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: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Study rejects free public transport for Paris

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; October 2, 2018 MAKING public transport services in the Paris area completely free-of-charge would…

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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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Why Does New York City Subway Construction Cost So Much? Congress Wants to Find Out

By BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL, The New York Times, March 28, 2018 The astronomical costs of building the Second Avenue subway…

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France Unveils Plan to Make Railway Company More Competitive

By The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; February 26, 2018 PARIS (AP) — French Prime minister Edouard Philippe…

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