Skyscanner have announced that they now provide consumers with the ability to compare air and rail when shopping for trips in Canada. This has been made possible by using our connection to VIA Rail. Read the full article from Breaking Travel News here.
Over the summer, we had an intern join us in our London office to help us crystalize our vision around the future of the rail industry, over the course of the next decade. Abigail Carlson, is now in her final year of studying for a degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and she did some great research on trends in the rail ticketing market, the planned high-speed rail routes across the globe, and also, the future of trains themselves. Below is part 1 of a 2-part series on what passengers can expect as train technology moves into the 21st (and 22nd) century.
Thanks again Abigail! Excellent work.
China is by far the worlds leading country when it comes to High Speed Rail, with over 13,000km of track. That number has increased today with the launch of a new line between Zhengzhou and Wuhan that has trains travelling at 350kph. To read more about this new development, click here.
SilverRail has been invited to speak at the Traveline conference in Birmingham on 27 September 2012. With the conference theme of "Passion to Travel", SilverRail will be presenting in the "Promise" segment of the agenda on the topic of Journey Planning APIs.
Last month we heard from the New York Times about the convenience of travelling by train in the USA. This month it is the turn of Fred Mawer of the Daily Mail who recounts his memories of a recent relaxing rail trip from London to Amsterdam and talks of the contrasting factors of air travel.
Below is a recount of Mike and Keith's ride on the Pan Mass Challenge that took place a couple of weekends ago.
Certainly at SilverRail, we're very proud to have people like Mike and Keith on our team, puting the effort in to support causes such as this. Congratulations to you both, and all the other riders in the Pan Mass Challenge. You can still support their efforts on the PMC website.
In yesterday's New York Times, Ron Nixon wrote about the trend that we have been echoing for as long as we've been in business: the increasing stresses of air travel, combined with the convenience and accessibility of rail travel is pushing consumers to choose rail over air - in this example, particularly in the North East Corridor.