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Cadoxton Residents and Passengers Thanked as Major Milestone Reached in Station Access Improvement Project

Network Rail has thanked the local community and passengers of Cadoxton station for their patience, as the project to improve access at the station has reached a major milestone.     Over four weekends in August and September, Network Rail …

Residents Invited to Find Out More About Station Upgrade Work Ahead of Elizabeth Line Services Commencing Later this Year

Network Rail will be holding a series of drop-in sessions to update residents on the Crossrail west station improvement works taking place at Acton, Ealing, Hayes & Harlington, Southall, and West Drayton in preparation for the introduction of Elizabeth line …

Amtrak Debuts New Amenities for Acela Nonstop Service Between New York City and Washington, D.C.

Amtrak today announced the unique amenities exclusive to its Acela Nonstop, which begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23, including: complimentary coffee, tea water, and a light snack, “at seat” cashless cart service offering a limited menu of snacks and …

Amtrak Introduces Enhanced Menu and New Flexible Dining Experience on Five Routes

Amtrak continues to evolve the travel experience on long-distance trains with the introduction of a new, flexible dining service for Sleeping Car customers traveling on the Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Crescent and Silver Meteor starting on Oct. 1 and …

IRCTC to offer multiple services for Tejas Express passengers

Indian IRCTC is offering passengers on board its Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express a host of services including free rail travel insurance of Rs 25 lakh each, luggage pick and drop service, exclusive lounges to relax and taxi and hotel bookings. However, …

  • Customers on Virgin Trains can now bid for last-minute First Class upgrades with Seatfrog app

    Published on : Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Virgin Trains customers can now secure a last-minute upgrade thanks to a collaboration with Seatfrog, an app which lets users take part in an auction for seats in First Class.   The train operator has partnered with Seatfrog on its …

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  • Eurostar ending its agreement with Deutsche Bahn

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Eurostar, a high-speed railway service connecting London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Disneyland Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, and Rotterdam ends its agreement allowing the passengers to travel from London, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.     The cross-channel high speed …

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  • Nepal to begin construction of railways linking Kathmandu with India, China

    Published on : Saturday, May 4, 2019

    President Bidhya Devi Bhandari said that Nepal is planning to start construction of railways linking Kathmandu with India and China within two years. The completion of technical studies for the construction of railways linking both the neighbouring countries has been …

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  • Dunbar Platform Construction to Begin in May

    Published on : Friday, May 3, 2019

    Network Rail, and main contractor Amco, will begin work on Dunbar’s new second platform from next week (Tuesday, May 7).   The £13m project will deliver a new, 271m-long second platform and a fully-accessible steel footbridge, with sandstone clad lift …

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  • Bringing the Sound of Bird Song to London Bridge Station

    Published on : Friday, May 3, 2019

    Sounds from an ecological park will be streamed to London Bridge Station, the UK’s fourth busiest railway station, thanks to a new work created by artist collective Soundcamp and artist Jessie Brennan.     A live audio stream is being …

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  • Aberdeen-Inverurie Double-Tracking Begins This Weekend

    Published on : Friday, May 3, 2019

    Passengers are being reminded that Network Rail engineers will be working from this Saturday (May 4) until mid-August to complete a multi-million-pound upgrade to track and signalling between Aberdeen and Inverurie.   From May 4 to August 19, the railway …

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  • Amtrak To Increase Weekend Acela Express Frequencies

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Weekend travelers will soon have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service with an additional round trip on Saturday. These changes will go into effect beginning …

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  • Amtrak Celebrates 48 Years; Looks to the Future

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Continuing its FY18 success, Amtrak is on track for its best year as the company celebrates its 48th year of operations. Fiscal year ridership is up 1.3% through March over FY18, and Amtrak is heading toward breakeven on an operating …

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  • Incredible Time-Lapse Footage Shows Major Work Taking Place at Leeds Station

    Published on : Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Network Rail has today (Monday, 29 April) released incredible time-lapse footage showing major improvement work taking place at Leeds station.   In October, Network Rail announced that a new, transparent roof would be installed over the South Concourse, replacing the …

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  • Bridge Lift Is a Step Up for Stirling Station

    Published on : Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Network Rail is advising that buses will replace trains between Stirling and Alloa on Sunday May 5 while the renovated Stirling station footbridge will be lifted back into position over the May Bank holiday weekend.   The footbridge, which connects …

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  • Passengers Reminded to Check Before They Travel Over Both May Bank holidays

    Published on : Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Ahead of the Early May bank holiday weekend, Network Rail is reminding passengers to check before they travel as it carries out a programme of engineering work to deliver more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and better services for passengers.   …

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  • Wakefield Parents Urged to Speak to Their Children About Dangers of Playing on Railway

    Published on : Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Network Rail is urging parents to speak to their children about the dangers of playing on the railway after recent incidents in and around the city.     In the last year, there have been 39 recorded instances of trespass …

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  • Trimble to sponsor 8th and 9th International Railway Summits

    Published on : Monday, April 29, 2019

    Trimble, global experts in on-board & wayside condition monitoring solutions, will take part as a Silver Sponsor of the 8th International Railway Summit in New Delhi, India, on 20-22 November 2019, and as a Gold Sponsor of the 9th International Railway Summit …

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  • Passengers Urged To Check Before They Travel This May

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    With the May bank holidays fast-approaching, Network Rail is urging passengers to plan their journeys in advance of the two bank holiday weekends as it delivers more than 900 projects.     A 22,000 strong workforce will work around the …

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  • Bridge Refurbishment Re-Connects Glasgow Conservation Areas

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    Network Rail has completed the refurbishment of the former Strathbungo station footbridge connecting Moray Place and Darnley Road on Glasgow’s southside.   The Grade C listed structure, constructed in 1877 at the same time as the now-closed Strathbungo Station, was …

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  • Amended Date for Completion of Vital Safety Work to Northamptonshire Road Bridge

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    Network Rail is advising motorists in Corby that safety work to Cottingham Road bridge will now complete on Friday, 3 May.   A partial road closure is currently in place to enable Network Rail workers to remove the current crash …

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  • Last Chance To Give Your View on Waverley Masterplan

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    Those interested in helping shape the future of Edinburgh Waverley have one day left to submit their views on the station’s Masterplan.   A month-long exhibition located on Waverley’s concourse will end tomorrow, Friday April 26, and so too will …

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  • Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

    Published on : Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Share Fares is a new way for customers to bring family and friends on Amtrak and for them to get carried away on an adventure to many destinations across the national network. This everyday discount is available for purchase starting on Wednesday, April …

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  • Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

    Published on : Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Share Fares is a new way for customers to bring family and friends on Amtrak and for them to get carried away on an adventure to many destinations across the national network. This everyday discount is available for purchase starting on Wednesday, April …

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  • Significant Milestone Reached in Midland Main Line Upgrade

    Published on : Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    A significant milestone in the Midland Main Line Upgrade has been reached as a brand new sub-station has been installed along the route.     This is a key step in the step in the electrification of the railway from …

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