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SilverRail signs Wanderu deal to bring Canadian rail to consumers

SilverRail signs Wanderu deal to bring Canadian rail to consumers

SilverRail has signed a new partnership with Wanderu, enabling its customers to book trips to 340+ destinations throughout Canada with VIA Rail. Wanderu is a ground travel meta-search website and mobile app that allows users to find and book the best deals on bus and train travel throughout North America. This partnership with SilverRail enables Wanderu to extend its service across Canada to now include rail bookings.

Eurostar launches website for UK travel agents

Eurostar launches website for UK travel agents

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, is today launching a new website dedicated to supporting UK travel agents. The brand new version of the website has been designed to provide the latest Eurostar product and service information to support all UK trade agents and selling partners.

Fault found on Heathrow Express rolling stock

Fault found on Heathrow Express rolling stock

Following investigation, a fault – a structural defect on the underside of the carriage – has been found on some Heathrow Express trains. The trains have been taken out of service for the foreseeable future causing disruption between London and the airport. The trains will now undergo further examination and maintenance work.

Moghaddam takes up leadership role with Trainline for Business

Moghaddam takes up leadership role with Trainline for Business

Trainline has appointed Alidad Moghaddam as European director of Trainline for Business. With expertise in digital technology and product, he will drive the rollout of a revamped Trainline for Business product suite. Moghaddam joined the Trainline team in March 2015 as corporate development director and interim managing director of Trainline International, where he managed a series of growth and international expansion initiatives.

Heathrow offers support to proposed Western Rail Link

Heathrow offers support to proposed Western Rail Link

Heathrow is urging supporters of Network Rail’s proposed Western Rail Link to make their views heard in a public consultation. The rail link is an important part of the airport’s plans to ensure that even if the airport were to expand, there would be no more airport-related vehicles on the road in 2030 compared to today. Western Rail Link has the potential to remove up to one million car journeys from local roads, and save 30 million road miles of carbon emissions in the first year of service alone.