Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains said the 33 billion-pound ($49 billion) High Speed 2 rail route risks becoming a white elephant unless it is equipped with tilting stock able to maintain momentum on older tracks.
Snowfalls that crippled road, rail and air travel in northern Europe today have prompted Eurostar Group Ltd. to scrap eight services tomorrow as transport links including Frankfurt airport struggle to return to normal.
German bratwurst and Hugo Boss suits are set to vie with croissants, camembert and other French staples in shops at London’s Channel Tunnel terminus as the station prepares for direct trains from Cologne and Frankfurt.
When the Francis Crick Institute opens next to London’s St. Pancras station in 2015, Nobelist Paul Nurse expects its labs won’t only grow bacteria, mold or stem cells. They will also grow science talent.
The Channel Tunnel, devoid of passengers at night since opening in 1994, is seeking an influx of mail trains as flight curbs at European airports crimp cargo flows, opening the market for millions of next-day deliveries.