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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 initiative during the same year that it is jointly hosting the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

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The UN conference on climate change (COP26) is due to meet in Glasgow November 1st – 12th.  Many participants will no doubt fly there, but for a considerable number from continental Europe, rail should be a feasible option.
AERA’s members 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. In some cases, Interrail / Eurail or rail/air/rail may also be worth considering.
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Trains Are a Safe Way To Travel

AERA’s press release on the safety of rail travel during the coronavirus pandemic
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General Meeting July 2020

We heard from our guest speakers at ALLRAIL and the Rail Delivery Group on a variety of topics, and our members shared the latest news on travel restrictions and different train operators’ hygiene and booking policies.
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General Meeting July 2019

We heard from Magali Kennedy of SNCF and also invited Interrail and Mark Smith to the next meeting in September.
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Travel with a Rail Pass: How customer-friendly are they?

How customer-friendly are Rail Passes? What are the experiences of customers and how can these be improved? Find out more in our report on Rail Passes!

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General meeting May 2019 – Updates and Outcomes

Read more about the outcome of our general meeting in May.

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General meeting April 2019 – Updates and Outcomes

Eurostar & seamless travel

Read more about what has been discussed during our general meeting of April 2019, and find out about a super useful travel tip, might you plan on travelling with the Eurostar in the (near) future!

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Annual trip to Germany

We are excited to carry out our annual festive trip to Germany on 6th December, this year to an old favourite – Cologne. We’ll be travelling by Eurostar from St Pancras to Brussels, and hopping on to an ICE straight to the heart of Cologne – just a stone’s throw away from its…

Read more about our annual trip to Germany here.