The Chilean government has unveiled plans to invest over $5 billion in one of the largest railway development plans in its history. The plans have the aim of tripling passenger numbers in the country, while also boosting rail freight.
Qatar Airways has announced a codeshare partnership with Deutsche Bahn, offering travellers seamless connections to and from eight key destinations in Germany.
With over 30 years’ experience of managing rail businesses and delivering improvements for passengers, Mark Hopwood is confident that his plans can make a noticeable difference for passengers on South Western Railway.
Both the Ziyun-Wangmo and Pingtang-Luodian expressways opened to traffic earlier, reducing travel time between Ziyun and Wangmo to 50 minutes and that between Pingtang and Luodian to an hour.
“We are extremely excited to add these new GoldLeaf rail cars to our fleet, and they have been extremely well-received by both our guests and our team,” said Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer, Rocky Mountaineer.
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.
South Western Railway has published its weekday strike timetable, providing customers with details of the services they can expect during the RMT industrial action in December.
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.
Rocky Mountaineer has announced the company’s international sales teams in Australia, the UK and China will be aligned under the newly created role.
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.
The introduction of the Highlander route this week follows the new carriages making their debut in April on the Lowlander between London and Glasgow/Edinburgh.
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.