Sabre Boosts Swedish and Norwegian Rail Content

Sabre ConnectedSM travel agents in Scandinavia and Finland are now able to book rail travel to most Swedish and Norwegian mainline destinations.  Most Swedish Rail (SJ) and Norwegian Rail (NSB) services are available, including Swedish Rail’s X2000 high-speed trains.

The move is part of Sabre`s
ongoing drive to expand its local content for the Scandinavian market.
Reservations are made using standard Sabre formats, ticketing is on standard IATA stock and all accounting is performed through the Billing and Settlement Plan, as with airline bookings. 

Dawnne Unger, Sabre’s managing director in the Nordic region, said agents could view these rail services alongside airline services in the primary Sabre screens.  The company pioneered this feature when it released this product for VIARail Canada several years ago.

The connectivity is provided through a partnership with AccesRail, a specialist in the distribution and marketing of rail inventory.  It also enables travel agents to book international rail services for their customers, such as the Heathrow and Gatwick Express airport rail services in London.

Sabre’s partnership with AccesRail complements the global distribution system’s traditional rail offering, comprising ELGAR UK Rail and Eurostar, Rail Europe and SNCF French Railways, SNCB Belgian Railways, FS Italian Railways, DB German Railways, AMTRAK and VIARail Canada.


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