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JR EAST PASS Exchange Orders to be Sold via the Internet

East Japan Railway Company

August 8, 2007

From Monday August 20, 2007, overseas travel agencies and their branches will be able to issue Exchange Orders for the JR EAST PASS, a ticket for overseas visitors to Japan, using RailNet, an Internet sales system.

The overseas sales of the JR EAST PASS Exchange Orders via the Internet will increase the number of outlets offering the ticket, which has only been available at travel agents with a GDS airline ticket reservation system, and thus make it easier for visitors to Japan to purchase the pass.

1. Products

:    Sale of the Exchange Order for the JR EAST PASS and the JR EAST PASS SPECIAL (on sale for a limited period)

2. Starting date 

: Monday, August 20, 2007

3. RailNet 

: A reservation system operated by AccesRail
( http://www.acprail.com/userguide.htm#help_login )

Internet Sales Procedure

Internet Sales Procedure


1. About AccesRail

Company name  :    AccesRail
Locations : Head office in Montreal, Canada with branch offices in London and New York
Established : 1998
Main business : Selling tickets for rail companies around the world
Shareholders : ACP Rail International, Norwegian State Railways, SJ (Swedish Railways)
Products sold  : Eurail Pass, ScanRail Pass, BritRail Pass, Fly & Rail Pass, Fjord Pass and individual rail tickets (for Britain, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the Flam Railway in Norway and many others)

2. Sale of Exchange Orders via GDS

Sales of JR EAST PASS and limited-offer JR EAST PASS SPECIAL Exchange Orders using the main GDS systems (Amadeus, WorldSpan, Apollo, Galileo and Sabre) were begun on Friday, June 1, 2007, making the sales of Exchange Orders available in some 150,000 outlets worldwide.

GDS (Global Distribution System): The world's most common distribution system in the travel industry for booking tickets and confirming reservations, in particular for airline seat reservations.