Articles tagged “rail”

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit and competition from low-cost airlines aren't stopping Eurostar from a long-awaited and potentially lucrative expansion.

1 week ago

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

This is an embarrassment on every level for U.S. infrastructure.

1 week ago

The UK Government May Re-Nationalize London-Edinburgh Rail Route

The UK Government May Re-Nationalize London-Edinburgh Rail Route

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Stagecoach's problems show the difficulty in running a franchise on the UK's fractured rail network. The public and some politicians want reform but it seems the government is happy to tinker around the edges rather than make wholesale changes.

2 weeks ago

Eurostar Names New CEO as It Prepares to Launch Amsterdam Service

Eurostar Names New CEO as It Prepares to Launch Amsterdam Service

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Eurostar's new CEO is arriving at an opportune moment. The much-delayed service between London and Amsterdam is set to launch this spring, adding another long-distance rail connection to a growing European network.

1 month ago

CEO Interview: Trainline Aims to Steal Airline Share Down the Line

CEO Interview: Trainline Aims to Steal Airline Share Down the Line

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Rail travel still remains a stubbornly offline mode of transport when it comes to booking a ticket. Companies like Trainline are trying to change this by making it easier to search and buy tickets across Europe.

2 months ago

Germany Will Get World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Trains in 2021

Germany Will Get World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Trains in 2021

Associated Press

While it doesn't sound like these hydrogen-powered trains will service Germany's major train routes, for the time being, this eco-friendly push is part of a larger trend that also includes some airlines starting to care about making their emissions cleaner.

3 months ago

Amtrak Ads Call Out Air Travel While Execs Mull Basic Economy

Amtrak Ads Call Out Air Travel While Execs Mull Basic Economy

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Amtrak's new videos speak the truth about the easy comfort of train travel, while flying basic economy is rife with pain points. But how many flyers will become rail-converts for the comfort?

5 months ago

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

Anurag Kotoky and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

Updating a rail system is a painful and expensive process, but India will enjoy serious benefits down the line from using Japan's gold standard of rail tech. The Northeastern U.S. could take a cue here.

5 months ago

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

How the UK's transportation infrastructure will remain connected to mainland Europe is a question that will continue to loom large as Brexit talks roll on.

6 months ago

Expedia Spent $148 Million to Buy SilverRail for Its Train Booking Tech

Expedia Spent $148 Million to Buy SilverRail for Its Train Booking Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia's purchase price for a majority stake in SilverRail was double the sum that SilverRail had raised from investors. The price tag was a multiple of the investment but not a stellar exit for shareholders.

6 months ago

Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

Sterling Wong , Bloomberg

It looks like commuters in New York City and Singapore have a lot in common these days. If both cities don't improve their public transit systems, it's a lose-lose situation not only for locals but tourists, too.

6 months ago

France’s Rail Operator Comes in for Some Heavy Criticism After Long Delays

France’s Rail Operator Comes in for Some Heavy Criticism After Long Delays

Bloomberg , Ania Nussbaum

With higher temperatures and more people traveling, the European summer is the time that travel issues get the most attention. Delays are likely to be a regular occurrence until France's rail network is upgraded.

7 months ago