• Virgin Trains disqualified from bidding, promises UK's most advanced services

    2 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Virgin Trains has been disqualified by the Department of Transport from bidding to continue to run on the main line from London Euston to the West Midlands, northwest England and Scotland beyond 2020.
    According to DfT they submitted non-complaint bids. The Virgin Trains regarded compliant bids as an unacceptable risk as it involved assuming some liability for staff pensions.
    The train operator last week mentioned that it would be releasing an app that promises savings for rail passengers of around £1bn a year. Through a technique in the fares system known as split ticketing much of the...
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  • Delta Launches Service Between Twin Cities and Mexico City

    Delta Launches Service Between Twin Cities and Mexico City

    2 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The sound of Mariachis welcomed customers to a gate area celebration for the launch of Delta's non-stop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Mexico City last weekend. The flight was sent off with a traditional water cannon salute after airline and public officials highlighted the importance of the service for both business and leisure customers.
    “The non-stop service between the Twin Cities and Mexico City represents an advantage to the business community as it allows for easy access to one of the most important business capitals in Latin America,” said Ben Humphrey, Delta's Vice...
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  • Virgin Trains to Launch UK's Most Advanced and Customer-Focussed Train Service

    Virgin Trains to Launch UK's Most Advanced and Customer-Focussed Train Service

    2 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK's most advanced, and customer-focussed, train service. The ‘open access' application, which has been lodged with the Office of Rail and Road , would see a new hourly service through most of the day between Liverpool and London from May 2021.
    The new services would be unique in the UK rail industry. Every ticket would be guaranteed to be at least 10% cheaper than equivalent tickets offered by rail competitors. Each ticket would also come with a seat reservation for a particular service, meaning everyone would be guaranteed a...
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