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Danish Round-Up: Consumer watchdog wants a Momondo for train travel

But with no train-surfing options. A photo uploaded over the weekend of two tearaways on top of a Metro carriage has sparked outrage

Inter-railing is a popular option, but not always customer-friendly (photo: Ruben Bos/Flickr)
July 16th, 2019 12:31 pm| by Ben Hamilton

The Forbrugerrådet Tænk consumer watchdog has called for better rail ticket purchase options for those who wish to travel around Europe.

Vagn Jelsøe, the deputy chief executive of the watchdog, questions why there isn’t a Momondo for train travel.

Where’s the travel portal for trains?
“Today I can go to Momondo, Travelmarket or a third travel portal and find the best solution to get to a destination relatively easily and quickly,” he told DR.

“There is no such possibility for Danish consumers who want to travel by train.”

Inter-railing remains popular
Jelsøe also bemoaned the rail system itself, criticising the slow connections, numerous changes required and the difficulty of buying tickets for an entire trip.

Nevertheless, inter-railing remains a popular option among Danes and, according to DSB, 2,600 more tickets have so far been sold this year compared to the same time last year.


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