streamlines the processing and management of timetable and mapping data for all modes of transport across the Traveline network. → Read More

Eurail.com links with Booking.com for accommodation deal

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Eurail.com has signed a partnership with Booking.com, the world leader in booking online accommodation. The partnership with Booking.com is part of improving the complementary services for customers at its websites eurail.com and interrail.eu. → Read More

Rocky Mountaineer launches first virtual reality rail video

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Rocky Mountaineer has released the world’s first virtual reality rail video, offering travellers the chance to experience life on-board its iconic train without ever leaving their homes. The VR rail video was developed in partnership with Tourism Alberta and filmed aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage to the West route. → Read More

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