School charter success puts focus on education travel

Train Chartering focusses more resources on education travel for large groups from schools and youth organisations, short or long distance, across the whole British railway network.

Train Chartering is focussing more resources on arranging rail travel for large groups of schoolchildren and young people, which can otherwise pose logistical issues for the education sector.

Train travel options include:

  • Private charter train, with up to 800 seats;
  • Private section of or carriages in a scheduled train;
  • Managed group travel in a scheduled train.

Train Chartering is not restricted by geography - it organises rail journeys anywhere on the British railway network, throughout England, Scotland and Wales, as well as in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. International trips or itineraries in other countries are also available.

Late March, Train Chartering operated a private charter train for Felsted School, between Chelmsford and London’s Liverpool Street Station - 'The Felsted Flyer'. The School was celebrating 450 years with a service in St. Paul's Cathedral. Organizers saw the benefits of rail travel and relied on Train Chartering to provide the train for 700 pupils and staff.

Group travel planning by Train Hire has, for instance, delivered low-cost rail tickets for the Girl Guides on routes which crossed several train-operating company boundaries. Train Hire is a part of Train Chartering.

Simon Pielow, Train Chartering, says, "Trains have for many years been a favoured means of transport for school travel. Train Chartering is determined to raise awareness of its broad curriculum of rail travel options for the education sector."


About The Train Chartering Company Ltd (Train Chartering)

Contact: Simon Pielow +44 (0)1249 890 176

Charter Trains & Group Rail Travel Since 1998. Real Experience For The Benefit Of Our Clients

Train Chartering, now in its 16th year, has provided private train charters and carriage hires to an extraordinary range of clients.

Extensive experience allows the company to select the best trains available along with a suite of onboard services, handling every detail from complex scheduling to food, entertainment and train branding.

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Private carriages and escorted group travel provide a rail travel solution for any reasonable budget, from groups of 10 to over 700 per train.

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Train Chartering facilitates catering as well as the branding and theming of the train or carriage for a memorable and unique event for every charter.


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The extent and professionalism of the company's project and guest management services is unique in the rail industry and rare in the passenger charter sector; caring for every aspect of the event, from first contact through to ground handling in stations and transfers to the post-trip event.

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