One train ticket for a cross-border journey: within reach or distant dream?
International train travel is increasingly popular, but booking a ticket is often too complicated. At the digital event RailTech Live, we will discuss the latest in cross-border ticketing, and what needs to happen to make seamless travel a reality.
As rail travel is a more sustainable way of travelling internationally, more and more people want to take the train as an alternative to flights. For some straightforward, direct connections between major European cities, booking is not that difficult, but when multiple railway operators and different timetables come into play, the process can become more complicated, and booking train journeys fails more times than booking a flight.
The need for well-integrated and seamless ticketing is becoming more prevalent and is also recognised also at a European level, with European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans saying that rail operators should come with a ticketing system easily accessible to everyone by the end of the year.
Therefore, RailTech.com is organising a digital event on Wednesday 14 December from 12:00-14:45 CET, which puts the question central: “One train ticket for a cross-border journey – Within reach or distant dream?”. During the event, expert speakers ranging from railway operators to technological solution providers, sector organisations and policymakers, will share the latest developments in improving ticketing and their thoughts on how a single train ticket for a cross-border journey can be achieved.
Join digitally or in the studio in Rotterdam
The speakers include Frauke Quik, Business Consultant International Affairs & Digital Passenger Services at NS International, David Sarfatti, Senior Advisor at UIC, Jan Vávra, Expert for Passenger traffic at the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT), Arrïen Kruyt, European Passengers’ Federation (EPF), and a speaker of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and Benerail. More speakers will follow shortly on the programme on the website, the registration is now open.
Would you like to hear the latest developments in creating a seamless European rail ticketing system? Save your digital seat in this crucial discussion. Would you like to join us in the studio where the event is broadcasted and meet our expert speakers? There are a limited number of seats available for attendees to join the event physically in our studio in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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