View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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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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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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UK: Caledonian Sleeper passengers woken up and kicked off train at Stafford after latest blow to hit new service

By Telegraph Reporters, The Telegraph; June 12, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper passengers were woken up and kicked off their train at…

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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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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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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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English train driver ‘watching porn on tannoy’ leaves passengers in hysterics

By Neil Murphy, The Mirror; May 10, 2019 This is the hilarious moment when porn noises were broadcasted over a…

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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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First train on new-look Caledonian Sleeper service after trouble-plagued £100m upgrade arrives over three hours late

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent.co.uk; April 29, 2019 The saga of Scotland’s much-delayed flagship link with London, the new…

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Eurotunnel announces renovation of cross-channel shuttle trains

By Martin Banks, EU Today; April 28, 2019 Eurotunnel has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to renovate nine “PAX”…

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New Caledonian Sleeper trains to make passenger debut tonight

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; April 28, 2019 Brand new Caledonian Sleeper trains are due to carry their first passengers…

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Should all Virgin UK trains be reserved seating only?

By Simon Calder, The Man Who Pays His Way, Independent.co.uk; April 25, 2019 Harrow and Wealdstone station in northwest London had…

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Virgin UK wants to stop passengers boarding long-distance trains without a seat reservation

By Alex Finnis, Inews.co.uk; April 23, 2019 Virgin wants to stop passengers from boarding long-distance trains without a seat reservation…

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UK: Stagecoach launches Department for Transport legal challenge over rail bid ban

From Business Matters; April 15, 2019 Stagecoach has warned the Department for Transport that its credibility is on the line…

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Why there will be no more Virgin Trains in Great Britain

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent; April 11, 2019 If you start a ferry firm with no ships, name it…

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Branson says Virgin Trains in the UK could be gone by November after ‘baffling’ Department for Transport franchise decision

From Rail Technology Magazine; April 11, 2019 Virgin Trains could disappear from Britain’s railways by the end of the year,…

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UK: New Caledonian Sleeper trains carry first passengers

From Herald Scotland Online; April 11, 2019 A new fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains, with double beds and en-suite bathrooms,…

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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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Virgin Trains in UK announces record passenger numbers

By Barney Cotton, Business Leader; April 5, 2019 Virgin Trains has broken new passenger records, after nearly doubling rail industry…

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