Rail Europe and the FEDORA platform join forces to enhance cultural accessibility across Europe

Paris, France – 2 April 2024 – Rail Europe, the global distributor of European train tickets and rail passes, is excited to announce its partnership with the FEDORA Platform, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting innovation and accessibility in opera and dance. With Rail Europe serving as FEDORA's mobility partner, this collaboration aims to enhance the accessibility of cultural experiences across Europe by leveraging Rail Europe's extensive travel network and FEDORA's commitment to supporting emerging artists and cutting-edge artistic projects.

Through this partnership, Rail Europe and FEDORA will work together to promote cultural events and performances, offering travellers unique opportunities to experience the magic of opera and dance while exploring the beauty of Europe by train. By combining their expertise and resources, both organizations are dedicated to fostering greater cultural appreciation, engagement among diverse audiences, and eco-friendly mobility.

"We are thrilled to partner with the FEDORA platform in our shared mission to enhance cultural accessibility across Europe. By collaborating with FEDORA, we aim to create unforgettable experiences for travellers while supporting the arts and promoting cultural exchange." said Björn Bender, CEO of Rail Europe. “Our joint efforts will seamlessly link audiences from one theater to the next throughout Europe, facilitating access to the vibrant tapestry of opera and dance.”

Our collaboration with Rail Europe is a step towards making the arts more accessible and connecting people with the inspiring cultural offerings of Europe. Together, we’re excited to open up new possibilities to engage with opera and dance, enriching the sustainable travel experience and fostering a deeper connection with culture,” said Edilia Ganz.

About Rail Europe

Rail Europe is the global reference brand for European train booking. We have been the trusted partner of the travel industry and train operators for 90 years. Our rail expert teams provide technology solutions and customer care services to +15,000 partners in more than 70 countries. International travellers who want to travel by train easily throughout Europe can also book their travel directly through our state-of-the-art train booking website and app. Our catalogue of products focuses on 200 rail providers such as SNCF, SBB, Eurostar, Trenitalia, Italo, DB, Renfe, ÖBB, SNCB, NS, OUIGO Spain and National Rail, and rail passes including the Swiss Travel Pass and Eurail Passes. We sell around 5 million European train tickets every year. Our offices are around the globe and we are headquartered in Paris.


FEDORA - The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet is a non-profit association that encourages and supports the next generation of talent to bring innovative opera, dance, education, and digital projects to the stage to inspire tomorrow’s audiences with today’s narratives. FEDORA pursues its mission through the FEDORA Prizes, initiated by Jérôme-François Zieseniss, and known today as the world’s largest competition for innovation in opera and dance. Over the past decade, FEDORA has supported 75 new artistic co-productions involving over 2,000 artists and creatives. FEDORA federates a network of 120 cultural institutions in 28 countries, as well as individual members, corporate members and foundations that constitute an interdisciplinary ecosystem building a more sustainable and inclusive future for opera and dance, accessible to all.

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