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UK to stay in Interrail scheme after U-turn

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UK train companies will stay part of the Interrail scheme, reversing Wednesday’s decision, the operators’ group says.

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents UK train operators, had said the arrangement would end in January.

It had blamed a dispute with Eurail Group which manages the scheme.

But in a tweet RDG said: “Following the strong reaction to news of our departure we and Eurail, the company which runs Interrail, renewed talks.

“We are pleased to be able to tell passengers that we have reached agreement and will be remaining part of both the Interrail and Eurail passes.

Launched in 1972, the Interrail pass enables European citizens to travel around 31 countries by train and ferry, while the older Eurail pass lets non-European citizens do the same.

Over the decades Interrail journeys have been a rite of passage for millions of mostly young tourists, although older people use the pass too.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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