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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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: ScotRail faces another train shortage as upgrades delayed

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; March 30, 2019 Under-pressure ScotRail faces another train shortage crisis because upgrading of a new…

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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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ScotRail hit with second remedial plan – for failing to keep passengers happy

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; February 8, 2019 ScotRail was today hit with a second remedial plan – for failing…

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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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Scotland: HS2 train passengers could click-and-collect Amazon parcels onboard

By National Newsdesk, The National; November 26, 2018 Bombardier Transportation, which is bidding to win a £2.75 billion contract to…

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Scotland: ScotRail passengers face train overhaul delay

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; September 28, 2018 Long-distance ScotRail passengers may have to travel in unrefurbished second-hand trains because…

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ON THE RIGHT TRACK: ScotRail passengers given boost as bosses announce 17,200 more seats a day on busy Glasgow to Edinburgh trains – just months after cuts

By Jonathan Whitelaw, The Scottish Sun; June 7, 2018 PASSENGERS have been given a boost after ScotRail announced more thousands…

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Scotland: New ScotRail trains to finally run after windscreen problem fixed

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 25, 2018 A new fleet of electric trains are to finally enter service on…

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UK: ScotRail faces record fines over ‘disappointing’ passenger service failures

From Rail Technology Magazine; May 8, 2018 ScotRail is facing record-high fines after multiple failures to hit performance targets set…

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End of line for Sleeper trains in Scotland that go bump in the night

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 5, 2018 Passengers on the Caledonian Sleeper’s brand new trains are promised a “silky…

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Scotland rail chief told: Keep ‘no skipping’ vow vow

By David Leask, Chief Reporter, The Herald; March 31, 2018 PASSENGER groups have urged ScotRail to keep its latest promise…

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ScotRail train shortage prompts UK-wide search for stand-ins

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; March 30, 2018 ScotRail is in a race against time to find more stand-in trains…

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Discovering the romance of America on an Amtrak train

By Brian Pendreigh, The Herald Scotland; March 10, 2018 IT WAS a little after 8pm and the metallic silver giant…

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Canada: How luxury train trips are perfecting the art of slow travel

By MARYAM SIDDIQI, The Globe And Mail; March 8, 2018 We were just sitting down to lunch when a couple…

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UK: Virgin East Coast is close to financial collapse

From The Economist; February 8, 2018 THE East Coast mainline is Britain’s most scenic long-distance railway. Connecting London to Edinburgh…

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Next Stop: Your Room, at the World’s Best Railway Hotels

By Michael Kaminer, The Points Guy; January 27, 2018 Railway hotels conjure a sepia-toned, steam-shrouded era of travel, when rival…

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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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Scotland: Up to 20 ScotRail trains a day skip their scheduled stops

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; January 28, 2018 The number of ScotRail trains skipping stops – one of passengers’ greatest…

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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: New Caledonian Sleeper carriages to enter passenger service in October

From Global Rail News; January 18, 2018 The countdown to the introduction of new Caledonian Sleeper trains has begun with…

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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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