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Gare du Nord to triple in size ahead of Paris Olympics

Gare du Nord to triple in size ahead of Paris Olympics

Gare du Nord in Paris will triple in size by 2024, just in time for the 2024 Olympics Games, which will be hosted by the French capital. Architect Denis Valode will lead the transformation, an operation similar in size to the one conducted by the architect Jacques Ignace Hittorff in 1864.

Grand Central tops satisfaction ratings in UK rail

Grand Central tops satisfaction ratings in UK rail

Grand Central has taken top honours for passenger satisfaction in a national survey of rail users. Transport Focus today released figures for its twice yearly National Rail Passenger Survey for spring 2018.

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.