Dale Ventures’ AU$2.5m investment helps accelerate online rail

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Australian rail travel service adds North American Amtrak ticketing

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SYDNEY, Aug. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A recent AU$2.5 million investment from Dale Ventures has enabled Rail Online to accelerate its expansion plans. The Rail Travel Service now allows travelers to search, book and issue tickets for Amtrak trips, with multiple currency options via a 24/7 connection to live Amtrak inventory.

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In addition to North American expansion, Dale Ventures’ investment has also helped accelerate Rail Online’s expansion plans in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

James Dunne, CEO of Rail Online, says the addition of Amtrak is timely as Rail Online has seen strong levels of demand for rail journeys in North America, buoyed by pent-up demand related to the pandemic.

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« By providing a live booking capability, » says Dunne, « Rail Online has made booking Amtrak travel more cost effective, efficient and convenient for travelers. »

“In addition, travelers booking through Rail Online have the freedom and flexibility to handle all itinerary changes and refunds themselves,” Dunne said.

Amtrak’s network connects more than 500 destinations in 46 United States and three Canadian provinces. The company’s fleet of more than 300 trains includes 20 Acela high-speed trainsets, which reach speeds of up to 240 km/h, making it the fastest passenger service in the Western Hemisphere.

Dunne says the addition of Amtrak’s North American services brings Rail Online one step closer to achieving its goal of being « the one-stop-shop for all rail reservations for customers around the world. »

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« With this new Amtrak connection, Rail Online continues to lead the way in making train travel easier, » said Dale W. Wood, CEO of Dale Ventures. « I congratulate James and his team for their incredible work and rapid growth. »

For reservations, visit www.rail.online.

About Dale Ventures

Dale Ventures is a personal investment holding company founded by serial investor Dale W. Wood. The company partners with leadership teams to provide the deep strategic and analytical resources needed to build and grow remarkable businesses. Dale Ventures takes a consultative approach that harnesses the power of innovative teams to generate breakthrough ideas, tactics and strategies that drive growth and create long-term value.

For more information about Dale Wood and his projects, please visit www.Dale.com and Facebook.com/DaleVentures.

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Image 1: Rail Online management team

Rail Online’s leadership team (left to right): Chief Financial Officer Lachlan McCallum, Technical Director Kew Muthalif, Managing Director Kirsty Blows and CEO James Dunne

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