AccesRail Signs Agreement with Virgin Trains

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UK: AccesRail, distributor of seamless air-rail intermodal solutions, has signed an agreement with Virgin Trains. This partnership utilises AccesRail’s expertise to enable Virgin Trains to make its train tickets available on the sales platforms of all major airlines of the world.

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To the travel agent, this means that they can now easily book air and rail segments in the airline primary screen display of all important GDSs through carrier code 9B. And to the customer this means that they can now travel with air and rail segments on the same itinerary. For example, passengers landing in Birmingham will already have their Virgin Trains ticket in-hand and can seamlessly board the train en-route to their chosen destination, such as Edinburgh, Lancaster or London Euston.

The deal between AccesRail and Virgin Trains utilises select routes to open up new destinations for airlines flying into Birmingham International Airport or to maximize their load capacities for long haul flights out of Birmingham or London. Transporting passengers onward to all the potential cities served by Virgin Trains, makes it possible for a new array of end destinations for international and intercontinental travel. This, in turn, meets the market demand to broaden the range of tourist and business destinations, while making door to door service possible and more seamless.

Denis Grenier, AccesRail’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing said “We are thrilled to partner with one of the premier railways in the United Kingdom and with the iconic Virgin brand. In this context, AccesRail is satisfying the need for seamless travel which ultimately benefits the customer, airline and railway.”