Rail Europe Rolls Out Electronic Ticketing for Eurostar

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 16 /CNW/ -- Rail Europe offers the ease and
convenience of e-ticketing for all Eurostar fares, with the exception of Group
fares, between London and Paris. The new e-ticket system means a quicker, more
seamless check in for North American business and leisure travelers, as they
can now take full advantage of Eurostar's fast 30 minute check-in times.
    Rail Europe first began offering electronic tickets through its Contact
Center earlier in 2008 and by the end of this year e-ticketing will be
available on http://www.raileurope.com and across all of Rail Europe's booking
    For information on purchasing Eurostar e-tickets, log on to Rail Europe's
web site at http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/eurostar/index.htm
    The rail industry is moving towards electronic ticketing and Rail Europe
is at the forefront having already introduced it for rail travel throughout
France with its innovative new rail product Anywhere Anytime France. The
latest move to provide e-ticketing for Eurostar demonstrates Rail Europe's
commitment to making booking rail as easy and efficient as possible. The more
cost efficient e-tickets not only allow for more flexibility and last minute
bookings, but also eliminate the risk of lost tickets.
    "The benefit of e-ticketing is very real as it offers rail travelers the
flexibility to book advance or last minute train travel," says Frederic
Langlois, President and CEO of Rail Europe.
    Rail Europe encourages travelers to Europe to stretch their dollar and
save time by pre-purchasing their European rail products in North America.
Thanks to the ease and convenience of e-ticketing, travelers can pre-purchase
through Rail Europe, then pick up their Eurostar tickets at the self-service
ticket kiosks located at the Eurostar Stations in London or Paris.
    Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products in North
America, encourages you to make train travel a part of your European travel
experience. The company celebrates over 75 years as a leader in European
travel and believes that the spirit of train travel is about enjoying the
simple pleasures, respecting the environment and connecting with people,
places and cultures.
    For more information or to book any of Rail Europe's wide range of
economical railpasses and point-to-point tickets on trains throughout Europe
and the U.K., consult a travel agent or log on to Rail Europe's web site,
www.raileurope.com or call Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.) or
1-800-361-7245 (Canada).
    To book rail for groups of 10 or more, please contact our Group
Department at www.raileurope.com/groups

For further information:

For further information: Samina Sabir, Public Relations Manager of Rail
Europe, +1-914-989-3385, or pr@raileurope.com

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