Passenger rail study moves forward

Passenger rail study moves forward
Continuing rail service was a condition of the state paying for the $ 14.5 million Branch Rail Line acquisition, though freight service continues and a seasonal holiday train has been in operation for two years. But the idea of passenger rail through …
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The cheapest way from London to Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, with its coffee shops, canals, bicycles – and various other clichés – is always going to be a popular city break destination. But what is the cheapest way to get there from London? We've compared the various …
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No trains, but our state companies still deliver best executive salaries in Europe
Average salaries at most commercial state companies are in excess of almost all other European countries – €77,000 at Eirgrid, for example, and €76,000 at the Railway Procurement Agency. Even though no new rail projects are being procured. And, as for …
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Unions demonstrate as Network Rail passes to public sector

Unions demonstrate as Network Rail passes to public sector
UNIONS and transport campaigners have been staging a demonstration today outside the London headquarters of Network Rail at King's Cross as the company passed wholly into the public sector. … the private train companies was reinvested in infra …
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15 days, 15 adventures: Diary of a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
After 22 hours of air travel and three hours on a train from Vienna, our holiday was about to begin. The man grabbed the big bags, loaded them into his Mercedes taxi and a few minutes later we were on board the MS AmaReina – the queen of the river.
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#RealTravel: My Vacation to Indonesia Led to Love
There is a certain irony that I met my husband on this holiday because I was besieged with bad luck right from the start. The night before I left, the lock on the front door of my … With trepidation I got off the train to meet him, and although I was …
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15 funniest travel books ever written (in English)
MORE: 7 train trips of a lifetime. 4. "The Innocents Abroad" (1869). By Mark Twain. The trip. A much-publicized 1867 transatlantic cruise from the United States to multiple ports of call in Europe and the Holy Land results in a breathtaking series of …
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Doc Holiday's travel tips for planning family holidays in Mexico and Fiji

Doc Holiday's travel tips for planning family holidays in Mexico and Fiji
FROM white sandy beaches to a white Christmas, Doc Holiday has the answers. Q: We are planning a family holiday to the Yucatan … Q: My family and I are having a white Christmas in Europe this year and are seeking some advice on airport transfers for …
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Ryanair: the truth about the airline's customer services department
The big boss isn't in the day I visit: he's on holiday (the Algarve, staff think). The past … Found among the horse pictures covering the office walls, Richard McEneaney, who trains cabin crew, is unremittingly smiley. … 69 bases across Europe and …
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Samsung 2Q profit misses forecast

Samsung 2Q profit misses forecast
Strike hits Spanish rail services. Spanish railway workers have begun a nationwide strike as one of the country's busiest holiday periods kicks off. Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside …
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Hitchhiking in Italy: The Worst Travel Decision I've Ever Made (Shocker, I Know!)
It was May 1994, and after living and working in England for six months on a working holiday visa, my friend Angie and I decided to spend the summer backpacking around Western Europe. We had in our possession overly stuffed backpacks, one tent, and a …
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Summer break: the best student travel deals
For something a little more adventurous though, InterRail gives young people the opportunity to city hop around Europe by train – and if you're aged between 12 and 25 – and willing to travel second class – then a 35 per cent discount awaits. For around …
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EU residents made 1.2 billion overnight trips

EU residents made 1.2 billion overnight trips
Almost half of these trips (48 percent) were for holidays and leisure, 35 percent for visits to relatives and friends, 13 percent for business and 4 percent for other reasons. The average trip length was 5.2 nights. The most … For these outbound …
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Ukraine Signs Trade, Economic Pact With European Union
The crowd of several hundred was far smaller than the hundreds of thousands who jammed the square at the height of the protests. Rain, people getting out of town ahead of a long holiday weekend, and the simmering conflict in the east worked to restrain …
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How one Yorkshireman conquered Britain's greatest cycle race
The short, stocky Yorkshireman had tackled the past 1,440 miles against the best in Europe as the only solo rider in the race. He had no teammates and only a wreck of a van, loaned to …. Ken took the two weeks required to complete the race as his …
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