This year, those planning to visit Europe with Eurail Pass will find the chance to visit Turkey for the first time.
As of January 1, TCDD, Turkish Railways will become a member of Eurail Global, which manages the Eurail Pass. Membership allows people who have the Eurail Pass (the right to take trains in 24 countries) and optional tickets, which include the right to travel to 5 adjacent countries, to pass through Bulgaria to Turkey. Ana Dias e Seixas, marketing manager of Eurail on the subject, said: “TCDD wants its developing rail network to be recognized overseas and for this, Eurail Group offers the best platforms such as North America.”
This is not the only change. Operates the new high-speed train line between Salzburg and Vienna Westbahn will also join the group as the first private railway company. France's national railway company, SNCF, will withdraw from the selective pass and limit its membership to Global and Regional Passes for France.