Articles tagged “high-speed rail”

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Eurostar CEO Says Recovery Stymied by Brexit, Lack of Government Aid

As travel has surged back from the pandemic, issues that the industry faced prior to the precipitous drop in travel are coming home to roost. That's the case at Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail line that connects London to Europe under the English Channel. The introduction of border controls post-Brexit at Eurostar's London and Paris…

News Blog

Eurostar to Suspend Disneyland Paris Trains

Britons will not be able to grab a direct train to Disneyland Paris next summer. High-speed rail operator Eurostar will suspend service between London and the theme park on the outskirts of Paris on June 5, 2023, it told travel agents Wednesday. Eurostar, which is owned by French rail operator SNCF, said it needs to…

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Spain’s Renfe to Open New High-Speed Rail Line in July

Spanish railroad operator Renfe will open its newest high-speed line between Madrid and Burgos on July 22. The new line will save travelers roughly 45 minutes with AVE trains taking just an hour and 33 minutes for trips between Madrid and Burgos, which is 134 miles north of the Spanish capital. In addition, it will…

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Germany’s Deutsche Bahn to Run More Summer Trains Than in 2019

Germany's passenger rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) will run more long-distance trains this summer than it did before the pandemic in response to strong demand. DB will offer 20 percent more seats than it did in the summer of 2019, it said Saturday. The increase is both from operating more trains, and from the introduction…

Business Travel

Daily Podcast: Business Travelers Are Ready to Travel

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, April 11, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Business Travelers Are Ready to Travel

Airlines

Trains Offer New Promise in Europe’s Quest to Cut Aviation Emissions

European airlines and authorities are eager to tap rail links to replace short flights on the continent. But a recent air-rail connection in Paris showed the limits of the partnerships that take a lot more than will power to make work and, more importantly, woo travelers.

Trains Offer New Promise in Europe’s Quest to Cut Aviation Emissions

Tourism

Daily Podcast: A High-Speed European Merger

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, March 31, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: A High-Speed European Merger

Rail

Eurostar and Thalys European High-Speed Rail Merger Approved

Rail travel in Western Europe is about to get a little bit easier. European authorities have signed off on the merger of high-speed rail operators Eurostar and Thalys that will create a single company connecting some of Europe's largest cities.

Eurostar and Thalys European High-Speed Rail Merger Approved

Rail

Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Line Next in U.S. if Brightline Gets Its Way

Brightline wants to make sure that private companies have equal access to the billions of dollars in new passenger rail funds proposed by President "Amtrak Joe" Biden. That could allow the railroad to speed up work on the country's next high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California.

Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Line Next in U.S. if Brightline Gets Its Way

Airline Weekly

France Uses Climate Legislation to Replace Short Flights With Trains

France Uses Climate Legislation to Replace Short Flights With Trains