Metrolink announces Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at Los Angeles Union Station on Dec. 17

Public invited to share holiday cheer at free event on Dec. 17 supporting Toys for Tots, featuring historic steam locomotive, rail car display and visit from Santa. LOS ANGELES, 2016-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Santa will trade in his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer for vintage rail cars and an 874,346-pound steam locomotive decked… Read the full press release

IBAC awards Jet Aviation with IS-BAH™ registrations for 11 facilities in EMEA and Asia

Dubai, UAE, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today awarded to Jet Aviation registrations to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) for 11 facilities. Jet Aviation gained certification after implementing the IS-BAH™ at its business aviation ground handling activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation joint venture in China won its first contract from Changzhou Metro Co. Ltd.

Advanced rail control solution to enable safe, reliable and fast operation on first metro line in Changzhou, China Joint venture is enhancing local expertise for metro signalling industry BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation announced today (December 6, 2016) that its Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions Co. Ltd…. Read the full press release

French National Railway Company orders 52 additional Bombardier Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains for EUR348m

Bombardier Francilien trains are the best performing fleet in Île-de-France Montreal, Canada, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today (December 5, 2016) announced that French National Railway Company, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF), has placed an order for 52 additional Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains…. Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Over 1 million passengers travelled on Borders Railway in its first year

VisitScotland: Over 1 million passengers travelled on Borders Railway in its first year   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A commemorative stone sculpture has been unveiled at Tweedbank Station to mark the day Her Majesty The Queen opened the Borders Railway and became Britain’s longest serving monarch. The Lord Lieutenant of Roxburgh,… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation awarded a contract for operations and maintenance of AMT rail fleet in Montréal

Contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider   New agreement continues long-term partnership with Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) Increases scope of work to operate AMT’s fleet on all of its commuter rail lines Latest contract strengthens Bombardier’s position as industry-leading rail services provider Montreal, Canada, 2016-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation receives an order for 40 OMNEO Premium double deck trains from SNCF for Normandy, France

Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of BOMBARDIER OMNEO trains for its intercity services   Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of BOMBARDIER OMNEO trains for its intercity services 200 km/h Premium version focuses on increasing passenger comfort with WiFi, redesigned wider seats and power outlets The… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launches three-day online First Class Seat Sale From 29 November to 1 December

LONDON, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is launching a three-day online First Class Seat Sale to help customers treat themselves this Christmas for less. From Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1December, prices will be slashed on First Class seats on the Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline. Customers wanting a First Class experience… Read the full press release

Eurostar announces its lowest ever fare of £19 one-way available on Eurostar Snap

LONDON, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, has today announced its lowest ever fare of £19 one-way*, available on Eurostar Snap – the innovative digital platform where passengers with flexibility on their travel time can access the best available Eurostar fares. Travellers are in for… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to hold quarterly prison recruitment events to help reduce reoffending

  Virgin Trains doubled expected number for recruiting former offenders Prison recruitment fairs to run quarterly across west coast route Virgin urges other employers to consider recruiting offenders LONDON, 2016-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is making prison recruitment fairs a regular part of its talent-hunting process. The London to Scotland operator is… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets to their Apple Wallet

LONDON, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains,in partnership with Trainline, has announced that it will be the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets straight to their Apple Wallet on its west coast route. From today iPhone users purchasing tickets for Virgin Trains west coast services through the Virgin… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains and Professor Geoff Beattie research: taking the train from Birmingham to London is 42 percent more relaxing than driving

Traffic jams leave 32 percent of motorists with a headache Over 1 in 10 dream of playing ‘traffic jam Tinder’, with nearly two-thirds of those stuck in a traffic jam wishing they had taken the train Former Big Brother psychologist Geoff Beattie reports the psychological impact of a traffic jam in the morning can negatively… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation implements its first project for rail control in Ecuador on Quito Metro Line 1

First rail control project in Ecuador for Quito’s new metro line to alleviate congestion Brazil, Chile and Peru are also part of Bombardier’s growing signalling footprint BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has started the implementation of its first project for rail control in Ecuador on Quito Metro Line… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation starts work on its first rail control project in Serbia

First project underway follows recent signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Russian Railways International and Bombardier Transportation  Signalling upgrade on the Serbian section of the Belgrade-Bar Line is an important step towards modernising the 40-year old passenger line BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has started work on its… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health

LONDON, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health. The new ‘Be Mindful’ channel showcases the UK’s first real-time video of a train journey, taking a… Read the full press release

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivers two Q400 turboprops to Air Tanzania

Toronto, 2016-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (September 27, 2016) the delivery of the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency’s two Q400 turboprops. The aircraft, which were newly delivered with a 76-seat, dual-lavatory configuration, will be operated by Air Tanzania, the national airline of the United Republic of Tanzania. The delivery of… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation to provide fleet maintenance services for Southern California Regional Rail Authority

New agreement continues long-term partnership with Southern California Regional Rail Authority Latest contract strengthens Bombardier’s leadership position as rail services provider BERLIN, 2016-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a new contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) of Los Angeles, California to… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation to supply 665 new BOMBARDIER AVENTRA vehicles to Angel Trains for Abellio’s East Anglia Franchise in the UK

AVENTRA vehicles will enable Abellio East Anglia to increase frequency and reduce passenger’s journey times Bombardier maintenance services teams will help ensure more reliable service BERLIN, 2016-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has today signed a contract to supply 665 new BOMBARDIER AVENTRA vehicles to Angel Trains, for operation by Abellio… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation extends current train service agreement with Arriva CrossCountry Trains

Fleet maintenance contract extended for three years Bombardier has supported the CrossCountry Voyager fleet since it first entered passenger service BERLIN, 2016-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed a three year extension to its current Train Service Agreement (TSA) with Arriva CrossCountry Trains (XC), extending service until October 2019. The… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation to expand and deepen relationship

Agreement strengthens long-standing relationship between the companies Sets the stage for further cooperation on projects in the Chinese and international rail markets Allows for greater customer value by leveraging the companies’ complementary strengths Montréal, 2016-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and Chinese rolling stock manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation delivers 1st of 162 metro cars for Delhi Metro

Milestone celebration at InnoTrans 2016 marks the delivery of the first of 162 additional metro cars ordered in June 2015  BERLIN, 2016-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the delivery of the first metro car from an order for 162 additional cars placed last year by Delhi Metro. In a ceremony held at… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains announces discount on Edinburgh and London route

£15 each way in Standard Class £30 each way in First Class LONDON, 2016-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains on the east coast is offering flyers between Edinburgh and London discounted travel in a bid to encourage more people to forget the plane and take the train. With Standard Class tickets down to… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains extends its booking horizon to six months in advance to tempt people away from air travel

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has extended its booking horizon from the industry standard of three months to six months in advance for weekday tickets on both its west coast and east coast routes. This gives customers more time to plan holidays and secure great deals, and book tickets for big… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains creates up to 85 new jobs with the opening of its new customer call centre in Newcastle

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has opened a new customer call centre in Newcastle, creating up to 85 new jobs in the city. The company’s Customer Solutions Centre is designed to improve customer service by bringing roles in-house and with employees working and travelling along its east coast route. The centre… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation to participate at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany, September 20-23, 2016

Debut of MOVIA Maxx metro platform designed to meet the unique needs of rapidly-growing cities New TALENT 3 train solves operational flexibility challenges and is first EMU to feature PRIMOVEbattery Full portfolio of services offerings on display, including the OPTIFLO solution for servicing signaling assets Berlin, 2016-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to increase number of services to Morpeth from seven per day to eleven on Mondays to Thursdays

LONDON, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has responded to Northumberland rail users’ requests to provide more services to the county. It has made changes to its December 2016 timetable to ensure there is a significant increase in services to Morpeth, with four more daily services on Mondays to Thursdays. They include three new… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launches first-of-a-kind children’s story by David Baddiel, The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train

‘The Girl Who Had Never Been On A Train’, available exclusively on Virgin Trains on-board entertainment system Award-winning children’s author created the tale after collecting inspiration from passengers along Virgin Trains East and West Coast routes The children’s story is the first exclusive-commission on BEAM LONDON, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains will… Read the full press release

Eurostar announces additional availability of its £46 each way fares to Amsterdam this winter

LONDON, 2016-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Eurostar is releasing additional availability of its £46* each way fares to Amsterdam this winter, making it an ideal time to visit the city’s cobbled streets and scenic canals by high-speed rail. From the centre of London, travellers arrive amongst canal side cafés and  flower markets in just 4… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains announces healthy milk drinks ‘Canny Milk’ on-board its east coast services

New tasty treats are the latest ingredient to make travel by train even more tempting LONDON, 2016-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is supporting a Tyneside-based start-up business and offering customers a new range of healthy milk drinks on-board its east coast services. ‘Canny Milk’ is the creation of Newcastle businessman Liam Watson… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains announces revamped Standard Class menu and onboard food bar packed with new products

Rail operator continues its transformation of customer experience onboard its trains LONDON, 2016-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is transforming the onboard dining and shopping experience for customers on its east coast route with an exciting, revamped Standard Class menu and onboard food bar packed with new products. The move is all part… Read the full press release