Rail & Coach News
New rail service between Belgium and France
Belgium's Lineas and DFDS are joining forces to transport containers and trailers from the port of Gothenburg via Ghent at North Sea Port on rail to Lyon - and vice versa. It will create a connection between Sweden, Belgium, and France.
Vote for the Best Travel Brands in Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean & Oceania in World Travel Awards 2023
Voting is now open for organisations in Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean and Oceania of the World Travel Awards 2023 programme. Industry professionals, the media and consumers worldwide can vote for their favourite travel brands.
KLM Expands Air/Rail Product with Additional Seats on Thalys Trains
KLM has purchased additional seats on four Thalys trains for transfer passengers travelling between Amsterdam and Brussels this summer. The extra seats form part of KLM’s efforts to scale down its four daily flights still operated between Amsterdam and Brussels. The extended air/rail product will be available from 26 March.
Reaching the flight by train in Italy
Lufthansa Group this week signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding in Rome together with the Italian state railroad company Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (FS). The intention is to negotiate a contract for a cooperation in feeder traffic within Italy in order to link the various modes of transport in a better and more customer-friendly way.
Stagecoach Launches UK’s First Fully-Electric City Bus Network in Inverness
Stagecoach celebrated the launch of the UKs first fully-electric city bus network in Inverness last week, where they were joined by Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth MSP.
Oxfordshire’s Move to Decarbonized Public Transport Gets a Boost with 159 New Electric Buses!
The first vehicles in a fleet of 159 new battery electric buses are set to arrive in Oxfordshire in September, after an £82.5 million deal was sealed.
Amtrak Starts the Process for New Overnight Trains
A new era at Amtrak accelerates this year, with as many as ten manufacturers submitting their ideas on replacement railcars for world-famous routes such as the Auto Train, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder and Southwest Chief. This marks the first formal step to completely reequip the Amtrak Long Distance Network that provides vital service on 14 overnight routes from coast to coast.
SAUDIA AND SAR SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO OFFER SPECIAL PRICES ON TRAIN TICKETS TO MAKKAH AND AL MADINAH
SAUDIA has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) to improve the quality of their shared services and provide more initiatives that improve the travel experience.
Over 300,000 people take advantage of Stagecoach’s £2 single fares in first week
Stagecoach has announced today (6 January) that over 300,000 bus passengers have taken advantage of the new £2 single fares since the launch of the initiative on 1 January 2023.
The Walt Disney World Railroad Returns
Folks, the renowned Walt Disney World Railroad has officially returned, and John and his team would love to welcome you aboard!
Traveling Across Spain Will Be Easier Than Ever With The New High-Speed Trains
Train travel is gaining more and more popularity in Europe, especially in Spain, where train connections are convenient and modern and keep expanding
Greyhound Providing Free Bus Tickets Home for Runaways this Holiday Season
Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, is marking its 35th year providing life-saving transportation with its 'Home Free' program that helps runaway, homeless, and exploited youth between the ages of 12 and 21 reunite with their families (or legal guardians) through a free bus ticket home or to a stable and safe place