7 September 2017 at 08:00 (GMT) Download PDF
- New partnership, announced today, with Czech transport operator Leo Express means Trainline will serve 81 cities in the Czech Republic, as well as routes operated by Leo Express to neighbouring Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Ukraine and Hungary
- Trainline customers also now have access to all services from Locomore, Leo Express’ independent rail service between Berlin and Stuttgart
Paris, 7 September, 2017 - Trainline, the world’s leading independent digital rail platform, has announced a partnership with Czech transport operator Leo Express. The announcement marks Trainline’s further expansion into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with the platform now offering its customers, travelling for leisure or business, tickets for Leo Express train and coach services covering 81 cities in the Czech Republic, as well as cross-border journeys to neighbouring countries Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Ukraine and Hungary. Tickets will be available through Trainline’s websites and apps, which help customers across Europe make more than 125,000 smarter journeys every day.
Trainline customers can also book tickets for Locomore, the German crowdfunded rail start-up, which Leo Express has just acquired and now operates between Berlin and Stuttgart.
Leo Express has had an impressive growth journey in and beyond its home market in the Czech Republic. Its clear customer-focus and solid growth across the CEE region complements Trainline’s position as the world’s leading independent digital rail platform and a tech company with its customers at its heart. We are excited to help Leo grow its international presence further.
General Manager, Trainline International
Leo Express was founded in 2010 and started its first rail services in the Czech Republic in 2012. With a growing network, the company (which offers train, coach and minibus services) is a key transport provider for CEE, providing an innovative travel experience at competitive rates.
Trainline is a valued partner and a natural fit for progressing the continued expansion of our services in Central and Eastern Europe. Trainline’s innovative technology provides customers with access to a fantastic user experience and an intuitive way for our passengers to plan, book and manage their journeys seamlessly. Trainline’s global footprint will help us to unlock further growth potential.
CEO, Leo Express
Trainline continues its global growth
This new partnership builds on Trainline’s existing offer which allows its customers to travel across 24 countries, served by 87 train companies, including SNCF, iDTGV and Ouigo in France, Deutsche Bahn and HKX in Germany and Trenitalia and NTV in Italy.
Trainline is the world’s leading independent digital rail platform. We sell tickets worldwide on behalf of 87 train companies and a growing number of coach companies, helping our customers make more than 125,000 journeys every day in and across 24 countries. We are a one-stop shop for rail travel, bringing together major train companies onto one platform, providing our customers with a complete set of travel options and offering unique, AI driven travel information and recommendations to help our customers stay one step ahead.
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About Leo Express
LEO Express is a multimodal transportation company, operating modern trains on major routes in Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2012. The carrier also has a network of bus and minibus connections linked to railway lines in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. Recently, in August 2017, LEO Express has acquired selected assets of German Locomore operator and restarts its operation between Berlin ad Stuttgart in August 2017 in cooperation with FlixBus. LEO Express is therefore the first Czech passenger operator that launched services outside Czech Republic and Slovakia. At major locations, LEO Express offers door2door transportation e.g. in Prague to the airport or from its major train stations. In 2016, the company signed a strategic rolling stock purchase contract with the largest global rail manufacturer CRRC. In 2017, the company established a community carsharing app SmileCar. CEO of LEO Express is Peter Köhler, Chairman of the Board is Leoš Novotný.
More information about LEO Express on www.leoexpress.eu.