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Fancy solving the remaining big travel challenge? Help us change the future of rail. Revolutionists only need apply!

Sometimes it’s good to reflect. Here at SilverRail, we spend our time looking forward – we’re so focused on bringing rail into the 21st century; transforming, innovating  and problem solving – that we often forget how far things have come.

As we get ready to open our new Montreal office, we’ve used it as an opportunity to take stock.

The SilverRail story so far

SilverRail set out on a mission to bring technology and order to the global rail market – a traditionally low tech and fragmented space.

Building the world’s first unified platform for global rail and connecting rail carriers with the worldwide network of travel distributors and managers was where we started. Today, SilverRail has expanded to help rail carriers evolve their retailing and customer experience strategy using ecommerce best practise delivered via SilverRail’s SaaS platform.

SilverRail is one of the most important rail technology providers, powering more than 2 billion online rail journey searches and 25 million bookings every year. We work with some of the largest travel brands across the globe, including: Expedia, Rome2Rio, National Rail Enquiries, Egencia, Loco2, and Transport for Greater Manchester, amongst others.

Rail’s shift online has been one of the fastest growing areas of innovation in the $1.3 trillion travel market, and SilverRail is powering that innovation. According to Phocuswright, rail is now the fastest growing sector in travel, with over €30 billion in rail tickets sold in Europe alone. City-centre to city-centre access; private and government investment; speed advancements and lower environmental impacts than other means of travel have all helped propel significant growth in the rail industry.

And that’s just the beginning. At SilverRail we’re going places, and we need 21st century innovators and software engineers to join us. We need you to help build the digital infrastructure the rail and travel industry so desperately desires – and develop the world’s second rail revolution.

Currently headquartered in Boston, our growing team of travel and e-commerce experts, mathematicians and software engineers also work out of offices in London, Brisbane and Stockholm, and we are now set to open our fifth office in Montreal, Canada.

Inevitably, this means we’re on the look-out for new talent to join our “Company of the Year” gold winning team – as awarded in the 2017 Best in Biz International Awards.

In our short life, we’ve already achieved numerous industry firsts, including developing the world’s first global online rail booking platform, and the first UK ticketless travel app. And most recently, in June 2017, SilverRail officially joined the Expedia family, with Expedia announcing that it had completed its acquisition of a majority stake in the company.

SilverRail CEO Aaron Gowell believes the acquisition will make SilverRail ‘bigger, stronger and faster’ on our march towards revolutionising online rail supply for customers around the world. Expedia wants to help us grow and build a better business, and they have such great resources for us to tap into.

SilverRail is perfectly positioned to revolutionise the transport and travel industries, and plans to grow the business by 30 per cent over the next few years. As a result, we’re setting up a new tech hub in Montreal, Canada within the local Expedia office. We’ll be hiring software engineers and architects to support our mission to revolutionise rail travel across the globe.

  • If you want to work on a product that is really changing the world for the better
  • If you’re passionate about programming, software development and cloud computing
  • If you like working on difficult problems that have not yet been solved
  • If you’re an innovator with great ideas you’re prepared to defend
  • If you can work independently, yet still contribute to your team…

If this is you, join us and change the future of rail. We believe anything is possible if we put our minds to it.

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