Spain’s RENFE branches out to operate high-speed rail in France bringing more competition to air travel and furthering the rail versus air debate

Spain’s state rail operator RENFE has requested the necessary permits from the French authorities to deliver its own high-speed rail services in France. It makes…..

The air to rail substitution – now the French are considering domestic air to rail shift

It has become somewhat de rigueur in Europe to propose that rail travel should be an enforced substitute for air travel domestically and even on…..

Is this a case of Russian Railette? New high speed rail line to be built between Moscow and St Petersburg, but what impact will it have on air routes?

Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said president Vladimir Putin has approved the commencement of planning work for a Moscow – St Petersburg high speed…..

Virgin Trains had proposed a radical new system for rail ticketing, but faces end to all UK operations after franchise renewal disqualification

You would expect radical ideas from a brand operating under the Virgin name, but a completely new way to sell long distance train travel in…..

It’s a French affair as concessionaire is selected for future CDG Express in Paris

France’s Minister of Ecology, François de Rugy has selected a consortium, ‘Hello Paris’, comprising French company Keolis and transport operator RATP Dev, for the concession…..

The latest on Western Sydney Airport

Sydney’s proposed second airport at Badgery’s Creek is expected to commence construction in 2018. WSA Co was incorporated by the Australian government in Aug-2017, charged…..

Will new Eurostar links to the Netherlands affect air links on London – Amsterdam the same way as it hit London – Paris market?

Eurostar has confirmed its new high speed rail link between London and Amsterdam will launch from 04-Apr-2018 bringing down journey times on the route to…..

Air and rail in harmony – new calls in major European cities for high-speed rail access to airports

Three separate announcements made this week underline the growing importance of the co-operation between air and rail services, with high-speed rail (HSR) invited to provide…..