European Rail News & Notes

Your source for updates on European train travel
News
published on 9 February 2020
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
There’s much ado with cross-border train services in Europe these days. Apart from the well-documented revival of interest in night trains, there are also developments with daytime trains. We look at some of the latter in this post.
Notes
published on 17 January 2020
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
Brendan Fox’s contribution to the European Rail Timetable extends over four decades. He was appointed Assistant Editor in 1982, moving up to Editor in 1985. He has now retired - for the second time in fact. Here's our tribute to Brendan.
News
published on 6 October 2019
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
As throughout Europe, new train timetables for Germany kick in with the annual timetable change in December each year. This year the new schedules start on 15 December. Here’s a rundown of some of the key changes which we are expecting in and around Germany.
News
published on 4 October 2019
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
High-speed trains between France and Switzerland are these days run entirely by Lyria. The operator introduces new timetables from Sunday 15 December 2019. Not everyone is happy with the proposed changes. We summarise the most important changes.
News
published on 15 September 2019
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
Direct from the Alps to the Gulf of Taranto: 16 September 2019 sees the launch of a new and extraordinarily long Frecciargento route linking Italy’s Alto Adige (or South Tyrol) province with Calabria. Trenitalia extends an existing Frecciargento service from Bolzano to Rome to Sibari.
Practical Info
published on 13 September 2019
by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
A country-by-country guide to rail pass supplements and seat reservation fees for daytime domestic rail jourrneys within European countries prepared by the authors of Europe by Rail, Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries, in September 2019.