Government unveils wholesale rail overhaul in UK

Government unveils wholesale rail overhaul in UK

The government has pledged to end what it called a quarter-century of fragmentation on the railways under new proposals to shake up the system.A new public body, Great British Railways (GBR), will integrate the railways, owning the infrastructure, collecting fare revenue, running and planning the network, as well as setting...

Eurostar secures £250m refinancing package with lenders

Eurostar secures £250m refinancing package with lenders

Eurostar has reached a refinancing agreement with its shareholders and banks.The refinancing package of £250 million mainly consists of additional equity and loans from a syndicate of banks guaranteed by the shareholders. Partners include the French state railway group SNCF and Eurostar majority shareholder, Patina Rail.The latter is a vehicle...

Rocky Mountaineer delays Canada restart until July

Rocky Mountaineer delays Canada restart until July

Rocky Mountaineer will delay the start of its Canadian travel season until July 5th.The luxury train operator had previously hoped to begin offering services in June.   “We are extremely disappointed to be forced to delay the start of our season, but we remain very optimistic about restarting travel in July. “Our...

Bus to London to launch in April next year

Bus to London to launch in April next year

From two decades from the mid-1950s onwards, adventurous travellers would pack themselves in ‘magic buses’ and traverse the so-called Hippie Trail across Asia in search of spiritual enlightenment. Now, the time has come to roll the dice the other way. Adventures Overland has announced the longest and the most epic...

Rocky Mountaineer delays return until June

Rocky Mountaineer delays return until June

Rocky Mountaineer is sharing changes to its 2021 travel season in consideration of the continuing travel restrictions and uncertainty of when they will be lifted. The luxury train company is extending the inaugural season of its new route in the United States, Rockies to the Red Rocks, by four weeks,...

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