What we’re reading: Eurostar to launch London-Amsterdam rail service, the mob is moving, Airbnb wins case in NYC, new terminal for SWA at HOU

Eurostar to launch London-Amsterdam rail service in 2016 Eurostar and the national rail operator of the Netherlands signed an agreement to launch twice-daily service between London and Amsterdam in 2016. The two companies said the journey will take around four hours, stopping en route in Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The service requires ratification […]

Do you book train and plane travel based on gourmet meals?

Some people live to travel while others travel by their stomachs. If you fall into this category, perhaps the Eurostar’s announcement will cause you to book the high-speed UK, French and Belgium rail. Chef Raymond Blanc, of television fame, has devised new menus to (hopefully) persuade passengers that train food can be gourmet. He’s not […]

Weather gods wreak havoc in U.S. & Europe

If your immediate travel itinerary includes a train trip on the Eurostar, you’d better make alternative reservations and hope. Eurostar has announced it’s suspending service indefinitely until the company is able to rectify the most recent problems that caused trains to break down and passengers to be stranded. With Christmas only days away, more than […]

Chunnel trains still affected by Sept. 11 fire

The Chunnel and Eurostar trains have become the preferred method between London and Paris, Lille, Calais and Brussels for many travelers, carrying almost a million passengers a month. So when a fire broke out on a freight train Sept 11, 2008, and resulted in the closure of one of two tunnels, the ramifications were widespread. And many trains were canceled.