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AERA is a UK trade association for European rail travel which has an expanding membership of agents, railways, and rail professionals. We also provide information and advice to the public about booking Europan rail and on European rail holidays. We act on behalf of our members and the public to enact change on a wide range of issues, from accessibility, delays, and compensation through to the preservation of night services and ongoing investment into rail infrastructure. Click here to learn more


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Travel with a Rail Pass: How customer-friendly are they?

Travel with a Rail Pass: How customer-friendly are they? The Association of European Rail Agents brings together travel agents, tour organisers and other specialists with particular expertise and experience in international rail travel. You can find out about each of...

AERA General meeting – May 2019

AERA General Meeting - May 2019 The AERA General Meeting on May 28th in London had a full agenda. We considered issues including  passenger rights when a connection is missed; standards on EuroCity trains; good and not so good practice with passes and zonal tickets...

Eurostar and Seamless Travel – AERA General Meeting April 2019

AERA General Meeting Update and Outcomes - April 2019 EUROSTAR AND SEAMLESS TRAVEL During the recent general meeting of AERA in April, the members discussed Eurostar issues in the view of feedback from customers. One of the outcomes of the discussion was to aim for...


What is RailTeam?
It is a grouping of high-speed operators, such as Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn, whose trains connect with each other at key hubs such as Brussels and Cologne.
If you miss a connection because your train is delayed, you can hop on the next high-speed train. You should just ask the station staff (at, say, Brussels or Cologne) to put a “RailTeam” stamp on your ticket.


Going Dutch?
Dozens of flights cancelled to Amsterdam Schiphol.
A 24-hour strike over pensions has caused a rail and bus shutdown in the Netherlands. Airlines have been told to ground flights to limit road congestion at AMS.
Eurostar trains cancelled too.

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Did you know that you can buy a special ticket from your local station to “London International” when you travel by Eurostar - "London CIV", Which is especially useful if the Eurostar is delayed or if you have to travel in the peak period!😄

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