3rd April 2014 — Voyages-sncf.com has created this top 50 railway-themed playlist via Spotify* to help their customers swing into the holiday mood in preparation for the start of the Great Summer Rail Bookings Window opening Today for travel 3rd July – 24th August 2014.
An eclectic mix of tracks – some familiar – some probably not – but all sharing a common theme – they are somewhere, somehow connected to the railways! Tracks range from Bowie’s Station to Station, Gladys Knight’s Midnight Train to Georgia, Night Train by James Brown to Trans Europe Express by Kraftwerk and Peace Train by Cat Stevens. Vintage tracks like Chattanooga Choo Choo and Toot Toot Tootsie have a place here too!
The Great Summer Rail Bookings Window opens on 3rd April and is valid for journeys through 4th August 2014. Holidaymakers heading for France this summer will be able to book their train tickets some seven weeks earlier than usual, thanks to an extension to the normal 90 day booking horizon. Booking early will ensure travellers benefit from the lowest available fares. On 15th May 2014, tickets will become available for travel from 25th – 31st August 2014, opening up the remainder of the peak summer holiday travel period.
With fares from Paris to Nice starting at £44 return and from Paris to Milan starting at £51 return for early bookers, the lowest cost fares are expected to sell out quickly. Anyone hoping to take advantage of this offer should book early in the day to avoid disappointment.
Eurostar services are available to book up to six months in advance, meaning that anyone wishing to travel over the summer will be able to book their Eurostar and French journey together. The booking extension applies to all French domestic services as well as international cross border services including those from France into Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
To book or for more information, visit www.voyages-sncf.com, call 0844 848 5848 or call into the Voyages-sncf Travel Centre at 193 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EU.
*To listen to the playlist, registration may be necessary.