Serco has appointed Kathryn Darbandi as the new managing director for the Caledonian Sleeper service. She will take up her new role in January.
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.
Caledonian Sleeper has unveiled the first images from inside its new fleet of trains on a revamped website launched to mark the final countdown to its re-launch. Guests on the new services will be able to enjoy a range of accommodation types, including rooms with double beds and en-suites – for the first time in the history of Caledonian Sleeper.
The first carriages from the new £100 million fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains have arrived in the UK ahead of their introduction to service later this year. Starting in October 2018, the overnight rail service will begin to be transformed as 75 new carriages are introduced in a phased transition.
Caledonian Sleeper has offered a glimpse of its brand new £150 million fleet of trains ahead of their introduction next year. A dedicated website has been launched where details of the trains will continue to be revealed ahead of their phased introduction to service from spring 2018.
An education in whisky is on order for guests travelling with Caledonian Sleeper as they celebrate Whisky Month. As Scotland commemorates one of its most popular exports, the overnight rail service linking London and Scotland marked the annual celebration by welcoming The Whisky Shop on board.
The Caledonian Sleeper, operating between London and Scotland six nights each week, sees guests arrive at the heart of their destination refreshed and ready to go. Here Breaking Travel News editor takes the trip from London Euston to Inverness ahead of a weekend at Loch Ness.
The Caledonian Sleeper is teeing off a new service with luxury golf tour operator, St Andrews Golf Travel - linking guests to the ‘Home of Golf’. Following a successful six month trial, the complimentary door-to-door transfers by St Andrews Golf Travel will operate six days a week, morning and night, for guests arriving at and departing from Leuchars.
Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services have been cancelled after the Rail & Maritime union called staff out on strike in a dispute over the potential sale of the organisation. Two thirds of ferry services on the west coast of Scotland have been suspended as a result. The strike, which started at midnight and will last for 24 hours, follows two days of work to rule at the ferry company.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, has started to welcome its first guests following the hotel’s luxury re-launch.