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SAVE UP TO 50% OFF FUTURE PURCHASE WHEN YOU BUY RAIL PASS BEFORE MAY 31 FROM RAIL EUROPE

White Plains, NY, April 1, 2007 -- Buy a rail pass before May 31, 2007 and Rail Europe will credit 25% of the purchase price towards another European rail product - either a pass or ticket(s) -- booked later this year. The second purchase, to be made by December 15, 2007, must have a value of at least double the credit - which means you can save as much as 50% on train travel. Travel on rail passes can take place up to 6 months after booking, so this promotion lets you save on travel through June next year.

25% of current purchase is credited

For example, a couple trying out the new 200 mph TGV East line (opening June 10) to explore eastern France with two France Saverpasses (from 390 US/$454 CAD for two passes) would earn a credit of $97.50 US/$113.50 CAD toward a pair of roundtrip Eurostar Leisure Select tickets (normally costing $259 per person US/$301 CAD in 1 st class) to do some Christmas shopping in London and Paris in November or December. (Eurostar will also be 20 minutes faster between London and Paris/Brussels after November 14.)

Since passes are valid for 6 months, parents could buy one Eurail Global Pass Youth (from $488 US/$572 CAD for 10-days of rail travel in 20 countries within a 2-month period) for their son or daughter to roam around Europe this summer and earn $122 US/$143 CAD credit towards a 1 st class German Rail Twin Pass (normally costing from $346 US/$402 CAD for travel for two) to take in Oktoberfest celebrations. Or use it to buy two 3-day Swiss Saver Flexipasses (normally costing a total of $470 US/$546 CAD 1 st class; US $312/CAD $362 2 nd class), which could be used for a skiing vacation through next March.

This offer is available for individual or group bookings made on Rail Europe's website www.raileurope.com (in Canada www.raileurope.ca ) or by calling the company's toll-free number (1-888-382-7245 in the U.S. or 1-800-361-7245 in Canada). The credit offer is valid for all rail products. Last name must be the same on all bookings.

"Now that it's time to finalize plans for summer vacations in Europe, we wanted to reward the ever-increasing number of repeat travelers to Europe who get around by train," explained Fabrice Morel, President and CEO of the Rail Europe Group. "Perhaps this promotion will give some incentive to those who haven't yet tried our marvelous rail system."

To receive the 25% credit for a future purchase, customers simply complete a coupon (downloadable from Rail Europe's website) and submit this to Rail Europe along with the used rail pass. They will receive notification from Rail Europe on their credit. Full details ands the coupon can be found on www.raileurope.com/pass_deals (U.S.) or www.raileurope.ca/pass_deals (Canada).

Rail Europe is the largest North American distributor of European rail passes and tickets for both individual and group travel. To find out more or to book rail travel, contact a travel agent or log on to Rail Europe's web site, www.raileurope.com (U.S.) or www.raileurope.ca (Canada). Or call an experienced rail reservation agent at 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.) or 1-800-361-7245 (Canada).

Photos: members of the press may download high-res photos of Eurostar and other European trains at www.raileurope.com/presspix

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