Sabre and Trainline have signed an agreement to bring UK rail content into the Sabre travel marketplace.
Sabre will integrate with the rail provider’s API, Trainline Connect, making all of its UK rail content available to over 425,000 Sabre-connected travel agents globally.
A Sabre spokesman said the new capability addresses an “important need for travel agencies in the UK, where rail transportation has grown in popularity among business and leisure travellers”.
Travel agents can now provide travellers with rail options in the same way they offer airline and hotel travel.
The content is available to agents integrated into the Sabre Red Workspace, via a graphical user interface.
Clare Gilmartin, chief executive of Trainline, said: “In a fast changing rail distribution landscape we are passionate about using technology to bring a world class rail experience to each of our customers.
“Sabre demonstrates those same values and we’re delighted they have chosen to partner with Trainline to provide UK rail to their global marketplace.”
Harald Eisenaecher, senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Trainline shares our appetite for constant innovation and new capabilities that enhance the traveller experience.
“Our innovative API solution will connect their online platform to our marketplace, helping travel buyers book their rail content faster and more efficiently, and driving new revenue streams for Trainline.”