Once Upon a Train

Special Agent, we need YOU!

Our ‘Golden Ticket’ has been stolen*! Please...help us locate it!

Read the stories below to be sent on a (virtual) journey around the world and uncover clues to locate the Golden Ticket. There will be a new story each fortnight, with the last story published in December 2020. 

Your deadline to solve the case: December, 2020 (exact date to be advised). Find out more here. 

Throughout the journey, you will get an opportunity to win the following prizes:

  • 3 x famil spots
  • 24 x $100 vouchers or other similar prizes
  • 1000s x Rail Expert certificates

Stay tuned for additional prizes to be announced.

UPDATE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, certain prizes might be delayed, amended or cancelled. We will do our best to provide the most we can in these trying times.

*Once upon a train is a fictional story for training & reward purposes.

1. Where is the Golden Ticket?

Our Golden Ticket has been stolen! It was the only one of its kind. Track it down and be greatly rewarded.

4. Eurostar

Today you are taking one of the best-selling European trains between two sought after destinations.

7. Eastern & Oriental Express

You are about to embark on a luxurious & slow train journey through Southeast Asia, on board the Eastern & Oriental Express. 

10. France-Spain High Speed

Getting any closer to locating the Golden Ticket? Well if not, at least you're getting closer to eating golden pastries. 

13. TGV Lyria

You had pressed snooze too many times and your train to Zurich leaves in just half an hour.

2. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

It feels as though you’ve been transported back in time to the 1920s...

5. LNER

You'd be forgiven for thinking you're at Tokyo train station, as you take LNER's new Azuma train from London to Edinburgh.

8. Switzerland

Eight hours of transiting would usually sound like a tough gig, but this isn’t a regular commute.

11. Thalys

Special Agent, tell us something…what is the train that travels between Paris and Amsterdam (I just gave you a big hint)?

3. Eurail

Eurail is a mini 'Golden Ticket', a ticket to freedom & adventure in 33 countries & 40,000 destinations.

6. TGV

Time to travel on the route that started high-speed train travel in Europe, and is still one of the most popular today.

9. Al Andalus

Where are you off to next? Here are some hints...tasty tapas, frilly flamenco dresses, alluring architecture, beautiful beaches...

12. Rocky Mountaineer

What if I told you that time travel is possible? We’re sending you back in time in a modern and spectacular machine...

Special Agent, we need YOU!

Our ‘Golden Ticket’ has been stolen*! Please...help us locate it!

Read the stories below to be sent on a (virtual) journey around the world and uncover clues to locate the Golden Ticket. There will be a new story each fortnight, with the last story published in December 2020. 

Your deadline to solve the case: December, 2020 (exact date to be advised). Find out more here. 

Throughout the journey, you will get an opportunity to win the following prizes:

  • 3 x famil spots
  • 24 x $100 vouchers or other similar prizes
  • 1000s x Rail Expert certificates

Stay tuned for additional prizes to be announced.

UPDATE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, certain prizes might be delayed, amended or cancelled. We will do our best to provide the most we can in these trying times.

*Once upon a train is a fictional story for training & reward purposes.

14. Trans-Siberian

(Release date: July 2020)

17. TranzAlpine

(Release date: August 2020)

20. VIA Rail

(Release date: October 2020)

23. TGV Est/Alleo

(Release date: December 2020)

15. The Ghan Expedition

(Release date: July 2020)

18. DB

(Release date: September 2020)

21. The Blue Train

(Release date: October 2020)

24. Andean Explorer

(Release date: December 2020)

16. Trenitalia

(Release date: August 2020)

19. Maharajas' Express

(Release date: September 2020)

22. USA (Alaska RailRoad & Amtrak)

(Release date: November 2020)

Special Agent, we need YOU!

Our ‘Golden Ticket’ has been stolen*! Please...help us locate it!

Read the stories below to be sent on a (virtual) journey around the world and uncover clues to locate the Golden Ticket. There will be a new story each fortnight, with the last story published in December 2020. 

Your deadline to solve the case: December, 2020 (exact date to be advised). Find out more here. 

Throughout the journey, you will get an opportunity to win the following prizes:

  • 3 x famil spots
  • 24 x $100 vouchers or other similar prizes
  • 1000s x Rail Expert certificates

Stay tuned for additional prizes to be announced.

UPDATE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, certain prizes might be delayed, amended or cancelled. We will do our best to provide the most we can in these trying times.

*Once upon a train is a fictional story for training & reward purposes.

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Prize Winners

Prize winners throughout the year will be published here.