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New commercial appointments for Heathrow Express

New commercial appointments for Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express has announced two new appointments in the commercial team. Mark Eastwood has taken up the role of business development manager, while Nicolette Miller has been appointed as partnership marketing manager.

TransPennine Express welcomes new Nova fleet

TransPennine Express welcomes new Nova fleet

Stakeholders and dignitaries from across the north were present at the event as the trains were unveiled to the public, accompanied by entertainment from a local brass band and speeches from those involved in the £500 million project.

Dozens killed in Pakistan train blaze

Dozens killed in Pakistan train blaze

At least 73 people are now believed to have died after a train caught fire in Pakistan. The train was travelling from the city of Karachi to Rawalpindi when at least three of the carriages burst into flames.

South Western Railway to accept PayPal

South Western Railway to accept PayPal

South Western Railway passengers can now pay for tickets using PayPal on its website and app. PayPal is one of the biggest names in processing online payments for purchasing products and services; offering a fast, convenient and secure way to pay for train tickets online.

HS2 delayed until at least 2028

HS2 delayed until at least 2028

Phase one of a the HS2 rail link between London and Birmingham has been delayed by up to five years by the British government. With attention diverted by the ongoing Brexit drama, transport minister Grant Shapps revealed it could now be between 2028 and 2031 before the first trains run on the route.

Bombardier to supply new trams to Dresden

Bombardier to supply new trams to Dresden

Bombardier Transportation and Dresden’s transport authority, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe, have signed a contract to supply and maintain 30 Flexity trams for the city.

Great Rail Journeys unveils United States acquisition

Great Rail Journeys unveils United States acquisition

York-based Great Rail Journeys is to acquire Vacations By Rail, an independent US provider of escorted and independent rail holidays. Great Rail Journeys hopes the deal will position the company as a leading escorted rail company.

American guests drive up passenger numbers at Eurostar

American guests drive up passenger numbers at Eurostar

Eurostar has reported solid growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues for the second quarter of 2019. Passenger numbers at the high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe were up by three per cent, to 2.88 million, for the period.