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Business travel leaders say European train operators are missing an opportunity


EUROPE: Senior figures from the business travel sector have expressed frustration at the difficulty of incorporating rail options into corporate travel systems, saying the sector is failing to respond to demand as companies look for alternatives to air.

Mark Mason (Photo CRS)

Civil Rail Solutions secures £3m funding for growth


UK: Labour supply business Civil Rail Solutions has secured a £3m funding line with independent SME funder Bibby Financial Services.

Dispatching a train at London Bridge station (Photo Southeastern)

UK railway news round-up


This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry.

Martijn Gilbert (Photo Hull Trains) (1)

Interview: ‘Open access works in Europe and it works here’


UK: Martijn Gilbert, head of FirstGroup’s Lumo and Hull Trains businesses, says the open access model is a proven success, and makes the case for further expansion whatever rail reforms may lie ahead.