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Metrolink announces 30% discount to celebrate its upcoming 30th anniversary
In celebration of its upcoming 30th anniversary on Oct. 26, Metrolink has introduced a 30 percent sale on its Monthly Pass. The 30% discount is open to all Metrolink riders for three months – October, November and December 2022 and is automatically applied at purchase.
Ian Could Impact Florida Travel, Airports and Airlines This Week
Tropical Storm Ian, currently brewing in the western Caribbean on Sunday, is expected to shortly become a hurricane – a potential Category 3 according to some forecasters – and is taking aim at the state of Florida. All of Florida, mind you, meaning it could impact travel to one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, including drive trips, flights, and cruises.
Uniworld's cruise and rail product picks up steam in Europe
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises added a second cruise and rail itinerary in Europe this year, a combination that is growing in popularity for travelers in Europe but is so far offered by few river cruise lines.
Train travel is most sustainable form of transport
According to research commissioned by the rail industry, almost half of Brits (46%) do not know that travelling by train is the most sustainable form of transport, with one in eight (13%) believing that motor vehicles are better for the environment. In truth, when compared to cars and airplanes, trains emit between 66 and 75 percent fewer carbon emissions.
Amtrak Aims to Achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045
As part of Amtrak's vision for the future, Amtrak has pledged to achieve netzero greenhouse gas emissions across the Amtrak Network by 2045. This net zero emissions target focuses on expanding efforts across Amtrak's entire carbon footprint to reduce environmental impacts from operations while safely moving people.
Bookaway Group charts recovery of Mexico tourism sector
Latest data reveals that Mexico, a popular tourist destination for the North American and European markets, experienced a surge in ground transport bookings during the high season of June to August this year.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Debuts Winter 2022 Journeys
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe, has unveiled its December journeys. This festive season, the distinct midnight-blue carriages will glide through Europe’s winter-scapes on one-night journeys to Florence, Paris, Venice and Vienna.
Saudi women to drive trains between Makkah and Madinah
Saudi women will soon drive Haramain trains between the two holy cities of Islam, Makkah and Madinah, and take on other jobs in the transport sector. Saleh Al Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics, said the country is working towards localising jobs, which includes women, in every sector, including transport.
Eurostar to stop direct trains between London and Disneyland Paris
For many Brits, hopping on the Eurostar on the way to Disneyland Paris will be a treasured family memory, but from next year the international rail service will no longer run direct trains to the popular tourist destination.
Amtrak Releases FY21 Sustainability Report
Amtrak released its FY21 Sustainability Report that showcases sustainability projects across Amtrak's regions and operations. Throughout the report are details of Amtrak's measured progress against annual and long-term sustainability goals that encompass greenhouse gas emissions, diesel fuel and electricity usage.
304.6 million riders used public transport means, shared mobility and taxis in the 2022
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the number of riders using public transport means and shared mobility in Dubai that include Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, public buses, marine transport means (abras, ferry, water taxi, water bus), e-hail rides, smart car rental, Bus-On-Demand, and taxis (Dubai Taxi and franchise company taxies) clocked nearly 304.6 million during the first half of 2022.
Steam is back and kids go free at NYMR
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced a resumption of full services from Monday August 8th, with the return of its Gold Timetable itineraries, following a period of reduced services to avoid risk of lineside fires caused by the recent dry spell of weather.