"Trainline's goal has always been to be the independent leader in European train ticket sales," comments Daniel Beutler, General Manager of Trainline International. "Benelux occupies a central and strategic position in the heart of Europe and at the hub of European rail, with a large number of train journeys passing through these three countries. The BeNe Rail partnership is excellent news for European travellers and responds to a very real demand from our customers. We are proud to offer them a quality service to make travel across the continent even easier. "
Benelux: a crossroads at the heart of Europe
A true European railroad junction, the Benelux region offers cross-border connections between countries already serviced by Trainline through sales of Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar tickets. Therefore, it was a logical step for the business to integrate Bene Rail and offer an even broader rail service to travellers.
Trainline continues its conquest of Europe
This new partnership builds on Trainline's existing offer which now allows its customers to travel to and from more than 24,000 stations in 24 European countries, served by 48 rail companies, including SNCF iDTGV and Ouigo in France, Deutsche Bahn and HKX in Germany and Trenitalia and NTV in Italy.
It also confirms the stated ambitions of the Trainline Group to simplify access to train travel and to establish itself as the number 1 retailer of rail tickets in a market worth £150 billion.
Trainline is Europe's leading independent retailer of train tickets. We sell tickets worldwide on behalf of 48 train companies, helping our customers make more than 100,000 smarter journeys every single day in and across 24 countries.
We are a one-stop shop for train travel, bringing together all major train companies onto one platform and providing our customers with a complete set of travel options. We make it easy for our customers to find the best price for their journey.
About Bene Rail
BeNe Rail International is a joint venture (50/50) formed in March 2003 by NS and SNCB Railway Undertakings. BeNe RI provides online distribution services to the NS, SNCB and CFL rail companies. The BeNe Rail online platform processes more than 10 million tickets a year. The company specialises in multi-platform and multi-carrier distribution.