2009 French Motorail Service on Sale

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Rail Europe offers fares from £340 for a car and up to 6 passengers*

Rail Europe, the expert in European train travel, has launched the 2009 French Motorail service.

The Motorail service carries travellers and their car or motorbike to six destinations in southern France - Brive, Toulouse, Narbonne, Avignon, Fréjus and Nice. Passengers travel in flat bed couchette accommodation while their vehicles are transported on the same train, meaning both car and driver arrive at their destination at the same time.

The Motorail offers savings on fuel, tolls, overnight accommodation and wear and tear on both the vehicle and the driver, meaning that the holiday gets off to a relaxing start, rather than a stressful one.

For those concerned with their carbon footprint, but who still want to have the flexibility and convenience of having their car, Motorail offers the ideal way to keep emissions low. Figures show that driving releases 117.7g of carbon per person per kilometre, in comparison with travelling by train, which releases just 5.7g of carbon per person per kilometre.

For further information on the French Motorail or to book, visit http://www.raileurope.co.uk, or call 0844 848 4071.

You can also buy train tickets online to thousands of European destinations through http://www.raileurope.co.uk or call 0844 848 4070.

For further press information please contact Amanda Monroe on 01732 526729 or email amonroe (at) raileurope.co.uk

Notes to Editors

  •     *Price based on the lowest outbound fare for a one-way journey for a car and up to 6 passengers travelling from Calais to Brive on 4 or 11 September '09.
  •     The lowest available fare is £280, for travel from Brive or Avignon to Calais on 16 May '09.
  •      A supplement of £50 each way is payable for 4x4 vehicles
  •     The Motorail operates between May and September and runs outbound from Calais on Friday evenings, and inbound on Saturday evenings.

Carbon emission figures supplied by SNCF from l'Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie, Institut Francais de l'Environnement

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