Europe, France: Alstom cuts offer for Bombardier’s rail unit by $350 million in firmed-up deal

By Allison Lampert, Rachit Vats, Reuters; September 16, 2020 Sept 16 (Reuters) – French train maker Alstom said on Wednesday…

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Europe – Sleeper train revival: Passengers are waking up to the benefits

By Jemima Walker, CGTN.com; September 1, 2020 Sleeper trains are back in fashion as the European Union pushes rail transport…

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Europe, France: SNCF offers ‘sincerest apologies’ to passengers stuck on train overnight

By Euronews with AFP; August 31, 2020 French state rail company SNCF has offered its “sincerest apologies” to passengers who were stuck…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom to consider weak Bombardier Transportation results in takeover talks

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; August 10, 2020 ALSTOM says it will “take into account the consequences” of the…

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Europe: Eurotunnel sees demand return quicker than airlines

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent, Irish Examiner; August 6, 2020 Demand for car-carrying Channel Tunnel trains is returning to…

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Europe back on track: Europe’s fading night trains win reprieve

From The Japan Times; August 3, 2020 Paris – It was one of the quintessential European travel experiences. With passengers…

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Canada and Europe: EU clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier rail unit

By The Associated Press, New Haven Register; July 31, 2020 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has given its go-ahead…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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Asia, India: Indian Railways privatisation | A look at other countries that have taken this route

By Jocelyn Fernandes, Money Control; July 2, 2020 The Indian Railways has kickstarted its plans to allow private companies to…

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Europe: FlixTrain halts plans to launch open access service in France

From Railway Gazette International; April 15, 2020 FRANCE: FlixMobility GmbH has decided to postpone indefinitely its plans to launch open…

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Europe: These are Europe’s best train stations; St. Pancras ranked first while German stations dominated the list

By Jana Brnáková, Kiwi.com; February 20, 2020 When traveling one wants to go through a pleasant experience. And according to…

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Canada – Bombardier tried – and failed – to play consolidator’s role in trains: CEO

By Frédéric Tomesco, Montreal Gazette; February 20, 2020 Bombardier Inc. opted to quit the train business after exploring acquisitions that…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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Canada: Alstom values Bombardier’s rail unit at just under $7-billion, board discussing purchase: sources

By Maya Nikolaeva and Allison Lampert, Reuters, Financial Post; February 12, 2020 PARIS/MONTREAL — Alstom’s board will meet late on…

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I took the Eurostar underneath the English Channel from Paris to London, and it felt more like taking a flight than a train

By Ben Mack, Insider Lifestyle; November 20, 2019 Using it may seem commonplace now, but there was a time when…

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Can the Paris Metro Make Room for More Riders?

By Feargus O’Sullivan, City Lab; November 13, 2019 After five years of unprecedented passenger growth, the Paris Metro system is…

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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…

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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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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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France: SNCF set to cut car train service between Paris and the south

From The Local France; April 11, 2019 France’s national rail company is set to abolish its car train service between…

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The best European sleeper trains

By Francesca Street, CNN; April 8, 2019 (CNN) — As the train pulls out of the station, you slowly drift…

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ANALYSIS: Are train services in rural France set to finally be derailed?

By John Lichfield, The Local France; March 6, 2019 For railways March is always the cruellest month. In March 1963…

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Siemens deal collapse fuels Alstom-Bombardier tie-up talk, shares rally

By Josephine Mason and Allison Lampert, Reuters; February 6, 2019 LONDON/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The European Commission’s decision to block a…

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New horizons for Alstom high-speed trains

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; October 5, 2018 ALSTOM’s new range of Avelia high-speed trains got off to a…

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