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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

Virgin Trains East Coast reaches latest milestone

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Virgin Trains East Coast has reached its 100th day operating long distance cross border rail services on the East Coast Main Line. Since its launch on March 1st 2015, Virgin Trains East Coast has operated 13,834 services and carried more than 4.3 million customers. → Read More

Heathrow Express to cut services during Network Rail strike

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Heathrow Express plans to run services every 15 minutes during shortened operating hours if a threatened 24-hour walk-out by Network Rail workers goes ahead from 17:00 on Bank Holiday Monday. Should the RMT and TSSA unions’ strike by signallers and maintenance staff take place, on Monday the normal Heathrow Express timetable will be in operation until 18:30, and on Tuesday services will run between 07.30 and 18:30. → Read More

Virgin Trains East Coast outlines service upgrades

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As Virgin Trains East Coast soon approaches the 100th day of business, the long distance rail operator has revealed that it will offer a range of new initiatives. These include increased flexibility for business travellers, an improved service and more personalised travel experience over the next eight years. → Read More

RMT calls UK rail workers out on bank holiday strike

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Holidaymakers in the UK are expected to see disruption during the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with rail workers announcing they will walk out on strike in a dispute over pay. Network Rail workers will hold a 24-hour strike from 17:00 on May 25th, bank holiday Monday. → Read More

Amtrak derailment kills five in Philadelphia

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A derailed passenger train has killed at least five people while injuring dozens more in the north-eastern United States. Amtrak Train 188 came off the rails in Philadelphia, on route from Washington DC to New York. Some ten carriages are believed to have been involved in the incident late on Tuesday evening. → Read More

Network Rail: School girls think engineering is a job for the boys

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Many girls believe engineering is a job for boys, according to a survey of 12-17-year-olds published today by Network Rail. Engineering is second only to the construction industry in struggling to overcome the gender divide, the survey found. → Read More

Eurostar launches new services to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille

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Eurostar has launched its new year-round service direct from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille, with the first train departing St Pancras International this morning. Passengers can now speed across the French countryside to reach the gastronomy, lavender fields and sunshine of these new destinations, now within easy reach of the heart of London or Ashford. → Read More

Vital weekend engineering works to keep Scotland’s railway moving

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Network Rail engineers will be delivering over £12m of improvement projects on key lines on Scotland’s railway during May. → Read More

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