Opinion: How Britain’s love affair with trains ran out of steam

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN; July 16, 2019 London (CNN) – Britain has a love-hate relationship with its railways. The Victorians…

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UK: Passengers evacuated after train hits cow causing long delays

By Neil Shaw, Head of Digital, Cornwall Live; July 16, 2019 Rail travel descended into chaos this morning as a…

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Brookfield Buys Rail Operator Genesee for $8.4 Billion

By Jie Ma and Thomas Black, Bloomberg; June 30, 2019 An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. agreed to buy…

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Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

By The Associated Press, 660 News City News; June 26, 2019 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch national railway company NS…

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UK: Network Rail bosses told to fly to meetings because trains too expensive, internal policy reveals

From Brinkwire; June 24, 2019 Company policy is in place to save public money Staff working for Network Rail have…

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Eurostar defends alcohol limits on trains

From The BBC; June 24, 2019 Eurostar has defended limiting the amount of alcohol passengers can carry on its trains…

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Plan to end trains dumping waste on Scotland’s railways

By Andrew Picken, BBC Scotland News; June 20, 2019 Retention tanks are set be fitted to high-speed trains to stop…

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Russia: Moscow – St. Petersburg luxury train to change ownership

From TASS, Russian News Agency; June 18, 2019 MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. TransClassService (TCS), a Russian private operator of passenger…

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Swiss night trains: past, present and future

By Thomas Stephens, swissinfo.ch; June 13, 2019 The Swiss Federal Railways is discussing re-investing in sleeper trains, reacting to a…

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Fears UK’s rail network is too overcrowded grow after it’s revealed Britons took a record 1.76billion train trips last year

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; June 13, 2019 Britain’s weary travellers took a record 1.76billion trips by…

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Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019 GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including…

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Virgin Trains UK to launch new customer-focused train service

From Global Railway Review; June 11, 2019 Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most…

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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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UK, Scotland: New Caledonian Sleeper carriages get off to bumpy start

By Alex McWhirter, Business Traveller; June 11, 2019 It was launched with fanfare six weeks ago between London Euston, Edinburgh…

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Eurostar increases number of direct trains to Amsterdam

By John Dunne, The Evening Standard; June 11, 2019 Eurostar is increasing the frequency of its London to Amsterdam services…

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‘Germany first:’ Deutsche Bahn announces bold new plans

By Abi Carter, Iamexpat.de; June 10, 2019 Its public image may have taken a beating over the past couple of…

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Virgin Trains UK promises new app that could save passengers £1bn

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; May 31, 2019 As Virgin Trains prepares to depart from the UK railway…

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Switzerland: Passengers forced off jam-packed Zurich-bound train over safety concerns

From The Local; May 23, 2019 A number of commuters travelling to Zurich on Thursday morning where forced to disembark…

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Germany – Female train guard is fired for secretly filming hardcore porn movies in carriages after work: X-rated movies showed German worker whipping ‘passengers’ caught without tickets

By Tim Stickings, Daily Mail; May 22, 2019 A female German railway worker has lost her job after allegedly shooting…

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Railbookers Launches Around the World by Rail Vacation

A press release from Railbookers, Travel Pulse; May 14, 2019: Railbookers just launched its extraordinary Around the World by Rail…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper fined £177k for failing quality standards

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 11, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper has been fined £177,000 for failing tough quality standards in…

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Paris Eurostar terminal evacuated after passenger found with wartime bombshell

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; May 13, 2019 The Paris terminus of Eurostar was evacuated when a London-bound…

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Saving France’s rural railways: is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

By Adele Berti, Railway Technology; May 2, 2019 A report into the state and future of almost 10,000km of French…

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Great Britain: ‘First class only’ and no-frills style trains as part of rail reforms, industry body says

From ITV News; April 30, 2019 The rail industry unveils its vision for the future of services in Britain which…

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Norwegian State Railways rebrands as Vy

From Global Railway Review; April 30, 2019 The NSB Group was officially renamed the Vy Group on 24 April 2019…

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