Rail & Coach News Page 2

Wimberly Interiors unveils designs for Venice Simplon-Orient-Express carriages

Wimberly Interiors unveils designs for Venice Simplon-Orient-Express carriages

Wimberly Interiors has unveiled the design of three ultra-luxurious private Grand Suites aboard the seminal Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Adorned with opulent marquetry, the sumptuous suites offer guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to be transported to the golden era of travel in suitably contemporary luxury, from March 2018.

Eurostar unveils new cocktail menu for Premier passengers

Eurostar unveils new cocktail menu for Premier passengers

Eurostar will be treating Business Premier passengers to a new range of winter cocktails to enjoy whilst relaxing in the Paris lounge. Designed by the London Cocktail Club, the bespoke cocktails encapsulate Eurostar’s heritage, reminiscent of both British and French cultures.

Explosion on London Underground train at Parsons Green

Explosion on London Underground train at Parsons Green

The Metropolitan Police are investigating a suspected terrorist attack at Parsons Green underground station. Images on social media show a white smouldering container which is believed to have exploded near the rear of the train, causing panic.

Eurostar partners with MagicBreaks for Disney trips

Eurostar partners with MagicBreaks for Disney trips

Eurostar has partnered with MagicBreaks, the specialist booking provider and largest online re-packager for holidays to Disneyland Paris. MagicBreaks will be Eurostar’s exclusive partner for selling Disney products.

Eurotunnel sets new passenger records for summer 2017

Eurotunnel sets new passenger records for summer 2017

Summer 2017 has seen Eurotunnel set new traffic records for Le Shuttle Passenger service. With almost 564,000 vehicles carried over the period from July 17th-September 3rd, traffic grew by two per cent compared to the same period in 2016, which was itself a record year.

Eurostar prepares for bumper bank holiday weekend

Eurostar prepares for bumper bank holiday weekend

Eurostar is set for a busy August bank holiday weekend as over 142,000 passengers are expected to travel with the high-speed rail operator – an eight per cent rise in passenger numbers compared to the equivalent period in 2016.

Office Twelve design new Virgin lounge at Liverpool Lime Street

Office Twelve design new Virgin lounge at Liverpool Lime Street

As part of the renovation of Liverpool Lime Street station, Office Twelve has designed a temporary first class lounge and customer information point for Virgin Trains. The space feels anything but transitional with beautiful, high-quality fixtures and fittings and an eclectic mix of bespoke and off-the-shelf furniture and lighting.

Favourable exchange rates drive sales at Eurostar

Favourable exchange rates drive sales at Eurostar

Eurostar has seen sales revenues grew by six per cent at constant exchange rates, to £452.6 million, for the first since months of 2017. This increase was underpinned by a strong business travel market and uplift in sales from overseas markets outside Europe.