Why a Train Station Addition Has Parisians Outraged

By Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab; September 9, 2019 “Absurd.” An “urban mistake.” And a “grave offense to transit users.” French architects…

Continue Reading →

UK: Oops, wrong cleaner damages Caledonian Sleeper’s on-board toilets

By Alastair Dalton, Edinburgh Evening News; September 9, 2019 Water pipes on the Caledonian Sleeper’s £150 million fleet were seriously…

Continue Reading →

Another summer of record growth for Dutch cross-border passenger traffic

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 29, 2019 FOR the third successive summer, international train services between the Netherlands…

Continue Reading →

Norway reviews overnight services as sleeper train fleet ages

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; August 23, 2019 THE Norwegian Railway Directorate is undertaking a review of the country’s…

Continue Reading →

UK: ScotRail slated as passenger journeys fall by 1 million

By David Leask, Chief Reporter, The Herald; August 28, 2019 Rocked by a historic cold spell and major engineering disruption,…

Continue Reading →

Dutch to increase train frequency with 2020 timetable

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 20, 2019 DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has completed the planning for the 2020…

Continue Reading →

Europe: Leo Express moves into the black

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 16, 2019 CZECH train and bus operator Leo Express generated a profit for…

Continue Reading →

Europe: SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

From Railway Gazette; August 19, 2019 EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first…

Continue Reading →

Scotland: ScotRail pull the plug on plan for free access to station toilets

From Brinkwire; August 6, 2019 TRAIN operator ScotRail has scrapped proposals to allow free access to toilets at four of…

Continue Reading →

Europe’s flight-shame movement has travelers taking trains to save the planet

By Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post; August 2, 2019 STOCKHOLM — If he had hopped on a plane, Johan Hilm…

Continue Reading →

Scotland: Caledonian Sleeper train drama at Edinburgh Waverley under investigation

By Press Association, Isle of Wight County Press; August 2, 2019 An investigation has been launched after a Caledonian Sleeper…

Continue Reading →

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stuck for hours in 40C after power failure

From Sky News; July 24, 2019 Hundreds of Eurostar passengers have been rescued after being stuck for hours in sweltering…

Continue Reading →

Europe: Strong case for overnight trains to Amsterdam

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; July 17, 2019 A study by the Institute of Mobility Policy (KiM), part of…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →