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Amtrak improves High-Speed WiFi offers

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Amtrak travelers on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will soon enjoy improved Wi-Fi, with a more reliable and easier connection to high-speed broadband.

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Heathrow Express service confirmed to 2028

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heathrow expressHeathrow Express (‘HEx’) rail service has been preserved to at least 2028 under a new agreement, which confirms fast, non-stop rail connections for Heathrow passengers will see Heathrow Airport retaining the commercial aspects including marketing, ticket pricing and revenue, while FirstGroup’s Great Western Railway (‘GWR’) subsidiary will run the operational aspects of the Heathrow Express service under a management contract from later this year.

Amtrak and Disneyland partner

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The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has partnered with the Disneyland® Resort to offer special, limited-time savings for Southern California Residents on train travel and theme park admission through May 21, 2018.

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Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

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AmsterdamEurostar, the cross-channel high-speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam. The new direct route from London to Amsterdam will launch on Wednesday 4th April. Tickets will go on sale from 20 February when the inaugural service will take place.

Eurostar to reduce plastic use by 50%

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eurostar trainEurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, has unveiled an ambitious 10 point plan in support of its Tread Lightly environmental commitments.

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Amtrak begins Renewal at New York Penn Station

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NY Penn station tracksAmtrak’s next series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station may create some disruptions at travels as some train routes are cancelled and some schedules are revised.

Great Western Railway announces brand new trains

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Great Western Railway’s brand new Intercity Express Train came into service last week, marking the next stage in the biggest fleet upgrade on the Great Western in 40 years.

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Japan’s Keihan Electric Railway introduces premium service

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Keihan Electric Railway provides rail services in Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures. The company launched a new “Premium Car” service which offers designated seating through advanced booking. Limited express trains run out of seats due to the large number of passengers, but the Premium Car features reserved seating so you can be sure you will have a seat.

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Siemens and France's high-speed train maker Alstom merge for railway market

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siemens alstomSiemens and France's high-speed train maker Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens' mobility business including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. The transaction brings together two innovative players of the railway market with unique customer value and operational potential.

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