Opinion: How Britain’s love affair with trains ran out of steam

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN; July 16, 2019 London (CNN) – Britain has a love-hate relationship with its railways. The Victorians…

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UK: Passengers evacuated after train hits cow causing long delays

By Neil Shaw, Head of Digital, Cornwall Live; July 16, 2019 Rail travel descended into chaos this morning as a…

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Wales: Talyllyn Steam Railway steps in to replace stricken bus route

From BBC News; June 26, 2019 A Welsh steam railway is offering free journeys to bus passengers stranded by the…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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UK: Network Rail bosses told to fly to meetings because trains too expensive, internal policy reveals

From Brinkwire; June 24, 2019 Company policy is in place to save public money Staff working for Network Rail have…

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Eurostar defends alcohol limits on trains

From The BBC; June 24, 2019 Eurostar has defended limiting the amount of alcohol passengers can carry on its trains…

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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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Fears UK’s rail network is too overcrowded grow after it’s revealed Britons took a record 1.76billion train trips last year

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; June 13, 2019 Britain’s weary travellers took a record 1.76billion trips by…

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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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Virgin Trains UK to launch new customer-focused train service

From Global Railway Review; June 11, 2019 Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most…

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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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Eurostar increases number of direct trains to Amsterdam

By John Dunne, The Evening Standard; June 11, 2019 Eurostar is increasing the frequency of its London to Amsterdam services…

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Virgin Trains UK promises new app that could save passengers £1bn

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; May 31, 2019 As Virgin Trains prepares to depart from the UK railway…

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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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Railbookers Launches Around the World by Rail Vacation

A press release from Railbookers, Travel Pulse; May 14, 2019: Railbookers just launched its extraordinary Around the World by Rail…

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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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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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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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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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