The deal is expected to see Europcar provide around 25,000 car and van rentals per year for Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain’s rail infrastructure, across both the trackside and non-trackside aspects of its operation.
Europcar won the deal following a detailed tender process and was selected for its detailed MI and competitive pricing on cars and vans, as well as its ability to integrate existing online booking systems into its service for the rail operator. A further criterion was having the scale and scope of fleet to ensure that red, green or yellow cars were never offered to Network Rail for obvious safety reasons, as well as the flexibility to provide a wide diversity of vehicles at short notice.
Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar UK Group, added: “This is a major partnership for Europcar, demonstrating the full extent of the Europcar offering, from the range and diversity of our fleet and the extensive UK network to the latest MI and automated booking technology. We are looking forward to working with Network Rail to manage an effective transport solution that supports its business objectives.”