Eurostar Presents First Remodeled Train

Eurostar has revealed its first remodeled e300 trainset, a preview of what passengers may expect onboard as the cross-border high speed rail operator prepares to introduce new rolling stock. Currently being refurbished at the SNCF Hellemmes Technicentre in Lille, the Class 373 trains have been in service since the launch of Eurostar in 1994. Famed … Continue reading

JR East Launches Remodeled Mini-Shinkansen

Travellers on Japan’s Yamagata Shinkansen line can now enjoy a truly authentic local travel experience. JR East has placed a luxury trainset, outfitted with Japanese decor and features, in service on the line today as part of an ongoing programme to refresh the fleet of mini-shinkansen trains.   Designated the Toreiyu Tsubasa, the 6-car trainset has … Continue reading

Japan Introduces New Series E7 Shinkansen

Japan has introduced a new high-speed train to its extensive Shinkansen network. Operator JR East launched its first dual-system Series E7 Shinkansen trainsets in revenue service yesterday, deploying the first units on “Asama” services between Tokyo and Nagano. Developed jointly with JR West (which has ordered its own build designated Series W7) and crafted by … Continue reading

Eurostar Plans Amsterdam Train Service

Cross-border rail operator Eurostar has confirmed plans to launch train services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016, with the announcement of the signing of an agreement with the Dutch government and Dutch national passenger operator NS.   2 services a day would be operated using Eurostar’s new Siemens Velaro e320 trains, which are currently … Continue reading

Avis Partners Taiwan High Speed Rail

Travellers looking to self-drive in Taiwan can now enjoy added convenience with more locations to rent and return vehicles. Avis Car Rental has partnered Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) to offer rental locations at the latter’s stations along the island’s western coast.   Vehicles can now be collected or returned at 6 THSR stations – … Continue reading