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.
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.
Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airports Group, has met with Mark Thurston, chief executive of HS2, to discuss the potential for the new train line to boost the northern economy.
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 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.
The National Railway Museum’s world record-breaking A4 locomotive Mallard, which set a new speed record for steam on July 3rd, 1938, will be at York station today to officially welcome Azuma to the city.
The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has briefed Liam Fox, the UK secretary of state for international trade, about the operation and maintenance of Dubai Metro.
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.
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 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.
London Southend Airport has signed a new agreement that will see extra train services added to the schedule, allowing passengers to easily connect to early morning and late evening flights.
International and domestic travellers can now visit some of the south-west’s leading destinations with a single ticket, thanks to a partnership between train and bus providers and the Great West Way.