Fujitsu updates Eurostar's online ticketing

Fujitsu Services has connected Eurostar's online ticket system with seven UK train operators' systems, allowing UK passengers to book through-fares to continental Europe on eurostar.com.

Fujitsu Services has connected Eurostar's online ticket system with seven UK train operators' systems, allowing UK passengers to book through-fares to continental Europe on eurostar.com.

Previously travellers had to book domestic and international rail travel separately. The system allows passengers travelling from cities including Leicester, Cambridge, York and Birmingham to book international travel direct from eurostar.com.

The project involved linking Eurostar's online ticketing system with those of Chiltern Railways, East Midlands Trains, First Capital Connect, Hull Trains, London Midland, National Express East Coast and Virgin Trains. In mid-to-late 2008, in the second phase of project, more UK towns and cities with mainline stations into London will have through-fares to the Continent and Fujitsu will link eurostar.com to other UK train operators' online ticketing systems.

Fujitsu signed a number of public sector contracts in 2007 including the Flex shared services contract with the Cabinet Office. In December, the Irish tax and customs authority selected Fujitsu Services to provide strategic ICT architecture and process consulting and quality assurance services.

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