wins prestigious rail industry award

Published: Wed Sep 28 2011, an online travel retailer, has won the Innovation category at the National Rail Awards. In the hardest fought category at the prestigious rail industry awards, this fast-growing company was praised for its attempts to increase the number of people choosing to take the train.

Operating in a crowded market place, is fast becoming the industry leader in the important train booking market. The innovation category had more nominees than any other, which can only give the victory - in the winner-takes-all category - a further boost. The judges were particularly impressed by's efforts to increase footfall at railway stations nation-wide and to get the best deal for customers. is the only train booking service to reward customers with loyalty points on every booking and charges no booking fees, credit/debit card fees or delivery fees.

James Bain, director of, celebrated the victory with a message to rail customers: "This victory cements our position at the forefront of innovation in the rail industry. is committed to making rail users lives easier by offering choice, in a simple and cost effective way, and by giving more value through our loyalty scheme."

Bain continued: "We are constantly looking for new ways to enhance and streamline our customers travel experience, expect to see lots more from us in the future."

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Atos, a leading international IT services provider specialising in hi-tech transactional services, has radically developed its strategy to grow its revenue by venturing into the B2C arena with the launch of, the first consumer service from the IT B2B player. is an online travel retailer, providing an easy way for leisure and business travellers to compare and book cheap rail tickets and hotels online, and to save up to 80% on the cost of tickets booked in advance. Most notably, offers something truly unique when buying train tickets online: it is the first ever British online retailer to offer loyalty points that can be redeemed against future train travel for any journey in Great Britain. For regular train travellers in these cash-strapped times, participation in the loyalty scheme would allow them to earn points for redemption against future rail travel and be rewarded beyond the price of a single ticket.

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