Provides Easy Access to Travel Information on Mobile Phones

On-the-Go Travelers Now Have Rail Data Literally at Their Fingertips

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ — To meet the needs of its six million on-the-go passengers, Thalys International recently launched, the mobile version of the train company’s Web site. Travelers in Western Europe can now easily access travel information and railway schedules with any Internet-enabled mobile phone at

Headquartered in Brussels, Thalys is the only high-speed European network that daily connects France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. provides customers with travel content, including fares and schedules, in a few simple clicks.

“This is another vehicle for us to communicate with and provide high- quality service to our business and leisure travel customers,” said Yves Vieux-Pernon, Internet Project Manager of Thalys. “Travelers require access to the most up-to-date transportation information while they’re on the go. At, individuals can check up on timetables, fares and promotional offers. In 2007, they’ll also be able to receive updates on service disruptions via their mobiles.”

Neil Edwards, CEO of dotMobi added, “Giving passengers the information they need for a stress-free journey is key. People need reliable access to travel data while on the road, so it’s only natural that is well- liked among customers.”

Visit to learn more about Thalys.

For more information on .mobi domains and how to register .mobi domains, visit Visit the dotMobi blog at

About Thalys International

In 2006, Thalys celebrated its tenth anniversary. Today, more than 50 million passengers have traveled between Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne on Thalys trains. It’s even possible to travel without a paper ticket with Thalys’ “Ticketless” service.

In 2008, Thalys will open hour-and-a-half service on its Brussels- Amsterdam and Brussels-Cologne routes as well as three-hour service on its Paris-Amsterdam and Paris-Cologne routes.

Thalys is a joint subsidiary of SNCB, SNCF, DB AG and NS.

About dotMobi

dotMobi (the informal name of mTLD Top Level Domain, Ltd.), a joint venture company based in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Washington, DC, is leading the development of Internet usage from mobile phones by switching on the .mobi domain name. Unique among domain name providers, dotMobi ensures that services and sites developed around .mobi are optimized for use by mobile devices. On-the-go consumers can have confidence that the Internet site or service will work from their mobile device when using the .mobi address.

dotMobi is backed by leading mobile operators, network and device manufacturers, and Internet content providers, including Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison 3, Microsoft, Nokia, Orascom Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse, T-Mobile, Telefonica Moviles, TIM and Vodafone. dotMobi is also a sponsor of W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative.

Related Articles