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Avoid rail disruptions by ‘driving home for Christmas’

Avoid rail disruptions by ‘driving home for Christmas’

Book car hire early to take the stress out of getting home for Christmas www.europcar.co.uk


London, December 2014 – As Network Rail* unveils engineering works over the Christmas period, Europcar the leader in car hire services in Europe, is urging customers thinking about car hire, to book early to avoid disappointment. By hiring a bigger vehicle than the normal family car, journeys to friends and family can be made in more comfort with room for all the passengers and presents.


Anyone thinking about train travel between Christmas and New Year could see their journey disrupted by replacement buses and cancellations, as a result of planned engineering works announced by Network Rail. Following the news, many people may decide to hire a bigger vehicle than the normal family car, but Europcar is reminding holidaymakers that this is one of the busiest periods of the year, making it important to book early.


“With the prospect of engineering works on trains over the festive season, the freedom and convenience of affordable car hire is an attractive alternative for customers making their Christmas travel plans”, explained Ken McCall. “Whether it’s heading home to see loved ones or escaping to a romantic retreat until it’s all over, booking early is the best way to secure the right car for the trip.


“Christmas shopping and seasonal outings mean a car with extra space in the boot and room for everyone is essential. Travelling at this time of year is stressful enough, but by thinking ahead and reserving a car early, Europcar customers can enjoy a more comfortable journey, ensuring everyone arrives with their festive spirit intact.”


As Europe’s leading car hire provider, Europcar has over 250 locations across the UK and the widest choice of vehicles. Customers benefit from Europcar’s free delivery and collection service, making it the ideal choice for busy families at any time of year. In addition, Europcar vehicles are fully covered by 24 hour roadside assistance at no extra cost, as well as a damage liability and theft waiver, for added peace of mind on long journeys.





*Source: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/78877.aspx



For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office Ed McCambridge, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.  europcarukteam@harrisonsadler.com



About Europcar Group:

Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest car rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent, which is its low cost brand. It also operates the National and Alamo brands in EMEA. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been recognised again in 2012 and for the 4th consecutive year, as the winner of the first World Travel Award and as the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company. Europcar was honoured for the first time in 2012 with the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.


For more information: www.europcar.co.uk




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