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France exits Eurail Select Pass for 2013

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Rail Plus today announced that France will no longer be part of the Eurail Select Pass in 2013, however, the country will continue to be covered by the Eurail Global Pass, Eurail two-country Passes and the France Rail Pass.

The Eurail Select Pass provides unlimited travel through three, four or five adjoining European countries*.

Australia's leading international rail specialist says travel agents can continue to book Eurail Select Passes that include France until midnight 27 December 2012.

Select Passes must be validated within six months of purchase, which means a pass sold on 27 December 2012 could be validated on 26 June 2013, with the pass then expiring on 25 August 2013.

Rail Plus National Sales and Marketing Manager Greg McCallum says the decision by French rail operator SNCF to withdraw from the Select Pass creates a number of possible scenarios for passengers whose European itinerary includes France.

"If for instance passengers want to travel to France and they hold a Eurail Select Pass covering bordering countries, they can purchase a France Rail Pass or point-to-point tickets," says McCallum.

"Ultimately every itinerary is different, however, travel agents can rest assured that Rail Plus, given its specialist, dedicated structure, has a team of highly-skilled consultants who will use their expertise and knowledge to help tailor the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for your clients."

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