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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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European Year of Rail?

tgarrod21@gmail.comThis is European Year of Rail – though British readers may be forgiven for not knowing, since the fact has been barely publicised in the UK. It is regrettable that the UK Government has failed to support this initiative during the same year that it...

Trains Are a Safe Way To Travel

TRAINS ARE A SAFE WAY TO TRAVEL Because of COVID 19, some people have been claiming that trains are an unsafe way to travel, without providing any clear evidence to back their claim. Research in several European countries, including the UK, Germany, Austria, France...

AERA General Meeting – July 2020

AERA held a General Meeting with zoom on July 29th. Members reviewed the changing travel scene as the Government advice on "essential travel only" was relaxed and replaced by emphasis on "safer travel." We consider it is vital to have  a joint effort by all...


Read the latest tips about Crossing Paris, Deutsche Bahn’s recovery efforts and the situation for foot passengers on ferries.



Are you going to @COP26? We will be pleased to hear from any potential delegates, lobbyists or media people and advise them of the possibilities of travelling to Scotland by train.

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