Trains – the option to take one for a business trip can make traveling for work and working while you travel that much easier (free wifi, anyone?). Plus, they’re arguably better than planes for the fact that:
- They’re more convenient for door to door travel, getting you right into the city center.
- No one will ever come to your seat to tell you to put your phone in ‘train mode’.
- No security hassles mean any delays are less likely to make you pull out your hair.
- They’re better for the environment.
It’s why we’ve made the move to add trains to our platform, becoming the only travel platform with bookable train inventory! You can book your flights, hotels and now, trains, all in one place for train routes in Germany, Spain, Italy, France, The Netherlands and for Eurostar, without being redirected to another site.
log into your TravelPerk account and you’ll see that booking a train is as simple as boarding one and sitting back in your seat until you reach your station.
Lead User Experience Designer, Chris Roy, (aka the Carriage Connector, which allows you to move smoothly between carriages without any danger of falling down onto the tracks below) designed TravelPerk’s train functionality with equal peace of mind.
Making all of this functionality even remotely possible were Front and Back End Engineers Moritz Sattler, Alejandro Cabello Jiménez, Jaume Devesa Gomez and Israel Saeta Pérez (aka the Front and Rear Train Carriages) who individually customized and integrated train provider after train provider for each country until a bookable European inventory emerged. It was the type of gruelling task that would make a lot of people want to quit their jobs.
Ambra Ceratto, our Customer Support Team Lead (aka the Pilot, which sits at the very front of the train to keep it from getting derailed by clearing any obstacles off the track) was responsible for the trains previously being booked 100% manually by Customer Support.
All aboard, then.