Posts Tagged ‘ Eurostar ’

French strikes tomorrow

Dec 4th, 2019 | By

From tomorrow morning there will be a strike which will cover all means of transport to and within France.

What’s hot: June 2018

Jun 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world

Transport strikes in France

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
Eurostar trains

If you are travelling or holiday in France during the next three months, be warned. A series of rolling strikes might make life difficult for you.

Take the fast train to Amsterdam

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By

Eurostar is launching its new route between London and Amsterdam, with direct trains travelling from St. Pancras International in London to Amsterdam Centraal

Amsterdam by rail

Feb 12th, 2018 | By
Eurostar trains

The announcement over the weekend by Eurostar that it will start a direct rail service from London to Amsterdam from April 4th could herald the decline of the air links between the two cities.

Saturday snippets: 21st October 2017

Oct 21st, 2017 | By

Some Caribbean islands are open for business again after the hurricane damage and, as half term is still on, Adrian finds some events you might want to visit isn Salou and Sydney.

Customer experience in travel

Sep 28th, 2016 | By
image of an Emirates flight

In the annual customer experience survey published by KPMG Nunwood, the travel and hospitality industry doesn’t come out of it as well as it should.

Happy birthday Eurostar

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
Eurostar trains

Today Eurostar celebrates its twentieth birthday.

Paris, je t’aime

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

In the week that France celebrates Bastille Day, Kaye Holland has the inside story on France’s high energy capital: Paris

Saturday snippets: 8th March 2014

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

Adrian has been in Berlin this week at the largest travel show in the world. So there are stories about Egypt and Thailand as well as some German news. But the highlight of the week has to be National Astronomy Week. Or is the Barbie attraction in the Mall of America?

10 reasons to love London

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

London is just capital. Here’s 10 reasons why

The train on platform 1 is for Amsterdam and Frankfurt

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

Regular readers might remember that the German state railway, Deutsche Bahn, announced some years ago that it wanted to run trains directly from London to Frankfurt. Now it looks as though the service may finally start. But not until 2016.

What’s hot: August 2012

Jul 31st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, those wanting to escape the Olympics should seek out Spain – just forget flying there with Ryanair

Eurostar tickets up for grabs!

May 4th, 2012 | By

Hands up who wants to win a pair of first class Eurostar tickets? Campaign for Better Transport is offering people the chance to win a pair of first class Eurostar tickets by sharing their everyday public transport stories

Ryanair gets rid of loos

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By

The low budget airline that everyone loves to loathe is to get rid of a number of loos in each and every one of their aircrafts. Going forward, Ryanair planes will have only one loo on board, in a bid to make room for six extra seats.

New Look for King’s Cross

Oct 21st, 2011 | By

The CD-Traveller team typically heads to St Pancras and the area that surrounds King’s Cross to catch the Eurostar but a recent visit to N1, revealed that the area has become something of a destination in its own right.

Easter Travel Beckons

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

At this time of the year, there are lots of organisations telling us where we are holidaying over Easter. Are we staying at home or going abroad? Will we be affected by strikes, road engineering works or ferry terminal blockades?
This Easter seems a little odd. No strikes on the horizon; no air traffic control disputes, no ferry problems. All we have are road works to contend.
So on that cheery note, where are we off to?

Natural Peaceful Provence

Sep 14th, 2010 | By

The lingering smell of lavender in my bags means I’ve been to Provence again. Apart from all the green and carbon reduction benefits it’s a real stress buster to sit back and travel on the TGV, via Eurostar to the South of France. After 6 hours or so all the cares of London diminish. No worry about staying awake on whilst hammering down the Autoroute. Just sleep easy. Forget check in excess baggage charges, Icelandic ash and all that.

Needing to Know

Dec 20th, 2009 | By

Some people were trapped on Eurostar trains for 12 hours and claim they were told nothing. It has been said that one driver even locked himself in his engine cab. Allbury Travel went into liquidation yesterday (they own Libra and Argos Holidays) and passengers claim they were kept in the dark. On Thursday when flyGlobespan went into liquidation I was at Glasgow Airport and there was no information at their desk in the airport. When there was the terminal 5 debacle earlier this year, one major complaint was the delay of both British Airways and BAA to come and talk to passengers.
What is clear in that each of these cases information was not given to the passengers quickly enough for them to feel that that they were kept up to date.

Wrong Sort of Air?

Dec 19th, 2009 | By

We’ve had lots of different reasons given over the years for transport breakdowns; leaves on the railway lines, a swan on the line at Peterborough, wrong sort of snow but now, from Eurostar, we seem to have the wrong sort of air.
Four trains yesterday evening broke down in the tunnel. One of the possible reasons, (or excuses depending on your cynicism,) is that when the engines of the trains met the warm air in the tunnel after the cold air in France something had to give and so the engines packed up.

The Significance of 15

Nov 14th, 2009 | By

This weekend two events are taking place, neither of which will probably affect the train passenger. The significance may only be transitory but significant it is. One is the end of National Express on the east coast line up to Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland and the other is the birthday of Eurostar.
I use the east coast line a lot. According to my National Express account records, I have made 18 return trips so far this year to places both for business and pleasure.

Going Skiing this Winter?

Oct 30th, 2009 | By

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, some 76,000 fewer of us went on snowsports holidays last winter compared to the previous year. The number dropped to about 1.27 million holidaymakers.

Is this a downward trend? Are fewer of us interested?

Happy New Year

Jan 1st, 2009 | By

A new year starts and probably everybody wishes it was a great deal better than the last one, me included.As holidaymakers, we face an interesting year where the pound has devalued against a lot of currencies. The euro is probably the most important currency to us since it is in countries who use the euro that we holiday. And, as of today, another country has joined the euro. Slovakia has replaced the crown with the euro but both are interchangeable up until the 16th of
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Planes versus Rail

Dec 12th, 2008 | By

Since Eurostar began operating, the demand for flights to Brussels and Paris has decreased. This year 9 million people will travel on Eurostar (less than half of what was estimated they could take) and it has lots of advantages. At least from London, it takes you from the middle of a city straight to the middle of another. You can carry more baggage. You don’t have the issue with what do you take as hand baggage and it takes roughly the same time or even
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