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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.

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.