The concept of “InterRailing” was first introduced on the 1st March, 1972, and quickly became associated with ‘fun, freedom and adventure”. It’s not surprising that the simplicity of being able to cross multiple borders with one single pass has remained popular for forty years. Sales continue to rise and the Eurail Group reported an annual passenger increase of 2% in the completed 2011 InterRail report.
To mark this milestone, both the Eurail Group and its member railways are focused on promoting and celebrating InterRail’s 40th birthday. The common objective is to raise awareness and to enhance the message that InterRail Pass travel continues to offer a unique and relaxing way to discover Europe by train.
Activities organised by the Eurail Group and its member railways range from media events like the one to be hosted in Leipzig on the 4th June to trade shows, the release of a documentary film, jubilee parties and Blog Races. The Blog Race Contest began in April with two teams; their objective is to reach all of the assigned checkpoints to receive special tasks, such as finding a local folk group to interview, film and write about.
The current InterRail Global Pass is valid in 30 European countries.