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New train routes planned between UK and four cities in Germany and Switzerland

New train routes planned between UK and four cities in Germany and Switzerland

Britons looking for an alternative to flying when travelling to Europe may soon have new options, as Eurotunnel, the owner of the Channel Tunnel, is considering launching new train routes to Germany and Switzerland within the next five years. Currently operating between Folkestone and Calais, Eurotunnel celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Yann Leriche, Chief...

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London trains could reach FIVE new destinations in Europe: How Swiss and Spanish rail operators are proposing Eurostar links from St Pancras to far-flung locations across the continent

London trains could reach FIVE new destinations in Europe: How Swiss and Spanish rail operators are proposing Eurostar links from St Pancras to far-flung locations across the continent

Train services from London to Europe could be set for a massive expansion as the decade goes on amid plans for new direct rail routes to Germany and Switzerland. Swiss national railways (SBB) is working on a new five-hour service between St Pancras and Basel through the Channel Tunnel using Eurostar trains; while Spanish firm...

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Eurostar tickets to the Paris Olympics now released

Eurostar tickets to the Paris Olympics now released

Only 255 days left till the Olympic Games! Travellers and teams heading to the Olympic Games between July 26 and August 11 2024, as well as the Paralympic Games from August 28 to September 8 2024, are now able to secure Eurostar tickets and group bookings that are released extra early. Ticket rates for journeys...

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The 8 Coolest Train Trips You Can Take

The 8 Coolest Train Trips You Can Take

Switzerland is synonymous with train travel, thanks in part to the impeccably clean coaches, reliably accurate timetables, and striking landscapes found in every region. Visit Zermatt, a car-free village at the base of the Matterhorn. While the city itself offers an impressive view of the mountain, a ride aboard the Gornergrat-Bahn climbs more than 10,000...

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The Eurostar rival that could take you to Paris, Germany and Switzerland: Firm’s £1billion bid for new cross-Channel high-speed rail service from London – as map shows where the new trains will operate

The Eurostar rival that could take you to Paris, Germany and Switzerland: Firm’s £1billion bid for new cross-Channel high-speed rail service from London – as map shows where the new trains will operate

A rival operator to Eurostar is set to start running London-Paris trains by 2025, raising the chances of future direct trains from the UK to Germany and Switzerland. Spanish firm Evolyn said it is buying buy 12 trains from French manufacturer Alstom, the maker of France‘s iconic TGV train, for its planned high-speed rail service....