Trainline partners with WESTbahn to expand services in Austria

10 May 2017 (Last Updated May 10th, 2017 18:30)

Independent train ticket retailer Trainline has partnered with WESTbahn in a bid to expand its services in Austria.

Independent train ticket retailer Trainline has partnered with WESTbahn in a bid to expand its services in Austria.

The collaboration will enable Trainline customers to book WESTbahn tickets through its portal, including special deals and offers.

WESTbahn CEO Dr Erich Forster said: “Trainline and WESTbahn share the goal of making rail more attractive.

“With our focus on international travellers, Trainline is our ideal partner. Our approach of offering rail journeys with a great quality service and Trainline’s philosophy of simplifying cross-border ticket booking for many different rail operators complement each other perfectly.”

The partnership will also provide new possibilities for cross-border journeys, as passengers can combine WESTbahn tickets with those issued by other rail operators.

"Our approach of offering rail journeys with a great quality service and Trainline’s philosophy of simplifying cross-border ticket booking for many different rail operators complement each other perfectly."

Trainline International general manager Daniel Beutler said: “WESTbahn’s philosophy is to offer the best possible service at a low price.

"The company makes rail travel more affordable, more comfortable and therefore more attractive to customers.

“Our goal is to convince even more people to use the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly way of travelling.”

All WESTbahn trains are equipped with free Wi-Fi and tickets are valid for a whole year, offering flexibility to travellers.

Trainline will enable WESTbahn to issue tickets in mobile form in order to eliminate the need to print out physical copies, as well as allowing customers to book and combine tickets for 86 different rail operators across 24 European countries.