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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UK: ‘I WAS HUMILIATED’ ‘Smirking’ train manager calls cops on passenger who sat in empty first class when standard was full

By Dan Hall, The Sun; April 2, 2019 A “SMIRKING” train manager called cops on a passenger who sat in…

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UK: Trains that are just one minute behind schedule will now be classed as late as punctuality standards are set to tighten across rail networks

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; March 21, 2019 Trains will soon be classed as late if they…

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UK passengers rarely feel they have a relationship with their train company

From Global Railway Review; March 12, 2019 New research published by Transport Focus, to inform the Williams Rail Review, has…

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Great Britain: Passengers flipping out over train to ‘London St Pancake’

By Emma Bowden, Press Association, Independent.ie; March 5, 2019 Commuters were given a sweet treat on Shrove Tuesday as London…

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Virgin plans American adventure in trains, ships, banks and hotels

By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times; February 11, 2019 Editor’s note: This story was written and published prior to Virgin Trains…

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UK: Passenger’s flushed bra takes cup for daftest train toilet mishap, says Virgin

By Stephen Naysmith, The Herald; December 30, 2018 Virgin Trains is urging passengers to use toilets appropriately after a passenger…

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UK: Network Rail sells $2 billion property portfolio to fund railway improvements

By Justin George Varghese, Reuters; September 10, 2018 (Reuters) – Britain’s Network Rail NETRAH.UL agreed to sell its commercial property…

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UK: Plummer calls for new model to run Britain’s railways

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; August 16, 2018 THE head of Britain’s Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents operators…

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Rail fine dining in Europe: the best and worst in on-board catering

By Eva Grey, Railway Technology; July 11, 2018 For train operators, on-board food catering is often a tough call: do…

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UK: Ministers warned against creating ‘Ryanair on the tracks’ amid comfort concerns

By PA, AOL News; March 1, 2018 Train passengers should not feel they have to bring their own inflatable cushions,…

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