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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.

Robust growth on Chinese railway network

Robust growth on Chinese railway network

Having grown to become the one of the largest in the world over the past few years, China’s railway network saw steady growth in passenger trips in July. As the summer holidays drove up travel demand, data from the China State Railway Group showed a total of 356 million railway passenger trips were made last month.

Eurostar launches champagne celebration ahead of 25th anniversary

Eurostar launches champagne celebration ahead of 25th anniversary

Eurostar is launching a ‘Press for champagne’ button to kick off the 100-day countdown to its 25th anniversary. The new feature will be available from today and then on peak Friday evening services from London to Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam for the rest of the month.

Trainline boosts Swiss ticket options with SBB deal

Trainline boosts Swiss ticket options with SBB deal

Trainline has signed a partnership with Swiss Federal Railways, SBB. The partnership provides customers with tickets for all Swiss rail carriers, including cross-border journeys to neighbouring countries France, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Reiniche appointed chair of Eurostar

Reiniche appointed chair of Eurostar

The board of Eurostar has announced the appointment of Dominique Reiniche as its new chair. Reiniche will succeed Clare Hollingsworth who has held the position for six years, following three as a non-executive director.

Bombardier secures new tram order in Brussels

Bombardier secures new tram order in Brussels

Bombardier Transportation has received an order to supply 30 additional Bombardier Flexity trams to the Brussels Intercommunal Transportation Company in Belgium. This second order is part of a framework contract for up to 175 trams with an initial call off of 60 trams signed in April last year.