China-based MTR signs on for South West Trains franchise
The British department for transport has announced First MTR South Western Trains has been awarded the South Western franchise. First MTR is a partnership between China-based MTR and First Group. The new organisation will take over from Stagecoach, which currently runs South Western Trains services across south west England to and from London Waterloo.
Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck
At approximately 04:00 this morning, Eurotunnel welcomed the 25 millionth truck to use its Le Shuttle Freight service. The service began on July 25th, 1994.
Eurostar reports continued recovery in trading environment
Eurostar has reported that the signs of recovery in the trading environment at the end of last year have continued into 2017. After a surge in late bookings towards the end of 2016, the business reported its busiest December ever and a strong start to the year.
Eurostar to launch Bordeaux ticket sales tomorrow
Eurostar will open ticket sales for the new route from London to Bordeaux tomorrow. The new high-speed line in France will reduce journey time by over one hour, offering passengers a more convenient alternative to flying.
Six Senses launches Presidential Train experience in Douro Valley, Portugal
Imagine turning back the clock to a more relaxed era in which to reconnect and rejuvenate while the extraordinary natural beauty of the Douro Valley rolls gently past. Six Senses is extending its inspired take on amazing experiences to offer a small series of exclusive trips on board the crown jewel of Portugal’s railway - the Presidential Train.
Eurotunnel sees revenue increase for 2016
Eurotunnel has seen revenue increase by four per cent, to €1.023 billion, for financial 2016. At the same time, EBITDA increased to €514 million, while net consolidated profit increased strongly to €200 million.
Eurostar discover British ‘traveller-selves’
Eurostar has revealed research exploring Brits’ ‘traveller-selves’. The new research shows that travellers enjoy a travel state of mind which changes attitudes to food, technology, relationships and even money as almost two thirds (65 per cent) say they transform into a version of themselves that they prefer.
CrossCountry reduces ticket fulfilment window
CrossCountry has reduced their fulfilment window – the time it takes for tickets to be available for collection - for customers who purchase tickets through their website.
French consortium signs on for Line 3 of Hanoi metro
In its first transportation project in Vietnam, Thales has signed a contract to provide a complete telecommunications system for Line 3 of the Hanoi metro. The line is the first of five lines planned for the Vietnamese capital.
London Night Tube drivers to be balloted on potential strike action
Drives on the London Night Tube are to be balloted over potential strike action, the RMT union has confirmed. The decision is the latest stage in a long-running dispute over pay and jobs on the newly launched service.