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Eurostar direct service to Avignon now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Eurostar's direct weekly summer 2011 services to Avignon in the heart of Provence.

Virgin Trains’ ticket sales soar

Virgin Trains’ ticket sales are record breaking, current tickets sales are up 11% compared with this time last year and a total of almost 370,000 have already been booked. Friday 17th December is currently recorded as the busiest day to travel so far.

Virgin Trains launches first class seat sale

With the festive season almost upon us, Virgin Trains is urging all passengers to check train times and book seats home in plenty of time as services around the holiday period on all routes are already very busy.

Virgin Trains scoops top RSPCA catering award

The RSPCA Good Business Awards, that recognises the most animal friendly businesses in the UK’s fashion and food retail industries, has awarded Virgin Trains the top catering award.

Simple online rail ticketing

In stark contrast to the seven out of ten UK consumers that now book air travel online, two out of three UK rail passengers still queue up at the railway station to buy train tickets.

More skiers can go green with new rail packages

Thousands more skiers will be able to head to the slopes by train this winter, with the launch today of a range of rail-inclusive packages to a wide number of ski resorts in France, Switzerland and Italy.

Eurostar announces £700 million fleet investment

Eurostar International, the high-speed passenger train operator between the UK and mainland Europe has announced a £700 million investment in its fleet.

Winter trains go on sale through Rail Europe

From Wednesday 13 October 2010, French trains running on the new winter timetable will go on sale. The timetable change from summer to winter schedules takes place on Sunday 12 December ’10.

The ultimate 'sail-rail' holiday

The ultimate 'sail-rail' holiday

Great Rail Journeys has introduced the ultimate 'sail-rail' holiday for 2011, partnering with the unique Star Clippers line to create an exclusive Mediterranean cruise holiday on the world's tallest sailing ship.

Let the train take the strain in Austria

Let the train take the strain in Austria

If you think flying is the only option for your ski trip to Austria, think again. Train travel may not be the first thing that springs to mind but with improved services and connections, Austria is closer than you think.

West Virginia's rocks and falls

West Virginia's rocks and falls

Take the steam train through scenic hills and valleys, climb nine hundred feet up Seneca Rocks, or watch Blackwater Falls plunge before the river makes its way through an eight-mile gorge in the Mountain State of West Virginia.

Luxury Christmas breaks by rail

Titan HiTours has unveiled 'A Sense of Occasion' - a collection of sumptuous short breaks in the UK aboard the British Pullman Carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Young travellers choose to ‘festi-rail’ around Britain

It was once a vital part of any ex-student’s life before launching into a career – but now the uncertain economic times and doubts over international travel mean gap years are being ditched in place of frequent train journeys based around the UK’s massive festival industry.

Autumn rail tours through Europe

Great Rail Journeys, the market leader for escorted holidays by rail, is highlighting a choice of autumn departures from its European and Worldwide programmes.

21 Christmas Markets by rail

21 Christmas Markets by rail

Great Rail Journeys has produced its first dedicated Christmas Markets brochure with 21 itineraries to choose from, including new UK breaks, trips for single travellers and river cruises to festive markets.