My sister lives ten minutes by foot from Zug Railway Station in Switzerland. I live ten minutes by foot from Antwerp-Central Railway Station in Belgium. I work on trains, changing trains doesn’t intimidate me. I like train travel. So I always go by train. But often, it doesn’t go smooth in spite of Deutsche Bahn‘s…
Well before the hype of European Sleeper‘s Ostend – Prague and Ostend – Warsaw routes and of Moonlight Express‘ Barcelona – Perpignan – Brussels – Berlin dream, Sweden announced going for a night train from Malmö to Cologne and Brussels. But now, a French minister is implying a Paris – Brussels – Cologne – Copenhagen…
By now you know my sister lives in Switzerland. There are three main itineraries from Antwerp to Zug and the quick and efficient route is Antwerp – Brussels – Frankfurt – Zurich – Zug. I like to call it the Frankfurt – Zurich Business Route as it’s full of business people and managers travelling between…
ÖBB, the Federal Railways of Austria, is scrapping its Innsbruck route. That is the reason why we booked a voyage on it a few weeks ago. The Vienna – Brussels – Vienna service will run three times a week as of December 2020.
After my attempt to ride SBB-CFF-FFS‘s Panoramawagen (Panoramic Car) from Cologne to Zürich, I was very happy to see the glass-roofed coach was present on the return trip: EuroCity EC-8.
Okay. Where to start? The borders reopened on 15 June and I have my birthday on the 21st. Since 2010 I go abroad for my birthday. 2012 was the exception because I just started at at NMBS / SNCB.
Back in a pre-corona 2012 I got inspired by my friend Erik to make an epic rail trip through a part of Europe. I persuaded my best friend to tag along and together we decided to head north, to Scandinavia, to a part of Europe we both hadn’t visited yet and where fascinated about.
As reported by Swedish news website The Local the Swedish government would like to start more night trains connecting the country with the rest of Europe as an enviromentally friendly alternative to flying.
My sister lives in Zug, Switzerland. From Antwerp in Belgium there are several possible routes.
Train enthusiast Jeroen shares with Trip By Trip his experience with night trains in Spain and Portugal. In this first blogpost, he explains where his love for night trains comes from.