Austria generally enjoys a fine range of international links, and with new rail timetables starting across Europe on 9 December 2018, there are further improvements on journeys to, from and through Austria.
The new railway timetables that come into effect on Sunday 9 December 2018 could well bring significant improvements in international rail services in both the Belgian area of Wallonie and Poland's Silesia region. In this European Rail News, we sum up the changes.
Today sees the launch of a remarkable new train service linking four European capitals. Early this afternoon, Ukrainian Railways Train 013K departed from Kiev for Riga. This is the first direct train from Ukraine to Latvia for a decade.
European Rail News & Notes (ERN) is run by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries. They are the authors of Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide.
Here on the ERN pages, the book’s authors give updates on rail and ferry services in Europe. Details of every article are carefully checked before being published on this website. But do remember that the patterns and timings of train services do change. So before setting off, it’s always wise to check schedules online or in the latest issue of the European Rail Timetable.
Every month, the new edition of the European Rail Timetable (ERT) includes an invaluable section called Newslines, which highlights significant new developments in European rail travel. The latest Newslines can be downloaded below. Earlier issues can be found here.