Rail transport

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The dream ticket: sleeper trains could soon run from London to Europe’s cities
An ambitious plan to take overnight services through the Channel tunnel reflects a growing interest in sustainable travel

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

11, Apr, 2021 @7:26 AM

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France says Eurostar will get French and UK aid to ensure its future
French transport minister says he is working with UK to keep firm going amid fall in passengers

Gwyn Topham

21, Jan, 2021 @7:08 PM

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Revival of Trans Europe Express 'key to EU's carbon neutrality'
Campaigners say direct links between capitals could significantly reduce carbon emissions

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

20, Jan, 2021 @10:58 AM

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All change: India's railways bring back tea in clay cups in bid to banish plastics
Stations switch to humble earthen kulhads in move to cut down on toxic waste and boost incomes of village potters

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

03, Dec, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Lahore’s metro line opened to fanfare – but what is the real cost of China's 'gift'?
The Pakistani city’s railway is a hit with passengers, but critics say worker deaths and huge debt are too high a price to pay

Sabrina Toppa in Lahore

05, Nov, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Portillo showing his Republican colours | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Romaniote Jews of Greece | A walking flag | Luggage mystery | Cheese choices in Liverpool in 1970 | Lockdown weight gain


30, Jul, 2020 @4:43 PM

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Holocaust survivor launches legal claim against German railway
Salo Muller secured €50m from Dutch railway for transporting people to Nazi camps

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

30, Jul, 2020 @10:37 AM

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'People don't want to fly': Covid-19 reawakens Europe's sleeper trains
Overnight services in Europe had seemingly hit the buffers but pandemic has revived demand

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

27, Jul, 2020 @8:46 AM

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Suspension of Eurostar ski train ‘disastrous’ say no-fly campaigners
A petition has been started to reinstate the popular train to the French Alps this winter after Eurostar dropped the service for the 2020/21 season

Stuart Kenny

10, Jul, 2020 @11:59 AM

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'Utter absurdity': Paris city hall vows to fight €600m Gare du Nord revamp
Deputy mayor says city will explore all routes to block train station redevelopment plan

Jon Henley in Paris

08, Jul, 2020 @12:06 PM

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Scottish and Welsh first ministers attack UK's 'shambolic' quarantine rules
UK government regards consultation with Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast as an afterthought, they say

Severin Carrell and Steven Morris

03, Jul, 2020 @4:05 PM

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Transport after coronavirus: how will we fly, drive, commute and ride?
Social distancing rules will ‘kill cities’, experts warn – and the future of mass transit hangs in the balance

Royce Kurmelovs

08, May, 2020 @8:00 PM

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