We wanted to give you some news and let you know what we’ve been up to in the months following the Trainline
acquisition last March
In brief, the past five months have been five very good months for Captain Train: our sales have rocketed, our European network has expanded and the Trainline team has warmly welcomed us each time we’ve visited them in London—although the same can’t really be said about the weather.
What we’ve accomplished
In the Hexagon, we hung our posters up in the Parisian metro and train stations for a few weeks. As you can see, we were pretty excited about that.
In Europe, Spain has joined the list of countries where we sell all types of train tickets. Like France, Italy and Germany, our site and applications are now practical for every day living in Spain. Spain’s network is very similar to France since only one carrier operates the trains there: Renfe.
What remains to be done
Since the takeover by Trainline, the Captain Train managers have been leading a double life and juggling two business cards at a time: some with the Captain Train logo, others with the Trainline logo. To lighten their pockets, as well as establish one single brand across Europe, we’ve decided to adopt the name Trainline.
From September on, Captain Train will be known as Trainline. Our site and our application will change name and colour, but soon you will see that Captain Train is just getting a mint green paint job. We have no plans to move a single pixel, it’s just a simple coat of paint, so that the appearance of Trainline services are the same on both sides of the Channel.
Don’t lose touch
We are now part of the group Trainline, certainly, but our mission and our values have not changed. We will continue our efforts to become the favourite site of people throughout Europe who wish to purchase train tickets. Clearly, everything at the heart of Captain Train remains more relevant than ever with Trainline. Trainline wants to simplify ticket sales like us. They are eager to promote train travel and, like us, they want to conquer Europe—in the geographical sense, anyway.
A new chapter has opened for Captain Train. Trainline is now part of our daily life and we’re still doing what we always wanted to do: become the largest window to Europe.
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