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Friday 08 October 2010
Eurostar international is ordering 10 new high-speed trains for the Channel Tunnel rail link from the German industrial giant Siemens, in the teeth of pressure from the French government to buy from France's Alstom.
Thursday 07 October 2010
Channel Tunnel rail company Eurostar today announced a £700 million investment in 200mph new trains and refurbishment of existing rolling stock.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Nationwide Autocentre (soon to be renamed Halfords Autocentre) is offering 50 per cent off an MOT at any one of its 224 testing stations. The process is simple; just visit http://ind.pn/cTL548, select your car, select your centre and book the type of MOT you'd like. The gadget will then display exactly how much you've saved.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Saturday 04 September 2010
Tomorrow at midnight, the historic passenger ferry link between Dover and Boulogne will end. Already, one of the two ships that LD Lines uses for the route has been taken out of service: the Norman Bridge is expected to sail west along the length of the English Channel this weekend, then turn sharply to port around the tip of the Breton peninsula to make for the city of Nantes.
Sunday 22 August 2010
So Adrian Bevington, the managing director of "Club England", confirms Sir Trevor Brooking's earlier assertion that the next manager of the national team should be English.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
You might wander on to Waterloo Station looking for the next train to Woking and find yourself hurtling back in time to an Edwardian country station in Yorkshire, with three children in petticoats and a tweed suit waving at an Old Gentleman on the "down" train back to the capital. And instead of boarding a modern commuter diesel, you can fantasise once more about Jenny Agutter as the teenage nearly-woman and Bernard Cribbins as the station master, stepping their way through a north-and-south class minefield in the 1970 movie.
Monday 05 July 2010
Saturday 19 June 2010
The European Commission gave the green light to London & Continental Railways (LCR) and France's SNCF to create a "New Eurostar" company yesterday, but on condition that the routes between London and continental Europe be opened up to new competition.
Saturday 15 May 2010
Thousands of Eurostar travellers were hit with delays today as traffic came to a standstill after a carbon dioxide alert in the tunnel.
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Tuesday 20 April 2010
With its unspoilt sandy coast, its tranquil green interior and its dramatic highlands, Hérault in Languedoc offers a remarkable range of landscapes and activities. And thanks to the introduction of low-cost flights, the region has become increasingly accessible from the UK over the past few years. Montpellier, capital of the Languedoc, is the main hub in the east; while Béziers and Cap d’Agde provides excellent links in the west.
Monday 12 April 2010
Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar has bounced back from the low point of its catastrophic pre-Christmas breakdowns, it was revealed today.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Profits at Eurotunnel collapsed last year as the business was hit by a tunnel fire and wintry weather, the firm said today.
Friday 26 February 2010
Full London to Brussels services run by Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar will resume on Monday March 1, it was announced today.
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