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LONDON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Football fans intending to travel to Glasgow for the friendly match between Glasgow Rangers and Liverpool at Ibrox on Saturday 2 August are advised that there will be no suitable trains for return to Liverpool after the game. Virgin Trains also warns those travelling from south of Carlisle on Saturday that they should double check train times the day before setting out. They will need to start journeys significantly earlier than normal as there is no guarantee they will reach Ibrox in time for the 1500 kick-off. A similar warning also applies to those travelling from Manchester to the FA Community Shield match between Manchester United and Portsmouth at Wembley on Sunday 10 August. Route improvement work on the West Coast Main Line means that road coaches will replace trains between Preston and Carlisle all day on Saturday 2 August ... (more)

Bombardier Transportation Receives Another Firm Order for 15 Additional TALENT 2 Trains From Deutsche Bahn in Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/08 -- Deutsche Bahn AG has placed an order for another 15 BOMBARDIER TALENT 2 trains valued at approximately 60 million euros ($85 million US). The trains are to be deployed on the Aachen-Cologne-Siegen route as the regional Rhine-Sieg-Express (RSX) in Germany. The total number of TALENT 2 trains ordered by the Deutsche Bahn AG comes to 76 following previous orders of 61 electrical multiple units (EMU) for the Koblenz-Trier/Perl (Moselbahn) route, the Cottbus-Leipzig route and for the Nuremberg commuter rail network. The firm orders are part of a framework agreement signed between Deutsche Bahn AG and Bombardier Transportation in February 2007. This agreement encompassed potential delivery of up to 321 trains. The recently developed TALENT 2 electrical multiple unit platform (the 442 series) is characterized by its modular c... (more)

InterRail im Umbau

UTRECHT, Niederlande, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - Neue Bahnpässe und neues Logo InterRail, die Bahnfahrkarte, mit der man ganz Europa per Zug bereisen kann, erhält vom 1. April 2007 an eine neue Produktpalette und ein neues Logo. Das gab das neue InterRail Pass Management der Eurail Group G.I.E. mit Sitz in Utrecht, Niederlande, bekannt. Zum 1. April wird ein aufgeräumtes InterRail Produktsortiment vorgestellt, das die frühere Zonenaufteilung ersetzt. Kunden können nunmehr zwischen InterRail Global Pass, dem Ticket, das alle teilnehmenden Länder umfasst, und InterRail One Country Pass, dem Pass mit dem sich Reisende auf ein Land ihrer Wahl konzentrieren können, auswählen. "Mit diesen neuen Produkten konzentrieren wir uns auf die Kunden an beiden Enden unseres Spektrums und bieten ihnen ein Maximum an Flexibilität", erläuterte René de Groot, Managing Director der Eura... (more)

Eurail Group Announces Fourth European Rails of Peace Project

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurail Group G.I.E. is partnering for the fourth time with the 'European Rails of Peace Project' organised by the Glocal Forum in Italy. This joint programme was made possible by the Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility* and aims to promote peace in the Balkans and free youth mobility within Europe. More than 150 young citizens from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia have been selected on the basis of their age (18-25). This year, 21 of these students originating from the Balkans were granted a complimentary InterRail Global Pass valid for 22 days of unlimited train travel across Europe. The project has just started at the University of Rome where the group will attend a series of workshops for six days (whereby national identity, cultural heritage and the role of the media are topics on the agenda). Once the ... (more)

Save More Than 20% Now on Trenitalia Rail Passes at ItaliaRail.Com

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ItaliaRail.com (http://www.italiarail.com/), the official North American website for travel in Italy and the official distribution partner for Trenitalia, the Italian State Railway, today announced special Winter 06-07 pricing, effective immediately. The pricing is for North Americans traveling to Italy for either business or pleasure during the 2006-2007 Holiday season, and will apply for Trenitalia Passes booked between October 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006, for travel starting November 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007. "ItaliaRail.com offers consumers the most convenient and least expensive way to book rail travel for Italy online, and our site is designed to make it easier to find the best deal and the best pass for your trip," said Mike Fuller, president, ItaliaRail.com. "We are thrilled that consumers traveling to Italy t... (more)

Scandinavian Rail Pass Brought Under Eurail Umbrella

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, January 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eurail Group is giving more options to travellers wanting to explore the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Scandinavia has long been a popular tourist destination for overseas visitors with numbers increasing steadily; in 2006 there were over seven hundred thousand visitors from the United States alone. Now through a new selection of offerings, Eurail passengers can travel throughout the region's excellent rail systems using just a single pass. On January 1st, Eurail introduced the Eurail Scandinavia Pass to its vast array of rail packages (replacing the former ScanRail Pass). The pass enables unlimited 2nd class rail travel in all four participating countries and is available throughout a range of validity periods. Discounts are offered to groups of two or more and to young people... (more)

Il Gruppo Eurail annuncia la quarta edizione dell'iniziativa "European Rails of Peace Project"

UTRECHT, Paesi Bassi, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Il Gruppo Eurail G.I.E. collabora per la quarta volta con l'"European Rails of Peace Project" organizzato dal Glocal Forum in Italia. Questo programma congiunto è stato reso possibile dal Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility* (Fondo di assistenza destinato a garantire la mobilità dei giovani) e intende promuovere la pace nei Balcani e la libera mobilità dei giovani in Europa. Nell'ambito del programma sono stati selezionati in base all'età (18-25) più di 150 giovani provenienti dalla Bosnia Erzegovina, dal Cossovo e dalla Serbia. Quest'anno 21 studenti dei Balcani si sono aggiudicati un InterRail Global Pass, valido per un periodo di 22 giorni per viaggi illimitati in tutta Europa. Il progetto è appena iniziato all'Università di Roma, dove il gruppo seguirà una serie di workshop per sei giorni (fra i temi principali ... (more)

Eurail Group - zum vierten Mal European Rails' im Zuge eines Friedensprojekts

UTRECHT, Niederlande, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Organisiert durch das italienische Glocal Forum entstand zum vierten Mal die Kooperation der Eurail Group G.I.E. mit dem European Rail of Peace Project'. Ermöglicht wird dieses gemeinschaftliche Projekt, dessen Ziel die Förderung des Friedens auf dem Balkan sowie die grenzübergreifende Mobilität für Jugendliche innerhalb Europas ist, durch den Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility*. Dafür wurden mehr als 150 junge Bürger aus Bosnien-Herzegowina, dem Kosovo und Serbien ausgewählt. Auswahlkriterium war dabei das Alter der Teilnehmer (18-25 Jahre). Dieses Jahr erhielten 21 der teilnehmenden Studenten aus dem Balkan einen kostenlosen InterRail Global Pass. Dieser ist 22 Tage lang gültig und ermöglicht die uneingeschränkte Nutzung von Zügen in ganz Europa. Der Auftakt des Projektes fand soeben an der Universität Rom statt. ... (more)

InterRail experimenta una modernización

UTRECHT, Países Bajos, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - Se anuncia nueva gama de pase ferroviario y logo InterRail, el pase ferroviario que le permite viajar por toda Europa en tren, tendrá una nueva gama de productos y logo desde el 1 de abril de 2007. Este anuncio fue hecho por la nueva dirección de InterRail Pass, el Eurail Group G.I.E. con sede en Utrecht (Países Bajos). Desde el 1 de abril, se presentará un surtido de producto más claro para InterRail, sustituyendo al esquema de zona previo. Los clientes podrán elegir entre el InterRail Global Pass, que cubre todos los países participantes, y el InterRail One Country Pass que le permite centrarse en un país de su elección. "Con esos nuevos productos nos estamos centrando en nuestros clientes en ambos lados del espectro y estamos ofreciendo máxima flexibilidad", explicó René de Groot, director administrativo de Eurail ... (more)

Free and Offline Timetable App Now Available for European Rail Travel

UTRECHT, the Netherlands, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Planner App designed to assist Eurail and InterRail Pass holders on the move Traveling through Europe by train has never been easier, now that Eurail Group GIE has launched the Rail Planner App designed to assist Eurail and InterRail Pass holders. Rail Planner App is free and offers everything pass holders need to successfully plan and execute their rail journey by providing offline timetable information for international European trains and connections. As an offline app, an internet connection is no longer necessary once it's been downloaded, with the exception of accessing some of the special features. This ensures that travelers will always have timetable information at hand, avoiding expensive roaming costs. Besides timetable information, Rail Planner helps travelers to find their closest train ... (more)

Eurail Group anuncia el cuarto European Rails of Peace Project

UTRECHT, Países Bajos, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurail Group G.I.E. colabora por cuarta vez con el 'European Rails of Peace Project' organizado por el Glocal Forum de Italia. Este programa conjunto se ha hecho realidad gracias al fondo Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility* (Fondo de Solidaridad para la Movilidad de la Juventud) y su objetivo es promover la paz en los Balcanes y la movilidad libre en Europa. Más de 150 ciudadanos jóvenes de Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo y Serbia han sido seleccionados en función de su edad (18-25). Este año, 21 de estos estudiantes originarios de los Balcanes recibieron un InterRail Global Pass complementario válido durante 22 días para viajar por tren de forma ilimitada por toda Europa. El proyecto acaba de empezar en la University of Rome donde el grupo asistirá a una serie de talleres de trabajo de seis días (entre los temas a tra... (more)