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Trainline rival launches 'universal ticket' that takes passengers across Europe

A Trainline.com rival has launched a pan-European “universal ticket” that allows passengers to buy entire journeys and travel from door to destination through a single app.<p>Loco2, which does not charge customers booking fees, is the first company to offer a way to buy tickets for the entire leg of a …

Top 10 railway station bars in the UK that are well worth the train journey just for a visit

Once the heart of Victorian railway stations, refreshment rooms and bars have fallen into obscurity over the years.<p>But now, thanks to a bunch of …

10 incredible rail journeys for summer

From steam trains in Yorkshire to a journey across the Rockies, Anthony Lambert suggests 10 of the finest rail trips for summer.<p>1. Yorkshire<p>Reached from the East Coast main line at Darlington, the Esk Valley line begins at Middlesbrough and soon enters the North York Moors National Park near …

Cycling holidays: 7 of the best train-accessible cycle routes in Europe

By Spencer Hart<p>As the Tour de France begins this weekend, thousands of Brits will be inspired to get on their bikes and get out there themselves. …

'It's like a playground on wheels': Swiss rail operator - which has carriages with creches - is named the best in Europe

A train company that has creches on board trains and carriages especially for families has been named the best in Europe.<p>Swiss national rail operator …

Swiss railways named best operator in Europe

Switzerland’s national railway offers the best overall service in Europe, according to a new report looking at how the continent’s major train companies benefit different kinds of traveller, including families and passengers with disabilities.<p>The Great Train Comparison Report, commissioned by …

Open up rail ticket booking to third parties

Modernising the rail ticketing system is a positive step (Rail industry prepares for season ticket cull in fares shake-up, 8 May), but it won’t help UK rail appeal to passengers choosing to drive or fly to locations already well-served by rail.<p>There is a larger problem: rail’s relative lack of …

Future Rail - Issue 61 - Railway Technology

Greater Tokyo’s railway service reputation is under threat due to its eroding punctuality. The first-ever government study into rush hour train …

Trains

Why a direct train to Bordeaux could solve UK-France transport issues

From Lille in the breezy north to Perpignan, blushing in the sunny south, French cities are easy to enjoy. Cobbled lanes embroider the historic core, …

France

9 Tips for Delivering Time-Sensitive Customer Service Fast

When time is of the essence, fast email support is a given. But there’s much more to providing exceptional customer service when everything is …

Customers

5 Tips On Travelling Via Train With Your Pet

Sign up to our <b>Weekly</b> newsletter<p>Subscribe to our magazine for more great content<p><b>Courtesy of the expert train geeks at award-winning Loco2 – the UK’s</b> …

French train strikes: Eurostar and SNCF already cancelling services

Two days on strike, three days working normally: that is the pattern set by French rail workers for spring and early summer.<p>The unions are opposed to …

10 of the best no-fly holidays from the UK

Dublin<p>Virgin Trains’ Rail & Sail tickets to Ireland are one of Britain’s best-kept travel secrets. It’s possible to buy a ticket from a local station to Dublin for £46 or less each way, with train and ferry all on one ticket. The train takes the scenic north Wales coast to Holyhead (sit on the …

Trains

The daring cross-Paris dash Brits must do if heading to the Alps by rail

If you like the idea of a relaxing, scenic journey from the UK to the Alps this winter, you are in good company.<p>Though the rail journey caters for travellers of all ilks heading to the likes of Geneva, Chambery or Annecy, every season it is most popular with thousands of skiers wishing to avoid …

10 ways you can travel responsibly

With the UN declaring 2017 the Year of Sustainable Travel, there’s no better time to think green on holiday – and, luckily, that doesn’t involve us …

SNCF buys online ticket retailer Loco2

FRANCE: Independent online ticket retailer Loco2 announced on July 5 that it had been bought by SNCF’s Voyages-sncf.com business.<p>Loco2 co-founders …

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector's Potential

Voyages-sncf.com, a subsidiary of France’s state-owned railway company, has bought London-based booking platform Loco2 as the shake-up in the sector …

Loco2 sold to Voyages SNCF

Voyages SNCF has bought UK-based pan-European rail booking service Loco2 for an undisclosed sum.Loco2 will continue to operate as a standalone brand …

7 ways to book a cheap train ticket

<b>1. It pays to plan</b><br>Britain has some of the most competitive fares in Europe — but only if you book in advance. Our walk-up fares are some of the most …

Tech companies on track with rail innovations

Online travel agencies and metasearch companies have predominantly focused on hotels and flights, but now rail is finally going digital. This …

Medieval charm, lakeside setting and amazing chocolate – is this Europe's most underrated city break?

Why go now?<p>Switzerland’s fifth largest city sits midway along crescent-shaped Lac Léman (don’t even think about calling it Lake Geneva in this French-speaking canton).<p>High above the lakefront, the medieval centre straddles three hills connected by masonry bridges that span what once were rivers, …

Flying cars, driverless vehicles and vacuum-tube trains herald a new era of travel automation

The future is always flying cars. And at this week’s Top Marques Monaco, the world’s most exclusive supercar show (which runs from April 20-23), the …

What does Brexit mean for British travellers?

Jonny Bealby, Founder of Wild Frontiers (<b>www.wildfrontierstravel.com</b>)<p><i>Rock of Gibralter (Dreamstime)</i><p>For the British traveller, Brexit first and …

"Automation is going to bring a lot more opportunity for accountants"

<i>Thanks to different search engine for train tickets in the UK and across Europe, people do not look at lots of different rail operator sites anymore.</i> …