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may 06

Riding the train in Europe just got a little easier

a screenshot from the Rail Europe a (Courtesy Rail Europe)

It seems like there are apps aplenty for air travelers no matter where in the world you are, but railroad riders in Europe have had to figure out things the old fashioned way…until now.

Last month, Rail Europe released a new mobile booking device that works with iPhones and iPads. The, app, which is available for free from the iTunes App Store, connects 35 European railroads in 32 countries and allows travelers to choose their route, select a seat and book tickets without waiting in line or interacting with a ticket vendor (a definite plus if you don't speak the language!).

Once an individual has booked a ticket, his or her digital itinerary is automatically saved. The app also provides updates on rail advisories that may affect your trip (impending strikes, for example).

We haven't had a chance to put this app in action yet and we're wondering if any of you have tried it yet? If so, do you like it? Would you like to see something similar in the U.S.?

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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