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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.

Trainline boosts Swiss ticket options with SBB deal

Trainline boosts Swiss ticket options with SBB deal

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.

Reiniche appointed chair of Eurostar

Reiniche appointed chair of Eurostar

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 secures new tram order in Brussels

Bombardier secures new tram order in Brussels

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.

Which? reveals millions of hours UK rail passengers lose to delays

Which? reveals millions of hours UK rail passengers lose to delays

UK rail passengers lost almost four million hours to significantly delayed train journeys in 2018 – making it the worst year since records have been held, according to Which? research. The staggering level of delays – 3,928,560 hours in total – relates to 8.1 million passenger journeys and meant around 80 trains per day were significantly delayed.

Eurostar launches refreshed menu for national vegetarian week

Eurostar launches refreshed menu for national vegetarian week

For the first time, Eurostar will be turning vegetarian and transforming the menu to offer passengers a range of meat free meals to celebrate national vegetarian week. From today until May 19th, customers travelling from London to the Continent in business premier and standard premier will be treated to delicious new dishes,