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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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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UK: New trains to allow Edinburgh to London for £25

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; March 21, 2019 The impending battle for passengers between Edinburgh and London stepped up a…

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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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Family Day long Weekend: VIA Rail Canada’s ridership up 5%

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; February 21, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSFrom Thursday, February 14 to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 TOTAL NUMBER…

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Bombardier Sees Rail Project Issues Solved by the End of 2020

By Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg; February 14, 2019 Bombardier Inc. expects to complete at least three of its most delayed rail…

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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 to make all train station toilets free

From The Week UK; December 18, 2018 Network Rail will scrap toilet charges at all of its stations across the…

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What other passenger carriers are doing: Bite the Bullet – British Airways business class menu warns their fancy dish could contain fragments of bullets

Editor’s Note: This is another story in an ongoing series about managing food service operations and passengers expectations. – CorridorRail.com…

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Eurostar to step up Amsterdam services in 2019

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; October 23, 2018 EUROSTAR confirmed on October 23 that it will introduce a third…

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UK: Brand new train to London breaks down near Exeter and 350 passengers evacuated

By Jacqui Merrington and Sarah Waddington, Head of Content, Plymouth Herald; September 14, 2018 Around 350 passengers had to be…

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Family who fell on to London tube track unharmed after train passes overhead

By Ruth McKee, The Guardian; September 8, 2018 A mother and child who fell on to a tube track at…

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London – The Victoria line at 50: Incredible photos show the Queen on the underground after new line opened in 1968 as it celebrates half a century of running today

By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline, Daily Mail; September 1, 2018 Yesterday it was announced the Elizabeth line is facing further…

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The Discount Airline Model Is Coming for Europe’s Railways

By Carol Matlack, Bloomberg Businessweek; August 17, 2018 With ever more passengers opting for low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and…

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Ontario Commits Over $11 Billion to Build First Phase of High Speed Rail

A press release from the Ontario Office of the Premier; April 6, 2018 Transformational Project to Begin Service As Early…

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18% more passengers travelled on VIA Rail’s intercity trains over the Easter long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 5, 2018: HIGHLIGHTS March 29–April 3, 2018: INTERCITY TRAINS ON THE QUÉBEC…

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First commercial Eurostar passenger service from London to Amsterdam sets off

From The Irish Examiner; April 4, 2018 Direct passenger rail journeys between London and Amsterdam have launched. The first Eurostar…

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UK: Virgin Trains door bursts open at speed leaving passengers and staff terrified

By Adam Smith, Metro; March 30, 2018 The door of a high-speed train’s buffet carriage burst open causing panic as…

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UK: This is how a direct train service between Cleethorpes and London could work

By Patrick Daly, Grimsby Telegraph; February 28, 2018 Grand Central Rail boss Richard McClean tells Parliamentary Correspondent Patrick Daly why…

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Train versus plane: what’s the fastest way between London and Amsterdam?

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent; February 21, 2018 The inaugural Eurostar service took three hours, 44 minutes from London…

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Eurostar to finally launch first London-Amsterdam direct train service in April

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; February 9, 2018 London-Amsterdam direct by train in three hours 41 minutes –…

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UK: 7,000 new train carriages `will transform journeys´

By Press Association, Daily Mail; January 29, 2018 More than 7,000 new train carriages are being introduced to Britain’s railways,…

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UK: After 145 years, sharing with stranger on Scotland-London sleeper train to be banned

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; January 21, 2018 Sharing with a stranger on Scotland-London sleeper trains is to be banned…

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UK: London Bridge station opens new platforms as redevelopment nears completion

By Alistair Smout, Staff, Reuters; January 2, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Five new platforms and a large concourse opened at…

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Scotland’s railways poised for greatest improvements since Victorian times

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; December 30, 2017 Passengers will see the greatest improvements on Scotland’s railways in 2018 since…

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