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Eurostar set to launch Geneva service this weekend

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Eurostar is on track to set off to Switzerland this Sunday with the start of the new year-round service to Geneva via Lille, in partnership with international high-speed train service TGV Lyria. Ticket sales for the new Swiss route are open and travellers can purchase fares from the Eurostar website. With an easy connection on to a TGV Lyria service in Lille Europe, passengers can travel from London to Geneva in just over six hours with services specially timed to ensure a fast transfer between the two trains. → Read More

Searcys welcomes exquisite mulled wine to St Pancras International

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Searcys Restaurant & Champagne Bar at St Pancras International has revealed its latest festive fancy, the most expensive mulled wine in the UK, Cinnamoney Spiced Wine. The drink, which costs £60 per glass, is made to order and has been specially developed by the bar’s senior mixologists and renowned food and drink writer, Matthew Fort. → Read More

British Airways welcomes rail companies into fold with single ticket journeys

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Britain’s biggest scheduled airline and two train companies are making international travel easier for their customers in Wales and the West of England. A single booking will now combine air and rail travel, with hassle-free connections, thanks to a new partnership between British Airways, Heathrow Express and First Great Western. From December 5th these tickets will be available to book through travel agents for travel from 11 First Great Western stations. → Read More

Stagecoach and Virgin joint venture awarded East Coast mainline contract

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A joint venture between Stagecoach Transport and Virgin Rail has been awarded the franchise for the East Coast mainline. The firms have agreed to invest £140 million in the route over eight years, and will pay the government £3.3 billion for the contract. The deal will be finalised pending the successful completion of a standstill period of at least ten days. → Read More

Amadeus launches Rail Display to UK agents

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Amadeus has announced the UK launch of Rail Display, a rail booking tool that makes selling international rail as easy for travel agents as air travel. It gives the power to shop, book, issue tickets and assign seats with back office integration in one flow. Rail Display is a dedicated rail booking solution available in Amadeus Selling Platform. → Read More

Dubai welcomes launch of new tram network

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Beams of white light shot into the night sky, fireworks exploded and the wheels of the Dubai Tram began to roll, with a very distinguished passenger on board. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Dubai, launched the first phase of the Dubai Tram network earlier and was the first passenger to travel on the state-of-the-art transit system. → Read More

National Express signs major deal with Wembley Stadium

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National Express has consolidated its position as the premier provider of affordable event travel following a major new deal with Wembley Stadium. The UK’s largest coach operator and Wembley Stadium have signed an agreement which sees National Express retain its place as Wembley’s Official Travel Provider for the next four years. → Read More

Eurostar celebrates 20th anniversary with unveiling of new e320 train

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In the last two decades Eurostar has revolutionised cross-channel travel, providing a swift, seamless link between the UK and mainland Europe. With passengers increasingly choosing high speed rail over plane for short haul travel and demand at an all-time high, the business is now set for further expansion of its services into Europe. → Read More

Plans for potential High Speed 3 mooted in UK

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Plans for a potential High Speed 3 rail link in the north of England have been mooted, before work on the already controversial HS2 has begun. A report from the boss of the HS2 scheme, Sir David Higgins, released earlier has said better rail links in northern England were “desirable” and “possible” after being asked to look at ways of maximising the benefits of HS2. → Read More

Strong growth at Eurostar ahead of anniversary celebrations

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Just weeks before its 20th anniversary on November 14th, Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, has reported continuing year-on-year growth to September 30th 2014. Compared to the same period in 2013, quarter three passenger numbers grew by three per cent to 2.8 million while sales revenues rose by two per cent to £211 million. → Read More

UK government to proceed with Eurostar sale

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UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has said the government is seeking a buyer for its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service. The planes were originally revealed in the 2013 Autumn Statement and National Infrastructure Plan, with the government now moving ahead with the proposals. → Read More

Eurostar launches new Business Premier Lounge in Brussels

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Eurostar today reopens its new look Brussels Business Premier Lounge following two months of refurbishment, in the latest phase of its extensive programme of station improvements to enhance the passenger experience. The new look lounge has a sleek and elegant design to create a light and airy ambience with areas to work, catch up with colleagues or to simply relax and unwind. → Read More

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