European Year of Rail?

Trevor Garrod Secretary, AERA tgarrod21@gmail.com This 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...

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...

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...

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...