Browsing entries tagged with Trains

11 Oct 2012

Ski train tickets go on sale today

Ski train tickets go on sale today

Train tickets to the Swiss and French Alps have gone on sale today. Services to both countries leave every Saturday from 22 December to 13 April, with prices starting at £149 return to France, and £189…

30 Sep 2012

New ski train to Switzerland

New ski train to Switzerland

A new Swiss Alps Ski Train is being officially launched later this week that will directly connect the UK with Switzerland ski resorts this winter. The train service will start at London St Pancras, with…

21 Jan 2012

Right type of snow ...

Right type of snow ...

… unlike the UK rail system, perhaps. Here are a few Austrian pictures sent in to us by WTSS reader Ted Ford – courtesy of the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn They were taken on the line around the Zell am…

20 Jan 2012

Rail Europe cuts prices

Rail Europe cuts prices

Rail Europe has announced a special offer on selected rail services to the French Alps, until 16 February. Skiers and boarders wanting to take the train can save up to 75% on the cost of an adult full-fare…

15 Nov 2011

New rail-ski packages to Austria

New rail-ski packages to Austria

Three Austrian Tirol resorts have been singled out for new rail-inclusive ski packages, offered in a joint venture between tour operators and Deutsche Bahn. Alpbach, Söll and Hopfgarten (SkiWelt) will…

26 Oct 2010

Rail packages launched

Rail packages launched

If you want to travel by train to the Alps this winter, and prefer the reassurance of a packaged deal, 16 tour operators have the solution: a new range of rail-based journeys. The new rail journeys are…

5 Oct 2010

Winter rail tickets on sale shortly

Winter rail tickets on sale shortly

Rail fans will be able to book their trains to the French Alps from 13 October, when the new winter timetable comes into force. But changeover day is a little unusual: you can book your fares a minimum…

24 Aug 2010

Put your car on the train

Put your car on the train

Deutsche Bahn has announced that motorail services are now on sale for winter 2010/11 - many of which will get you and your car close to key Alpine destinations. For rail fans, and those thinking about…

24 Jul 2010

Glacier Express derails, kills one

Glacier Express derails, kills one

Switzerland’s popular Glacier Express train crashed on Friday 23 July, killing a Japanese tourist and injuring nearly 50 others (also mostly Japanese). Four are said to be in a critical state. The…

13 May 2010

No Snow Train again next winter

No Snow Train again next winter

The Snow Train service to the French Alps, suspended last season, will not run next winter either says Rail Europe. Rail Europe has run the overnight train and its famous disco carriage for over 20 years,…

30 Jan 2010

Good news for rail travellers

Good news for rail travellers

Rail travel to the Alps and Pyrenees has just got cheaper, with the announcement from Rail Europe of savings up to 75% on overnight services. The promotion applies to overnight trains between Paris and…

15 Oct 2009

Rail tickets on sale now

Rail tickets on sale now

Rail tickets to the French Alps are now on sale for the winter season… but only up to three months in advance. Rail Europe has started selling tickets for its winter services to France. The popular day…

15 Jul 2005

Eurostar Adds More Half-Term Trains

Eurostar has announced that it will add six more trains for the February 2006 half-term rush.The new trains will provide an extra 4,500 seats, concentrated at the start and end of the week. The Friday…

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