What have Nando's, JCDecaux and Pret A Manger in common? Private train carriages and escorted group travel.

Train Chartering has recently operated private carriages and escorted group rail travel for clients such as Nando's and JCDecaux, with catering by Pret A Manger. Private carriages, whether in First or Standard Class, provide cost-effective and memorable incentive travel.

Train Chartering offers private carriages / rail cars in both 1st (First) and 2nd (Standard) Class on UK and mainland European trains, including Eurostar and other high-speed international services.

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 (with its Transport Charter subsidiary) provides rail event planning at destination such as transfers and venues, being in a perfect position to manage the transition between train and final destination.

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: Simon Pielow +44-0-1249 890176.

Notes for editors

  1. Press briefing notes from +44-0-1249 890176 or email
  2. Photos available here.
  3. Train Chartering trainchartering.com 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 transportcharter.com is a Train Chartering division for multi-modal passenger charter transport by land, air or water.
  7. Nando's is registered as Nando's Chickenland Limited (UK) and operates restaurants throughout the UK and Ireland.
  8. JCDecaux has delivered quality and innovative outdoor advertising solutions for 40 years.
  9. Pret A Manger has around 240 shops throughout the UK delivering food without obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives.
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