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September 18, 2007 |

Contact the sales team

For all areas except Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland, Japan and North America

Suite N2
The Priory
Syresham Gardens
Haywards Heath
RH16 3LB
Tel: +44 1444 416368
Fax: +44 1444 458185


Louise Cooper
International Area Sales Manager
email: Louise Cooper

Tel: +44 1444 416368
Fax: +44 1444 458185


Steve Barnes
International Area Sales Manager

email: Steve Barnes

Tel: +44 1444 316244
Fax: +44 1444 458185

Julie Richardson
International Area Sales Manager

email: Julie Richardson

Tel: +44 1444 316245
Fax: +44 1444 458185

Italy/Italian-speaking Switzerland

Mediapoint & Communications srl
Corte Lambruschini
Corso Buenos Aires
V Piano, Int 98
16129 Genoa, Italy
+39 010 570 4948
+39 010 553 0088 (Fax)


Dr Fabio Potesta
email: Fabio Potesta
Tel. +39 010 570 4948



Daniela Chiusa
email: Daniela Chiusa
Tel. +39 010 570 4948




Katsuhiro Ishii
Ace Media Service, Inc.
12-6 4-Chome,
Nishiiko, Adachi-Ku
Tokyo 121-0824
+81 3-5691-3335
+81 3-5691-3336 (Fax)
e-mail: K Ishii

North America


Jon Chalon
55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 620-7224
Fax: (212) 633-1863
email: Jon Chalon

Emily Guill
20 South Clark Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 683-5022
Fax: (312) 683-0131
email: Emily Guill

CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV, Canada ­(Quebec and East Ontario)
Mark Connolly
55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 620-7260
Fax: (212) 633-1863
email: Mark Connolly

AK, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY, Canada ­ (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan)
Heather Disabato
20 South Clark Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 683-5026
Fax: (312) 683-0131
email: Heather Disabato


Jeanine Acquart
Classified Advertising Manager
Simmons Boardman Publications
55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Fax: 212-633-1325
e-mail: [email protected]


Railway History Continues

Thomas Cook agrees deal so the European Rail Timetable lives on

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland has today confirmed it has reached an agreement with a previous member of staff for the rights to its iconic European Rail Timetable. The timetable will now be published by John Potter, a former member of Thomas Cook’s Timetable Editorial Team. A re-launch of the timetable by John’s company European Rail Timetable Limited is planned for February 2014.

Speaking about the agreement John Potter said: “I’m really excited at the prospect of taking this independent business forward, and hope that our new team can build on the success enjoyed by the ‘Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable’ during its illustrious 140 year history. I would like to thank Thomas Cook for its co-operation in making this happen.”

First known as “Cook’s Continental Time Tables” and published continuously since 1873 (the only exception during World War II), the unique Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable was seen as the ‘rail-bible’ for a wide audience of business and leisure travellers, as well as rail enthusiasts of all ages across the globe. The only publication of its kind, it was renowned for providing schedules for over 50,000 train, bus and ferry connections in over 5,000 locations throughout Europe and beyond.

Earlier this year Thomas Cook UK & Ireland announced its intention to focus on core products, signalling the end of the company’s publishing arm. Commenting on today’s agreement Peter Fankhauser, CEO for the UK & Continental Europe at Thomas Cook said: “We know customers were disappointed that the timetable stopped and, whilst publishing isn’t part of our transformation strategy, we felt it was important to support John with his new venture and continue the tradition started by our founder. We wish John and his team every success for the future.”

Other members of the former Thomas Cook Editorial Team, David Turpie and Chris Woodcock will be employed by European Rail Timetable Limited. Between them, John, Chris and David worked on the Timetable for more than 46 years.


Notes to editors:

• Under the new agreement all licences for the timetable will be transferred from Thomas Cook to European Rail Timetable Limited.

• The new timetable will not use the Thomas Cook brand, however it will contain the same information.

• August 2013 was the final edition of the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable

• This is the only timetable of its kind in publication today

• Contact details for the new timetable will be:


Email: [email protected]

Click here to download Thomas Cook media and images.

Press Office Number: 01733417272

Press Office email: [email protected]

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