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Government to take control of East Coast Main Line from Stagecoach Group

Government to take control of East Coast Main Line from Stagecoach Group

Stagecoach Group will hand back operation of the East Coast Main Line to the government, the train operator has said. The organisation, which has run the franchise in partnership with Virgin Trains since 2015, said it had been advised an “operator of last resort” would be appointed to run the London to Edinburgh service.

Royal wedding boosts Eurostar traffic

Royal wedding boosts Eurostar traffic

Eurostar has reported a 24 per cent surge in inbound bookings for this coming weekend, with thousands of fans and well-wishers expected to travel to the UK to see prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.

Sauteret takes over as communications director at Europcar

Sauteret takes over as communications director at Europcar

Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Valérie Sauteret to the role of group communications director. Her main mission will be to promote through communications the strategic ambitions of the group, in particular its development in its core business and the strengthening of its position as a major player in new mobility solutions.

Eurostar reports record passenger numbers for first quarter

Eurostar reports record passenger numbers for first quarter

Eurostar has reported a strong performance in the first quarter of 2018 with record quarter one passenger volumes. Sales revenues grew by nine per cent year-on-year, up to £253 million in 2018 from £232 million last year, while passenger numbers increased by four per cent to 2.36 million.

Harris to join Rocky Mountaineer as business development manager

Harris to join Rocky Mountaineer as business development manager

Rocky Mountaineer has announced the recruitment of Steven Harris as business development manager, EMEA and India. Harris joins Rocky Mountaineer from MSC Cruises where he worked for the past ten years in a variety of roles, most recently as national account manager.

French rail strikes hit services at Eurostar

French rail strikes hit services at Eurostar

Eurostar has cancelled a number of trains to and from Paris, Lille and Brussels today as French railway workers begin three months of rolling strikes. Cancellations are also expected tomorrow.