TICKETS: Trainline announced on October 5 that it had added a further 11 websites to its portfolio, along with Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Mandarin Chinese options to take the number of languages offered to 14. Prices are now offered in a further 15 currencies.

The independent ticket retailer said it now sells tickets on behalf of 87 different train operators, to customers in 173 countries.

‘Providing customers across the globe with access to our industry-leading product in their own language makes the entire travel experience more intuitive, encouraging people to opt for rail over other modes of transport, such as air’, said Daniel Beutler, General Manager of Trainline International. ‘We are committed to growing the global rail market and this is another step towards ensuring that train will always be the transport mode of choice.’