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  1. July 8, 2014

    Unresolved power failure sparks further Eurostar cancellations

    Eurostar cancelled some train services through the Channel tunnel on Tuesday after Eurotunnel failed to resolve problems...

  2. July 7, 2014

    Six-hour delays after Eurotunnel breakdown

    Hundreds of rail passengers were evacuated from a Eurotunnel train on Monday after spending hours stuck on a broken-down...

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  1. April 4, 2014

    Unions to seek judicial review over planned rail sale

    Rail unions have decided to seek a judicial review of the competition to run the East Coast main line in an attempt to halt...

  2. March 5, 2014

    Eurostar lifts capacity to enter new markets

    Eurostar is set to lift its capacity by a fifth next year when it takes delivery of the first new trains since its inception...

  3. January 17, 2014

    SNCF, First Group and Stagecoach shortlisted for East Coast

    FirstGroup and Stagecoach will face stiff competition from SNCF, the French state-owned rail operator, in a race to secure...

  4. November 29, 2013

    All aboard the TGV to Barcelona

    This time, we’re told, it’s finally going to happen. From December 15, direct high-speed trains will link Paris and...

  5. October 15, 2013

    UK recovery drives jump in Eurostar revenues

    Eurostar, the operator of cross-channel passenger services, said there were signs of a sustained recovery in the UK economy...

  6. September 30, 2013

    Eurostar to bid for East Coast main line franchise

    Eurostar, the operator of cross-Channel rail services, is to enter the bidding for UK domestic rail franchises for the first...

  7. August 30, 2013

    Paris: the affordable London suburb

    I fled London for Paris in 2001. I was getting too old for my rented shared slum above an off-licence in Marylebone, and...

  8. July 25, 2013

    Eurotunnel chairman attacks competition regulators

    Eurotunnel is operating in a “hostile environment” as it tries to face down two separate regulatory challenges to its...

  9. July 22, 2013

    Eurotunnel and Eurostar bosses clash over running costs

    A furious dispute has broken out between the operator of the Channel tunnel and the monopoly passenger train company using...

  10. July 2, 2013

    HS2’s escalating costs are a familiar problem

    HS2 will be biggest infrastructure project the UK has seen since the building of the Channel tunnel and its high-speed rail...

  11. June 25, 2013

    California the latest frontier for high-speed trains

    There could be few landscapes more different from the densely-packed urban corridor between Tokyo and Osaka and the rolling...

  12. June 21, 2013

    A train manifesto

    All aboard! Boooop! Boooop! The Fast Lane Summer Super Express (FLSSE) is about to depart. Don’t worry, no need to rush, you...

  13. June 20, 2013

    Eurotunnel fees are too high, rules Brussels

    Eurotunnel could face a cut of up to 50 per cent in the fees it levies on operators using the subsea rail link, after...

  14. June 5, 2013

    Fortnum & Mason opens store in London St Pancras station

    Fortnum & Mason is to open a new store in Britain for the first time in its 307-year history. The Piccadilly-based store,...

  15. April 23, 2013

    Siemens warns on late Eurostar delivery

    Siemens’ rail division faces further costly charges after it warned of a delay to the delivery of trains to Eurostar, the...

  16. March 12, 2013

    Snow causes transport chaos in NW Europe

    March 12 – An overnight snowstorm in northwestern Europe forced the closure of Frankfurt airport, caused record traffic jams...

  17. February 8, 2013

    Short cuts: Travel news and inspiration

    Reykjavik Iceland is known for its majestic landscapes and mediocre hotels, at least outside the capital. But last week the...

  18. January 31, 2013

    Rail franchise changes under fire

    Two UK train operators have hit out over changes that the government has made to its rail franchising plans in the wake of...

  19. January 25, 2013

    Right time to change track

    Tell me if you recognise these surroundings. The space is wide and long and could accommodate a Boeing 737 if the ceilings...

  20. January 23, 2013

    Eurotunnel revenues jump after Olympics

    Eurotunnel reported record revenues and traffic last year, boosted by the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The operator...

  21. January 22, 2013

    Ice and snow continue to disrupt travel

    The UK faced further travel disruption on Tuesday as snow and ice continued to affect large parts of the country, although...

  22. January 18, 2013

    Snow causes widespread travel disruption

    Forecasters warned of further travel disruption over the weekend after snow brought chaos to large parts of the country on...

  23. January 10, 2013

    Rail fiasco blamed on DfT skills shortage

    The West Coast mainline fiasco was the product of a depleted Department for Transport rather than fundamental problems with...

  24. January 7, 2013

    Slower pace urged on new rail franchises

    Ministers should restrain the pace at which new rail franchises are agreed to prevent a repeat of the West Coast Mainline...

  25. January 1, 2013

    Rail chiefs hope for a Go signal

    After three months of chaos in the UK rail industry following the collapse of the tender process for the West Coast...

  26. November 22, 2012

    Rail chief warns on industry overhaul

    One of Network Rail’s top executives has warned the government that any radical overhaul of the industry in the wake of the...

  27. March 7, 2012

    Marketing budgets: Dangers of a fast-moving bandwagon

    First Google and Yahoo, then Facebook and Twitter, now Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. For digital marketers, there is...

  28. March 1, 2012

    Eurotunnel gears up for Olympic surge

    The company that runs the Channel tunnel plans to speed up some services and bring a mothballed train back into action as it...

  29. January 30, 2012

    Eurotunnel weighs SeaFrance options

    The executive chairman of Eurotunnel, the Channel Tunnel operator, said his company was considering a series of operators...

  30. November 29, 2011

    Business traveller: Dealing with strikes

    With industrial action disrupting UK and European travel, what can those travelling on business expect? Indirect effects...

  31. September 12, 2011

    Transport: Ferries sail back into view

    Business travellers can be snooty about ferry travel, but for some it is still a worthwhile option. Although Eurotunnel and...

  32. July 5, 2011

    Industry shunted into sidings of history

    The smoke-stained brick and slate roofs of the buildings at Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane factory are a visible reminder that...

  33. April 11, 2011

    The public image: Eurostar

    Client: Eurostar Agency: Someone Territory: Mainland Europe and UK Verdict: ★★★★☆ Gone are the days when design agencies...

  34. March 5, 2011

    Eurotunnel plunges to €57m loss

    Eurotunnel profits collapsed last year after insurers refused to pay for the 2008 rail fire and the cost of servicing debt...

  35. February 28, 2011

    Britain’s passport to attracting more visitors

    “I’ve been to England. It’s nice, but not that nice. We’ll go to Italy instead. It seems they can use the income.” That was...

  36. December 10, 2010

    Eurostar directors quit ahead of train deal

    Directors of Eurostar appointed by France’s state railway resigned last week before the company signed an order for...

  37. November 4, 2010

    Alstom lodges Eurostar complaint in Brussels

    Alstom has lodged a complaint with the European Commission as the French engineering group continues to try to overturn...

  38. October 29, 2010

    Court rejects move to halt Eurostar order

    Alstom’s hopes of overturning Eurostar’s planned order for German-built Siemens trains were nearly extinguished on Friday...

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