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Rail Europe closes Sydney office in Rail Plus union

Rail Europe will integrate Rail Plus' Australian operations into its global network, which will result in the closure of Rail Europe's Sydney office and the introduction of a new organisational structure.

Rail Europe will integrate Rail Plus’ Australian operations into its global network, which will result in the closure of Rail Europe’s Sydney office and the introduction of a new organisational structure.

Announced this week, Rail Europe will consolidate its operations by closing its current Sydney office and moving its Australasia Manager, Ingrid Kocijan, to Melbourne where she will be responsible for sales and development across Oceania in the newly created position of Commercial Director.

Reporting to Rail Europe Global Chief Executive Fabrice Morel, Ingrid will work closely with trade partners including Rail Europe’s valued GSAs – Rail Tickets, Infinity Rail, CIT and Go Holidays.

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Managerial changes will see Rail Plus Chief Executive, James Dunne depart the organisation on 30 September 2016, while Rail Plus Board Director, Joe Fekete, will step down.

Morel paid tribute to Dunne, saying he successfully transformed Rail Plus’ business during a challenge environment.

“We wish him well as he moves on to new endeavours.”

Fabrice Morel, Rail Europe Global Chief Executive

Morel continued, saying Fekete’s dedication to the Rail Plus board for more than five years contributed “enormously to the company’s ongoing success”.

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Fekete will be replaced on the Board by the company’s Chief Financial Officer Lachlan McCallum.

Morel says the integration of Rail Plus into Rail Europe’s global network will deliver a more efficient operation, better positioned than ever before to meet the needs of travel agents and all trade partners across Australia and New Zealand.

“Integration will ensure that our team in Australasia receives the full backing of the worldwide Rail Europe group, and its European railway shareholders.”

Fabrice Morel, Rail Europe Global Chief Executive

The integration of Rail Plus into Rail Europe comes nine months after Rail Europe purchased the international rail specialist. Click here for more information.

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