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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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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Should all Virgin UK trains be reserved seating only?

By Simon Calder, The Man Who Pays His Way, Independent.co.uk; April 25, 2019 Harrow and Wealdstone station in northwest London had…

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Virgin UK wants to stop passengers boarding long-distance trains without a seat reservation

By Alex Finnis, Inews.co.uk; April 23, 2019 Virgin wants to stop passengers from boarding long-distance trains without a seat reservation…

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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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UK: Stagecoach launches Department for Transport legal challenge over rail bid ban

From Business Matters; April 15, 2019 Stagecoach has warned the Department for Transport that its credibility is on the line…

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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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Branson says Virgin Trains in the UK could be gone by November after ‘baffling’ Department for Transport franchise decision

From Rail Technology Magazine; April 11, 2019 Virgin Trains could disappear from Britain’s railways by the end of the year,…

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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: ‘I WAS HUMILIATED’ ‘Smirking’ train manager calls cops on passenger who sat in empty first class when standard was full

By Dan Hall, The Sun; April 2, 2019 A “SMIRKING” train manager called cops on a passenger who sat in…

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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: Trains that are just one minute behind schedule will now be classed as late as punctuality standards are set to tighten across rail networks

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; March 21, 2019 Trains will soon be classed as late if they…

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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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UK passengers rarely feel they have a relationship with their train company

From Global Railway Review; March 12, 2019 New research published by Transport Focus, to inform the Williams Rail Review, has…

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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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