Private Carriages for Escorted Group Rail Travel in Europe and the UK

Train Chartering is expanding its private carriage and rail-based event planning services for escorted groups on scheduled trains in Europe and the UK following unprecedented client interest in the first half of 2009.

Train Chartering offers private carriages / rail cars in both 1st (First) and 2nd (Standard) Class on European and UK trains, including Eurostar and Thalys.

Groups are escorted by Train Chartering's stewards who liaise with station staff and train crew. Train Chartering organises meeting and greeting facilities at stations as well as catering, branding, onboard meeting & entertainment options.

In addition, Train Chartering provides rail event planning at destination (specialising in Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Lille, London and Paris) as well as onward multi-modal transfers through its Transport Charter division.

The client leader of a previous group to Paris commented, "The day in Paris was memorable - not a moment to spare; a real introduction to Paris. Train Chartering was excellent and very organised, keeping us to schedule so we could see so many of the sights."

Train Chartering's Simon Pielow knows why group travel in private carriages is growing in popularity, "Private carriages are ideal for smaller groups for which a complete chartered train is inappropriate. We still offer our project and guest management services as well as catering and entertainment."

Train Chartering is the pioneer of a coordinated approach to sourcing, theming and crewing special trains and carriages for a variety of corporate and leisure applications. This full service approach is enhanced by comprehensive guest management, including ground handling & transfer services.


Further Information: Train Chartering, Simon Pielow, +44-0-1249 890 176

Notes for editors

  1. Press briefing notes from 01249-890 176 or email.
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  3. Train Chartering supplies private charter trains and carriages from any station to any station, to a tailored timetable, for groups over 10 up to 120 in private trains and carriages, up to 750 in private trains and more than 3,000 per day.
  4. Private trains and carriages are unusual venues for meetings, seminars, blue sky thinking and are perfect for incentive travel, delegate / exhibitor travel for conferences and exhibitions, hospitality and event travel.
  5. Train Chartering provides full guest and project management, which includes:
    1. transfers from anywhere to the station
    2. meet 'n greet and guiding through the station to the train
    3. onboard catering, entertainment, branding and theming
    4. specialised carriages for meetings and presentations
  6. Transport Charter is a Train Chartering division for multi-modal passenger charter transport by land, air or water.
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