U.K., Scotland: ScotRail reduced rail timetable comes into effect

From ITV News; March 23, 2020 Trains have moved to a reduced timetable with a focus on providing public transport…

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International: The 7 Most Delicious Train Rides in the World

By Chris Dwyer, Robb Report; February 24, 2020 It’s hardly breaking news that long-haul airline food makes you lose the…

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U.K.: Escaped cow blocks Scottish commuter train for an hour

By Ben Hooper, UPI; January 14, 2020 Jan. 14 (UPI) — A large highland cow was dubbed an “absolute unit”…

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UK: Oops, wrong cleaner damages Caledonian Sleeper’s on-board toilets

By Alastair Dalton, Edinburgh Evening News; September 9, 2019 Water pipes on the Caledonian Sleeper’s £150 million fleet were seriously…

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UK: ScotRail slated as passenger journeys fall by 1 million

By David Leask, Chief Reporter, The Herald; August 28, 2019 Rocked by a historic cold spell and major engineering disruption,…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper admits failings after complaints of ‘filthy, disgusting’ cabins

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; August 21, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper chiefs have apologised for repeated cleaning failures after complaints of…

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Scotland: ScotRail pull the plug on plan for free access to station toilets

From Brinkwire; August 6, 2019 TRAIN operator ScotRail has scrapped proposals to allow free access to toilets at four of…

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Scotland: Caledonian Sleeper train drama at Edinburgh Waverley under investigation

By Press Association, Isle of Wight County Press; August 2, 2019 An investigation has been launched after a Caledonian Sleeper…

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Plan to end trains dumping waste on Scotland’s railways

By Andrew Picken, BBC Scotland News; June 20, 2019 Retention tanks are set be fitted to high-speed trains to stop…

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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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Scotland: ScotRail fails again as more than 18,000 trains are cancelled

By Cath Ashcroft, The Express; June 10, 2019 The number of services cancelled due to staffing issues soared by almost…

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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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Scotland: The unexpected age of ScotRail’s toughest customers

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 24, 2019 They are ScotRail’s hardest-to-please passengers. Young people are not just the most…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper fined £177k for failing quality standards

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 11, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper has been fined £177,000 for failing tough quality standards in…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper launches new CAF coaches

From Railway Gazette; April 29 2019 UK: London to Scotland overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper put the first of its…

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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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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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Scotland: ScotRail makes video to explain ‘slam doors’ on 40-year-old trains

Posted by Mike Billings, Hawthorn Caller; April 18, 2019 ScotRail is having to show passengers how to get on and…

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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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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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