Rail Travel News
You Can Travel Through Spain For Free By Train For All Of 2023
A new program will allow travelers to receive free train tickets for train journeys throughout Spain until at least the end of 2023
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.
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.
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.
Rail industry seeks to woo passengers back as guidance lifted
To help commuters make the most of their journeys back to work, the rail industry has launched a national commuter rewards website to help users make the most of their ‘me-time’ on the train.
New part-time rail season tickets launch in UK
New rail tickets, designed to match evolving working habits, will be available to commuters across England from today. They are aimed at commuters who only travel to work two or three days a week.
Government unveils wholesale rail overhaul in UK
The government has pledged to end what it called a quarter-century of fragmentation on the railways under new proposals to shake up the system. The hope is to refocus on passengers and freight.
Government to refund rail tickets following Christmas cancellation
The government has pledged to provide refunds for rail and coach tickets bought for the Christmas travel window between December 23rd-27th.