UK rail passengers lost almost four million hours to significantly delayed train journeys in 2018 – making it the worst year since records have been held, according to Which? research. The staggering level of delays – 3,928,560 hours in total – relates to 8.1 million passenger journeys and meant around 80 trains per day were significantly delayed.
The high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe worked with charity Ambitious About Autism to carry out a review of its travel experience for autistic passengers.
For the first time, Eurostar will be turning vegetarian and transforming the menu to offer passengers a range of meat free meals to celebrate national vegetarian week. From today until May 19th, customers travelling from London to the Continent in business premier and standard premier will be treated to delicious new dishes,
Travellers using Google Pay on Android L or higher devices can now simply save their mobile ticket to Google Pay from the Eurostar app, and proceed directly to ticket gates at Eurostar stations for a more seamless start to their journey.
Rocky Mountaineer will offer seven newly built GoldLeaf Service rail cars on its Western Canadian rail routes for the 2019 season. The world’s largest privately-owned luxury train company will add four rail cars to its fleet in April, with three additional cars coming later in the season.
Caledonian Sleeper has unveiled the first images from inside its new fleet of trains on a revamped website launched to mark the final countdown to its re-launch. Guests on the new services will be able to enjoy a range of accommodation types, including rooms with double beds and en-suites – for the first time in the history of Caledonian Sleeper.
Amtrak has reached deal for Baltimore Penn Station with the execution of a master development agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand the historic location.
From April, train operators in the UK will publish a new measure of punctuality as part of a plan to reduce delays. Trains will now be measured to the minute at stops.
Composed in total of 254 wagons, each 800-meter long shuttle is made up for passengers’ vehicles with passengers remaining in their vehicles during the 35-minute Channel crossing.
Eurostar has told passenger not to travel unless “absolutely necessary”. The rail link between London St Pancras and mainland Europe has been hit by industrial action by French customs officers.
Eurostar has reported record sales revenues and passenger numbers for 2018, underpinned by a buoyant business travel market, strong US traveller numbers and the launch of a new service between London and Amsterdam.
The chief executive of London Stansted, Ken O’Toole, has called on local businesses, community leaders and regional organisations to make their voices heard and press government for upgrades to the rail links to the airport.